Infectious Diseases Institute Counsellor Jobs in Uganda

Infectious Diseases Institute Counsellor Jobs in Uganda


Background
The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is a Ugandan not-for-profit organization whose mission is
to strengthen health systems in Africa, with strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through
research and capacity development. IDI has six operational areas through which it works to
achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research, Laboratory services
(including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab & Translational Lab), Global Health Security and Health
System Strengthening.

General Summary

  • The Counsellor will provide a full package of HIV Prevention interventions and on-going psychosocial support to individuals at high risk of contracting HIV, clients living with HIV, their families and community members to ensure holistic HIV/AIDS care and strengthen uptake of all service
    packages delivered within IDI-supported facilities and communities.

    Role & Responsibilities

    • Support mentorship and training efforts to build capacity of facility teams to deliver high quality psycho-social support and care services to individuals infected and affected by HIV.

    • Participate in team-based clinical care of TB and HIV/AIDS patients attending IDI-supported health facilities in line with standard treatment guidelines.

    • Lead efforts in identification and linkage of new PLHIV through optimization of facility-based
    HTC activities, implementation of partner services, and through targeted community HTC
    initiatives.

    • Support establishment and functionalization of psycho-social support groups including adolescent clubs, Sero-discordant couple clubs, and family support groups to strengthen adherence to HIV/AIDS treatment and to promote uptake of preventive service packages.

    • Guide facility teams to deliver high quality HIV/AIDS care and preventive services for Key
    Populations using non-discriminatory gender-sensitive models.

    • Participate in client education and facility sensitization to continuously build knowledge
    among patients attending IDI-supported health facilities.

    • Participate
    in performance monitoring initiatives and routine data use activities at IDIsupported health facilities to guide implementation of project activities.

    • Participate in identification, implementation and documentation of continuous quality improvement activities along the HIV continuum of response and along client care and treatment cascades.

    • Participate in facility and community efforts to improve linkage, retention and viral suppression rates among clients in HIV care.

    • Participate in compilation and submission of accurate facility HMIS and programmatic reports according to project, donor and Ministry of Health timelines.

    • Any other duties as may reasonably be assigned from time to time.

    Desirable Skills & Qualities

    • Up-to-date knowledge of national HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment policies.

    • Good communication, organization and management skills.

    • Understands client confidentiality and exhibits high level of ethical conduct.

    • Has computer literacy including word processing, excel, internet and power point.

    • In-depth knowledge and experience with PEPFAR HIV programming.

    • Ability to multi task.

    • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

    Educational requirements:

    • Degree in Social sciences, Education, SWASA or related field.

    • Training in HIV/AIDS from a recognized institution.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Infectious Diseases Institute Counsellor Jobs in Uganda


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