AIDS Information Centre Uganda Counsellor for AIC Mbarara Regional Centre Jobs

AIDS Information Centre Uganda Counsellor for AIC Mbarara Regional Centre Jobs


Main Purpose of the Job

  • To provide and coordinate HIV counselling and testing services to clients at the AIC regional clinic and at community outreaches as may be required.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Develop strategies for retention of clients in HIV care including evaluation of the performance of psychosocial groups.

  • Conduct counselling sessions at the regional clinic and in the communities.

  • Conduct HIV/AIDS awareness raising activities.

  • Maintain a positive relationship with community health workers, VHT’s and other community-based groups to ensure 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 AIC’s standard in Health programming.

  • Conduct regular follow-ups of clients in care, compile AIC, MoH and Donor reports, and attend weekly review meetings.

  • Prepare clients to make informed decisions for HIV tests, through decision counselling

  • Provide information on HIV/AIDS, STDs, FP, TB, PMTCT

  • Provide pre-test counselling to clients, give test results to clients and provide test-result counselling

  • Keep proper records of counselling sessions

  • Participate in AIC training programs

  • Participate in continuing medical education (CMEs) sessions

  • Participate in research activities

  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation of HCT activities

  • Attend service improvement meetings and provide periodic reports on the HCT activities of the clinic

  • And any other duties that might be given by the supervisor in the line
    of duty.

    Person Specification: Counsellor

  • The ideal candidates for the Counsellor jobs should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Education, SWSA, Development studies, Community and Adult Education, Community Psychology, Guidance and Counselling, BSc Nursing or Clinical Officer’s diploma.

  • HIV Counselling Certificate is a MUST have.

    Minimum Experience and Exposure

  • The applicant should preferably have at least two years’ experience in HIV Counselling or Clinical services

  • Ability to communicate medical facts to non-medical people.

  • High degree of Integrity, Empathy, Patience, Confidentiality.

  • Possess the ability to work under mental and physical stress.

  • Knowledge of Ministry of health and local government systems.

    How to Apply

  • Apply to:

    Human Resource Department,
    P.O. Box 10446,
    Kampala or

  • to Human Resource Officer through

  • recruitment@aicug.org

  • State your salary expectation. Deadline Tuesday 11th January 2022 10:00am

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • AIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. AIC considers all applicants based on merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age.


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