HIV Counsellors

International Rescue Committee

Community & Social Services

NGO, NPO & Charity USh Confidential
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4 days ago

Job Summary

Utilize Community Health data management tools and systems to record information about HIV clients accessing services, in line with the principle of confidentiality, and utilize aggregate information to improve service delivery.

  • Minimum Qualification:Highschool
  • Experience Level:Entry level
  • Experience Length:1 year

Job Description/Requirements

Requisition ID: req31594
Job Title: HIV Counsellors
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Compensation: UGX 0 - 0 Salary
Location: Bidibidi, Uganda

Background:
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is currently working in over 25 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies.


The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting IDPs, refugees and local communities. IRC Uganda has it country office in Kampala and regional offices in Kitgum Moroto, and Yumbe. The current program portfolio includes health, protection and rule of law, women’s protection and empowerment, and economic recovery and development programming


Scope of work:
Under the supervision of the health facility in-charge, h/she shall provide quality counseling of clients, patient follow-up in coordination with the community health workers.
Ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of IRC acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organization without authority, except in the normal execution of duty.
The HIV Counsellor shall be responsible to address psychological impact of HIV/AIDS, responsible for ensuring staff duty schedules is developed timely and shared among units.


RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Utilize Community Health data management tools and systems to record information about HIV clients accessing services, in line with the principle of confidentiality, and utilize aggregate information to improve service delivery.
• Develop strategies for retention of psychosocial groups and evaluate performance of individual psychosocial groups.
• Conduct counseling of individual clients and encouraging forms of psychosocial support.
• Conduct awareness raising activities.
• Maintain a positive relationship with community health workers, VHT’s and other community-based groups to ensure they are involved in the activities of the community health and they play an active role in the referral pathway.
• Maintain a collaborative relationship with all organizations working in the context to facilitate referrals and joint activities, while upholding IRC’s standard in Health programming.
• Conduct regular follow-ups, compile daily & weekly reports, and attend weekly case review meetings.
• Collect data through Community Health management tools and systems.
• And any other duties that might be given by the supervisor in the line of duty.
• Experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added advantage.
• Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
• Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
• Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
• Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
• Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
• Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
• Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
• Excellent time management and planning capacity.
Standards For Professional Conduct:
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
Deadline for receiving applications is September 30th,2022

Qualifications
• High School/College Degree/Certification Nursing or social sciences, community development or other relevant academic qualification
• Past experience engaging in community based initiatives will be an added advantage
• Experience
• At least one (1) year working experience preferably with NGOs in a cross- cultural setting
• Experience in supervising staff and community incentive workers
• Previous team experience and knowledge of team dynamics desirable
• Key Working Relationships:


How to apply.
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