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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

14 Beef up Counsellors Jobs at Infectious Diseases Institute College of Health Sciences Makerere University - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
14 Beef up Counsellors [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: NGO , Category: Administrative & Office ]

Jobs at: Infectious Diseases Institute College of Health Sciences Makerere University

Deadline of this Job:
31st August, 2019.
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Background: The mission of the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases through research and capacity development. IDI has six operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment, Global Health Security, Training, Research, Laboratory services (including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab) and Outreach. In order to achieve the above objectives, IDI seeks to recruit motivated and competent Counsellors as indicated below; Job Title : Beef up Counsellors (14 positions) Vacancy Code : BUCX01 Classification : Short-term contract Reporting to : Field Office Coordinator Work Station : Pakwach, Nebbi, Arua, Maracha, Koboko, Yumbe, Moyo & Adjumani Job Summary: Provision quality comprehensive HIV counseling services to clients, their partners, family members and communities to respond to the HIV epidemic .

Job Responsibilities:
• Ensure all newly identified positive clients are linked and initiated on Art in facilities of their choice.
• Implement Assisted Partner Notification (APN) with a focus on interviewing and elicitation of sexual contacts at service points.
• To offer quality intensive adherence counseling (IAC) to all identified non-suppressing clients.
• Conducts health education sessions on ART clinic days in supporting
• Document in the relevant data tools, compile MoH reports and related program reports.
• The incumbent will also support health facilities in setting up peer support groups and facilitating meetings for special populations of people living with HIV.
Perform any other duties as may reasonably be assigned from time to time by the team leader.

Job Skills: Not Specified

Job Qualifications:
• Diploma in Social Work Social Administration, Development Studies, Community and Adult Education, Social Sciences, Community Psychology, Guidance and counseling from a reputable Institution
• At least two years working experience in an HIV/AIDS Clinical setting
• Good interpersonal skills
• Ability to communicate in local languages within the supported districts is a must
• HIV/AIDS Counseling Certificate is an added advantage
• One year of experience in HIV counseling in a busy clinical setting
• Willingness to travel and provide care services at selected health facilities
• Willingness to work and live in rural areas is required.

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

Job application procedure
IDI will offer a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. Candidates that know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above position, please send their CVs, which should include details of email address (if any), present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address not later than 31st August, 2019. (Email your application and CV to and let’s save the environment).
Key Notes:
1. IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process
2. Internal candidates who meet the required specifications and have worked with IDI for a period of at least one year will be given priority.
3. Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document
4. Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email
5. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
6. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
The Senior Human Resource Manager
Infectious Diseases Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre, Makerere University Main Campus; College of Health Sciences, Makerere University
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda

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