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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Study Counsellor Job at Baylor - Uganda - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Study Counsellor

Jobs at:
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation

Deadline of this Job:
17th January 2018

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation -Uganda (Baylor-Uganda) is an indigenous not-for-profit child health and development organisation affiliated to the Baylor College of Medicine International Paediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI), a Network of paediatric HIV/AIDS care and treatment Children’s Clinical Centres of Excellence and international program offices in 11 countries across Africa, Eastern Europe and North America
Role Position: Study Counsellor (01 position, Kampala)
Reporting to the Counsellor Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing counselling services to Baylor’s Clients and their care givers as well as provide technical support during systems strengthening in Baylor supported clients & Clinical Counselling related attachments.
Overall Responsibilities: Carly out research/fundable proposals and present researched counselling best practices, Oversees the coordination and activities of all counselling for the study, Provides appropriate HIV counselling, Provides test results for participants if needed, Participates in study-specific intensive counselling training and practices, Conducts informed consent process and interviews participants, Performs informed consent process, Completes CRFs and source documents, Identifies participants with adherence challenges, Prepares clients and caregivers for HIV testing, acceptance of test results and antiretroviral therapy for exposed infants, then give information in regard to HIV/AIDs care and treatment services available, Conduct post-test counselling, assess their readiness for antiretroviral therapy then build their capacity in regard to ‘positive living for HIV infected clients, Prepare eligible clients and their families for HAART then monitor and support on drug adherence issues, Record clients information and maintain clients’ records, Build the capacity of counselling stakeholders, Provide psychosocial support counselling, Conduct general Health education sessions and psychosocial support counselling during meetings for peer support groups, Teen mothers and care takers, Prepare periodic reports on counselling activities as per the counselling BSC.
Required Qualification, Experience and Competencies:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Counselling or any Degree with Post Graduate formal training of HIV/AIDS from a recognised institution,
  • The candidate must have at least three (3) years of experience in HIV/AIDS Counselling in a busy Clinical or hospital based setting ,Two (2) years‘ experience in training & Counselling, medical background would be an added advantage
  • Two (2)years’ experience in a reputable clinical or hospital based setting and health research institution.
Job application procedure
If you believe that you are the right candidate for the above positions, please email your application to: Applications should include a cover letter, CV, daytime telephone contact and three traceable professional references; and should be emailed or hand delivered by Wednesday, 17 January 2018. You must have at least a Credit 6 in MATHEMATICS and ENGLISH at Ordinary Level (UCE). Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview. An approved Medical Check up from a recommended health centre for successful candidates is a requirement at entry.
Applications should be addressed to:
The Head of Human Resources '