Fresher HIV Counselor Job Opportunities – Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)

Job Title: HIV Counselor (Fresher Job Opportunities)

Organisation: Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: District Program Officer and Clinician (for day-to-day programmatic activities)


About US:

Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) is a private-not-for profit Company under Makerere University. MJAP works to build partnerships and strengthen health systems to optimally respond to HIV/AIDS, TB, Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and other diseases of public health importance in Africa.


Job Summary:  To provide comprehensive HIV counselling and psychosocial support to clients, their families, Community members and to mobilize and support communities to respond to the HIV epidemic.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide Quality and Comprehensive Counselling Services to Clients, their partners and other family members (Pre-test, Post-test, Adherence support, Intensive Adherence Counselling).
  • Conduct assessment of Patients for HTS and provide necessary psychosocial care.
  • Participate in the process of empowering patients with skills for self-reliance and making appropriate succession plans.
  • Refer & link Clients to appropriate medical and psychosocial support.
  • Conduct CMEs at the facility and community based on the assessed training needs.
  • Provide technical support to facility and community volunteers on HIV/AIDS and TB awareness and document success stories.
  • Conduct health education talks on HIV prevention and other HIV related issues.
  • Conduct home visits to clients/patients and their family members.
  • Offer Index client counselling & testing to house members of facility clients she/he is attached too.
  • Support linkage Volunteers in linking clients to appropriate Health & Social Services.
  • Counsel and initiate PrEP to HIV high risk populations at facilities and the communities served.
  • Document key outputs in the relevant MOH data capture tools.
  • Compile weekly, monthly and quarterly reports for the facilities supported on key HIV/AIDS and TB indicators.
  • Participate in facility and program meetings as may be scheduled by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Certificate in Counselling from a recognized institution.
  • One year of experience in HIV counseling in a busy clinical setting.
  • Mentorship, Counseling, and Communication skills.
  • Must be willing to travel and provide care services at selected health facilities and outreaches.
  • Willingness to work and live in rural areas is required.
  • Special knowledge in the management of adverse events following circumcision and its related complication.
  • Confidentiality, team player and ability to empathize.
  • Ability to communicate in the language dialects used in East Central region (Lusoga, Lugweri, Swahili, Samia, Luganda).


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates should apply via the email below and submit their cover letters, a detailed curriculum vita and copies of relevant academic documents to: addressed to; The Human Resource Manager, Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)


The Application letter, CV and certificates be attached as one document; and should not exceed 5 MB.


NB: MJAP is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process. MJAP is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We value and seek diversity in our workforce


Deadline: 22nd May 2022 at 5:00pm.


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