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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Nurse Counselor Job at Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Nurse Counselor

Jobs at:
Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) 

Deadline of this Job:
10th October 2018 

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

Date Posted: 4th October 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time 

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 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). MJAP is seeking competent and dynamic individuals to fill the positions of;
Role Title: Nurse Counselor
Role definition: To provide comprehensive HIV/AIDS counselling to clients by conduct health education talks on how they can live positively with HIV; through information giving on ART, prophylactic, other medications, HIV prevention, testing and other areas which affect their quality of life in line with the MJAP clinical guidelines
Reports to: ISS Clinic Manager

Key Result Areas
  • To discuss the benefits of ART/ARVs to all HIV positive clients, their dosage, possible side effects and how to manage the mild side effects and major side effects as per MJAP and MOH guidelines
  • To monitor client’s adherence to medication and counsel the on the need for 100% adherence to medication and clinic schedules in accordance to the per the MJAP policy.
  • To explain to clients the need for laboratory tests and later explains the results and interprets the meaning of each as per the MOH policy.
  • To assess other psychosocial, cultural, spiritual etc. needs the client might be facing with a view of helping the client to solve these needs and if possible link them to other service providers like substance abuse, mental health issues, teenage pregnancy, rape, child abuse, disclosure issues, bereavement, family support and partner involvement, conflict and child testing, welfare, PMTCT, OVC, crisis, will making, making development projects
  •  To document learning experiences from each client to be used in knowledge creation and sharing in order to improve counselling services as per the MJAP guideline.
  • To counsel TB HIV patients on the benefits of adherence to both anti TB and ART medication
  • To participate in prevention activities conducted at the clinic like HIV discordant couple forums
  • To Implement Assisted partner notification (APN) services
  • Offer intensive adherence counselling (IAC) to HIV non-suppressed clients
  • Actively participate in all forums conducted at the clinic e.g. adolescent and young adults’ forum, for non-suppressed clients
  • Offer technical assistance to all MJAP supported sites
Qualifications & job specifications:
  • Diploma in Nursing and should have a license with the regulatory body responsible
  • Certificate in HIV/AIDS counselling and Antiretroviral therapy
  • At least 2 years’ experience in Paediatric & Adult counselling in a busy clinic setting
  • Proficient in Counselling models & communication skills
Key personal competences
  • Integrity, confidentiality, empathy and emotional control
  • Job application procedure
    Interested and qualified candidates should 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), not later than 10th October 2018 by 5:00pm.
    Please ensure that your attachments do not exceed 5 MB.
    We do appreciate your interest working with MJAP. However, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 2 weeks after the deadline for submission..