HIV Psychosocial Support and Counseling Advisor Job Opportunity – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project
(USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) Project
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
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 USAID RHITES-EC Project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project
(USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) whose aim is to support the implementation of a
comprehensive integrated investment in regional 
health, nutritional assistance and HIV/AIDS programs. The five-year
project targets 11 districts in East Central Uganda with an estimated total
population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of
quality health, nutrition, HIV / AIDS and child development services.
Job Summary: The HIV
Psychosocial Support and Counseling Advisor is responsible for supporting
building of capacity for district and service delivery teams to provide quality
pediatric, adolescent and adult HIV psychological support and counseling
services.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
·        
Build capacity of project, regional and district
mentoring teams in training and mentoring front-line service provider teams in
adult and pediatric and adolescent HIV counseling and psychological support
·        
Build the capacity of service provider teams at
high-volume facilities in providing counseling and psychological support to
children, adolescent and adults living with HIV to ensure disclosure,
psychological coping and optimum adherence to appointments and treatment
·        
On a routine basis use program performance data
at district and facility levels, to focus HIV counseling service provider
capacity building activities to facilities with most needs
·        
Work closely with the project Youth team,
cluster and district teams, to implement DREAMS-like activities, and other
priority population HIV prevention activities targeting relevant population
groups, and to document project results in this area
·        
Prepare routine and periodic program reports, as
may be required, including 2-weekly and monthly progress updates for this
component of the program
·        
Perform other project-related duties as may be
assigned



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The applicants for the USAID RHITES-EC HIV
Psychosocial Support and Counseling Advisor 
 job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree in
Social Sciences or Social Work & Social Administration or a related field,
with a relevant post-graduate qualification
·        
A minimum of ten years of experience in
providing and building capacity of service provider teams in pediatric,
adolescent and adult HIV counseling and psychological support in Uganda
·        
Extensive knowledge of latest developments in
the areas of pediatric, adolescent and adult HIV counseling in Uganda
·        
Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas
and concepts in written and oral form.
·        
Demonstrated skills in training and mentoring
front-line service provider teams
NB: Only candidates who are
eligible to work in the Uganda for an indefinite period without a need for
sponsorship will be considered for this position.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
USAID RHITES EC Project should send their cover letters, certificates of good
conduct curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact
information for three professional references addressed to:
Human Resource Coordinator,
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services
Plot 1, East Victoria Close, Mpumudde Division,
Jinja. Uganda
E-mail to:
HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com
Deadline: 20th October 2017 by
12:00 pm

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