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District Officer (DO), NTD


Position Title: District Officer (DO), NTD

No. of Position: 3

Location: Districts of Odisha

Reporting Line: State Program Manager

Project: Social Mobilization for LF Elimination

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.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

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.

Qualification, Experience, Skills, and Competencies


  • Post Graduate degree in Public Health / Rural development / any other relevant field.


  • A minimum of 4 years of relevant professional experience in public health, including a minimum 2 years of district level experience in leading health 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 Process

Interested candidates can apply for the Position of District Officer (DO) by 15th November 2023.

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.

Due to heavy inflow of resumes, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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