AIDS Healthcare foundation Linkage Assistant Jobs in Uganda

AIDS Healthcare foundation Linkage Assistant Jobs in Uganda


Job Details

  • AIDS Healthcare foundation (AHF) is an International not for profit NOO, with its Headquarter based in Los Angeles, California.

  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation in registered in Uganda as AIDS Healthcare Foundation Uganda Cares (AHF-Uganda Cares) which is collaboration between the Uganda Ministry of Health and AIDS Healthcare Foundation (U.S.A) to provide free HIV and AIDS services; including antiretroviral therapy in resource constrained settings.

  • AHF - Uganda Cares to date operates in 23 districts including; Masaka, Kampala, Rakai, Kyotera, Lyantonde, Soroti, Lwengo, Luweero, Bukomansimbi, Kalungu, Kalangala, Masindi, Amuria, Butambala, Gomba, Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Buikwe, Ntungamo, Tororo, Kapelebyong, Gulu, Busia and supports 52 clinic sites country wide.

  • The organization now seeks to hire highly competent, dynamic and experienced persons to fill the position below.

    Linkage Assistant

  • There are 19 positions based at our facilities in Lyantonde, Kakuuto, Gombe, Maddu, Kawolo, Mulanda, Kapelebyong, Luweero, Rubaare, Kitwe, Masafu, Nakasongola, Masindi, Nakaseke, Busia, Mukujju, Gulu, Awach & Amuria).

  • The position of Linkage Assistant is an important service based in the clinic setting and will working with a multidisciplinary team to ensure routine linkage and retention operations or activities are implemented as per the standard operating documents/guidelines. .

    The holders of this position will perform among others the following duties

  • Work closely with the HIV care/treatment and HIV testing teams to reach out to HIV positive clients encourage them to come into care and monitor their linkage and engagement in medical care.

  • He/ She will make phone calls, arrange home visits and work with community structures to reach newly diagnosed HIV positive clients that haven't been linked to care and treatment.

  • He/ she will make notes and regularly update the appropriate linkage and retention tools when they contact the client.

  • Work with the clinic team to identify, follow-up and support clients that miss clinic appointments
    and those that disengage from care.

  • In conjunction with Community Tracers, conduct community follow up of clients that cannot be reached on phone.

  • Reach out to partners of clients that recently test HIV positive and invite them to the clinic for HIV counselling and testing services.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of Uganda Certificate of Education or its equivalent plus a certificate in any of the following disciplines; psychology, guidance & counselling, social work & social administration, social sciences, nursing, or a related relevant field.

  • Training in HIV and AIDS care and management

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience working with clients in public health institutions, community services or medical setting.

  • Must have experience working with people living with HIV and AIDS, and for other chronic illness, substance users, and persons with mental diagnoses

    Job Education Requirements

  • Uganda Certificate of Education

    Job Experience Requirements

  • 2 years

    Job application procedure

  • To be considered for this recruitment, please

  • Address your email application (Cover Letter and CV ONLY) to: globalhr.africa@aidshealth.org mentioning clearly Position and Location in the subject line.

  • The email should not be larger than 2 MB - any larger email will not be considered.

  • Including Address your hard copy application telephone contact details to the:
    Human Resources Manager,
    AIDS Healthcare Foundation
    Plot 548
    Kira Road, Kampala.

    Deadline

  • Friday 31 January, 2020 at 5:00pm
    AIDS Healthcare Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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