Entry Level Counselor Non-profit Job Careers – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Uganda
Vacancy Code: COUX2
Reports to: Field
Office Coordinator
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.
Job Summary:  The Counselor provides technical support on
psycho- social interventions to IDI supported health facilities in offering
quality counselling 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;
  • Provide 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
  • Support health workers and volunteers compile MoH reports and related
    program reports;
  • Support and strengthen quality of CMES provided at the health
  • 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
  • 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 Counselor job must 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
  • Fluency of the local languages within the supported districts is
  • Willingness to work and live in rural areas is required.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should E-mail their updated 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 following address. Please make sure that your
application letter, updated CV and certificates are attached as one document
and indicate the Vacancy code as the subject for your email
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.
Email to: hr@idi.co.ug
Deadline: 29th October 2018
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