Counsellor NGO Jobs – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Job Title:   Counsellor
Organisation: Rakai
Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
Duty Station:
Uganda
About US:
Rakai Health
Sciences Program (RHSP) is a collaborative bio – medical research and service
delivery organization.  RHSP strives to improve the quality of life
of the local population through a combination of community-based research,
curative services and prevention strategies in the districts of South-central
Uganda.
Job Summary:   The Counsellor will provide psychological
counseling to Program clients in a wide variety of conditions/issues ranging
from HIV related problems to Psycho-social issues such as Domestic Violence and
child abuse.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Providing
HIV results and counseling to those who requested to know their results.
·       
Providing
follow-up/ongoing psycho-social support counseling to respondents who need such
care
·       
Promoting
couple counseling and/or partner notification in the community.
·       
Providing
facilitate HIV disclosure and partner counseling to discordant couples
·       
Conducting
HIV/AIDS education as well as general health education in the study communities
·       
Promoting
the distribution and use of condoms among study participants as an HIV/AIDS
prevention and control strategy.
·       
Promoting
family planning practices in the communities of his/her area of jurisdiction.
·       
Attending
mobilization and sensitization meetings whenever and wherever they are called
upon.
·       
Attending
counseling meetings at Kalisizo office as often as they are convened
·       
Preparing
and presenting on a regular basis, field reports on counseling activities
carried out.
·       
Representing
Rakai Health Sciences Program in the community and is the custodian of Rakai
Program property in the community.
·       
Collecting
bio-behavioral health related data as may be deemed necessary
·       
Any
other duty (ies) as assigned to him/her by the Counseling Supervisor from time
to time



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
successful candidate should possess Diploma or Degree in Counseling and
Guidance from a recognized institution.
·       
A Certificate
in HIV/AIDS Counseling conforming to the MOH HCT policy is an added advantage
·       
Must
follow the code of ethics associated with the respective certification.
·       
Have
obtained at least 3 years’ experience in counseling, with a minimum of two
years in HIV and AIDS counseling or medical environment/setting, or hands on
experience in similar work.
·       
Motorcycle
riding skills is an added advantage (possess a riding permit)
·       
Pleasant,
social, hardworking, flexible, with a spirit of teamwork/building.
·       
With
good interpersonal skills, and high integrity.
·       
Fluent
in English and Luganda (spoken and written).
·       
Self-motivated
and able to work under minimum supervision.
·       
Willingness
to work and reside in a rural setting – Rakai or Kyotera District and to work
for long hours
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates possessing the above attributes can send
their; applications including a cover letter, updated CV with 3 referees, and
copies of academic qualifications/certificates (One document), addressed to the
HR Manager to jobs@rhsp.org. Kindly indicate the job title in the subject line
of the email. Only online applications will be considered.
Deadline: 31st March 2020
NB: Only
short-listed candidates will be contacted. Any form of lobbying and canvassing
will lead to disqualification
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