14 USAID Project Counselor Job Vacancies – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job Title:        Counselor (14 Job Vacancies)
Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID Strengthening
Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) Project
Duty Station: Gulu, Oyam,
Apac, Dokolo, Kole, Lira, Otuke, Alebtong, Agago, Pader, Omoro, Kitgum, Lamwo,
Nwoya, Amuru, Uganda
Reports to: Health Facility
unit in charge
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 Counselor
will provide comprehensive counseling services to patients in chronic care in
the ART Clinic.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
The incumbent will provide quality and
comprehensive HIV counseling services to clients, family members, communities
and partners
·        
Empower clients in chronic care to disclose
their HIV status to significant others
·        
Use index client testing to access HIV testing
services among children, sexual partners/networks and family members
·        
Actively participate in the process of
empowering clients with skills for self reliance and making appropriate
succession plans
·        
Take part in the mobilization and support of
communities to offer HIV education and care
·        
Provide home-based HIV counseling and testing to
household members
·        
Conduct home visits to clients on ART for
adherence support
·        
Establish and support peer support groups for
clients
·        
Participate in the drawing and implementation of
the clinic work plans.
·        
Perform nursing techniques and procedures as
requested and prescribed by the clinicians
·        
Provide information to clients, aimed at
reducing their vulnerability to diseases and infections through health
education.
·        
Participate in HIV/AIDS awareness at the clinic
and sensitizations in the communities
·        
Perform any other duties assigned by the
supervisor



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The applicant for the USAID SUSTAIN Counselor job
opportunity should hold a Diploma in Counselling. Possession of a relevant
bachelor’s degree social work, counselling psychology, guidance will be an
added advantage.
·        
At least three years of working experience in a
similar job
·        
Deep knowledge of care planning procedures
·        
A clear and concise understanding of the
psychosocial issues relating to health and illness
·        
Short term capacity development courses on HIV
counselling is an added advantage
·        
Good communication, team building, innovative
skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should upload their
cover letters, certificate of good conduct, curriculum vitae, copies of
academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references at
the link below.
Deadline: 27th November
2017 by 5:00 PM
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