20 Fresher Counselor Job Opportunities – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job Title:      Counselors
(20 Fresher Jobs)
Organization: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
University Research
Co., LLC (URC), a US-based public health organization working in Uganda since
2005, implements the USAID’s Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in
East Central Uganda Activity (USAID’s RHITES EC). The purpose of this project
is to support implementation of a comprehensive, integrated investment in
regional health, HIV/AIDS and nutrition assistance. This five-year activity
targets 12 districts in East-Central Uganda with an estimated total population
of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of quality health,
HIV/AIDS, nutrition and child development services.
Job Summary:  The Counselors will be responsible for
providing comprehensive HIV Counselling and psycho-social support to Clients,
their families, and Community Members as appropriate to enable them to cope
with HIV. The counselors will work as part of a team at the facility of
deployment under the supervision of the Health Facility In-charge, and the
RHITES EC HIV Psychosocial and Counseling Advisor.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide Quality and Comprehensive Counselling Services to Clients,
    their partners and other family members (Pre-test, Post test, Adherence
    support, Intensive Adherence Counselling).
  • Conduct assessment/screening of Patients for HTS and provide
    necessary psychosocial care.
  • Participate in the process of empowering patients with skills for
    positive living, and self-reliance
  • Refer & Link Clients to appropriate medical and Psychosocial
  • Conduct CMEs at the facility to strengthen knowledge and skills of
    existing health workers in Counseling and psycho-social support
  • Provide technical support to Facility and Community Volunteers
  • Oversee and support the facility to improve implementation of Index
    testing and APN

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or a Diploma in any of
    the following fields: Social Sciences, Education, SWSA, Development
    Studies, Community & Adult Education, Community Psychology, Guidance
    & Counselling, BSc Nursing or any related field)
  • A minimum of two (2) years of work experience in direct provision of
    HIV Counseling in a health facility.
  • Good knowledge on Rights of PLHIV and current MOH consolidated
    Guidelines for HIV Prevention, Care & Treatment.
  • Additional necessary requirement: Certificate in HIV Counselling;
    Child & Adolescent Counselling certificate or Training of trainers is
    an added advantage.
  • Willingness to work in rural setting.
  • Excellent Counselling, Interpersonal, Communication and Computer
  • Ability to communicate in the language dialects used in East Central
    region (Lusoga, Lugweri, Swahili, Samia, Luganda).
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested applicants should hand deliver OR send via E-mail
their complete applications with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of
academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references
addressed to:
Human Resource
University Research
Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services Plot 1 Bridge Lane, Mpumudde Division P.O.
Box 5053, Jinja, Uganda
E-mail to: HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com
Deadline: 20th September 2019 by 2:00pm
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