Rakai Health Sciences Program Counsellor Jobs in Uganda

Rakai Health Sciences Program Counsellor Jobs in Uganda

  • Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP) is a collaborative bio - medical research and service delivery organization. RHSP strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a combination of community-based research, curative services and prevention strategies in the districts of South-central Uganda.


  • The Counsellor will provide psychological counseling to Program clients in a wide variety of conditions/issues ranging from HIV related problems to Psycho-social issues such as Domestic Violence and child abuse.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Providing HIV results and counseling to those who requested to know their results.

    • Providing follow-up/ongoing psycho-social support counseling to respondents who need such care

    • Promoting couple counseling and/or partner notification in the community.

    • Providing facilitate HIV disclosure and partner counseling to discordant couples

    • Conducting HIV/AIDS education as well as general health education in the study communities

    • Promoting the distribution and use of condoms among study participants as an HIV/AIDS prevention and control strategy.

    • Promoting family planning practices in the communities of his/her area of jurisdiction.

    • Attending mobilization and sensitization meetings whenever and wherever they are called upon.

    • Attending counseling meetings at Kalisizo office as often as they are convened

    • Preparing and presenting on a regular basis, field reports on counseling activities carried out.

    • Representing Rakai Health Sciences Program in the community and is the custodian of Rakai Program property in the community.

    • Collecting bio-behavioral health related data as may be deemed necessary

    • Any other duty (ies) as assigned to him/her by the Counseling Supervisor from time to time

    Knowledge and Experience

    • The successful candidate should possess Diploma or Degree in Counseling and Guidance from a recognized institution.

    A Certificate in HIV/AIDS Counseling conforming to the MOH HCT policy is an added advantage

    • Must follow the code of ethics associated with the respective certification.

    • Have obtained at least 3 years’ experience in counseling, with a minimum of two years in HIV and AIDS counseling or medical environment/setting, or hands on experience in similar work.

    • Motorcycle riding skills is an added advantage (possess a riding permit)

    • Pleasant, social, hardworking, flexible, with a spirit of teamwork/building.

    • With good interpersonal skills, and high integrity.

    • Fluent in English and Luganda (spoken and written).

    • Self-motivated and able to work under minimum supervision.

    • Willingness to work and reside in a rural setting - Rakai or Kyotera District and to work for long hours

    How to Apply

  • All interested candidates possessing the above attributes can send their; applications including a cover letter, updated CV with 3 referees(include email address & contact number), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates in one document addressed to the HR Manager to

  • jobs@rhsp.org .

  • Kindly indicate the job title in the subject line of the email.

  • Only online applications will be considered.

  • Deadline for Submission Tuesday 31st March 2020 by 5:00pm.

  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

  • Any form of lobbying and canvassing will lead to disqualification.

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