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Job Vacancy: Project coordinator, Mainstreaming HIV Response Unit, Orissa

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ACTIONAID INDIA: Regional Office Bhubaneswar. Orissa

Invites application for the post of Project coordinator,

Mainstreaming HIV Response Resource Unit, Orissa.

ActionAid is an international anti-poverty agency working in over 40

countries, taking sides with poor people to end poverty and injustice


We have been recently commissioned by UNDP to implement a project to

mainstream HIV response into selected ministries and agencies in

Orissa. This 5 year project aims to benefit at least 6 lakh people

across 6 districts of Orissa state through mainstreaming and

community mobilization efforts. We are looking for a suitably

experienced and qualified person to coordinate this challenging job.

Location: Bhubaneswar.

Duration: 3 months probation, initially two year contract with

possible extension to three more years.

Specific task:

To expand the coverage and impact of the national HIV response - by

mainstreaming HIV in six ministries as envisaged in the National AIDS

Control Programme in Orissa linking up with actions in the field.

To assist civil society and private sector organizations implementing

policies and programmes to reduce HIV stigma and discrimination for

marginalized communities, especially women in Orissa

Capacities enhanced for effective management of NACP-III by

government, with key ministries contributing to NACP-III goals

through their respective areas of responsibilities in Orissa

Minimum qualification and experience:

a. Advanced University degree (at least Masters or equivalent) in

public health, medicine, social sciences, social work, public

administration, law, or related fields. At least 10 years experience

in progressively responsible positions.

b. Experience in designing and implementing HIV/AIDS programs for

vulnerable population groups, advocating for policy change

c. Experience in dealing with national networks and advocacy in

social areas or public health.

d. Proven effective representation skills to varied high level


e. Experience managing, designing, conducting and analyzing

quantitative surveys or other statistical exercises.

f. Proven leadership skills and ability to work in a team.

g. Experience in building the capacity of the staff team from diverse

cultures through both supervisory and non-supervisory relationships.

h. Strong communication skills, especially writing, presentation


i. Strong research and analytical skills with ability to conduct

independent analysis and strategic planning.

j. High levels of advocacy and diplomatic skills to deals with higher

ranking officials in various ministries

k. Good negotiation and communication skills in English, Hindi and

preferably Oriya

l. Excellent computer skills in word and data processing

Salary: Pay is competitive and commensurate with experience current

level and position.

Apply with an updated bio data with the address and contact details

of two referees to

ACTIONAID, Regional Office, 331-A, Sahid Nagar, Bhubaneswar-751007

or email to hrmruorissa@....

The last date of receiving the applications is 27th April 2008.

ACTIONAID, Bhubaneswar

email: hrmruorissa@...

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