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Counselor

Medical Teams International

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted December 31, 2021.

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# Job Description

Responsible for coordinating professional and peer counseling services and
organizing community outreach and sensitization activities.

Job Responsibilities
• Plan and perform the delivery of the counseling services, including
individual and group counselling related to HIV, SGBV, nutrition and more
areas, and establish follow up plans to ensure clients are fully supported
• Participate in ART Clinic activities including providing counselling before
and after clients take HIV test and referring clients to begin ARV treatment
• Organise community education and sensitisation activities on public health
concerns
• Refer patients to other specialists for further assistance, when necessary,
in order to propose the best support available
• Conduct home visits to current clients and referrals, where relevant
• Ensure counselling services are conducted with the highest level of
integrity and ethics and that client confidentiality is maintained in
accordance with professional guidelines and MTI Code of Conduct
• Utilize Peer Educators to assist in home visits, community outreach and peer
counselling activities
• Recruit, manage and appraise counseling volunteers, known as expert clients,
and provide development and training opportunities
• Maintain records and submit to supervisor according to schedule
• Ensure direct reports have clear objectives, receive mentorship and
participate in capacity building opportunities
• Conduct performance evaluations and enforce disciplinary procedures as per
MTI policy
• Other duties as assigned

Education, Experience, Licenses and Certification
• Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, Social Works & Social Administration,
Social Sciences or a related qualification is required
• Additional training in HIV counselling is an added advantage
• 2 years of experience providing counseling in a health service setting is
required
• Experience providing HIV counseling is an added advantage
• Experience working with international NGOs is an added advantage
Knowledge
• Knowledge of counseling principles and practices
• Knowledge of HIV and SGBV related topics
Skills
• Skilled in applying counselling principles to improve the psychosocial well-
being of clients
• Skilled in building relationships that make clients feel supported
• Skilled in using behaviour change strategies to motivate clients to adhere
to HIV treatment plans
• Skilled in organising community education activities
• Skilled in presenting information to a group
• Skilled at using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
Abilities
• Ability to be trustworthy and maintain confidentiality
• Keen interest in mentoring staff
• Ability to hold staff accountable to work responsibilities, MTI protocol and
ethical standards
• Ability to support MTI Calling and adhere to the MTI Code of Conduct
Physical Conditions
This position requires work at health facilities and in communities located in
remote areas with very basic living conditions.
NOTE: The above job description is intended to describe the general nature
and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this job. It is not
intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills
required of staff in this position. Duties, responsibilities and skills are
also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department or
organization. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement
between the employer and employee and is subject to change by Medical Teams
International as the requirements of the job change.

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**Closing Date** : 5th Jan. 2022

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