3 Entry Level Counselor Jobs – USAID RHITES-N Project

Job
Title:           
 Counselor
(3 Entry level Jobs)
Organization: USAID
funded Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services – North, Lango Project
(RHITES-N, Lango)
Duty Station: 
Uganda
Reports to:
Nursing Officer
About US:
The USAID funded
Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services – North, Lango Project
(RHITES-N, Lango) is operating in the nine districts of the Lango sub-region of
northern Uganda (Alebtong, Amolatar, Apac, Dokolo, Kole, Kwania, Lira, Otuke
and Oyam). RHITES-N, Lango will increase the effective use of sustainable
health services in the region. The Project is led by John Snow, Inc. in
partnership with African Medical and Research Foundation (Amref), Doctors with
Africa (CUAMM), The Medical Concierge Group (TMCG) and Another Option. The
project will contribute to measurable improvements in key Ugandan national
health indicators (HIV; tuberculosis [TB]; malaria, maternal, newborn, and
child health [MNCH]; family planning [FP]; water, sanitation, and hygiene
[WASH]; and nutrition).  USAID RHITES-N,
Lango will facilitate the recruitment of qualified Ugandans on behalf of Lira RRH.
The hospital is a 400 bed hospital situated in Lira Municipality in Lira town
with a catchment population of about 2.3 million people. It is a referral
facility offering both specialized and general services.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide quality and comprehensive counseling services to clients,
    family members, communities and partners, with focus on HIV and TB
    services
  • 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
  • Participate in the process of empowering clients with skills for
    self¬reliance and making appropriate succession plans
  • Participate in the mobilization and support of communities to offer
    HIV education and care
  • Provide home-based HIV counseling and testing, and TB screening to
    household members
  • Conduct home visits to clients on ART and TB for adherence support
  • Establish and support peer support groups for clients
  • Participate in the drawing and implementation of the clinic work
    plans.
  • Perform counselling and other support 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 must hold a Diploma in Counselling. A relevant
    bachelor’s degree social work, counselling psychology, guidance will be an
    added advantage
  • Short term capacity development courses on HIV counselling is an
    added advantage
  • Three years of working experience in a similar job
  • A clear and concise understanding of the psychosocial issues
    relating to health and illness
  • Deep knowledge of care planning procedures
  • Good communication, team building, innovative skills.
How to Apply:
All interested
candidates should send their applications and CV addressed to the Human
Resource Office, Lira Regional Referral Hospital P.O Box 2, Lira, Uganda or
hand deliver to the hospital. The current job holders are encouraged to apply.
Applicants whose qualifications have not changed in the advert do not need to
re-apply. The above positions are contract jobs and will be remunerated
according to the Government of Uganda pay scales.
Deadline: 5th April 2019
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