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

Organisation:
University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Duty Station:
Uganda
About US:
URC is a global
company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and
health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human
Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United
States.
University Research
Co., LLC (URC), a US-based public health organization working in Uganda since
2005, is implementing the USAID’s Regional Health Integration to Enhance
Services in East Central Uganda Activity (USAID’s RHITES EC). The RHITES EC project
started in October 2016 and runs till September 2021. The RHITES EC project
supports 12 districts in East-Central Uganda to periodically review their
performance data, plan, implement and monitor progress on key indicators in
HIV/TB prevention and treatment, Malaria, Nutrition and RNMCAH.
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. The job is for a period of 4
months. The persons will be based in Luuka, Kamuli, Buyende, Kaliro, Bugiri,
Busia, Namayingo, Namutumba, Bugweri, Iganga and Jinja districts.
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 support.
·       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 ideal applicant must hold 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)
·       At least 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 Skills.
·       Ability to communicate in the language
dialects used in East Central region (Lusoga, Lugweri, Swahili, Samia,
Luganda).
How to Apply:
All Qualified
applicants should hand deliver OR send via E-mail HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com
their complete applications with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of
academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references to:


Senior Human
Resource Officer
University Research
Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services
Plot 1 Bridge Lane,
Mpumudde Division
P.O. Box 5053,
Jinja, Uganda
Tel: +256 (0) 393
217 617, +256 200 300 900


NB: While we thank all
applicants for showing interest, only qualified internal applicants will be contacted
for interviews. 
Individuals from
these districts are encouraged to apply. .
Deadline: Thursday 14th May 2020 at 5:00pm
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