Fresher HIV Counsellor NGO Job Opportunities – International Rescue Committee

 Job Title:    HIV Counsellor (Fresher NGO

Organization: International Rescue Committee

Duty Station:


About US:

The International
Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by
conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. It
was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been working in
Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones where tens
of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million displaced.
Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and looking to
rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children from
violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging
education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping
communities promote peace and long-term development.


Job Summary:  Under the supervision of the health facility
in-charge, the HIV Counsellor shall provide quality counseling of clients,
patient follow-up in coordination with the community health workers. Ensuring
the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and
business of IRC acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or
organization without authority, except in the normal execution of duty.


 Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Community Health data management tools and systems to record information about
HIV clients accessing services, in line with the principle of confidentiality,
and utilize aggregate information to improve service delivery.

Develop strategies
for retention of psychosocial groups and evaluate performance of individual
psychosocial groups.

counseling of individual clients and encouraging forms of psychosocial support.

awareness raising activities.

a positive relationship with community health workers, VHT’s and other
community-based groups to ensure they are involved in the activities of the
community health and they play an active role in the referral pathway.

a collaborative relationship with all organizations working in the context to
facilitate referrals and joint activities, while upholding IRC’s standard in
Health programming.

regular follow-ups, compile daily & weekly reports, and attend weekly case
review meetings.

data through Community Health management tools and systems.

And any
other duties that might be given by the supervisor in the line of duty.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the International Rescue Committee HIV Counsellor job must
hold a High School/College Degree/Certification Nursing or social sciences,
community development or other relevant academic qualification

experience engaging in community based initiatives will be an added advantage

At least
two (2) years’ working experience preferably with NGOs in a cross- cultural

in supervising staff and community incentive workers

team experience and knowledge of team dynamics desirable



Please note: This position is open only to Ugandan nationals.


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link




The IRC and IRC
workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way –
Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and
Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and
enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child
Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and


Deadline: 18th January 2021


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