Advocacy Officer, Delhi and Mumbai 

Job Title:  Advocacy Officer  

Location: Delhi and Mumbai 

Duration of the contract: 9 Months (December 2023) 

Reports to: Project Manager   

Last Date to Apply: September 14, 2023

About The organization: 

Founded in April 1994, The Humsafar Trust (HST) is India’s first community-based organization (CBO) of self-identified homosexual men, MSM, Hijras, and LBT persons. The HIV interventions of HST are supported by National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) and the Mumbai District AIDS Control Society (MDACS) to provide health services to Men who have sex with men (MSM) and Transgender communities every year through Public Health Care delivery systems and its In-house clinics. HST organizes advocacy workshops for health care providers, law enforcement agencies, judiciary, legislators, politicians and political parties, Government bodies, media, and student community to sensitize them on Gay, MSM, and TG issues. HST also provides legal support, crisis management, mental health and nutrition counseling to its communities. 

The Humsafar Trust has been awarded a Global Fund Project as a sub-recipient to PLAN India to build a strong, sustainable, and resilient mechanism to address the needs of the key population through a community response. The proposed project focuses on creating an enabling environment by addressing structural barriers including stigma and discrimination that affect access to HIV related services and social entitlements. The project would be implemented in hard-to-reach areas and would target the unreached population. Through this project, we also aim to provide access to HIV related services, and social protection services and link them with skill development opportunities to unreached FSW, MSM, and TG populations through a people-centered, community-specific HIV-SRH service delivery model in the intervention districts.

For more information about The Humsafar Trust, please visit: 

Job Responsibilities: 

The advocacy officer will be responsible to develop key advocacy strategies and manage the activities as per the action plan of the project.  

and liaise with NACO, SACS, DAPCU, and donor agencies.  

The Advocacy Officer will be responsible to develop key advocacy strategies and manage the activities as per the action plan of the project.  

  • The AO will ensure proper engagement with the Social Welfare Department, Election Department and Women and Child Welfare Department to avail social entitlement services to the community. 
    • The AO will be responsible for coordinating advocacy activities with the SSR partners and also to conduct meetings with key stakeholders. 


    • Assist the Project Manager in preparing budgets and take care of logistics of Advocacy events. 


    • Identifying emerging needs and challenges of the community and planning activities aligned with project deliverables. 


    • Provide support in addressing the crisis situations 


  • Document the advocacy activities implemented in the project   
  • Any other task assigned by the reporting manager.  

Qualification, Experience, and Competencies: 

    • Graduate degree in any discipline with an understanding of advocacy work  


  • Commitment to community work  
    • Knowledge of a minimum of two languages is preferred,   


    • Computer skills especially using Word, excel, PowerPoint. 


    • Strong interpersonal skills coupled with excellent communication skills: verbal, written, listening, presentation, and facilitation. 


    • Experienced in crisis handling will be an advantage.  


  • Minimum 2 years of experience in advocacy especially in HIV/AIDS

Time Involvement: 

  • Advocacy Coordinator will devote 100% time to the organization. 

Compensation offered: 

We are an equal pay employer. The compensation offered is at par with the market rate. 

The following factors will be considered while finalizing the salary: 

  • Experience of the candidate  
  • Educational qualifications and people management skills 

Application Process: 

Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to submit a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae with a supporting covering letter) as well as salary expectations and current salary (CTC).  

Please send the applications to, mentioning the specific position in the email subject line.