2 Counsellors job opportunities at USAID


Vacancy title:
2 Counsellors

[ Type: FULL TIME, Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO, Category: Health care ]

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Deadline of this Job:
19TH July 2019

Duty Station:
Within Uganda, Kampala, East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, July 01, 2019, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

The USAID funded Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services-North, Lango Project (RHITES-N, Lango) is operating in the nine districts of the Lango sub-region of northern Uganda (Alebtong, Amolatar, Apac, Dokolo, Kole, Kwania, Lira, Otuke and Oyam). RHITES-N, Lango will increase the effective use of sustainable health services in the region. The Project is led by John Snow, Inc. in partnership with African Medical and Research Foundation (Amref), Doctors with Africa (CUAMM), The Medical Concierge Group (TMCG) and another Option. The project will contribute to measurable improvements in key Ugandan national health indicators (HIV; tuberculosis [TB]; malaria, maternal, newborn, and child health [MNCH]; family planning [FP]; water, sanitation, and hygiene [WASH]; and nutrition).
The USAID RHITES-N, Lango Project, in partnership with Ministry of Health, Apac District Local Government wishes to recruit the under listed staff to support Apac Hospital to run ART clinic. The successful applicants will be recruited on contract basis and will be remunerated according to the Government of Uganda pay scales.
REPORTS TO: Facility in Charge
LOCATION: Apac hospital
The Counselor will provide comprehensive counselling services to patients in chronic care in the HIV clinic, antenatal care/ Mother Babycare points and Tuberculosis Units.

Job Responsibilities:
• Provide quality and comprehensive counselling services to clients, family members, communities and partners, with focus on HIV and TB services
• Empower clients in chronic care to disclose their HIV status to signify can’t others
• Use index client testing to access HIV testing services among children, sexual partners/networks and family members
• Participate in the process of empowering clients with skills for self-reliance and making appropriate succession plans
• Participate in the mobilization and support of communities to offer HIV education and care
• Provide home-based HIV counselling and testing, and TB screening to household members
• Conduct home visits to clients on ART and TB for adherence support
• Establish and support peer support groups for clients
• Participate in the drawing and implementation of the clinic work plans.
• Perform counselling and other support techniques and procedures as requested and prescribed by the clinicians
• A high degree of Integrity, Empathy, Patience, Confidentiality
• Possess the ability to work under mental and physical stress
• Provide information to clients, aimed at reducing their vulnerability to diseases and infections through health education.
• Participate in HIV/AIDS awareness at the clinic and sensitizations in the communities
• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor
Key Outputs:
• Comprehensive HIV psychosocial services provided
• Comprehensive OVC services delivered
• Clients adhering to ART
• Viral load suppression achieved among clients
• Clients retained in care
• Clients linked to other services

Job Skills: Not Specified

Job Qualifications:
• A minimum of a Diploma in Counselling. A relevant bachelor’s degree in social work, counselling psychology, guidance will be an added advantage
• Short term capacity development courses on HIV counselling is an added advantage
• The applicant should preferably have at least a year’s experience in HIV
• Counselling, and have experience in supporting HIV / AIDS and TB prevention and care services (both facility and community).
• A clear and concise understanding of the psychosocial issues relating to health and illness
• Deep knowledge of care planning procedures
• Good communication, team building, innovative skills

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified
Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

Job application procedure
Application Procedure
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements, should send their applications and CV addressed to the Secretary, District Service Commission, Apac District Local Government, P.O. Box 1, Apac, Uganda or have it hand delivered not later than July 19, 2019.

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