CINI Recruitment Project Officer

Child in Need Institute (CINI) invites applications for candidates for the post of Project Officer in Kolhan & Palamu Region on a contract basis. Interested MPH Degree holder candidates may go through the details given below.


Name of Department  Child in Need Institute (CINI)
Name of Post  Project Officer
Qualifications Post Graduate degree in social science, rural development/management, public health (MPH) or related discipline.
Age Limit As per rules
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Job Location Kolhan & Palamu Region
Salary Rs. 31,500 per month
Last Date December 18, 2022



Division or Unit – CINI Jharkhand

Project or Program – AHANA (e-PTCT)

No. of vacancies – 01 (One)

Type of employment – Contractual

Duration of contract – Till March 2023, with prospects of extension based on performance and fund availability

Level – Sr. Programme Associate

Designation – Project Officer (PO)

Location – Kolhan & Palamu Region (East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum, Saraikela, Palamu, Latehar & Garhwa)

Reporting to – State Project Manager (SPM), AHANA, Jharkhand.

Qualification – Post Graduate degree in social science, rural development/management, public health (MPH) or related discipline.


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Expected travel

· All districts under the PO need to be visited in a month.

· PO visits plan to be approved by PM (SR) and it will be shared with JD-Health and DPMNHM of all the districts assigned.

· 80% of the working days in a month need to be spent on field visits in all project districts balancing both home and outside districts according to the requirement.



i. Project Officer (PO) is overall responsible for the management of PPTCT activities in project districts both public and private sector

ii. The PO will work under the guidance of the state project unit (PM, MEO, AAO) of SR.

iii. The PO will be responsible for Public sector performance reporting at the district level under the guidance of the M&E officer

iv. The PO will have admin control of the private sector reporting arrangement and be responsible for SIMS updates of the private sector performance under the guidance of the M&E officer

v. The PO will prepare the monthly progress report and submit it to the M&E officer.

vi. PO will carry out the mapping and assessment of private sector health facilities.

vii. PO will explore the options of engaging private health facilities under the appropriate model of NACP according to private health facility convenient

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viii. PO will register a health facility under the private sector reporting arrangement, and follow up for regular reporting

ix. The PO will support the Field Officer (FO) in doing the situation assessment of the PPTCT program in each district using the format shared by PMU. The situation assessment will cover both the public and private sectors. The PO will compile the same for his area (6 districts). S/He will update the assessment format every 6 months.

x. PO to ensure that AHANA performance review is included as part of the agenda of the District Health Society Meetings. S/he need to attend at least one DHS meeting in a quarter in the outside districts and all in the home districts. PO to follow up on the action points discussed during the district review meeting and update PM (SR) on developments periodically.

xi. PO will guide FO to follow up on all the HIV-positive pregnant women.

xii. PO will guide FO to follow up with all the HIV-exposed infants for EID testing and follow up till 18 months

xiii. PO will be responsible for updating and maintaining the Client Line List at the district level based on the CETC card

xiv. PO will be responsible for PALS updates at the ICTC level

xv. PO to have a plan and ensure follow of all identified HIV Positive Pregnant Women (HPPW) and HIV-exposed infants in her/his area with a cascade of PPTCT services

xvi. PO to meet the ICTC/PPTCT counsellors to discuss about the positive line list, follow up plan of HPPW and SIMS and PALS reporting updates.


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i. Experience: At least 5 years of experience related to Programme implementation preferably in the public health and HIV fields with progressively increasing responsibility including conducting training needs assessments etc.

ii. Demonstrated experience in supervising, managing and developing staff. Required rigorous Field Visits for on-site hand-holding Support to District Team. Ability to prioritise a varied workload, manage time and meet deadlines with good interpersonal and communication skills.

iii. Familiar with Global Fund Programme indicators and reporting requirements. Excellent, reporting writing, analytical and oral presentation skills. Experience in knowledge management and dissemination of research findings.


Job Description


· PO will support District health administration to organise District Advisory Committee (DAC) meetings with the active involvement of private sector

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· PO to advocate and ensure that 3 components of PPTCT are in place (i. Trained Human resources, ii. Infrastructure for diagnosis & treatment, iii. Reporting system)

· Advocate with district administration for HIV and Syphilis screening among pregnant women during her first ANC visit as part of VHND to ensure early screening so as to reduce the transmission chances

· PO to advocate and ensure with the district administration that all PHCs provide HIV and Syphilis screening services as FICTC

· PO to advocate with the district administration that all delivery points are providing HIV and Syphilis screening services 24/7 especially those who have not undergone HIV and Syphilis testing earlier.

· PO to advocate and promote HIV screening services offered during PMSMA especially those who are not aware of their HIV status earlier

· PO will advocate with district administration to ensure that pregnant women undergone HIV and Syphilis screening are reported in HMIS and SIMS regularly.

· PO to support the FO in ensuring all the HIV screening facilities reporting in the SIMS and all HPPW are reported under PALS


Implementation of AHANA activities and Capacity building

· PO is responsible for organising District level AHANA activities with the support of FO as per guidelines

· PO will sensitize Private Health care providers who are providing ANC (one to one basis) on PPTCT during field visits

· PO to ensure that the FOs have a proper understanding of the programme. PO need to orient the FO on AHANA Project guidelines and National PPTCT guidelines developments periodically.

· PO will coordinate training or orientation planned for the progress of PPTCT at the district level or any activity suggested through AHANA at the district level need to be facilitated and coordinated by the PO and need to ensure 100% achievement of the expected outcomes. PO to ensure that post-training activities are implemented by participants in the field as expected.


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Referral and linkages-

· PO to ensure through FO that all single test reactive cases found for HIV and syphilis are linked with a confirmatory facility.

· PO need to ensure that FO follows up with the spouse of HPPW (100%) to undergo HIV testing and other services.

· PO need to ensure that linkage of all HPPW, spouse, elder kids and infant born to

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· positive mother to PPTCT services at the earliest through proper planning.

· PO to ensure that all HIV-exposed infants undergo EID testing from 42 to 60 days and test results are shared within 75 days from birth.

· PO need to ensure through FO that HPPW and spouse linked TB diagnosis and treatment and family planning services.

· All children born to HIV-exposed mothers are to undergo confirmatory tests for HIV at the age of 18 months irrespective of previous tests.



· PO will prepare and submit monthly action plan and report of the previous month to PMSR by the 5th of every month

· PO will support FO to develop monthly activity and travel plan which will be submitted by the 5th of every month as hardcopy using the prescribed Monthly Travel Plan (MTP-FO)

· PO will have at least one 1 to 1 meeting with all FOs of her/his all districts in a month.

· POs will verify and validate reports submitted by FO during her/his field visits with both public and private health facilities.

· PO will analyse and compile all the reports submitted by FO for every month. Feedback on the reports shared to FOs on the quality of the report as well as the progress of the project activities.

· PO will compile programme and finance reports of FOs district-wise and share them with PM-SR, MEO and AAO as per the guidelines

· PO need to ensure that the Monthly and Quarterly report of all the districts are prepared and shared with the state team within the given timeline.

· PO is responsible to share the Monthly progress report of PPTCT (using PMU prescribed format) with the District Health Administration and District office bearers of FOGSI, IAP, IMA

· PO to ensure that FO maintains and updates the HPPW line list, and CETC file periodically and shares as per guidelines.

· PO to undertake any other programme initiative or innovation suggested by the state team / according to changes in national guidelines.

· PO will report to the Project Manager – SR


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Job Type: Full-time


Salary: ₹31,500.00 per month



  • Cell phone reimbursement



  • Day shift


Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Jamshedpur, Jharkhand: Reliably commute or willing to relocate with an employer-provided relocation package (Required)


Application Deadline: 18/12/2022

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