UNHCR Project HIV Counsellor Career Jobs – Action Africa Help International (AAH)

Title:    HIV Counsellor
Organisation: Action
Africa Help International (AAH)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Kyangwali, Hoima, Uganda
HIV Focal Person
In 1996,
Action Africa Help International (AAIN) became Aktion Africa Hilfe e. V (AAH)
and was registered in Munich, Germany from where our founders in 2003 moved the
organisation’s headquarters to Kenya. AAH-I now works with refugees, host
communities and other marginalized and vulnerable groups in Kenya, Uganda,
Somalia and South Sudan, where it operates across a range of sectors that seek
to bridge relief to development.
UNHCR Project:
Action Africa
Help Uganda (AAH Uganda) has been receiving funding from the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to implement programmes in the Districts
of Hoima (Kyangwali Refugee Settlement), Adjumani District and Kampala.
 The HIV Counsellor will coordinate
and provide counselling services in coordination with the medical staff
Duties and Responsibilities: 
The incumbent will plan and manage the delivery of
the counselling services to families, in a non-discriminatory manner.
Provide a group counselling/psychotherapeutic
service including post-natal depression groups.
Establish follow up plans to ensure patients are
fully supported to recovery
Develop the counselling service in line with
expressed need in consultation with the Medical Doctor and Area Manager
Actively monitor and evaluate the service on a
regular basis, providing update reports to the Supervisor
Work closely with other projects to share practice
and contribute to the development counselling services
Conduct home visits to referred families affected
and or living with HIV/AIDs where relevant.
Work closely with a full range of relevant
professionals in social work, health, education and voluntary agencies, in order
to co-ordinate services for families and to raise awareness of counselling
Arrange regular monitoring sessions with community
based social workers and village health teams.
Carry out any other duties as required by the
Skills and Experience: 
The applicant for the UNHCR AAH HIV Counsellor job
vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Counselling or a
related qualification from a recognized institution
A minimum of three years’ experience in similar or
higher position.
Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
Excellent command of both written and spoken
Patient, understanding and of a pleasant character
Computer literacy skills with ability to use
Microsoft Office
Ability to capacity build and develop others
Show commitment to the organizational values
to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications (together
with an updated (CV) with at least three referees with their telephone contacts
via E-mail only to  recruitug@actionafricahelp.org  addressed to:
Resource Officer,
Action Africa
Help Uganda,
Plot 72
Ntinda Road, P.O. Box 10501, Kampala, Uganda.
Please clearly mark in the email subject line the job title of the position
applied for.  Only those selected for the
interviews will be contacted.
20th January 2016
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