Vacancy Announcment

Sudur Paschim Samaj is an NGO working for HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment and the promotion of Human Rights for sexual and gender minorities in Nepal.

Sudur Paschim Samaj will accelerate implementation of activities that demonstrate marked improvements in HIV case findings among KPs and priority populations (PPs) and increase early enrollment in treatment, viral load testing and improve adherence and retention among PLHIV. Sudur Paschim Samaj Under FHI360/EpiC project announces vacancy for following position:

 Position- Health Assistant-ART

District: Kailali

Number of staffs needed- 1

Job Description

·         Coordination with ART clinic, medical doctors/clinicians and perform/record client health assessment 

·           Screen client for: Opportunistic infections, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), TB assessment, baseline laboratory test and medical history assessment

·           Coordinate with doctors/clinicians and Non-government Organization (NGO) representative such as Community and Home Base Care (CHBC) and Community Care Centre (CCC) for various tests: baseline and follow up investigations, Viral load testing, CD4 count and assist clients for lab test. Collect and record lab reports of clients in individual record file

·         Support for organizing viral load sample collections and coordinate for transport and testing

·         Offer index testing and support for client notification, counseling and testing

·         Support ART clinician for consultation of PLHIV at ART center

·         Perform pre-test and post-test counseling for HIV testing of client.

·         Counsel HIV positive client to start ART

·         Provide adherence counseling and motivate for retention in care

·         Provide enhanced adherence counseling for clients with not suppressed viral load test.

·         Provide disclosure counseling, counseling for partner notification and testing

·         Provide follow up dates to clients. Contact clients via phone and remind them the date of follow up visit

·         Following up lost to follow up cases and reengaging them to restart treatment

·         Provide support for ART initiation and adherence and index testing as needed in the community

·         Record and update client information in Health Management Information System (HMIS) 7.1, 7.2, 7.4 and 7.5 and enroll client in HIV Care and ART Tracking System Including biometric fingerprints of the client

·         Support for data verification of HMIS registers and reports

·         Update and maintain stock register (medicine and test kits)

·         Update and maintain daily Anti-retroviral (ARV) and Opportunistic Infection (OI) drugs consumption register.

·         Physical verification of ARV drugs (number of pills remained at site, expiry date etc.)

and test kits in stock against received commodities

·         Create, update and maintain all the personal files in lockers.

·          Record data as per the requirements of Project

·         Coordinate and communicate with clients, Peer Navigator (PN), CHBC, CCC for client’s follow-up and linkage to HIV care

·         Coordinate with HIV focal person and other government staff (medical recorder, storekeeper, statistical officer etc.) for admin and logistics arrangement for ART center.

·         Collaborate with providers in the care network to support beneficiaries to enroll in care and to access and maintain healthy lives and achieve their health-related goals

·        Support to coordinate with ART center for participation of medical doctors, health assistants and other staff of ART center in relevant training

·       Support to organize continuing medical education (CME)

·  Support for referral to clinical, psychosocial, and other care and support services, accompaniment to appointments

·         Monitor and supervise work of PN assigned at ART center

·         Coordinate with ART center and support other logistics support (internet, filing cabinets, etc) in coordination with Programme Coordinator

Requirements

  1. Certificate level passed in General Medicine from a recognized institute and
  2. Registered in Nepal Health Professional Council.
  3. Experience of working with key population and PLHIV will be an advantage.
  4. Flexible working in off-hours (beyond standard office time) based on the working areas and availability of KPs to provide services as needed.


Please send/drop your application with recent CV and two referees to spsdhangadhi@gmail.com by September 20, 2020 within 5.00 pm. Only short listed candidates will be called for further selection process. Telephone inquiries shall not be entertained. People from Sexual and Gender Minorities are highly encouraged to apply

Sudur Paschim Samaj Welcome Decriminalization of Section 377 in India

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Sudur Paschim Samaj welcome the 6th September 2018 Supreme Court of India landmark decision on decriminalizing homosexuality .“The court has affirmed that no one should be discriminated against for whom they love or what they do in the privacy”. The judges unanimously ruled that consensual same-sex relationships are no longer a crime, deeming Section 377 “irrational, arbitrary and incomprehensible”. Overturning a 157- year-old law criminalizing LGBTI is a landmark victory for the world and we hope the decision to bring the changes in life of LGBTI in India and positive changes in the region. We would like to thank Judges of Supreme Court of India who involved in this decision and would like to congratulate all the LGBTI activists and supporters to make this happen.

President
Ashika Chaudhary

 

LGBTI National FUTSAL Game 2018

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Sudur Paschim Samaj had participated in National LGBTI Futsal Game organized by National Sports Council. ( Sudur Paschim Samaj had been a win that game).

सुदुरपश्चिमलाई ५० हजार रुपैयाँ राशीको राष्ट्रिय फुटसलको उपाधी

31073117_1555166607962344_692352000880279552_nयौनिक तथा लैंगिक अल्पसंख्यकहरुको राष्ट्रिय फुटसलको उपाधी सुदुरपश्चिमले कब्जा गरेको छ । फाइनलमा काठमाडौं ए लाई ८ शुन्यले स्तव्ध पार्दै सुदुरपश्चिमले उपाधी कब्जा गरेको हो । नेपालमा सरकारी स्तरबाट पहिलो पटक भएको यौनिक तथा लैंगिक अल्पसख्यकहरुको राष्ट्रिय फुटसलको उपाधीसँगै सुदुरपश्चिमले ५० हजार रुपैयाँ नगद, शिल्ड र प्रमाणपत्र हात पारेको छ ।

काठमाडौं ए ले दोस्रो स्थान हासिल गर्दै ३० हजार रुपैयाँ नगद, शिल्ड र प्रमाणपत्र पाएको छ । ७ वटा टोलीले भाग लिएको प्रतियोगितामा काठमाडौं बि ले तेस्रो स्थानमा चित्त बुझाएको छ । उसले पूर्वाञ्चललाई शुन्यका विरुद्ध २ गोलले हराएर तेस्रो स्थानमा चित्त बुझाएको हो । काठमाडौं बि ले २० हजार रुपैयाँ नगद सहित शिल्ड र प्रमाणपत्र पाएको छ ।

काठमाडौं ए ले काठमाडौं बि लाई शुन्यका विरुद्ध १ गोलले हराएर फाइनल पुगेको हो भने सुदुरपश्चिमले पुर्वाञ्चललाई शुन्यका बिरुद्ध १० गोलले हराएर फाइल पुगेको हो । दोस्रो दिनको लिग चरणको खेलमा मध्यमाञ्चललाई सुदुरपश्चिमाञ्चलले शुन्यका बिरुद्ध ६ गोलले हरायो भने पश्चिमाञ्चललाई काठमाडौं ए ले १ का बिरुद्ध ४ गोलले हरायो ।

यस्तै लिग चरणकै अर्को खेलमा मध्यपश्चिमाञ्चललाई पूर्वाञ्चलले शुन्यका विरुद्ध १ गोलले हराएको राष्ट्रिय फुटसल संघका अफिसियल बिकि सिलाकारले जानकारी दिए । राष्ट्रिय खेलकुद परिषदको आयोजना, नील हिरा समाजको व्यवस्थापन र फुटसल संघको संयोजनमा नेपालमा पहिलो पटक सरकारी स्तरबाट यौनिक तथा लैंगिक अल्पसंख्यकहरुको राष्ट्रिय फुटसल प्रतियोगिता आयोजना भएको हो ।

प्रतियोगिताको उपाधी बिजेता टोलीका टोली नेता राजु लामाले अवसर पाए अन्तराष्ट्रिय स्तरमा हुने खेलमा पनि प्रतिष्पर्धा गरेर उपाधी ल्याउने धोको रहेको वताए । काठमाडौं ए का क्याप्टेन बिश्वराज अधिकारीले सुदुरपश्चिमले उपाधी लगे पनि खुशी नै लागेको भन्दै दोस्रो स्थान प्राप्त गर्दा गर्वको महसुस भएको वताए ।

काठमाडौंका बि का क्याप्टेन सुदीप गौतमले राम्रो समन्यवमा भएको खेलमा तेस्रो स्थान पाउँदा उपाधी पाए सरहको खुशी लागेको वताए । विजेता प्रतियोगिताको युवा तथा खेलकुद मन्त्री जगत बहादुर बिश्वकर्माले उद्घाटन गरेका थिए ।

दुई दिनसम्म चलेको फुटसल प्रतियोगितामा देशभरबाट ६३ जना यौनिक तथा लैंगिक अल्पसंख्यक खेलाडीले भाग लिएका थिए । यो प्रतियोगिता सम्पन्न गर्न १० लाख ५० हजार रुपैयाँ बजेट विनियोजन गरिएको राष्ट्रिय खेलकुद परिषदले जनाएको छ ।

परिषदले यो सुरुवात मात्रै भएको र अब यसले निरन्तरता पाउने वताएको छ । नील हिरा समाजले परिषदमा यौनिक तथा लैंगिक अल्पसंख्यक खेलकुद संघ नै दर्ता गर्न प्रक्रिया सुरु गरिसकेको जनाएको छ ।

नेपालमा सन् २०१२ मा पहिलो पटक नील हिरा समाजको आयोजनामा दक्षिण एसिया स्तरको यौनिक तथा लैंगिक अल्पसंख्यकहरुको खेल महोत्सव भएको थियो ।

Out in Tech Digital Corps 2018

Event

Volunteers in New York City working on a new website for Sudur Paschim Samaj

Cultural Events

Dance

Driving Training

Pride Festival

LGBTI Orientation

Experience Sharing

Game Day

Sudur Paschim has been working on behalf of the LGBTI community in the Kailali District in the Far-Western region of Nepal since 2007. Many members of the LGBTI community are still stigmatized and face discrimination in their communities and schools because of their gender or sexuality.

The constitutional reform in Nepal redistributed many authorities and budget powers from the central administration to local governments. Every organization needed to introduce itself to the newly elected local government bodies like Municipalities and Rural Municipalities. SPS met with following Municipalities, Sub metropolitan and Rural Municipalities with the support of Blue Diamond Society.

    • Tikapur Municipalities
    • Ghodaghodi Municipalities
    • Lamki Chuha Municipalities
    • Godawari Municipalities
    • Dhangahdi Sub Metropolitans
    • Gauriganga Municipalities

Events-3

SPS met with representatives of the local government bodies, District Public Health Office, District Coordination Committee and the ART Center. During the visit, Mr Raju Lama presented on the achievements of the Linkages project.

 

Every Year SPS celebrated the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia event in  different ways.  This Year SPS screened a film on LGBTI issues and held cultural events for reduce stigma and discrimination towards the LGBTI Community. Members of the LGBTI community and their families, representatives of local government and political parties participated in the 2017 event.

Events-5

 

SPS held a meeting with different local government bodies and stakeholders, in which we discussed the Linkages project and update about new contract and new approaches. In that meeting participation from District Public Health Office (DPHO), District Coordination Center (DCC), ART Center and other HIV Stakeholders.