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District Officer (DO), NTD

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PCI India, a registered Indian society, has been working in India for the past 25 years. We drive interventions to transform the lives of communities at scale by solving complex development problems. In the past year, PCI India reached more than 1.5 crore, i.e. 15 million people in 1649 Blocks of 163 Districts in 14 States.

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Vision – A happy, healthy, safe and a sustainable world for all.

Mission – Rooted in community realities, we co create and scale sustainable solutions to complex development problems.

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We promote diversity in the workplace and ensure a culture of zero tolerance to any form of discrimination, abuse, or harassment whether sexual, physical or psychological.

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About the Position

Position Name: District Officer (DO), NTD

Number of Position: 3

Location: Districts of Odisha

Reporting Line: State Program Manager

Project: Social Mobilization for LF Elimination

Qualification Required

  • Graduate in Public Health / Rural development / any other relevant field. Postgraduate would be preferred.

Experience Required

  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience at district level in leading health or related programs.
  • Experience of building and nurturing government relationships.
  • Experience of designing and executing social mobilization program.
  • Experience in implementation of public health / community-based project.
  • Experienced in data management, team management, stakeholder engagement.
  • Excellent communication skills and networking with ability to foster long term relationship.

Skills and Competencies

  • Understanding of the development sector and critical cross cutting themes such as gender and advocacy.
  • Possess leadership skill and is decisive, action oriented and adaptable.
  • Strong networking and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to work against tight timelines.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office.
  • Fluency in verbal and written English, Hindi, and local language.
  • Willingness to travel to the field.

Application closure date: 20 May 2024

About the Role

Program Management

  • Support the State Program Manager to operationalize elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis program.
  • Support district to expedite the activities of Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination on day to day wise in coordination with all stakeholders and partners.
  • Tracking of MDA preparedness, MMDP, MDA and post MDA activities as per ELF guidelines.
  • Coordinate with District Authorities (District Magistrate, Chief District Medical Officer, District Public Health Officer, ADPHO etc.).
  • Prepare District level directory of leading institutions, RWA, corporates, University, Social work department, Colleges having NCC, NSS and Scouts and Guides.
  • Assist State Program Manager to develop sensitization plan for other development department like PRI, Education, State Rural Livelihood Mission, Civil Supply and Local NGOs.
  • Coordinate with Authorities of District Vector Borne Disease Control Program, WHO and other Key Partners.
  • Support District/Block Administration and VBD Officials to develop Social Mobilization plan for the District/Block prior to MDA and MMDP.
  • Communicating with stakeholders such as Municipal Commissioner, Executive Officers, BDO, Ward Parshad, IMA, IAP regarding Project needs and goals.
  • Supporting and coordination with the local Media for MDA and MMDP activities.
  • Identify local level partners, support, and facilitate the partnership in the implementation of planned activities for LF elimination.
  • Engage CSR to get HR, IEC Support or any other such support for LF elimination.
  • Assist State Program Manager in designing and developing State Social Mobilization Plan and IEC materials.
  • Maintain a data base of potential field level staff to be hired for Mass Drug Administration (MDA) Campaign.
  • Ensure quality implementation of Social Mobilization plan for MDA and MMDP.
  • Facilitate session on Social Mobilization and IPC District Training of Trainers to build the capacity of District Trainers. Support block level trainings.
  • Guide the field team to facilitate for quality training of Drug Administrators (DA) and MMDP activities.
  • Coordinate with district VBD team for uniform and adequate IEC material for MDA and MMDP in the field.
  • Support district and IU officials in microplanning, Training, night blood survey, MMDP and all related ELF activities as assigned by Supervisor.
  • Any other activities as entrusted by Supervisor.

Partnership Building

  • Work closely with the district leads of government and partner agencies and provide inputs on social mobilization.
  • Take part in District Health Society meeting, District Task Force meeting, partners meeting and any other relevant meetings at district level.
  • Share regular updates with Additional District Public Health Officer (VBD) health, CMO, district VBD Staff and real time feedback to Block Officials along with Partners.
  • Coordinate with LF partners for MDA and MMDP
  • Collaborate and negotiate with the leads of different social mobilization channels.
  • Undertake joint field visits with Government, WHO and other development partners for regular learning.

About the Project

PCI-India provides technical support to NVBDCP in elimination the two vector borne diseases Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) and Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL). The project is focused on demand generation through social mobilization efforts leveraging several existing platforms and channels like State Rural Livelihoods Missions, Panchayati Raj Institutions, Education, Civil Supply and Front-Line Workers. The project is operational in all 133 LF endemic districts where Mass Drug Administration (MDA) Campaign is going on. For VL elimination program the project will focus on handholding support to the existing government machinery.

What can you expect in PCI

  • A warm, inclusive, and happy work environment.
  • Performance driven reward mechanism.
  • Best of class benefits with competitive remunerations.
  • Health Insurance coverage for self, spouse & Children.
  • Group Terms Life Insurance and Group Accident Insurance for Self.
  • All other statutory benefits.
  • Regular Recognition of performance and PCI Value display in work
  • An empowering organisation structure which values individual’s skills, competencies and potential.
  • Opportunities to operate in cross functional role.
  • Higher responsibilities and larger roles are merit based.
  • Young Talent Programs for developing future leaders.
  • Leadership roles for women is encouraged and given preference in selection and training.

Recruitment Process

  1. Applications will be shortlisted based on the specified criteria mentioned in the Job Description.
  2. Shortlisted candidates will appear for a written assignment (if required).
  3. Group Discussions may be part of the interview process for certain positions.
  4. The process could also include presentation of the assignment.
  5. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend one or more rounds of panel interview/s.

The complete process usually takes 2 to 3 weeks. If your application is not shortlisted, you will receive a mail from the People & Culture team. Those moving to the final round of interviews will be hearing from the People & Culture team. We prefer in person meetings but in case of location distances, we are happy to meet you virtually.

After the final round, if you are not selected for the position advertised, we will inform you over a mail. However, we invite you to apply to other open positions. We always look forward to engaging with talent that add value to our endeavours in various capacities.

PCI is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct.

PCI India is an equal opportunity provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability and/or marital status.

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