7 Nurse Counselor Job Opportunities – Makerere University College of Health Sciences

Job Title:           7 Nurse Counselors
Organization:  Makerere University College of Health
Sciences
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports t0:        Co-Principal Investigator
About US:
In 2018, Makerere University
College of Health Sciences through the School Public Health (MakSPH) with
funding from The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) conducted a study entitled,
“Formative Assessment of HIV, Gender-Based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive
Health Status among Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Uganda”, which was
referred to as the “AGYW Study”. This study was conducted in 20 districts
of Uganda to generate data necessary to inform the design of interventions
aimed at reducing AGYW’s vulnerability to HIV infection, teenage pregnancy and
gender-based violence. 
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Provide HIV and syphilis pre- and post-test
counseling as needed
·        
Deliver HIV and syphilis results to individuals
tested as needed
·        
Refer individuals with HIV and syphilis to
appropriate services for HIV and syphilis management
·        
Participate in field data collection as case may
be



Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:
·        
Possession of a certificate in HIV counseling
and testing from a recognized Institution Possession of a Certificate in Good
Clinical Practice and/or Human
·        
Practice and/or Human Subjects Protection is an
added advantage
·        
Prior experience with working with adolescents
and young people is an added advantage
·        
Proficiency in both spoken and written English
·        
Knowledgeable about common local languages
spoken in that region
·        
Excellent communication, organizational and
interpersonal skills and ability to follow study specific procedures and
guidelines reliably
·        
Ability to spend an extended period of time in
rural areas and away from home
·        
Willing to reside in the region for the entire
study period
·        
Willing to make regular trips to health
facilities in the survey districts
·        
Ability to work under stringent deadlines and
independently with minimal supervision
·        
Suitable applicants should possess a Bachelor of
Science in Nursing or related degree.
·        
Individuals that possess a diploma in Nursing /
Midwifery or a related field with three years’ experience in HIV counseling and
testing may also be considered for this position
How to Apply:
Interested persons should send
their application and updated CVs stating two referees and their contacts to
the Dean, Makerere University School of Public Health submit your application
to: dean@musph.ac.ug indicating the position applied for in the subject line of
your email.


Hard-copy applications will not
be accepted.


NB: Only short-listed candidates
will be contacted
Deadline: Friday,
November 1, 2019, 5.00 pm.

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