4 Fresher Counselor Careers – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Funding Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Team Leader-Technical Supervisory Teams
About US:
The
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is an international non-profit organization
which is a partnership of infectious diseases and public health specialists.
The overall objective of the IDI is to strengthen health systems with strong
emphasis on Infectious Diseases, through Research and Capacity Development. IDI
has five operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission:
Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services
(provided through a partnership with the Makerere University – John Hopkins
University Core Lab) and Outreach.
About CDC Project:
Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI) received funding from Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC)/PEPFAR to implement a comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the
mid-western Uganda Districts of Kiboga, Kibaale, Kyankwanzi, Hoima, Masindi,
Buliisa and Kiryandongo. The project is called “Accelerating Comprehensive
HIV/AIDS Service Delivery through Health System Capacity Building and Technical
Assistance of District Health Teams and Health Facilities in Western and West
Nile Regions in the Republic of Uganda under PEPFAR.”
Job Summary: The Counselor provides technical support on
psycho- social interventions to IDI supported health facilities in offering
quality counseling services to clients, their families and community members,
and to mobilize community members to respond to the HIV epidemic.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Mentor and supervise health workers in the provision
    of quality and comprehensive HIV counseling services to clients and their
    partners, and other family members, communities and partners;
  • Offer support to health workers and
    volunteers in the process of empowering clients with skills for
    self-reliance and making appropriate succession plans;
  • Support establishment and maintenance of
    Provider Initiated Counseling and testing (PICT) corners at all health
    facilities;
  • Coordinate and support health workers to plan
    and implement HIV preventions interventions for key and priority
    populations;
  • The incumbent will also support health
    facilities in setting up peer support groups and facilitating the support
    group meetings for special populations of people living with HIV;
  • Support and strengthen skills of health
    workers to conduct continuous quality improvement activities in relation
    to HIV/AIDS prevention;
  • Support health workers and volunteers compile
    MoH reports and related program reports;
  • Support and strengthen quality of CMES
    provided at the health facilities;
  • Support health facilities in developing
    referral systems for clients coordinate and support health facilities to
    scale up community mobilization, sensitization and service delivery for
    HIV prevention services;
  • Perform any other duties as may reasonably be
    assigned from time to time by the Team Leader-Technical Supervisory Teams.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Infectious Diseases
    Institute (IDI) Counselor job opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in any of the following fields: Social Sciences, Education, SWASA,
    Development Studies, Community and Adult Education, Community Psychology,
    Guidance and counseling or BSc. Nursing.
  • Evidence of having attended HIV counseling
    courses lasting at least one month.
  • Active registration with the relevant
    professional body.
  • One year of experience in HIV counseling in a
    busy clinical setting;
  • Mentorship, counseling, and communication
    skills;
  • Good computer skills;
  • Willingness to travel and provide care
    services at selected health facilities and outreaches; and
  • Fluency of the local languages within the
    supported districts is desirable.
  • Willingness to work and live in rural areas
    is required.
How to Apply:
All
suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application cover
letters with a detailed CV, naming at least two professional referees to:
The
Human Resources Manager,
Infectious
Diseases Institute,
P.O.
Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for
interviews.
Deadline: 4th March, 2016 by 5:00 PM

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