51 Community counsellors Job Opportunity Uganda Virus Research Institute ( UVRI )

Vacancy title: 51 Community counsellors

Type: FULL TIME.

Category: Customer Services

Jobs at: Uganda Virus Research Institute ( UVRI )

Deadline of this Job: 4th October 2019

Duty Station: Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

JOB DETAILS:
RAKAI HEALTH SCIENCES PROGRAM
UGANDA VIRUS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
IMPROVED HEALTH THROUGH RESEARCH Rakal Health Sciences Program is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery organization. It strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a combination of community-based research, curative services and prevention strategies in the district of Rakai, South Western Uganda
The community counselor will provide counseling services to newly diagnosed HIV patients and those already in care. They will be Working together with the district and health facility teams, the program is seeking to improve Same-Day Art Initiation, APN Implementation and Retention of clients on ART in Masaka region. Applications are therefore invited from qualified and competent Ugandans who are passionate about providing counseling services on a volunteer.

Job Responsibilities:
• Identify clients eligible for APN and provide appropriate counseling as per protocol. Provide counselling required for HIV Recency
• Complete required documentation in Source documents
• Provide adherence counseling to clients failing on ART
• Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor
• Offer counseling services to newly diagnosed HIV patients, their partners and families as appropriate. Provide appropriate counselling for same-day ART initiation Offer on-going counselling to HIV+ clients, their partners and families as appropriate

Job Skills: Not Specified

Job Qualifications:
• HIV/AIDS Counselling Certificate
• Diploma in Counselling and Guidance or its equivalent from a recognized institution of higher learning will be an added advantage. at least 2 years’ relevant experience in HIV counselling preferably rural health facilities

Job Education Requirements: Diploma

Job Experience Requirements: 2 yearsJob application procedure
All interested candidates possessing the above attributes can HAND DELIVER their applications including a cover letter, latest Copy of CV (with 3 referees), copies of academic qualifications/certificates addressed to the HR Manager. Hand deliveries can be made to any of the Rakal Health Sciences Program Cluster offices, these include Mpigi-Kayabwe, Kalangala, Lwengo Office and Kalisizo. Please indicate your preferred location Deadline for Submission: Close of business by 5:00pm, Friday, 4 October 2019 Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Rakal Health Sciences Program. Any form of lobbing and canvassing will lead to disqualification

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