HIV Counsellor NGO Careers – Action Africa Help International (AAH)

 Job Title:        HIV Counsellor
Organisation: Action Africa
Help International (AAH)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: HIV Focal Person
About US:
In 1996, Action Africa Help International (AAIN) became Aktion Africa
Hilfe e. V (AAH) and was registered in Munich, Germany from where our founders
in 2003 moved the organisation’s headquarters to Kenya. AAH-I now works with
refugees, host communities and other marginalized and vulnerable groups in
Kenya, Uganda, Somalia and South Sudan, where it operates across a range of
sectors that seek to bridge relief to development.
Job Summary: The HIV Counsellor
will co-ordinate and provide counselling service in coordination with the
medical staff.
Key Duties and
  • Plan
    and oversee the delivery of the counselling services to families, in a
    non-discriminatory manner.
  • Provide
    a group counselling/psychotherapeutic service including post-natal
    depression groups.
  • Establish
    follow up plans to ensure patients are fully supported to recovery
  • Develop
    the counselling service in line with expressed need in consultation with
    the Medical
  • Doctor and Area Manager
  • Monitor
    and evaluate the service on a regular basis, providing update reports to
    the Supervisor
  • Work
    closely with other projects to share practice and contribute to the
    development counseling services
  • Conduct
    home visits to referred families affected and or living with HIV/AIDs
    where relevant.
  • Liaise
    with a full range of relevant professionals in social work, health,
    education and voluntary agencies, in order to co-ordinate services for
    families and to raise awareness of counseling services
  • Arrange
    regular monitoring sessions with community based social workers and
    village health teams.
  • Carry
    out any other duties as required by the supervisor
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Counselling/psychotherapeutic
    services delivered
  • Home
    visits to referred families conducted
  • Follow
    up plans for patients on ARVs established
  • Regular
    community awareness and monitoring sessions carried out

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the HIV Counsellor
    job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences,
    Counselling or a related qualification from a recognized institution
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in similar or higher position with
    International NGOs.
  • Three
    (3) years of progressively working in natural resources, environment and
  • Experience
    of working in projects in humanitarian and development settings
  • Extensive
    knowledge of community participatory approaches
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English with working knowledge
    of Kiswahili an added advantage
  • Good
    team player with excellent inter-personal and communication skills
  • Excellent
    computer skills (MS Word, Excel, internet)
  • Strong
    communication, including written and presentation skills.
  • Ability
    to work under pressure and to make accurate decisions.
  • Patient,
    understanding and of a pleasant character
  • Able
    to build and develop capacity of others
  • Commitment
    to the organizational values
  • Ability
    to ride motorcycle, with a valid rider permit
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are strongly
encouraged to submit their applications (together with an updated CV) with at
least three suitable referees and send address them to;
Senior Human Resource & Administration Officer,
Action Africa Help Uganda;
Plot 72 Ntinda Road, P O Box 10501, Kampala, Uganda.
E-mail to: (Please indicate the role you are applying for
in the subject line of your application.)
Deadline: 2nd October

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