10 Entry Level Volunteer Counselor NGO Job Positions – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Organization: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS
Foundation (EGPAF)
Duty Station:  Sheema: Kigarama HC III,
Ntungamo: Rwashamire HCIV, Rukungiri: Buhunga HC IV, Rukungiri: Buyanja HCIII,
Rukungiri: Kisiizi HC III, Rubirizi: Katerera HC III, Buhweju:Nsiika HCIV,
Mitooma: Mitooma HC IV, Kisoro: Nyarusiza HCIII, Ibanda: Ishongororo HCIV, Uganda
About US:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks
to end pediatric HIV/AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and
treatment programs. We are a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV
and AIDS, working in 15 countries and at 7,000 sites around the world to
prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already HIV
infected. The EGPAF Uganda Country Program is seeking to recruit Volunteer
Counselors for activities in south west Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
The Volunteer Counselor will work closely with
health workers at a selected health facility to support prevention, treatment,
care and access of health services through offering counselling services to
clients on care to ensure continuum of care and adherence to treatment.
·       
She/he will work with patients referred to
access and utilize heath care linkage facilitators, VHTs and expert clients to
ensure newly identified chronic care clients are enrolled, started on treatment
and retained into the available care and support Services.
·       
She/he will work with health workers to maintain
a good appointment and follow up system at the facility and community to ensure
patient retention in care.
·       
She/he will engage and refer/link clients to
other health, social and para-legal services to ensure continuum of care and
will maintain accurate and up-to-date activity logs and reports.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicants should preferably hold Diplomas
in Social Work and Social Administration, Development Studies is required. A
diploma in in counselling from a recognized institution is a MUST. Additional
training in HIV, TB, FP, Malaria, Nutrition, and other health programs is of an
added advantage
·       
At least two years’ experience in providing
counselling services in a health setting
·       
Good counselling and communication skills
·       
Able to speak fluent English, Runyankole,
Rukiga, Rufumbira
·       
Familiar with local community resources for
patients with chronic disease
How to Apply:
All applicants should be residents in the south western
districts of Uganda (preferred district and Health Facility should be stated in
the application). HIV positive clients who are living positively and can
provide peer support are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be
paid a monthly stipend of UGX 557,663 subject to all applicable statutory
deductions.
Please hand deliver a cover letter and CV in a sealed
envelope to the In-charges of above 10 health facilities. Applications can also
be hand delivered to respective DHOs office or at EGPAF Mbarara Office. Address
your application to:
The Senior Human Resources Manager Elizabeth Glaser
Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) Plot 7 Galt Road, Boma Mbarara, Uganda.
Deadline: Friday,
06th March 2020 (by closure of business) Please indicate the health facility of
your preference in the application
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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