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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

7 Nurse Counselors Jobs at Makerere University College of Health Sciences - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
7 Nurse Counselors [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Education & Training , Category: Health Care ]

Jobs at: Makerere University College of Health Sciences

Deadline of this Job:
1st November 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed JOB DETAILS:

In 2018, Makerere University College of Health Sciences through the School Public Health (MakSPH) with funding from The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) conducted a study entitled, “Formative Assessment of HIV, Gender-Based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive Health Status among Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Uganda”, which was referred to as the "AGYW Study”. This study was conducted in 20 districts of Uganda to generate data necessary to inform the design of interventions aimed at reducing AGYW's vulnerability to HIV infection, teenage pregnancy and gender-based violence. MakSPH intends to conduct a repeat survey of adolescent girls and young women's HIV, sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence status in 14 districts of Uganda. As part of this survey, we will conduct a mid-term evaluation of the Global Fund-supported AGYW Project that is being implemented by TASO and its sub-grantees so as to collect data on the: 1) current status of implementation of the AGYW Project, 2) fidelity to the implementation plans, 3) challenges experienced so far and 4) mid-course corrections necessary to achieve the project goal in 2021.
Data collection will take place in 14 selected districts divided into ten data collections teams (i.e. Team 1: Buvuma, Buikwe; Team 2: Mubende, Mityana; Team 3: Kayunga, Nakasongola; Team 4: Mayuge, Jinja; Team 5: Tororo, Busia; Team 6: Mbale, Bukwo; and Team 7: Hoima, Buliisa). To strengthen its current staffing position, MakSPH would like to fill the following vacant positions on the study.
3. NURSE COUNSELORS (7 Positions)
Reports to: Co-Principal Investigator .

Key duties and responsibilities
• Provide HIV and syphilis pre- and post-test counseling as needed
• Deliver HIV and syphilis results to individuals tested as needed
• Refer individuals with HIV and syphilis to appropriate services for HIV and syphilis management
• Participate in field data collection as case may be

Job Skills:
• Possession of a certificate in HIV counseling and testing from a recognized Institution Possession of a Certificate in Good Clinical Practice and/or Human
• Practice and/or Human Subjects Protection is an added advantage
• Prior experience with working with adolescents and young people is an added advantage
• Proficiency in both spoken and written English
• Knowledgeable about common local languages spoken in that region
• Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to follow study specific procedures and guidelines reliably
• Ability to spend an extended period of time in rural areas and away from home
• Willing to reside in the region for the entire study period
• Willing to make regular trips to health facilities in the survey districts
• Ability to work under stringent deadlines and independently with minimal supervision

Qualifications and desirable qualities
• Suitable applicants should possess a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or related degree.
• Individuals that possess a diploma in Nursing / Midwifery or a related field with three years' experience in HIVcounseling and testing may also be considered for this position

Job Education Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

Job application procedure
Interested persons should send their application and updated CVs stating two referees and their contacts to the Dean, Makerere University School of Public Health, not later than Friday, November 1, 2019, 5.00 pm. Please submit your application to: indicating the position applied for in the subject line of your email.
Hard-copy applications will not be accepted.
NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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