Lead for Project Axshya Plus
Date for Submission of Resumes: 13-06-2021
location: Maharashtra & Jharkhand
Established in 1943, The Catholic Health Association of India
(CHAI) is a national level non-governmental organization with more
than 3,500 Member Institutions which include large hospitals,
dispensaries and small health centers. CHAI implements various
health interventions in the country with a view to realize its
vision to bring ‘health for all’. CHAI endeavours to promote
community health, control of communicable and non-communicable
diseases; provide relief to disaster victims, support and
rehabilitation to persons with disabilities, and advocate the
right to health for the marginalized and the vulnerable. To know
about CHAI please visit our website www.chai-india.org
the Programme: Since 2010 Catholic Health Association of India
(CHAI) is implementing Project ‘Axshya’, a large-scale TB
intervention program for TB elimination strategies: Detect,
Treat, Prevent and Build, with funding support from The
an implementation partner of the UNION, CHAI will
continue to support National TB Elimination Program in 46
districts of Maharashtra and Jharkhand for period of
Apr’21-Mar’23. The aim of the upcoming project Axshya
plus is to establish resilient Axshya communities for
implementation models, generate evidence, and scale-up
programmatic management of TB preventive treatment.
resources and resourcefulness of various stakeholders through
multi-sectoral convergent actions.
of a group of 4-6 LTBI coordinator, capacity building activities,
trainings, and proper planning and administrative follow up.
Monitor the quality of work in field, forming liaison and alliance
with relevant partners and reporting APM regularly. Upholding and
facilitating fulfilment of organisation’s objective and SOPs
while delivering services.
to: (Hierarchical and Functional): Assistant Programme
Manager and holds the overall responsibility of the field
the initial implementation strategies with the District TB
Officer at the beginning of the project to have a specific
geographical mapping of the field intervention.
and organize all district level activities including regular
meeting with the District TB Officer, Senior Treatment
Supervisors and establish a cordial relationship.
the NTEP personnel at the Tuberculosis Unit (TU)– Medical
Officer and other staff
collecting the list of index patient (microbiologically-confirmed
pulmonary TB patients) diagnosed in the block from either the
Nikshay portal or laboratory registers
the LTBI coordinators during the initial phases of roll ut of the
project and later provide supportive supervision to the field
staff including MIS Assistant and LTBI Coordinators
LTBI coordinators the task of making a house visit to index
patients in their respective TU areas and meet the household
contacts of index patients
that LTBI coordinators complete the cascade of care as mentioned
in the training manual.
regular updates to LTBI coordinators on resource availability at
TU level for smooth implementation of activities and timely
at-least 10% of TB patients during (a) the counselling TB
patients about Treatment adherence along with LTBI Co-ordinator,
(b) Counselling family members about TB prevention and care, (c)
Informing about Tuberculosis Preventive Therapy to family
members, (d) Preparing for screening of family members for LTBI,
(e) Mobilising family members to nearest collection centres and
Chest X-ray facility during initial months of implementation and
with any new joinees during implementation
review and adopt corrective measures with justified documentation
in - recording and reporting of the details of household
contacts, their LTBI status and eligibility for TPT after
with engaged laboratories or private health facilities for sample
collection and testing.
that all reports are communicated to household contacts through
linkages with doctors at the public health facilities for
hassle-free assessment of household contacts for TB disease and
that all eligible household contacts are initiated on TPT. Ensure
that all diagnosed TB patients are put on anti-TB treatment
with >10% of household contacts on TB preventive therapy at
the start of treatment initiation
with >10% of household contacts on TPT at the end of
ability and experience in leading and facilitating training
be a self-driven individual with a strong sense of initiative.
effectively within a team environment throughout the development
interpersonal skills including problem solving and leadership
verbal and written communication skills.
with the ability to work independently.
knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word
and PowerPoint and Outlook.
to plan, set priorities, handle multiple tasks under tight
if any : Candidate with good communication skills
in coordinating with NTEP staff Experience of working with
Central and State government in public health programs
Local language and workable Hindi or English is essential for
Results & Quality Orientation, Teamwork &Cooperation,
Commitment& Behavioural Flexibility.
candidates may fill in the following survey by 13 June 2021
Due to high volume of applications expected, only short listed
candidates will be called for the interview.