Fresher ART Counselor Non-profit Job Opportunities – Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)

Organization: Makerere
University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)
Reports to: ISS Clinic Manager
University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) is a private-not-for profit Company under
Makerere University. MJAP works to build partnerships and strengthen health
systems to optimally respond to HIV/AIDS, TB, Non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
and other diseases of public health importance in Africa.
About PEPFAR Grant:
is implementing a sub-award grant from Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), for
accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control in Kampala region; with funding from the
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Job Summary:  The ART Counselor will provide comprehensive
HIV/AIDS counseling to clients by conducting health education talks on how they
can live positively with HIV; through information giving on ART, prophylactic,
other medications, HIV prevention, testing and other areas which affect their
quality of life in line with the MJAP clinical guidelines.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Discuss the benefits of
ART/ARVs with all HIV positive clients, their dosage, possible side effects and
how to manage the mild side effects and major side effects as per MJAP and MOH
·       Monitor the Clients’
adherence to medication and give counsel 100% adherence to medication and
clinic schedules in accordance with the MJAP policy.
·       Explain to clients the
need for laboratory tests, the Results and interprets the meaning of each as
per the MOH policy.
·       Assess other
psychosocial, cultural, spiritual etc. needs the client might be facing with a
view of helping them to solve these needs and where possible link them to other
service providers to address: substance abuse, mental health issues, teenage
pregnancy, rape, child abuse, disclosure issues, bereavement, family support
and partner involvement, conflict and child testing, welfare, PMTCT, OVC,
crisis, will making and Income generating projects.
·       Document learning
experiences from each client and apply it in knowledge creation and sharing; to
improve counseling services as per the MJAP guideline.
·       Counsel TB/ HIV patients
on the benefits of adherence to both anti TB and ART medication
·       Participate in prevention
activities conducted at the clinic like HIV discordant couple forums

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must
hold a Diploma in any Medical related field from a recognized institution; Or
Degree in Social sciences preferably in Guidance and Counselling 
·       Registered by the Uganda
Nurses’ and Midwives’ Council.
·       Proof of a valid
practicing license with the regulatory body responsible
·       Certificate in
Comprehensive HIV/ART management.
·       A minimum of two years’
experience in comprehensive HIV/ART management in a busy clinic setting
·       Proficient in Counseling
models  and Communication skills
·       Integrity,
confidentiality, empathy and emotional control
·       Time management and
ability to work under pressure; with minimum supervision
·       Ability to engage with
partners and all Health care providers from MoH and other Institutions
How to Apply:
interested and qualified candidates should apply via the email below and submit
their cover letters, a detailed curriculum vita and copies of relevant academic
documents to: addressed to; The Human Resource Manager, Makerere
University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)
Deadline: 16th January,
2020 by 5:00pm.
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