7 Fresher SMC Counsellor NGO Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

 Job Title:    SMC Counsellor (7 Fresher

Organization: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)

Funding Source: Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/PEPFAR

Duty Station:

Reports to: Site
Team Leader

Vacancy Code:


About US:

The mission of the
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to “Strengthen Health Systems in Africa
with strong emphasis on Infectious Diseases through Research and Capacity
Development”. IDI has six operational areas through which it works to achieve
its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment, Training, Research, Laboratory
services (including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab & Translational Lab),
Global Health Security and Health System Strengthening Programmes.

With funding from  Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/PEPFAR,
and in partnership with MoH and respective District Local Governments, IDI is
implementing comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the West Nile region of Uganda
under the project “Accelerating and Sustaining HIV Epidemic Control and Related
Diseases in West-Nile Region of Uganda under the President’s Emergency Plan for
AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), 2020-2025”. The project supports the 12 districts of;
Arua, Maracha, Madi-Okollo, Terego, Koboko, Yumbe, Moyo, Obongi, Adjumani,
Pakwach, Nebbi and Zombo.


Job Summary: The
SMC Counsellor will conduct client counselling for comprehensive SMC while
ensuring high-level confidentiality without discrimination.


Key Duties and

·       Provision of a full range of counselling
services to SMC 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

·       As part of the counselling service, assist
clients in formulating plans for addressing problem areas

·       Refer clients for further counselling to
other social support institutions as required

·       Work with the team to ensure the set VMMC
targets are met in accordance with guidelines.

·       Participate in community demand creation and
mobilization activities in supported districts


Qualifications, Skills and

·       The ideal candidate must hold a diploma or
degree in counselling or a relevant health related field

·       Completion of a recognized course in a
counselling with a specialty in counselling services for persons living with

·       At least two years of work experience in a
clinical setting preferably VMMC sites.

·       Applicants must be trained and certified to
provide counselling for SMC clients.

·       Excellent communication skills

·       Good counselling skills

·       Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team.

·       Knowledge and understanding of recent
advances in HIV/AIDS.

·       Knowledge and understanding of one of the
local languages e.g. Alur, Lugbara, kakawa, Madi is highly desirable.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified
and interested candidates should send their CVs, including details of email
address, present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and
address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email
address. Email your application and CV to hr@idi.co.ug


Key Notes:

·       IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does
not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment

·       Internal candidates who meet the required
specifications and have worked with IDI for a period of at least one year will
be given priority.

·       Make sure that your application letter, CV
(Not more than 4pages) and certificates are attached as one PDF document.

·       Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject line
of your email.

·       Please note that if you DO NOT indicate the
vacancy code as instructed above, your application will not be considered.

·       Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic

·       Only shortlisted candidates will be


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


Deadline:  4th October 2020


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