7 Fresher Community Counsellor Jobs – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)


Job Title:    Community Counsellors (7
Fresher Jobs)

Organisation: Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to:
Other Preventions Officer


About US:

The Rakai Health
Sciences Program (RHSP) was established in 1987 as a collaboration between
researchers at Makerere, Columbia and John Hopkins Universities, the Division
of Intramural Research at the National Institutes of Allergy & Infectious
diseases and the International Centre for Excellence Research (ICER). This was
as a result of the first identification of clinical AIDS in Rakai district
Uganda in 1982 by Drs. Sewankambo and Serwadda. The initiation of the Program,
then known as Rakai Project led to a series of clinical studies characterizing
the disease and its epidemiology; and also brought the partnership with other
colleagues including Professor Maria Wawer and Prof Ronald Gray.


Job Summary: The
Community Counselor will provide counseling services to newly diagnosed HIV
patients and those already in care. They will work together with the district
and health facility teams to improve Same-Day ART Initiation, Assisted
Notification (APN) Implementation and Retention of clients on antiretroviral
therapy (ART) in Masaka region. Applications are therefore invited from
qualified and competent Ugandans who are passionate about providing counseling
services on a volunteer basis


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       Offer counseling services to newly diagnosed
HIV patients, their partners, and families as appropriate.

·       Provide appropriate counselling for same-day
ART initiation

·       Ensure continued engagement in care for
clients that initiate ART.

·       Offer on-going counselling to HIV+ clients,
their partners, and families as appropriate.

·       Identify clients eligible for APN and provide
appropriate counseling as per protocol.

·       Provide counselling required for HIV Recency

·       Complete required documentation in source
documents e.g registers

·       Provide adherence counseling to clients
failing on ART

·       Any other duties as assigned by the


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The applicant must hold a Diploma in
Counselling and Guidance or its equivalent from a recognized institution of
higher learning will be an added advantage.

·       HIV/AIDS Counselling Certificate

·       At least one years’ relevant experience in
HIV counselling preferably rural health facilities

·       Good communication skills and counselling

·       Knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS.

·       Must have knowledge and understanding of the
local language.


Other Requirements

·       Applicant Must be a resident of the above
district or nearby areas.

·       Attach a photocopy of an original National

·       At least one years’ relevant experience in
HIV counselling preferably rural health facilities

·       An LC I Recommendation Letter from the area
of your residence (Kyotera, Mutukula, Kalangala, Masaka, Gomba Kanoni, Kalungu,


How to Apply:

All interested
Candidates possessing the above attributes can send their applications including
a cover letter, latest Copy of CV (with 3 referees), copies of academic
qualifications/certificates ( in one document (Word/PDF)) addressed to the HR
Manager to jobs@rhsp.org. Kindly indicate the job title in the subject line of
the email. Only online applications will be considered.


Deadline: 24th March 2021 at 5:00 pm


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