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Published: Sep 15, 2022 (22 days ago)

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To provide Comprehensive HIV Counselling to Clients, their families, Community Members and to Mobilize and Support Communities to respond to the HIV Epidemic.

Qualifications, Experience and desired attributes:

• Bachelor’s Degree or a Diploma in any of the following fields Social Sciences, Education, SWSA, Development Studies, Community & Adult Education, Community Psychology, Guidance & Counselling, BSc Nursing or any related field.

• Additional necessary requirement; HIV Counselling Certificate, Child & Adolescent Counselling certificate or Training of trainers.

• At least one (1) year of practical work experience in HIV Counseling.

• Special knowledge in Trends and developments in HIV/AIDS Counselling, Rights of PLHIV and current MOH consolidated Guidelines for HIV Prevention, Care & Treatment.

• Excellent Counselling skills, Interpersonal Skills, Communication Skills and Computer Skills.

• Integrity, Empathy, Patience, Confidentiality & Accommodative.

• Experience working in Karamoja Region and ability to communicate in the local language.

Application

All interested persons are requested to apply by sending detailed applications with most recent resumes and references to Esther Namwase email: [email protected] not later than 5:00pm 9th December 2021.


Responsibilities

To provide Comprehensive HIV Counselling to Clients, their families, Community Members and to Mobilize and Support Communities to respond to the HIV Epidemic.

Qualifications, Experience and desired attributes:

• Bachelor’s Degree or a Diploma in any of the following fields Social Sciences, Education, SWSA, Development Studies, Community & Adult Education, Community Psychology, Guidance & Counselling, BSc Nursing or any related field.

• Additional necessary requirement; HIV Counselling Certificate, Child & Adolescent Counselling certificate or Training of trainers.

• At least one (1) year of practical work experience in HIV Counseling.

• Special knowledge in Trends and developments in HIV/AIDS Counselling, Rights of PLHIV and current MOH consolidated Guidelines for HIV Prevention, Care & Treatment.

• Excellent Counselling skills, Interpersonal Skills, Communication Skills and Computer Skills.

• Integrity, Empathy, Patience, Confidentiality & Accommodative.

• Experience working in Karamoja Region and ability to communicate in the local language.

Application

All interested persons are requested to apply by sending detailed applications with most recent resumes and references to Esther Namwase email: [email protected] not later than 5:00pm 9th December 2021.


1. Take lead in HIV case identification through HIV risk assessment, APN/Index Client Testing, Social Network Strategy (SNS),

HIV Self Testing and any other HIV testing approaches at all service delivery points.



2. Closely work with the Community Health Workers and other facility teams to ensure that all identified HIV positive clients are

linked to care through same day ART initiation interventions and follow up for those not yet linked to care.



3. Provide quality and comprehensive counselling services to clients, their partners and other family members (Pre-test, Post-test,

Adherence support).



4. Support virological monitoring of clients’ response to ART and provide intensive adherence counseling to all that are not

suppressing.



5. Provide technical support to health facility teams and Community Health Workers (RCT Volunteers, Case Managers, Mentor

mothers) to support community/facility - based HIV/TB interventions (i.e., HIV and TB case identification, linkage to treatment,

tracking second visit, patient adherence, retention/back to care efforts, self-management, counselling, psychosocial support,

and other services).



6. Work with the health facility teams, Data Assistants and health information officers to conduct site specific weekly data reviews

meetings, utilize and jointly update audit tools (Adult, Ped and adolescent, PMTCT/EID) and other HMIS tools/registers, and

tailor site level activities to bridge identified performance gaps.



7. Compile and submit weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports on site level HIV/TB indicator progress as per set timelines.


8. Support Community Health Workers to complete timesheets and reports as well as coordinating timely submission to LPHSKaramoja office.



9. Document best practices and success stories to enable replication and improvement of LPHS – Karamoja project.



10. Prepare and submit paperwork for completed site-specific LPHS-Karamoja approved activities in accordance with LPHSKaramoja (ANECCA) SOPs.


11. Participate in other activities as will be assigned by the immediate supervisor.


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