17 Counselors – Joint Clinical Research Centre

August 23, 2023

Job Title: 17 Counselors

Organization:  Joint Clinical Research Centre

Location: Lango


Job roles and responsibilities:

  • Provide quality and comprehensive counseling services to clients, family members, communities and partners, with focus on HIV and TB services
  • Empower clients in chronic care to disclose their HIV status to significant others
  • Use index client testing to access HIV testing services among children, sexual partners/networks and family members
  • Participate in the process of empowering clients with skills for self-reliance and making appropriate succession plans
  • Participate in the mobilization and support of communities to offer HIV education and care
  • Provide home-based HIV counseling and testing, and TB screening to household members
  • Establish and support peer support groups for clients
  • Participate in the drawing and implementation of the clinic work plans.
  • Perform counseling and other support techniques and procedures as requested and prescribed by the clinicians
  • A high degree of Integrity, Empathy, Patience, Confidentiality
  • Possess the ability to work under mental and physical stress
  • Conduct home visits to clients on ART and TB for adherence support
  • Provide information to clients, aimed at reducing their vulnerability to diseases and infections through health education.
  • Participate in HIV/AIDS awareness at the clinic and sensitizations in the communities
  • Support and supervise the facility with the YAPS activities including reporting.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor


Minimum Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate must possess a Certificate or Diploma in Nursing or Midwifery.
  • A relevant bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling psychology, or guidance will be an added advantage
  • Short-term capacity development courses on HIV counseling is an added advantage
  • The applicant should preferably have at least a year’s experience in HIV with Counselling and have experience in supporting HIV / AIDS and TB prevention and care services (both facility and community).
  • A clear and concise understanding of the psychosocial issues relating to health and illness
  • Deep knowledge of care planning procedures
  • Riding skills with a valid riding license is a strong added advantage



How to apply:

All applications must be addressed to;

The Manager of Human Resource & Development at Joint Clinical Research Centre, Plot 101 Lubowa Campus off Entebbe Road, P.O Box 10005, Kampala-Uganda.

Email: jobs@jcrc.org.ug

Strictly two documents combined in one PDF are required (Application letter and CV not exceeding 6 pages).

Deadline: Friday, 1st September 2023 at 05:00 pm


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