Counsellor – Makerere University Joint AIDS Program

November 29, 2022

Job Title: Counsellor

Organization: Makerere University Joint AIDS Program

Duty Station: Jinja


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide Quality and Comprehensive Counselling Services to Clients, their partners and other family members
  • 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 and TB awareness and document success stories.
  • Conduct health education talks on HIV prevention and other HIV related 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 too.
  • Support linkage Volunteers in linking clients to appropriate Health & Social Services.
  • Counsel and initiate PrEP to HIV high risk populations at facilities and the communities served.
  • Document key outputs in the relevant MOH data capture tools.
  • Compile weekly, monthly and quarterly reports for the facilities supported on key HIV/AIDS and TB indicators.
  • Participate in facility and program meetings as may be scheduled by the supervisor.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Certificate in Nursing, Counselling from a recognized institution.
  • At least 1-year experience in HIV counseling in a busy clinical setting.
  • Willingness to work and live in rural areas is required.
  • Confidentiality, team player and ability to empathize.
  • Ability to communicate in the language dialects used in East Central region


Application Instructions

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their cover letters, a detailed curriculum vita and copies of relevant academic documents to the email below:

addressed to;

The Human Resource Manager, Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)

The Application letter, CV and certificates be attached as one document; and should not exceed 5 MB.

Closing Date: 09th December 2022.

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