USAID SUSTAIN Psychosocial Advisor Job Placement – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job Title:          Psychosocial Advisor
Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID
Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: HTS &
Psychosocial Support Technical Advisor
About US:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to
improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education
worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS),
URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.
About URC SUSTAIN Project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID-funded
Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) project.
The project supports delivery of quality HIV prevention, treatment, care and
laboratory services at selected regional referral and general hospitals.
Job Summary: The
Psychosocial Advisor will be charged with providing effective support to
various health care facilities across the country to strengthen the quality of
psychological support and counseling services for people living with HIV.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The jobholder will assess the current
    strengths and gaps in delivery of quality psychological support and
    counseling services at project supported facilities.
  • The incumbent will document needs for
    improving the quality of these services, including service provider skills
    strengthening needs.
  • Formulate a strategy to guide
    implementation of PSS.
  • The incumbent will also develop and
    implement appropriate strengthening/improvement plans, working closely
    with MOH and other development partners.
  • The incumbent will mobilize and provide
    intensive support to facility teams to strengthen HIV/AIDS psychological
    support and counselling activities at respective facilities through
    support supervision, mentorship and coaching.
  • The jobholder will document, monitor and
    evaluate the impact of the various 
    improvement/strengthening activities.
  • Actively participate in the generation of
    project reports.
  • Perform any other related duties assigned
    by the supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicants for the USAID SUSTAIN
    Psychosocial Advisor job opportunity should hold a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology, community psychology
    or equivalent degree with relevant experience.
  • A
    minimum of four years of professional experience working as a Psychologist/Therapist.
  • A
    minimum of two years of professional experience in providing Technical
    support to PSS activities.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and supervisory, training, mentorship and coaching skills.
  • Strong
    communication and reporting skills.
  • Ability
    to work without constant supervision.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should submit their
cover letter, certificate of good conduct, curriculum vitae, copies of academic
credentials and contact information for 3 professional references addressed to:
Human Resource & Administration Coordinator,
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services,
Plot 7 Ntinda View Crescent, Naguru
Kampala, UGANDA
E-mail to:
hr-uganda@urc-chs.com
Deadline: 27th March 2017 by
12:00 Noon
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