Health Promoter Supervisor


Doctors Without Borders (DWB)/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters and exclusion from healthcare in more than 70 countries. Médecins Sans Frontières is neutral, impartial, independent, and not linked to any political party or governmental body. Our teams provide emergency medical assistance to people in need, irrespective of their nationality, race or religion.

MSF has worked in India since 1999, providing free-of-charge essential healthcare to people in remote areas, and specialist care for people affected by HIV/AIDS, malnutrition, hepatitis C, tuberculosis, kala azar, and sexual and gender-based violence. We also respond to natural disasters and other emergencies, provide mental healthcare and advocate for the development of more effective and affordable medicines to improve access to treatment for people everywhere. 

We currently run projects in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Manipur, Telengana, and Uttar Pradesh. 

MSF was awarded the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development in 1996 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999. 


Position: Health Promoter Supervisor

Job Location: Srinagar, Kashmir

Duration: 12 months (renewable)

Start Date: ASAP

Last Date of Application: 13 January 2019 

Monthly Gross Salary: INR 44,160/- per month (Non-Negotiable)


 Main Purpose

In close collaboration with the HP IEC Activities Manager, implementing and supervising educational campaigns according to DWBI values, standards and procedures in order to increase awareness of the targeted population and to promote prevention and treatment of diseases in the project area.


  • In close collaboration with the Mental Health Supervisor, participating in the definition and update of the HP/IEC strategy and identifying indicators in order to monitor HP activities, results, and achievements. Supporting the HP manager in organising and carrying out assessments and research on the impact of HP activities and identifying and reporting the constraints, difficulties or strength points of the HP strategy inside and outside the medical structures in order to reinforce the link between the communities and the project
  • Providing support in selecting and developing quality pedagogical communication strategies towards the community. Planning information campaigns, including targets, objectives, methods and goals in order to increase awareness among the targeted population.
  • Informing, according to protocols, community members and identified risk groups (prisoners, army, sexual workers, etc.) about health-related issues
  • Organising health awareness sessions for DWBI’s medical and non-medical staff
  • Identifying key actors (local authorities, local NGOs, traditional healers, formal or informal authorities) and being the focal point for the networking in order to support the dissemination of health information of the target population, and be the point of reference for the relation and networking with these subjects.
  • Organising, training, and supervising the HP team in terms of planning and organising their work, supporting, evaluating and coaching of personnel, collecting reports and reporting the activities of each health worker and regularly visiting communities that are under his/her responsibility
  • Supervising, in close collaboration with the HR department, the HR associated processes (recruitment, training/induction, evaluation, potential detection, development and communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required
  • Ensuring cleanliness of IEC (information, education, and communication) areas
  • Collecting and reporting to the medical team any information linked to the health situation of the population and the patient.

 Context-Specific Accountabilities

  • Proposes, implements and adapts IEC HP of tools (medical and HP).
  • Differentiates and adapts the material according to the different sites, health actors and constrains.
  • To develop any other IEC content and material as required by the project
  • In collaboration with mental health supervisor, develop an annual / quarter community outreach plan for with measurable outcomes
  • To train community mental health workers (CHW) in conducting IEC activities
  • To implement, monitor and supervise IEC activities conducted by CHWs
  • Provide technical assistance to counsellors in implementing outreach activities


  • Education: Essential diploma in social sciences or education/pedagogy / Communication or social work.
  • Experience: Essential: At least 2 years of work experience in a reputed organisation in health promotional activities
  • Preferable: 1-year work experience in DWBI in health promotion activities, or training-education activities
  • Languages: English, Hindi and local languages (Urdu & Kashmiri) essential.
  • Knowledge: Desirable basic computer skills
  • Competencies: Results and Quality Orientation, Teamwork and Cooperation, Behavioral Flexibility, Commitment, Stress Management

 HR Benefits 

  • Salary Gross (INR): 44,160/- per month (non-negotiable)
  • 18 days annual leave; 12 days paid leave as per specified list of holidays; Sick/Casual leave of 12 days as per calendar year (pro-rated based on hire date).
  • Contributions made for statutory benefit programs such as Provident Fund.
  • Covered under accident insurance.
  • DWBI provides medical reimbursement for employees and their dependents as per health care policy.
  • A stimulating, professional environment in an international organisation.

 Application Procedure 

Please clearly state which position you are applying for and send CV and letter of motivation to apply for this position (with phone number) no later than 13 January 2019 to srinagar-ns@oca.msf.org

We do not use any external recruitment consultants.

Application without motivation letter will not be accepted.

Due to a high volume of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted



Srinagar, Kashmir

Application Closing Date
Sun, 01/13/2019