2 Fresher Community Linkages Assistant NGO Jobs – TASO Uganda

 

Job Title:    Community Linkages Assistant
(2 Fresher Jobs)

Organisation: The AIDS Support Organization (TASO
Uganda)

Duty Station: Mulago
(Kampala) and Tororo, Uganda

REF:  TS/HR/
PMGT 33

Reports to: Psychosocial and Community Linkages Officer

NB: Only TASO Registered Clients are eligible to apply

 

About US:

The AIDS Support
Organization (TASO Uganda), an organisation contributing to a process of
preventing HIV infection, restoring hope and improving the quality of life of
persons, families and communities affected by HIV infection and disease.

 

About Project:

TASO is implementing
various projects funded by the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
(PEPFAR) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with
guidance from the Government of Uganda, to accelerate epidemic control and
achieve the UNAIDS  95 95 95 targets.

 

Job Summary:  The Community
Linkages Assistant will provide services geared towards improving the welfare
of TASO Clients and their house hold members.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Participate
in the compilation of departmental annual work plans and budgets for client’s
activities

·       
Monitor
clients’ waiting time while at the center and ensure clients register on clinic
days, receipt and account for user fees

·       
Participate
in writing fundable proposals at TASO units to secure local funding to solve
some client needs and link clients to support groups

·       
Conduct
health talks and spearhead clients’ involvement in HIV/AIDS education and
sensitization

·       
Orient
clients about TASO center services & procedures i.e. MIPA-GIPA guidelines
and Clients’ Code of Conduct

·       
Attend
to weak and support clients who are stranded i.e. do not know where to go or
have no support like transport back home

·       
Organize
for the provision of tea and drinking water and supervise the serving of tea to
clients

·       
Follow
up clients admitted in the wards and inform the respective Counsellors

·       
Offer
counseling to clients with different concerns and visit CDDPs to offer peer
support counselling to clients

·       
Support
in establishment and maintenance of the demonstration gardens at the center

·       
Share/disseminate
information to clients regarding their rights and obligations

·       
Provide
information to the Psychosocial and Community Linkages Officer on resources
required for client activities and ensure the effective utilization of
resources for the client activities

·       
Conduct
an assessment of the client’s concerns/ views, present them at appropriate
forums, and follow up client complaints and suggestions

·       
Organize
quarterly client council meetings and general clients meetings

·       
Encourage
clients to raise their concerns by utilizing various provisions such as
suggestion boxes

·       
Encourage
clients to form groups and spearhead the selection of clients for skills
building

·       
Conduct
Training Needs Assessments and organize skills building trainings for OVCs and
Expert Clients

·       
Review
outputs presented by Expert Clients and ensure that proper documentation of
work is done

·       
Mobilize
and organize targeted HTS in the community to identify HIV positive

·       
Link all
the HIV positive clients identified during HTS and make follow ups 

·       
Identify
clients who miss appointments and fast track those who are lost to follow to
ensure that they are traced and restarted on treatment

·       
Set up
systems to track client referrals and enroll those referred into the TASO
System

·       
Prepare
and submit reports on client activities as required

 

Key Outputs

·       
Participation
in developing departmental work plans and budgets done

·       
Clients’
welfare-provided and ensured

·       
HIV/AIDS
education and sensitization organized

·       
Clients’
views presented to TASO management

·       
Technical
guidance to support clients and expert clients provided

·       
Participation
in community linkages activities at the center done

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Degree in SWASA, Education, Social Sciences, Arts or
Development Studies.

·       
Additional
Training Necessary: Certificate in HIV/AIDS Counselling and Certificate in
Child and Adolescent Counselling

·       
At least
two years’ experience in HIV/AIDS support work. Ability to communicate in the
local dialects (Luganda) is a MUST.

·       
Special
Knowledge Required: Rights of PLWHAs and Basic facts on HIV/AIDS Care

·       
Key
Skills: Communication Skills, Customer Care, Computer Skills and Interpersonal
Skills.

·       
Other
Qualities/Attributes: Integrity, Empathy, Patience, Confidentiality and Ability
to work under mental and physical stress.

 

How to Apply:

All qualified candidates who meet all the above requirements are invited
to submit their resume, copies of certified academic certificates, testimonials
and three referees, two of which should be professional referees and, a current
employer / immediate supervisor including their telephone and email contacts. All
interested Candidates MUST fully fill the TASO Online Job Application Form,
scan and save all the relevant documents in one folder and forward only online
applications with the relevant credentials

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 10th
December 2020 by 5:30 pm

 

NB: While TASO appreciates all the interested candidates, only those
invited for interviews will be reached. In case you do not hear from consider
yourself unsuccessful. Please note disqualification.

 

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