Counsellor job at African Network for the Care of Children Affected by HIV/AIDS (ANECCA)


African Network for the Care of Children Affected by HIV/AIDS (ANECCA)

Counsellor job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 09 December 2021

Hiring Organization: African Network for the Care of Children Affected by HIV/AIDS (ANECCA)

Job Details:

Reports: District Program Officer
Location: Health Facility in the 5 supported district East Central Region

Institutional Background
The African Network for the Care of Children Affected by HIV/AIDS (ANECCA) is a network of clinicians and social scientists with a mission to improve the quality of health care services for women, children, adolescents, young adults, and their families in Africa. ANECCA is a registered NGO in Uganda with strong collaboration with the Ministry of Health, District Local Government, and other related institutions.
ANECCA is implementing the USAID Local Partner Health Services – Karamoja Activity, purposely to Support the public health sector to increase the availability, accessibility and utilization of quality integrated HIV and TB services in the Karamoja-region in Eastern Uganda. We are thus seeking applications for qualified individuals for the position of Health Informatics Officer to be based at the Moroto office.
Job purpose: To provide Comprehensive HIV Counselling to Clients, their families, Community Members and to Mobilize and Support Communities to respond to the HIV Epidemic.

Job Specifications:
The job holder will:
• Provide Quality and Comprehensive Counselling Services to Clients, their partners and other family members (Pretest, Posttest, Adherence support, Intensive Adherence Counselling)
• Conduct assessment of Patients for HTS and provide necessary psychosocial care.
• Participate in the process of empowering patients with skills for self-reliance and making appropriate succession plans
• Refer & Link Clients to appropriate medical and Psychosocial support.
• Conduct CMEs at the facility and community based on the assessed Training needs.
• Provide Technical support to Facility and Community Volunteers on HIV/AIDS awareness and document success stories.
• Conduct health talks on HIV prevention and other HIV issues.
• Conduct home visits to clients/patients and their family members.
• Offer Index client counselling & testing to house members of facility clients she/he is attached to.
• Support Linkage Volunteers in Linking clients to appropriate Health & Social Services.


Qualifications, Experience and desired attributes:
• Bachelor’s Degree or a Diploma in any of the following fields Social Sciences, Education, SWSA, Development Studies, Community & Adult Education, Community Psychology, Guidance & Counselling, BSc Nursing or any related field.
• Additional necessary requirement; HIV Counselling Certificate, Child & Adolescent Counselling certificate or Training of trainers.
• At least one (1) year of practical work experience in HIV Counseling.
• Special knowledge in Trends and developments in HIV/AIDS Counselling, Rights of PLHIV and current MOH consolidated Guidelines for HIV Prevention, Care & Treatment.
• Excellent Counselling skills, Interpersonal Skills, Communication Skills and Computer Skills.
• Integrity, Empathy, Patience, Confidentiality & Accommodative.
• Experience working in Karamoja Region and ability to communicate in the local language.

Application procedure

All interested persons are requested to apply by sending detailed applications with most recent resumes and references to Esther Namwase email: enamwase@anecca.org not later than 5:00pm 9th December 2021.

Date Posted: 2021-11-29

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