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Sonagachi Research and Training Institute (SRTI)

Since 2003 onwards there has been a surge of HIV intervention initiatives both at National and civil society level in South-Asian subcontinent and more specifically in India. During this time major group of donors in the field of HIV namely (USAID, DFID, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) took serious note of the epidemic and came forward in supporting and providing financial support for rapid expansion of HIV intervention program in this region.

However scaling up of intervention (and more specifically among the HRGs) was not an easy task in all these countries in the region .Most of the policy makers faced a formidable challenge for not having adequate human resource base to make intervention operational and effective. All these factors created a space and demand for quality capacity building initiatives which was immediately grasped by the DMSC. This has helped DMSC to plan and develop an independent organization to institutionalize programmatic research and capacity building for large number of newly recruited project staff meant for HIV intervention program what has led to the development of Sonagachi Research and Training Institute. The institute thus created was based on the aspiration of the Community with their available resource and potential what they could mobilize.

Present status of SRTI

Registered on: 16.09.2004

Present Staff Strength

Technical staff - 6
Management and Office Assistants - 3 
Community based expert - 7 

Activities Undertaken

Training : Capacity Building

Under SRTI following activities are undertaken:

A dedicated capacity building unit namely CLCAB (Community led capacity assessment and building unit). Came into existence around 2006. We constituted a full fledged capacity building unit called Community Led Capacity Assessment and Building Unit (CLCAB) comprising of 6 technical staff. In addition to our own community members serving as trainers,.We could rope in couple of renowned individuals in the field of Public Health, both from India and abroad, who did play their role[and some are still working with us] as visiting faculty / consultants for SRTI, based at the heart of Sonagachi. Capacity building unit (CLCAB) lends support to national level work in facilitating formation of community based organization, Capacity Building (C. B.) of peers, handholding and mentoring which has benefited a score of organizations from the states like Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Delhi, Bihar and Orissa. All together we have provided C. B. support to a large number of civil society organization i.e. (around 75) NGO's / C. B. O's and around 350 participants from these organization has received support during last 3 years.

A dedicated research unit works in partnership with Institution based researchers and academicians both in country and abroad. [Till date a dozen of bio medical and operations research has been undertaken by us.]

A dedicated publication unit is in operation (till date has published more than two dozens of books, hundreds of booklets and other printing materials).

A dedicated documentation unit manned by specialized technical person. [Has developed about 6 short films,a dozen of QTVR, Web based games in addition to other printing materials.)

A pool of experienced community and non-community resource persons are in place to run Immersion and other Capacity Building Program including mentoring.

A pool of renowned individuals representing different disciplines e.g. public health, sociology, counseling, antitrafficking, economics and also from STI background are also attached to STRI as visiting faculty / consultants.

It is not just a set of academicians and public health experts but a significant number of community based experts (who have been working in the field for more than a decade) constitute part of the capacity building team of SRTI. The vast experience gathered over a period of time and a strong human resource base constitutes the backbone of the Training Institute.

Research Unit

Researches undertaken till date

STD/HIV - Point Prevalence Study among the SWs of Sonagachi in Calcutta, West Bengal jointly with All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health in the year 1995.

STD/HIV - Point Prevalence Study among the SWs of Sonagachi in Calcutta, West Bengal jointly with Central Serological Institute in the year 1998.

Research study on Dreams of sex workers and their children once they achieve the workers' right conducted in the year 1999 in collaboration with GAATW, Bangkok.

The role of community development approaches in ensuring effectiveness and sustainability of interventions to reduce HIV transmission through commercial sex: A Case study of the Sonagachi Project, Calcutta, India - conducted in the year 1999 in collaboration with Population Council, USA.

STD/HIV - Point Prevalence Study among the SWs of Sonagachi in Calcutta, West Bengal undertaken by the All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health in collaboration with DMSC in the year 2005.

Process documentation of the collectivization of sex workers conducted in collaboration with PRAXIS India, conducted in the year 2005.

Assessing the efficacy and impact of CLSI (Community Led Structural Intervention) approaches among the Marginalized community (Sabars of Amlasol, Paschim Midnapore, West Bengal) as a strategy of development (2006 onwards).

Socio-economic status of the Marginal community (Bhumij of Paschim Midnapore, West Bengal) conducted in the year 2007.

Stigma and discrimination vis-à-vis the occupational challenges encountered by the entertainment workers called Nachni of Purulia West Bengal conducted in the year 2007.

Socio-economical status, occupational issues and challenges among the Construction Workers (ongoing study) in Kolkata city.

Socio-economic status, work environment and social mobilization (2008) process among the House maids of Kolkata (2008 onwards)

Reducing HIV Risk in vulnerable populations : Rapid Policy Assessment and Response supported by Indian Council for Medical Research (India) and National Institute for Health (USA) (2008 onwards)

Evaluating the Social Movement Aspects of HIV prevention in India, The Sonagachi case' (2007), a research study undertaken by University of California, Los Angels (UCLA) in collaboration with SRTI.

High Risk Groups (HRGs) Mapping in three major States in India (Orissa, Bihar and Jharkhand) in 2008 (ongoing) to estimate number of HRGs behavioral pattern social network and service utilization by them. Supported by NACO (National AIDS Control Organisation), Govt. of India.

Publication Unit

Books published till date

Jibon o Jounata (in Bengali)

Brihannalader Jiban Satya (in Bengali)

Looking peers-as an agent of social change-A training module of and for the peers [in English]

The lovers of Sex-workers-their issues and perspective (in English)

Namaskar -occasional publication [in English)

Parliament March-by the sex-workers [in English]

Fallen learn to rise [in English]

Existing Infrastructure

DMSC run 52 offices in West Bengal, with staff strength of around 1100; who are engaged in different health and development program (primarily HIV intervention). DMSC run 5 full-fledged offices in states like Tripura, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, and Chattisgarh (One in each state) with staff strength of 24. DMSC took an effort to develop a separate research and training institute leading to the development of SRTI by 2005. At present SRTI run 2 satellite training centers one at Domjur (around 30 km from Kolkata) another at Baruipur (95 km from Kolkata) with all cutting-edge training facilities. Both these training centre provide accommodation facilities for trainees and faculty member (50 each).

Expanding the scope of the Institute

We have planned to strengthen and expand the domain and activities of existing Institute to fulfill the rising demand in the south-east Asia region. As envisaged a good number of additional training program could be delivered through SRTI.The list of the training program [given in the Annexure 1] is based on the need expressed by participants and program heads. We have planned to maintain and sustain the quality of Capacity building through linking our C.B. activities with the 'Centre of Excellence' with the Demonstration Sites both at Sonagachi and three other intervention sites across the State of West Bengal.

There would be an exchange visit of faculty members with other renowned institutes in USA and Europe to bring our faculty members at par with other institutes and universities.

A dedicated group of community trainers would be housed in the centre who would play as full time trainer for effective transfer of knowledge and skill to trainees.

A full fledged research team would be in place to develop research protocol and to implement different research activities in collaboration with other institutions and universities both at international and national level.

A set of training tools could be developed keeping in view the interest of various stakeholders.

Mechanism to deliver C. B. Initiatives

The Training Institute is expected to carry out :

Classroom Training

Hands on Training

Plan and execute Exposure Visits

Run structured Immersion program

Short term placement of trainees / Interns in the training field (Ranging from one week to several weeks); 6. Arrange special discussion session inviting renowned speakers / experts in the field as guest faculty

Organize workshop / seminar etc

We planed to introduce digital training during the second phase of development of the institute.

In addition to that the Centre will provide capacity building support through:

Placement of community leaders as 'Graftees.

Providing consultancy services to civil society / National program organization and other institution.


Short term placement of trainees in the demonstration sites.

Linkage Development

The proposed institute will have linkages with universities in India and abroad

We have planned to develop this as a referral Institute linked to WHO / other UN agencies.

The Institute has already developed strong linkages with other community based organization and movements. Our present network with varied types of organizations would be leveraged to carry out operations research and policy level dialogue.

Long term perspective of SRTI

We intend to develop SRTI as an independent academic institution forging formal recognition from relevant academic regulatory bodies in India.

In collaboration with National and International organizations SRTI would establish a 'Quality control' mechanism for Capacity building.

Running short term courses in partnership with universities ( of public health importance) for undergraduate / graduate scholars in the country.

Develop strategy and appropriate material on policy dialogue in addition to facilitating dialogue between community representatives with the policy makers.

Marketing and Packaging

We would try to publicise SRTI to project its significance to different agencies and government Institution using various tools and strategies. We would like to develop/publish :





Tele promotion

But in addition to that we wish to develop an elaborate marketing strategy to reach out to our probable consumers.

Organizational Structure [what we envisage in the developed stage of the institute]

The organizational structure of SRTI will be Deemed / Affiliated / Registered. The policy making functions will be managed through the board of Directors through 3 main bodies focused at Research, Capacity Building and policy dialogue.

The highest policy making body would be the Board of Management. The Director / Principal will be the chairman of this board. The Executive Council will consist of both community and non community members. 

The main task of the Executive Council will be implementing the complete administrative matters.

The Research Advisory Committee is responsible to guide all round progress of research at the Institute and its application.

The Academic Council is responsible for all issues relating to the education and training.

The Director is overall Administrative Head of the Institute. The Joint Directors in addition to extending support to the Director in the area of Research, Training and Administration will be responsible to co-ordinate educational and research activities at various levels.

Proposed Organogram  (in phases)

Support Needed

During the 1st phase of development SRTI envisaged to expand and sustained C.B. activities and would be a 'Center of Excellence' in the region. Based on our limited resource we succeeded in fulfilling a section of felt needs duly articulated by various civil society organizations including Govt. Institutions.

Since last couple of years due to various interconnected factors the demand for C.B. has increased by many folds. The existing structure and human resource base of SRTI is felt inadequate to met up those needs and demands. In addition to that there has been a speedy growth of HIV intervention program in the region which has further fueled the need of C.B. related activities both for community base interventions and State supported activities primarily in countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan etc in addition to India. At present the major section of the trainers linked to SRTI support both the activities namely the ongoing HIV Intervention program as well as C. B. activities They had to maintain quality work at the field level in addition to supporting C.B. for participants both in country and abroad. In the process either the intervention or the quality of C.B. initiatives is likely to get compromised. In addition to that our infrastructure and allied facilities are unable to cope up with the rising demand. In the recent past a large number of participants from different parts of the country have attended our program for short term visit, attended specialized training and workshop, received other CB supports in terms of hand holding, mentoring etc. Participants representing various categories of staff members namely program manager, Peers, Community members, in addition to Policy makers, Media personnel did attend our C. B. initiatives.

Year wise break up of participants attended SRTI run C.B. activities


Community Member


Project Manager

Policy Maker Media persons





















Under these circumstances we are proposing following development plan to make our effort effective and sustainable:

We are planning to increase number of training faculties including improvement of coordinating mechanism through, hiring an experienced Training Coordinator.

To increase the human resource (Both community leader and technical personnel) base for C. B. activities. We propose to hire full time trainer[12] from among the community member.

To develop training modules, tools etc. as per requirement in addition to support ongoing and additional C. B. activities - We propose to hire 6 consultants representing different disciplines.

We intend to develop communication policies and strategies for the Institute.

To develop a small but fully independent research team to carry out program related operations research, which would help identify gaps and challenges in the program, to identify and qualify community level issues e.g. mobility of sex workers, discrimination by the service provider, structural barrier to utilization o0f services, etc.


Annexure 1 : Visiting Faculty/Technical advisor

A set of renowned individuals in the field of HIV/AIDS have agreed to be visiting faculty for the Center. They are:

Dr Debashis Mondal, Director of International Foundation for Sexual Health, UK.

Mr Dallas Swendermen,  Project Director, UCLA-NPI Centre for Community Health.

Mr Toorjo Ghosh, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Mr Moni Nag, Professor, University of Columbia, USA.

Dr Sekhar Chakraborti,  Deputy Director, NICED.

Dr Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus,  Director, Center for HIV Identification Prevention & Treatment Services (CHIPTS), USA.

Professor Pamela Gillies,  Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Glasgow University, UK.

Mr Sekhar Basu Mallik, Chief Financial Administrator, West Bank Hospital.

Dr Swarup Sarkar, Inter Country Program Development Advisor, South-East Asia & Pacific Inter country Team, UNAIDS.

Dr Debapriya Mallik; Director, Human development and Research Institute (HDRI).

Dr Sunderaman, Freelance Consultant.

Annexure 2 : Courses

The Institute will offer various training and capacity building programs to organizations/individuals who are engaged in HIV intervention program. The Research unit will carry out both Quantitative and Qualitative research specifically to help proper designing of the program including identifying shortfalls in developing strategies and implementing program and also to identify various issues and challenges with an objective to address those.

The activities of Capacity Building Unit as envisaged

Following Regular Courses have been planned to be implemented in the 1st phase of expansion.

Learning on Community mobilization approaches.[3days]

How to form a community based organization.

Addressing issues and challenges in a community based organization.

How to initiate and sustain community led HIV intervention program.

How to identify structural barriers with an objective to address.

Clinical courses on STI management

These courses will be offered to physicians, physician assistants, nurse and other clinicians who diagnose, treat and manage patients with sexually transmitted infections in private and public settings.

Fundamentals Of STDS In Clinical Practice (5 Days)

Existing staff members of DMSC and distinguished specialists from the country will work together as a team to help update participants regarding informations, tools and techniques required to provide quality STI services.

Participants will learn:

Epidemiology, sexual history taking, diagnosis, treatment and management of STDs (Syndromic Management), as well as other modes of STD/HIV interactions.

Clinical issues related to STDs in infants and children, adolescents, and pregnant women.

Laboratory methods, pharmacology and case studies.

Client-centered counseling, partner treatment etc.

Refresher Course On STDs (2 Day)

Practicing clinicians will learn epidemiology, sexual history taking, diagnosis, treatment and management of syndrome-based treatment for STDs. This course will be presented following an interactive and experience sharing mechanism. 

Participants will receive skills-based training focusing on the examination of the male and female genital organs. Participants will engage in experiential learning with expert clinicians working in our demonstration sites.

Sexual Risk Assessment And Risk Reduction: Effective Dialogue With Patients (2 Days)

Skills-based workshop will be designed to help clinicians gain experience in conducting risk assessment and risk reduction approaches with dealing their patients in community settings. Participants would learn to:

Obtain a thorough and accurate sexual history.

Communicate with patients about their sexual risk.

Apply evidence-based behavioral approaches to STD/HIV risk reduction counseling.

Orientation On STD For Non-Clinicians (2 Days)

Designed for people working in STD/HIV prevention and education who are not medical doctors, this comprehensive course will help participants to learn the basics of STDs, including epidemiology, STD transmission dynamics, STI symptoms and consequences of illnesses, all from a health education perspective.

Participants will learn about:

Common STDs, sites of infection, symptoms and consequences.

Local and national STD trends and statistics.

The connection between HIV and other STDs, including how STDs may increase the chances of HIV transmission.

How to provide clear and simple risk-reduction messages about STDs.

Behavioral Intervention Courses (5days)

This course will be designed to provide skills-based training to STD/HIV prevention specialists, public health and family planning staff members, outreach workers, health educators and others involved in STD/HIV prevention . Behavioral intervention courses will use interactive, participatory learning methods to help develop skills needed for designing, implementing and evaluating effective behavioral programmers.

Applying Behavioural Theory To STD/HIV Prevention (2 Days)

This Course will provide an introduction to behavioral science with an emphasis on primary prevention and focuses on the practical applications of behavior science based applications in HIV intervention program.

Applying Structural And Environmental Interventions To STD/HIV Prevention Programme (5 Days)

Learn how to translate structural and environmental interventions strategies even in Behavioral issues,[ such as those applied to smoking, drinking and injury prevention], what could be useful to strengthen STD/HIV prevention programmes. Participants will:

Learn the various aspects of Structural Interventions approaches and strategies to address barriers in intervention.

Understand the impact of Community Led Structural Interventions.

Learn how to improve effectiveness of HIV intervention at different stages of development and implementation including the community led approaches to structural intervention.

Addressing Institutional And Domestic Violence: Instituting Assessment And Referral System (3 Days)

Intended for providers working directly in STD, HIV or related client-based settings, this interactive course will examine the relationship between STDs, HIV and domestic and structural violence.

Participants will learn how to screen for Incidence of violence and factors fueling violence and provide appropriate referrals as part of a useful public health intervention. The training program will help providing appropriate skill to develop strategy to address and to monitor impact of violence reduction strategy in HIV prevention program. Participants will:

Recognize the dynamics of violence including gender base violence and its implication in HIV intervention program.

Describe how domestic violence adversely impact interactions between sex-workers clients/fixed lover.

Identify essential components of domestic violence and its influence in HIV prevention program.

Identify structural violence and its implication in sexual health services.

Risk-Reduction Through Client-Centered Counseling (2 Days)

This training will enhance counseling techniques, with an emphasis on assessing and reducing risk for HIV and STIs.

Participants will:

Learn protocols of various counseling model and how to adapt them to meet client needs.

Identify important factors that may influence client behavior.

Address perceived barriers to behavior change and develop a risk-reduction plan that corresponds to client identified risk behavior.

Supporting Self-Disclosure of HIV Status (1 Day)

Designed for staff working with people living with HIV in both prevention and care programmes, this interactive skills-based course will explore the many issues surrounding self-disclosure of HIV status over time.

Participants will:

Describe some of the complex contextual issues surrounding self-disclosure of HIV status.

Explore benefits and concerns of serostatus disclosure for clients and providers.

Incorporate risk reduction counseling regardless of disclosure decision.

Training & Handholding On How To Handle Field Level Issues And Challenges (10 Days)

Share with staff who have years of field experience in both urban and rural community settings.To identify the common pitfalls of field work, and learn how to keep oneself safe and secure along with the community while conducting work activities. Participants will learn:

To identify potentially unsafe field situations.

One needs to be aware of when assessing an environment.

To recognize behavioral characteristics of individuals, mainly of the locality, who may pose a threat.

Techniques for building rapport with individuals, which includes pimps, malkins, etc., in a field setting.

Techniques for building rapport with local community clubs and its members.

Advocacy with local political leaders and police officials.

Advocacy with Government officials who are in-charge of the local offices.

Short Courses

Pre Marital Counselling (12 Weeks)

This training will enhance counselling techniques, with an emphasis on assessing and reducing premarital problems and tensions.

Participants will:

Learn protocols of various counseling model and how to adapt them to meet premarital needs.

Counseling On Sexual Problems (12 Weeks)

This training will enhance counseling techniques, with an emphasis on assessing and reducing tensions due to various sexual problems. Participants will:

Learn protocols of various counseling model and how to adapt them to meet client needs in relation to various sexual requirements

Addressing Sex And Sexuality Related Issues And Challenges In Day To Day Practices (4 Weeks)

Learn how to assess the importance of the issue of 'Sex and Sexuality' in a NGO or C. B.O settings .The importance of addressing the sexual issues of the targeted populations in a given community settings. Participants will learn :

Find out the importance of 'Sex and sexuality.

How to develop communication strategy on sex- sexuality.

Values more and practices vis-à-vis its impact in HIV prevention program.

Transgender And MSW - Intervention Strategies And Approaches (3 Weeks)

Share with staff about field experience in community settings and the problems faced by the Transgender and MSWs. Participants will learn:

To identify issues and challenges in their life and occupation.

Factors that propagate stigma and discrimination.

To recognize behavioral characteristics of individuals, mainly of the Transgender and the MSWs and their risk assessment.

Community-Level Intervention Trainings

Programme Evaluation for STD/HIV Prevention (2 Days)

Share with staff about field experience in community settings and the problems faced by the Transgender and MSWs. Participants will learn:

Understand uses of process monitoring, process evaluation, outcome monitoring and outcome evaluation.

Select appropriate evaluation methods for measuring programme outcomes.

Distinguish between qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods.

Develop an evaluation plan for an STD/HIV prevention intervention.

Social Mapping (2 Days)

Develop skills to design and evaluate prevention programme. Emphasis will be on determining the effectiveness of current programmes in addressing factors that influence high-risk behaviors in targeted populations. Participants will:

Understand uses of Social Mapping for carrying out an intervention program.

Project Designing (2 Days)

Develop skills to design a project plan for prevention programme. Emphasis will be on determining the effectiveness of starting a project in addressing factors that influence high-risk behaviors in targeted populations. Participants will:

Understand uses of various techniques of planning a project.

Community Led Advocacy Program (2 Days)

DDevelop skills to advocate with community key influencers for prevention programme. Emphasis will be on determining the effectiveness of an advocacy program for the stakeholders in targeted populations. Participants will:

Understand the importance of advocacy and the appropriate method of doing it.

Promoting Self Regulatory Board SRB (2 Days)

Develop skills to plan and start Self Regulatory Board at each and every red light zone:

Understand the importance of such a Self Regulatory Board.

How to engage local policy makers and local government in developing SRB.

Develop an effective strategy to run and manage a SRB.

Programme Support Courses

Need Assessment And Survey Design (2 Days)

Learn how to conduct effective community assessments and identify the STD/HIV prevention needs of targeted populations in a given community setting. Understand advantages and disadvantages of various survey instruments, how to measure different variables and formulate appropriate questions. Participants will:

Learn how to conduct focus groups and key informant interviews.

Design quantitative and qualitative questions for survey tools to measure knowledge, attitudes and beliefs, intentions, skills, and behaviors.

Become familiar with survey data collection, tabulation and analysis.

How To Use Surveillance And Epidemiology Data In Improving STD/HIV Intervention Programmes (2 Days)

Learn how to access surveillance and epidemiology data to inform programmes and prioritize STD/HIV services. Understand how to assess patterns and trends for prioritizing intervention elements and strategies in interventions. Participants will learn.

Find up-to-date HIV/STD and related data.

Interpret charts, tables and figures.

Understand data presentation and its pitfalls.

Become familiar with statistical terms and their uses in public health.

Programme Management Courses

Budgeting And Accounts Maintenance (3 Days)

Learn how to prepare budgets depending on the needs of the targeted populations in a given community setting. Understand Accounts with the involvement of the Community members. Participants will:

Learn how to prepare budgets for a NGO or C. B.O

Learn how to maintain Accounts in a NGO or C. B.O

Protecting Rights of Community (3 Days)

Learn the laws and rights applicable to a given community setting. Participants will learn to:

The pros and cons of various laws and rights which are creating barrier for community led interventions.

Annexure 3

Team of Consultants & Trainers

Technical Consultant

Training Director

Surviellance / Research / Mis Consultant & Community Trainer

Std Management Consultant & Community Trainer

Advocacy Consultant & Community Trainer

Documentation & Media Consultant & Community Trainer

Gender Consultant & Community Trainer

Community Mobilizer Consultant & Community Trainer

Individual Role and Qualifications: Technical Consultant (Dr Smarajit Jana)

Would provide support for 10 days/month in the year I and 6 days/month in the year.

His role and responsibilities would be:

Envisioning SRTI and laying down process

Strategize Capacity Building and Operational Research

Organizational building

Overall supervision of developing and adaptation of module / training tools

As a mentor to support and hand hold staff members of SRTI

Training Director / Chief Knowledge Management Officer

His / her role and responsibilities would be:


Team Building

Day to day supervision

Oversee financial system

Program Monitoring and Implementation

Training Consultant should have qualification of Master of Social Sciences/ Public Health with minimum of 7 years experiences of providing training of HIV/AIDS/RCH programme staffs.

Administrative Assistant & Finance Officer

His / her role and responsibilities would be:

To provide support for all the programs.

Ensure compliance with the various funding agencies.

To maintain accounts.

To provide logistics as and when required.

Administrative Assistant should be an MBA graduate with minimum of 3 years experience of managing a training unit.

Surviellance / Research / Mis Consultant & Trainer

His / her role and responsibilities would be:

Will develop work plan and activity

Strategize Capacity Building

Develop and adapt an appropriate curriculum

Tools and methodology for training

Managing training program

Design Operational Research

Monitor the whole training activities

MIS Consultant should be with qualification of Diploma/Master in Public Health or Social Sciences; with minimum of 7 years experience in M & E of HIV/AIDS/RCH programmes with working experience with NGO/C. B.O is essential.

STD Management Consultant & Trainer

His / her role and responsibilities would be:

Help develop strategies, tools etc. required to run STI management and quality assurance services.

STD Management Consultant with a qualification of MBBS and Diploma/Master in Dermatology/Venereal Disease, with a minimum of 5 years experiences of providing treatment of STI including management of Opportunistic Infections for HIV/AIDS cases out of which 3 years experience of working with targeted intervention/NGO run program will be an added advantage.

Advocacy Consultant & Trainer

His / her role and responsibilities would be to help develop policies and strategies in consultation with communities including development of appropriate tools and methodologies:

How to carry out advocacy, networking, and communication both intra and inter-organizational personnel or bodies in policy and culturally sensitive way

Preparation of Press Release as and when required

The Consultant should be a professional in communications and should have adequate knowledge and experience in undertaking jobs in development projects at national level. He/she must have a minimum of 7 years experiences in the relevant field. The candidate should be very much culturally sensitive to deal with the various issues of CSWs and must have 4 years experience of working with the civil society organization.

Documentation & Media Consultant & Trainer

His / her role and responsibilities would be:

Provide leadership in documentation and dissemination of the same, thus adding values to programme

Improvement of the 'Documentation Skills' of all type including process documentation

Documentation Consultant should have a qualification of Masters in Social Sciences/Journalism and preferably 7 years experiences in the related area in RCH/HIV/AIDS programme or similar. Experience working with media will be an added advantage.

Gender Consultant & Trainer

His / her role and responsibilities would be:

To develop course curriculum

Prepare training tools on gender related issues e.g., gender based violence

To oversee the implication of gender in program and organizational matter

The Gender Expert should have a qualification of Master of Social Science and training on gender and sexuality with a minimum of 5 years experiences of providing gender consultancy to reproductive health implementing agencies out of which 3 years experience of working for the 'Empowerment of Sex Workers' is essential.

Community Mobilizer Consultant & Trainer

His / her role and responsibilities would be

To develop appropriate policy and strategy documents for CM.

To orient participants on basic principles of community mobilization.

How to develop and sustain leadership in the process of community mobilization.

The Community Mobilizer expert should have a qualification of Master of Social Science with a minimum of 5 years experiences of providing leadership training out of which 3 years experience of working for the C. B.O sector is essential.

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