University of Maryland HTS Counselor Jobs in Kenya

University of Maryland HTS Counselor Jobs in Kenya


Closing date: 30 Oct 2019

University of Maryland Baltimore School Of Medicine through its operating arm Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) Kenya, implements comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment programs to facilitate the Ministry of Health in Kenya towards epidemic control. MGIC Kenya is seeking suitably qualified persons able to fill the following position:

Position: Hts Consellor

Location: Kisii

Job Summary

The HTS counsellor will be responsible for the provision of HIV testing, counselling for key populations, linkage of HIV positive KP to care and treatment. In addition, s/he will oversee the quality of implementation of HIV testing and counselling services as well as accurate documentation.

Primary Responsibilities:-

  • Ensure quality HIV Testing Services (HTS) are provided as per the National Algorithm.
  • Offer adherence counselling services to newly positive clients before referral to care and treatment.
  • Ensure monthly forecasting, quantification and reporting of Rapid Test Kits (RTKs) and HIV self-testing kits is done according to the guidelines and raise a 1-month early warning alert for expected RTK shortage.
  • Support and spearhead promotion of HTS services
    and innovations aimed at increasing access to HTS service provision e.g. Assisted Partner Notification Services (PNS), Social Network Services (SNS).
  • Participate in EQA activities (proficiency testing and observed practice) documented and available at the facility level.
  • Promote HTS services among clients who visit the hotspots and DICEs by giving health talks and by using IEC materials.
  • Conduct targeted outreaches.
  • Any other duties which may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time

    Qualifications

  • Diploma in relevant social sciences and NASCOP Counselor’s Certificate.
  • Proficiency in computer packages like MS Excel, MS Word & MS PowerPoint.
  • Data analysis and interpretation skills.
  • At least 3 years’ HTS experience in a high volume facility. Training in counselling supervision is an added advantage

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates, who meet the above-mentioned qualifications, are requested to send their cover letter and resume to MGIC_Recruitment@mgic.umaryland.edu indicating the position being applied for on the subject line of the email by 30th October 2019. Applicants are advised to include the position title as the subject.

    University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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