Fresher HTC Counselor Non-profit Jobs – Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)


Job Title:    HTC Counselor

Organisation: Makerere
University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)

Duty Station:  Kiruddu
National Referral Hospital (KNRH), Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:
Prevention Coordinator


About US:

Makerere 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. MJAP 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 HTC Counselor will provide comprehensive
HIV testing services to eligible patients at KNRH and document outcomes in line
with MoH counseling guidelines and procedures.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

provide risk based HIV testing services to patients at KNRH

provide index client testing to eligible HIV index clients (including APN,
biological children testing and social network strategy testing).

conduct focused distribution of HIV self-testing kits in line with the MoH

To link
HIV positive clients to PrEP and high risk HIV negative clients to HIV
prevention services like PrEP and VMMC.

counsel newly identified HIV clients including those with AHD/TB patients on
the critical need for adherence to both anti TB/ART medication, possible side
effects and how to manage major and mild side effects as per MJAP and MOH

assess psychosocial; cultural, spiritual and related patient needs and support
them in finding a solution; 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, conflict and child
testing, welfare, PMTCT, OVC, crisis, will- making, development projects etc.

document and complete all counseling services in appropriate tools and
registers in a timely manner as provided by the Ministry of Health (MoH)

document learning experiences from each client to be used in knowledge creation
and sharing in order to improve counseling services as per the National

participate in prevention activities conducted at the Kiruddu National Referral
Hospital/ MJAP ISS clinic such as; HIV Discordant couple forums.

continuously conduct health education talks with patients to live positively
with HIV; by providing information on prevention, testing, viral load, ART,
prophylactic, relevant health checks and other areas which affect their quality
of life.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in social work with additional
training in HIV counseling

A member
of Uganda Counseling Association is added advantage

minimum of two years’ experience in HIV counseling in a busy clinic setting

in HIV/AIDS counseling and Antiretroviral therapy

in Counseling models & communication skills

confidentiality, empathy and emotional control

take initiative, flexibility and able mentor others


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested 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). Please ensure that your attachments do
not exceed 5 MB.


Deadline: 2nd December 2020 by 5:00pm


NB: We
do appreciate your interest to work with MJAP. However, we regret that only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 2 weeks after the submission


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