Counselor Job – Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)

Job Title: Counselor (Fresher Jobs)

Organisation: Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)

Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda

Reports to: District Program Officer

About US:

Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) is a private-not-for profit Company under Makerere University. MJAP works to build partnerships and strengthen health systems to optimally respond to HIV/AIDS, TB, Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and other diseases of public health importance in Africa.

Project overview:

MJAP was granted the PEPFAR funding Award for the USAID Local Partner Health Services in the East Central Uganda. Under this activity, MJAP supports public health facilities and their communities in 12 districts that include Bugiri, Bugweri Busia, Buyende, Iganga, Jinja, Kamuli, Kaliro, Luuka, Mayuge, Namayingo and Namutumba; to implement quality Integrated HIV/AIDS and TB services and contribute to the attainment and sustenance of epidemic control. MJAP is looking for competent, passionate, and committed individuals to fill the following positions:

Job Summary: To provide comprehensive HIV counselling and psychosocial support to clients, their families, Community members and to mobilize and support communities to respond to the HIV epidemic.

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Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide Quality and Comprehensive Counselling Services to Clients, their partners and other family members (Pre-test, Post-test, Adherence support, Intensive Adherence Counselling).
  • Conduct assessment of Patients for HTS and provide necessary psychosocial care.
  • Participate in the process of empowering patients with skills for self-reliance and making appropriate succession plans.
  • Refer & link Clients to appropriate medical and psychosocial support.
  • Conduct CMEs at the facility and community based on the assessed training needs.
  • Provide technical support to facility and community volunteers on HIV/AIDS and TB awareness and document success stories.
  • Conduct health education talks on HIV prevention and other HIV related issues.
  • Conduct home visits to clients/patients and their family members.
  • Offer Index client counselling & testing to house members of facility clients she/he is attached too.
  • Support linkage Volunteers in linking clients to appropriate Health & Social Services.
  • Counsel and initiate PrEP to HIV high risk populations at facilities and the communities served.
  • Document key outputs in the relevant MOH data capture tools.
  • Compile weekly, monthly and quarterly reports for the facilities supported on key HIV/AIDS and TB indicators.
  • Participate in facility and program meetings as may be scheduled by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate Certificate in Nursing, Counselling from a recognized institution.
  • At least one year of experience in HIV counseling in a busy clinical setting.
  • Mentorship, Counseling, and Communication skills.
  • Must be willing to travel and provide care services at selected health facilities and outreaches.
  • Willingness to work and live in rural areas is required.
  • Special knowledge in the management of adverse events following circumcision and its related complication.
  • Confidentiality, team player and ability to empathize.
  • Ability to communicate in the language dialects used in East Central region (Lusoga, Lugweri, Swahili, Samia, Luganda).

How to Apply:

All Interested and qualified candidates should apply via the email below and submit their cover letters, a detailed curriculum vita and copies of relevant academic documents to: addressed to; The Human Resource Manager, Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)

The Application letter, CV and certificates be attached as one document; and should not exceed 5 MB.

MJAP does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process.

MJAP is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We value and seek diversity in our workforce.

Deadline: 9th December 2022 at 5:00pm

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