Entry Level NGO Jobs – Counsellor at MRC/UVRI

Job Title:   Counsellor
Organisation: The Medical Research Council/ Uganda Virus
Research Institute (MRC/UVRI)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project
Head
About MRC/UVRI:
The Medical Research Council/
Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI) Uganda Virus Research Unit on AIDS
was established following a request in 1988 from the Uganda Government to the
British Government for collaboration on the research of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency
Virus) infection and AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency). MRC is contributing
knowledge on the revolving epidemic, the evaluation of innovative health care
options, treatment and prevention, and the development of health policy and
practice in Africa and worldwide.
Job
Summary:
The incumbent will provide high quality HIV counselling and testing
with the aim of reducing the risk of HIV infection and transmission
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Responsible for facility and Community (including
door-to-door)-based HIV counselling and testing
·        
In charge of HIV/AIDS education to community
·        
Community mobilisation for HIV counselling and
testing
·        
Active promotion of condom use and other HIV
prevention services
·        
Secure relevant counselling records safely
·        
Provide continuous risk reduction counselling to
study volunteers
·        
Collect data on uptake of counseling
·        
Provide crisis management, whenever needed
·        
Keep participants results confidentially in a
secure place
·        
Refer clients where necessary
·        
Perform any other duties as assigned by the
Project Head
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The Counsellor should hold a Diploma in Social
Work, Development studies or other related field
·        
A minimum of two years’ experience in a Clinical
Research setting
·        
Hold a certificate in Counselling from a
recognized institution
·        
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
·        
Fluency in verbal and written English
·        
Highly organized, detail-oriented and
self-motivated
·        
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
·        
Must have a Motorcycle Riding permit
·        
Computer literacy skills
·        
Fluency in Luganda
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications letters, copies of
academic qualifications and curriculum vitae including names, telephone
contacts and email addresses of two referees should be sent only via e mail to:
recruitment@mrcuganda.org. Please clearly indicate the Position Title in the
subject line of the email.
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted for interviews
Deadline: 29th May, 2015

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