The Catholic Health Association of India CHAI
Team Lead for Project Axshya Plus
Project Associate, Project leaders, Project Assistant
Maharashtra Jharkhand
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Full Time

Closing Date

Jun 13 2021


Position Title: Team Lead for Project Axshya Plus


Last Date for Submission of Resumes: 13-06-2021


Job location: Maharashtra & Jharkhand



About the Organization: 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


About 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 Global Fund.  


As 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 TB-Free India.  



  • Demonstrate implementation models, generate evidence, and scale-up programmatic management of TB preventive treatment.  

  • Mobilize resources and resourcefulness of various stakeholders through multi-sectoral convergent actions. 

Overall Responsibility:


Supervision 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.


Reports to: (Hierarchical and Functional): Assistant Programme Manager and holds the overall responsibility of the field interventions


Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan 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.

  • Coordinate and organize all district level activities including regular meeting with the District TB Officer, Senior Treatment Supervisors and establish a cordial relationship.

  • Meet the NTEP personnel at the Tuberculosis Unit (TU)– Medical Officer and other staff

  •  Assist collecting the list of index patient (microbiologically-confirmed pulmonary TB patients) diagnosed in the block from either the Nikshay portal or laboratory registers

  •  Guide 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

  • Assign 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

  • Ensure that LTBI coordinators complete the cascade of care as mentioned in the training manual.

  • Ensure regular updates to LTBI coordinators on resource availability at TU level for smooth implementation of activities and timely action

  • Accompany 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

  • Support, 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 thorough assessment.

  • Co-ordinate with engaged laboratories or private health facilities for sample collection and testing.

  • Ensure that all reports are communicated to household contacts through LTBI coordinator

  • Establish linkages with doctors at the public health facilities for hassle-free assessment of household contacts for TB disease and TPT.

  • Ensure that all eligible household contacts are initiated on TPT. Ensure that all diagnosed TB patients are put on anti-TB treatment

  • Interact with >10% of household contacts on TB preventive therapy at the start of treatment initiation

  • Interact with >10% of household contacts on TPT at the end of treatment.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience, post qualification.


  • Experience of working with Central and State government in public health programmes

Competencies and Skills:

  • Proven ability and experience in leading and facilitating training workshops.

  • Must be a self-driven individual with a strong sense of initiative.

  • Work effectively within a team environment throughout the development life cycle.

  • Good interpersonal skills including problem solving and leadership abilities.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Detail-oriented with the ability to work independently.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word and PowerPoint and Outlook.

  • Ability to plan, set priorities, handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines

Preferences if any : Candidate with good communication skills in coordinating with NTEP staff Experience of working with Central and State government in public health programs


Language: Local language and workable Hindi or English is essential for reporting.


Remuneration: Rs.48,000/-


Competencies: Results & Quality Orientation, Teamwork &Cooperation,  Commitment& Behavioural Flexibility.


Resume Submission:


Interested candidates may fill in the following survey by 13 June 2021


Note: Due to high volume of applications expected, only short listed candidates will be called for the interview.