Closing DateJun 28 2021
Terms of Reference for the Position of
‘MIS Assistant – Axshya Plus’, GLRA India
About GLRA India: German Leprosy and TB Relief Association (GLRA) India is a registered Trust and actively engaged in the cause of Leprosy, TB and Disability since 1966. Over 54 years, GLRA India has contributed in diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of around 2.7 million people affected by leprosy, TB and Disability. Currently, GLRA India supports 17 projects (including NGO, direct projects, Co-financed projects and technical support to National Leprosy Eradication Programme in West Bengal
About Axshya Plus Project: In 2019, the National TB Elimination Programme (NTEP) notified over 2.4 million of estimated 2.7 million incident TB cases - missing nearly 0.3 million TB cases. Children with TB comprised just 6% of the total TB patients; while 78% of children (aged <6 years) eligible for TB Preventive Treatment (TPT) received treatment. TPT uptake among people living with HIV (newly enrolled in care) was only 17%. The global prevalence of Latent TB Infection (LTBI) is estimated to be nearly 33%. In India, there are no estimates regarding the prevalence of LTBI; however, WHO data indicates that roughly 3.5 lakh children below the age of 5 years were eligible for LTBI treatment. Although most of the infected persons do not manifest the disease, the lifetime risk of reactivation of TB is estimated to be around 5–10%. If untreated, 40% of LTBI children under 1 year of age develop active disease, whereas it is 24% in children of 1–10 years and 16% in those between 11 and 15 years. The infected persons accumulate in the pool of LTBI and are a potential source of converting latent TB to active TB. To control the active infection, a reduction in the magnitude of the pool of latent infection is required.
GLRA India is a Sub-Recipient to The Union, to implement the project ‘’Axshya – Plus: Resilient Axshya Communities for Elimination of TB in India and mobilization of resources through multi-sectoral engagement’’ funded by Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM). Project goal is to demonstrate implementation models for programmatic management of Latent TB Infection. The specific objective of Axshya Plus for the GLRA India is to demonstrate implementation models, generate evidence, and scale-up programmatic management of TB Preventive treatment. The Axshya-Plus will primarily strengthen TB preventive strategies aimed at Programmatic Management of TB Prevention Treatment (PM-TPT), focusing on household contacts of index TB patients. The core thematic areas are the Implementation of TPT models for better programmatic management of TB prevention and care services, and generate evidence through operational research to support policies and practice. Programmatic management of TB preventive treatment by GLRA India will be implemented through “Treat only” Model: This includes symptom screening of household contacts, preventive treatment, and follow-up services to be implemented in 38 districts of 2 States – Madhya Pradesh (27 districts) and West Bengal (11 districts). This model will focus on ensuring the treatment of eligible TPT beneficiaries based on symptom screening.
The MIS Assistant will be placed at district level and will report directly to the Team Lead for administrative and operational purposes and to the Senior Technical advisor (MLE) for data recording and reporting.
Obtaining the list of Index TB patients from the Team Lead and scheduling the home visit of the LTBI coordinators after contacting the patient
Collection and compilation of field data received from LTBI coordinator on daily basis
Follow up call with LTBI Coordinator on non-receipt of data files at the end of home visits
Completeness of data shared from field to be checked and feedback provided to the LTBI Coordinator on weekly basis. Receive revised data from LTBI coordinator within 48 hours from sharing the details
Reconciliation of the revised data and sharing with Team Lead for further analysis on fortnightly basis
Preparation of monthly report for the District TB Officer
Share monthly project data with Team Lead, APM, PM and State Technical Consultation
Preparation of quarterly reports as per donor requirement
Submission of quarterly report to Team Lead/PM/APM as per scheduled timelines
Supervision and Reporting
The position reports to the Programme Manager – Axshya Plus
No. of Positions: 14(1 for each district).
Madhya Pradesh - Gwalior, Indore,Bhopal, Jabalpur Ujjain, Rewa, Dewas and Hoshangabad
West Bengal: - North 24 Parganas, Darjiling, Uttar Dinajpur, Dakshin Dinajpur, and Maniktala (Kolkata) and Koch Bihar
Geographical scope: The ‘MIS Assistant’ will travel to the projects at short notice.
Graduate in any discipline with a minimum experience of 3 years of working on Management Information System
Applicants with a degree/ diploma in computer applications is desirable
Proficient Computer knowledge and experience of working in Microsoft Office or any other data entry tool
Basic knowledge of data analysis using MS EXCEL
Basic English speaking/writing skills
Interested candidates may submit resume(indicating their motivation to apply) to firstname.lastname@example.org, by mentioning the position and location applied in the subject line latest by 28th June 2021, along with current salary.
Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualification.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for Interview.