Job Opportunity for Program Associate : LGBTQIA+ at Naz Foundation in New Delhi

Website Naz Foundation

Reporting To: Coordinator – Care and Support
Matrix Reporting: CEO (Executive Director)
Location: New Delhi

About the Organisation:

The Naz Foundation (India) Trust, (Naz) established in 1994, started with work addressing issues of HIV and AIDS and sexuality. Over the years, Naz has conducted thousands of sessions to help CBOs and individuals understand sexuality and mainstream HIV. Naz has worked to strengthen the care and support services provided to People Living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) as well as counselling and referral for the LGBTQIA+ community. In 2001, Naz set up one of the first homes for orphaned Children Living with HIV in Delhi. The Naz Care Home provides care to 21 children living with HIV. This Centre serves as a Model Care Centre and Naz provides training to other Child Care Institutions across the country building their capacities to Care for children living with HIV and AIDS.

With a focus on advocacy, Naz challenged the archaic Law under the Indian Penal Code under Sec 377 which criminalizes homosexuality. Naz conducts awareness sessions on LGBTQ+ issues and workshops with individuals and companies sensitising them on understanding sexuality, diversity and need for an inclusive environment.

The years of intense HIV prevention work brought out that Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) were among the most vulnerable members to be infected with HIV. To realise a just and equal society, it was critical to engage with AGYW. With this objective, in 2006 Naz piloted a Women’s Empowerment program using sport and life skills to empower adolescent girls from economically marginalised communities. Over the last 10 years, Naz has reached out to 1,25,000 Adolescent Girls and Young Women and implements the Young People’s Initiative (YPI) in 3 cities: Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.

Scope of Role: This focus of the role is to counsel and provide support to individuals from the LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex) communities.

This would entail:

• Counselling.

• Providing Referrals and linkages.

• Training and awareness sessions on HIV and Sexuality and LGBTQIA+ issues.

Detailed Responsibilities:

• Providing telephonic and face to face counselling to individuals from the LGBTQI community as well as those Living with HIV and AIDS who access Naz’s helpline or drop in to the Care Home for support in person, specifically those who prefer counselling in English language.

• Ensure that the helpline is functioning as per the opening hours in cooperation with the program counsellor.

• Documentation of the case and maintenance of case records.

• Maintenance of MIS of counselling cases.

• Update the training data base.

• Join the LGBTQIA+ team on an update and case discussion with the CEO/Executive Director on a fortnightly basis.

• Providing Referrals and linkages:

1. Referring the clients for support services such as: legal services, testing, medical support and developing this referral system further.

2. Maintaining a database for referrals and linkages.

3. Participate actively in building Naz’s network and maintain contacts.

4. Providing Home based care support in very rare cases on need basis only.

• Training and awareness sessions on HIV and Sexuality and LGBTQIA+ issues:

1. Liaise with external stakeholders/agencies to explore and schedule orientation and awareness sessions.

2. Conduct awareness sessions on HIV, Sexuality and LGBTQIA+ issues with different groups: schools, institutions, Police, general communities etc. as well as internal capacity building in Naz.

• Miscellaneous:

1. Contribute to donor reports.

2. Representing Naz at forums/ conferences and meetings.

3. Attending to visitors at the Naz Care Home.

4. Providing administrative support to Executive Director as and when required.

Though the above list describes the general nature of this role, the responsibilities are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities.

Essential Candidate Profile and Requirements:

• Bachelor’s or equivalent degree.

• 2-3 years of relevant work experience.

• Sound knowledge on HIV and AIDS.

• In-depth understanding of LGBTQIA+ issues.

• Counselling skills and proven experience.

• Strong people skills, empathy and patience.

• Excellent active listening skills.

• Fluency in spoken and written English.

• Functional skills in Hindi.

• Should be able to write emails and basic reports.

• Team player.

To Apply:

Interested candidates, from the LGBTQIA+ community can share their CV and covering letter (along with the current/last drawn salary and expected salary) to Applicants should mention “Application for Program Associate-LGBTQIA+” in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the further rounds of the interview.

Remuneration: INR 30000/- per month

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