HIV Counselor job at International Rescue Committee
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Vacancy title:
HIV Counselor

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

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IRC

Deadline of this Job:
19 August 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Arua , East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Friday, August 05, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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JOB DETAILS:
Job Overview
Under the supervision of the health facility in-charge, the HIV counselor shall provide quality counseling of clients, patient follow-up in coordination with the community health workers.
Ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of IRC acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organization without authority, except in the normal execution of duty. The enrolled midwife shall be responsible for providing health education talks to women and their partners in the reproductive health facility and in the community. He/She will provide HIV/AIDS services including but not limited to counseling, eMTCT, EID and HAART services.

Roles and Responsibilities
•Utilize Community Health data management tools and systems to record information about HIV clients accessing services, in line with the principle of confidentiality and utilize aggregate information to improve service delivery.
•Develop strategies for retention of psychosocial groups and evaluate performance of individual psychosocial groups.
•Conduct counseling of individual clients and encouraging forms of psychosocial support.
•Conduct awareness raising activities.
•Maintain a positive relationship with community health workers, VHT’s and other community-based groups to ensure they are involved in the activities of the community health and they play an active role in the referral pathway.
•Maintain a collaborative relationship with all organizations working in the context to facilitate referrals and joint activities, while upholding IRC’s standard in Health programming.
•Conduct regular follow-ups, compile daily & weekly reports, and attend weekly case review meetings.
•Provide information and linkage to elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV services.
•Participate in conducting community health activities related to HIV/TB.
•Adhere to the professional code of conduct and ethics.
•Participate in any other activity as directed by supervisor.

Qualifications
•Must have at least a certificate in nursing or midwifery certificate or its equivalent.
•Must be registered with the Nurses and Midwives council.
•Must have a valid practicing license.
•Relevant work experience of at least two years in a similar position will be an added advantage.
•Be able to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environments.
•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8


Level of Education:
Professional Certificate

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Job Info
Job Category: Consultant/ Contractual jobs in Uganda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 19 August 2022
Duty Station: Arua
Posted: 05-08-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 05-08-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 06-08-2065
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