Several Entry Level HIV Counselor US NGO Job Opportunities – International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. It was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been working in Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones where tens of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million displaced. Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and looking to rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children from violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping communities promote peace and long-term development.
Job Summary: The HIV Counselors will provide quality counseling of clients, patient follow-up in coordination with the community health workers.
Key Duties and 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.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant should preferably hold a Diploma in Laboratory technology from a reputable institution with at least two years’ experience preferably in a humanitarian setting.
- Must be registered with the Allied health professional council and have a valid practicing license.
- At least two (2) years of prior professional experience in a similar post, preferably with an international Organization, implementing PHC services in a humanitarian setting.
How to Apply:
All interested applicants should apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 15th May 2020