CSS Coordinator

Job Title: CSS Coordinator  

Location: Delhi 

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 the student community to sensitize them on Gay, MSM, and TG issues. HST also provides legal support, crisis management, mental health and nutrition counselling 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: https://www.humsafar.org 

Job Responsibilities: 

    • Overall, in charge of implementing the CSS component of the program with High-risk populations, especially among MSM and FSW communities. 


    • Oversee the Innovative Seed Grants component of the project. 


    • Provide support to strengthen community groups to empower community members, increase ownership and participation and improve social support for achieving healthy changes. 


  • Closely working with Project Manager and Project Director to engage the community members to strengthen the community systems. 
    • To felicitate the capacity building of the CBOs.  


    • Plan, conduct, review, and evaluate all activities with the team to acquire supplementary information as needed by the program. 


    • Provide support to the consultants in providing technical assistance to CBOs. 


    • Strengthen networking with other networks, foundations, CBOs, Civil societies, and other relevant organizations to develop grant making and programmatic partnerships and collaborations. 


  • Identify advocacy needs of key populations and organize advocacy consultations with various stakeholders. 
  • Compilation of field-based data and reports. 

Qualification, Experience, and Competencies: 

    • Master’s degree in social sciences, Health, Development, or equivalent discipline 


    • At least 2 years of experience in a similar field. 


    • Experience in HIV/AIDS sector especially in capacity building   


    • Experience in collaborating with community organizations and groups to deliver excellent HIV and health interventions.  


  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of advocacy initiatives and project management. 
    • Experience in providing support for capacity building of organizations, especially those working with key populations at the grassroots level (MSM, TG/Hijra, and FSW groups) 


    • Strong commitment to team-working, collaboration, consensus building, and negotiation. 


    • Excellent management, public speaking, writing, and verbal communication skills. 


    • Ability to work effectively in teams as well as independently. 


  • Ability and willingness to undertake travel approximately 40% to 50% of the time primarily within India where the program is being implemented. 
  • Proficient in English, Hindi, and any other regional language of India 

Time Involvement: 

CSS 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 are 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 jobs.plan@humsafar.org, mentioning the specific position in the email subject line.