68 No Experience Locum Counselor USAID Project Jobs – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job
Title:         
 Locum
Counselors (68 No Experience Jobs)

Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)

Duty Station: 
Uganda

Reports to: Director
of Finance and Administration

About US:

University Research
Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health
care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit
affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45
countries, including the United States.

About USAID RHITES-N
Project:      

With the RHITES-N
Acholi Project (Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Northern
Uganda – Acholi), USAID will continue its support of the Government of Uganda’s
(GOU) efforts to improve access to and use of health services in the country’s
post-conflict northern region. RHITES-N Acholi Project activities will build on
USAID investments and national advances to increase access to and use of
high-quality integrated services that accelerate the ability and capacity to respond
to the specific health needs of residents in the Acholi sub-region, leveraging
the URC-ASSIST project successes.

Job Summary:  The Counselor will provide a range of
counseling services to clients at the health facility, strengthen provision of
Index testing and Assisted Partner Notification (APN) services; identify
individuals who know they are HIV-positive but are not in HIV medical care by
receiving referrals, utilizing organizational information about missed
appointments, and conducting outreach at various community organizations and
venues; provide accurate information to clients about living with HIV,
preventing further transmission, the benefits and challenges of HIV care and
treatment, and available services and how to access them and  comply with all program protocols, including
those regarding confidentiality of client information. In addition, the
Counselor shall develop and maintain effective partnership relationships with
community members, Local Council Leaders, Community Linkage Facilitators and
Village Health Team (VHT) members while incorporating confidentiality,
professionalism, respect, integrity and compassion in all that s/he does.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: The roles and responsibilities of the
Counselor shall be:

  • Support implementation of Index testing and Assisted Partner
    Notification (APN) at RHITES-N, Acholi supported facilities to improve
    identification of HIV positive clients and linkage to HIV care
  • Provide a full range of counseling services to clients
  • Identify clients needs and document pertinent information
  • Ensure that all client information is documented and stored in a
    manner that observes the highest levels of confidentiality.
  • As part of the counseling service, assist clients in formulating
    plans for addressing problem areas
  • Refer clients for further counseling to other social support
    institutions as required.
  • Identify individuals who know they are HIV-positive but are not in
    HIV medical care by receiving referrals, utilizing organizational
    information about missed appointments, and conducting outreach at various
    community organizations and venues.
  • Work to build the trust and confidence of clients.
  • Provide accurate information to clients about living with HIV,
    preventing further transmission, the benefits and challenges of HIV care
    and treatment, and available services and how to access them.
  • Provide personalized assistance to clients to help them enroll or
    re-engage in medical care.
  • Together with clinical staff, support clients throughout the early
    part of their care so they participate fully, become educated, and can
    advocate for themselves.
  • Help clients to develop confidence about their participation in HIV
    treatment.
  • Work with clinical staff to assist clients in identifying services
    to address other aspects of their life that affect their health, such as
    mental health, substance abuse and domestic violence
  • Co-facilitate support groups and ensure client linkage to psycho-social
    support.
  • Participate in conducting CMEs at the facility to strengthen
    knowledge and skills of existing health workers in Counseling and
    psycho-social support and provide technical support to Facility and
    Community Volunteers
  • Submit clear and accurate reports on all clients counseled as well
    as updating all data capture registers/tools related to HIV Testing
    services.
  • Comply with all program protocols, including those regarding
    confidentiality of client information.
  • Participate in all staff and program meetings, site visits with
    funders, required network events, and mandatory trainings.
  • Keep supervisor informed of all problems, challenges and conflicts
    related to job;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate must hold a degree or Diploma in a
    health-related field or social sciences
  • Completion of a course in counseling with a specialty in counseling
    services for persons living with HIV/AIDS will be an added advantage
  • This position requires a level of initiative and judgment in order
    to organize and prioritize tasks. We require the following skills:
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good counseling skills
  • Skills in working with teams
  • Knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of the local language

Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in Uganda for an
indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this
position.

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the URC should upload
their updated CVs / résumés and cover letters at the link below. Also, please
complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420
Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well, download it
here
.

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