20 Fresher Counsellor NGO Job Opportunities – TASO Uganda

Job Title:   Counsellor (20 Fresher Job Opportunities)   

Organisation: The AIDS Support Organisation (TASO Uganda)

Duty Station:  Uganda


About US:

The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda), was founded to contribute to a process of preventing HIV infection, restoring hope and improving the quality of life of persons, families and communities affected by HIV infection and disease. TASO was given a 5-year Transition Award by USAID (Cooperative Agreement: #72061720CA00014) effective August 12, 2020 ending August 11, 2025, to implement the USAID Local Partner Health Services-Ankole Project (USAID LPS-Ankole) in the 12 districts of Ankole sub-region, South Western Uganda.


Job Summary:  The overall objective of the Counsellor is to work with TASO supported sites in the implementation and coordination of HTS, community services and care of HIV positive clients.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide quality and comprehensive counselling services to clients, family members communities and partners, with focus on HIV and TB services.
  • Empower clients in chronic care to disclose their HIV status to significant others.
  • Use index client testing to access HIV testing services among children, sexual partners/networks and family members.
  • Participate in the process of empowering clients with skills for self-reliance and making appropriate succession plans.
  • Participate in the mobilization and support of communities to offer HIV education and care.
  • Provide home-based HIV counselling and testing, and TB screening to household members.
  • Conduct home visits to clients on ART and TB for adherence support.
  • Establish and support peer support groups for clients.
  • Participate in the drawing and implementation of the clinic work plans.
  • Perform counselling and other support techniques and procedures as requested and prescribed by the clinicians.
  • Provide information to clients, aimed at reducing their vulnerability to diseases and infections through health education.
  • Participate in HIV/AIDS awareness at the clinic and sensitizations in the communities.
  • Any other duty assigned by the Immediate supervisor.


Key Result Areas:

  • Support the implementation and Coordination of HIV testing services.
  • Support in coordinating the linkage process for the newly identified HIV positive clients.
  • Offer intensive adherence counselling to non-suppressing clients
  • Provide support to the community linkages fabricators and VHTS

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Diploma in Counselling, or a Diploma in Nursing but with a Certificate in HIV/AIDS Counselling, or a Diploma in any other Health-Related field but still with a Certificate in HIV/AIDS Counselling. A relevant bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Counselling Psychology, Guidance will be an added advantage.
  • Training in Humanities with wide experience in the field
  • Training in HIV/AIDS Counselling (Certificate) from a recognised institution.
  • Short term capacity development courses on HIV counselling is an added advantage
  • The applicant should preferably have at least one year of experience in HIV Counselling.
  • A clear and concise understanding of the psychosocial issues relating to health and illness
  • Deep knowledge of care planning procedures
  • Good communication, team building, innovative skills
  • Ability and willingness to reside in and work within the district in which the assigned heal facility is located
  • Other Qualities/Attributes: Integrity, Emotional control, Confidentiality, Tact, Ability to work under mental and physical stress and Innovativeness.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit their resumes, copies of certified academic certificates, testimonials and three referees, two of who should be the present employer / immediate supervisor or last employer if unemployed, or any other if it is the first employment being applied for. None of the referees should be a relative, friend or business associate. All referees’ designations should be stated and contact details included i.e. physical address, telephone/ mobile numbers and email contacts.


All interested Candidates MUST scan and save all the relevant documents as one document (labeled with candidate’s full names) and forward only online applications with the relevant credentials to:


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NB: Also note that only applications received online shall be considered. While TASO appreciates all the interested applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. In case you do not hear from TASO Uganda One (01) month after the closing date, please consider yourself unsuccessful.


Deadline: 14th February 2022


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