Programme and Advocacy officer 

Position Title: Programme and Advocacy officer  

Location – Mumbai and Delhi  

Reporting to: State Programme Specialist 

Last Date to apply:  March 31, 2023 

BACKGROUND:  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 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 (HST) was designated by INFOSEM network as SubRecipient (SR) to increase access to and the uptake of social protection and HIV prevention services for MSM, and TG individuals. The project will focus on strengthening the current social protection component of HIV prevention programs and increasing access to legal official documentation procedures and, utilization of social protection services among unreached MSM, and TG populations.  

For more information about The Humsafar Trust, please visit: 

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

  • The PO will closely work with the designated SSR and provide them support in ensuring that their project targets are met. 
  • The PO 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 PO will be responsible for supporting advocacy activities with the SSR partners and also to conduct meetings with key stakeholders.
  • Assist the State Programme specialist 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. 
  • PO will help in the design, development, and implementation of the training and capacity-building of programs for community volunteers. 
  • Responsible for the implementation of activities regularly to measure achievement against the performance indicators. 
  • Provide support to the State Programme specialist for ensuring the effective management of the budget assigned to project activities in the region.  
  • Capacity Building of team and partners to get optimum results from the team. 
  • PO will undertake supervisory visits to the field and also interact with the beneficiaries of the project.  
  • Coordinate and support the verification coordinators to ensure that the social entitlements schemes have been received by the communities.  
  • Closely work with the team including M&E and Finance and provide them with data on regular basis. 
  • Liaison with relevant stakeholders at the state level such as SACS, Social Welfare Departments, and other mainstreaming agencies.  

Qualification, Experience, and Skills:     

  • Commitment to community work 
  • Knowledge of a minimum of two languages is preferred,  
  • Strong Interpersonal skills to communicate at different levels of society 
  • At least 3-5 years of management experience in health or development sectors.  
  • Intensive experience in managing HIV prevention, care, support, and treatment programs
  • Demonstrated knowledge base and documentation skills in relation to gender, sexuality, human rights, and HIV/AIDS communication.  
  • A postgraduate or equivalent degree from a reputed university or institute, preferably in social sciences or public health. 

Ability to work independently and as a team player in a complex, multicultural environment, with demonstrated leadership, communication, networking, and presentation capabilities.  


We are an equal pay employer. Compensation offered is at par with market rate. 

The following factors will be considered while finalizing salary: 

  1. Experience of the candidate  
  2. Educational qualifications and people management skills 


Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to submit a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae with a supporting covering letter, including the names of two references (preferably one should be a current or previous employer), as well as salary expectations and current salary (CTC).  

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