- Outreach initiatives (AOI) - Pune
Opening ID: YRGCARET483
Experience: 1-3 years
Commensurate with skills and experience
of Reference for “Assistant – Outreach initiatives” –
of positions: 8
in 1993, Y.R. Gaitonde Centre for AIDS Research and Education (YRG
CARE) is a
non-government organization providing comprehensive HIV services
in India. Its objective is to provide prevention, care, support
and treatment services for people living with HIV/AIDS, to prevent
new infections, and to ensure that patients and their families are
treated with dignity. It is one of the sub-recipients of Johns
Hopkins University (JHU) for the ACCELERATE program, a five-year
program supported by United States Agency for International
Development (USAID) in India.
overarching goal of the ACCELERATE program is to implement,
evaluate, and transition
and novel models of HIV testing and care. The ACCELERATE program
assistance (TA) to National, State, and District HIV/AIDS programs
to deliver comprehensive HIV prevention and treatment services to
vulnerable populations including people living with HIV, key
populations (KP) and their partners; and Orphan and Vulnerable
Children (OVC). The project also aims to demonstrate
cost-effective and evidence-based integrated models of care in
targeted interventions to cater to the specific needs of
Should possess a minimum of secondary education level. S/he must
also have basic working knowledge of English, Hindi and the local
responsibilities of Assistant – Outreach initiatives (AOI):
has to work in close coordination with the designated member of
the team till a Technical Co-ordinator / field operations in
will be attached to a specific geographical area and will work
with the field teams and VIHAAN team ensuring no duplication of
track of drug adherence of patients on ARV, counselling them on
the importance of regularity of visits and ARV dosage, Support in
in patient retrieval, where necessary and as far as possible
through coordination with other staff of ARTC/CSC. Based on
the list of LFU and MIS cases received from the ART centre, plan
field visits for tracking and motivate the clients to resume
their treatment wherever possible, accompany them to the ART
centre and other service delivery units.
MIS/LFU cases in person at home or the preferred location of the
PLHIV, from the provided due list.
in Index Testing as necessary and case to case basis, by
referring the spouses/partners to Index Testing in co-ordination
with the Technical Co-ordinator – Non TI.
formation of Community Based ART Refill Groups, Conduct/Manage
these groups by carrying out periodic meetings
any CLHIV who need to be enrolled in OVC program
in VL monitoring activities – follow-up, facilitate scheduling
appointment with the ART centre.
be willing to draw blood for VL and CD4 or any other blood test
requirements for the PLHIV at home or any preferred location of
choice of the PLHIV and reach it to the nearest ARTC for VL
pick-up and transfer of drugs ARTC/CSC as necessary. Home visits
for ARV drug delivery as directed by Medical Officer and also
maintain necessary records for the same.
EAC at the doorstep in consultation with the PLHIV.
ensure proper linkage through coordination with the linked
Community Care Centre & Nodal ART Centre.
referral to minimise LFU for clients referred to lab
investigations or other institutions (as required).
the PLHIV to avail social welfare schemes, entitlements and other
benefits from the local authorities. Referrals for health
services and other needs of the PLHIV registered under the
programme. Help PLHIV to address stigma and discrimination
by the family members and the society. Encourage the family
members, spouse, children and sexual partners of PLHIV for HIV
and TB testing
activities under ACCELERATE project as assigned by Technical
Co-ordinator – Non-TI.
of a Two-wheeler is highly preferred.
versed with local languages
verse with the allotted geographical area.
experience in HIV program will be preferred
of the districts, blocks, Taluks or areas as required will be
to travel a minimum of 25 days in a month
Rs. 18000 (Basic pay + minimum productivity based pay). Based
on expected performance and achievements, incentives as
applicable will be considered.
travel as per the organisation policy.
period – minimum 1 year.