12 Fresher Counselor USAID Project Jobs – John Snow, Inc (JSI)

Organization: John
Snow, Inc (JSI)
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
John Snow, Inc.
(JSI) is a leader in improving the health of individuals and communities by
providing high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health
programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 100 countries, and
currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices for the past 30
years. The JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. ID a leading public
health research and consulting organization.
About USAID RHITES-N Project:
USAID-RHITES-N,
Lango will improve the use of integrated health services in Northern Uganda’s
Lango region and strengthen the health system to sustain gains made by earlier
projects. USAID-RHITES-N, Lango will contribute to improving key
population-based national health indicators; build the capacity of the Ugandan
government to carry out a sustainable and locally-driven response to the HIV
epidemic, while also improving TB, malaria, nutrition, MNCH+A, and WASH
outcomes. JSI will work with Ugandan stakeholders to design and implement
health system strengthening strategies to scale up high-impact, evidence-based
interventions at the national, sub-regional, district, and community levels.
Interventions will include VMMC, virtual elimination of mother-to-child
transmission of HIV, antiretroviral therapy, and condom education and
distribution. JSI will focus where the greatest impact can be realized, with a
priority on hard-to-reach and high-HIV-prevalence locations.
Job Summary:  The Counselor will provide comprehensive
counselling services to patients in chronic care in the HIV clinic, antenatal
care/ Mother baby care points and Tuberculosis Units.
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
    signifi cant 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
  • High degree of Integrity, Empathy, Patience, Confidentiality
  • Possess the ability to work under mental and physical stress
  • 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
Key Performance Areas:
  • Comprehensive HIV psychosocial services provided
  • Comprehensive OVC services delivered
  • Clients adhering to ART
  • Viral load suppression achieved among clients
  • Clients retained in care
  • Clients linked to other services



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID RHITES-N Counselor job placement should
    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
  • The applicant should preferably have at least a year’s experience in
    HIV Counselling.
  • 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 candidates
should send their updated cover letters and updated CVs to ug-rhites-n@ug.jsi.com addressed
to the Human Resource Manager
Deadline: 21st June 2019
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