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Vacancy: HTS Counsellor & Adherence Counsellor
 
Location: Nairobi 
 
Proposed Start Date: Immediately
 
Nature of assignment: Casuals Assignment.

Introduction: Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is an affiliate of University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). 

UMB has a Global Health Program which is delivered through the Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) and housed by various institutes among them the Institute of Human Virology (IHV).  

Since 2004, IHV has partnered with the governments of Kenya, Guyana, Haiti, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia to address each country’s growing HIV and AIDS epidemics. 

The Institute has led efforts to build National Health Systems in each country via strategic international, national, and local collaborations through the design and implementation of unique education, training, and treatment programs addressing each country’s complex HIV/AIDS epidemics.

In Kenya, UMB through the Institute of Human Virology started operations in 2004 under the AIDS Relief Project consortium funded by Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through HRSA/CDC. 

This was the beginning of UMB’s work in Kenya which has seen implementation of 11 grants to-date. 

MGIC is seeking a suitably qualified person able to fill the position of HTS Counsellor & Adherence Counsellor. 

Adherence Counsellor
 
Position Summary: Under the supervision of facility Incharge, The Adherence Counsellor will be required to provide education about HIV-related issues and adherence counseling services at health facility level within a HIV Comprehensive Care Centre (CCC).

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide psychosocial and continuous support as well as treatment preparation to clients in the CCC
  • Identify and address challenges/barriers to adherence
  • Organize and facilitate support group sessions for infected and affected clients including groups with special needs e.g. discordant couples, youth/adolescent and children
  • Address aspects of behavior change in relation to HIV and ART
  • Support clients disclose their HIV status
  • Facilitate the delivery of PWP information to clients enrolled in CCC
  • Participate in home visits as appropriate to execute plan of care for clients
  • Ensure client records are well maintained and compile periodic reports as necessary
  • Ensure proper referral of patients where necessary including following up and reporting on the outcomes as necessary
  • Coordinates patient tracking activities supported by the community health volunteers including documentation and reporting of defaulter tracing activities.
  • Compile and submits monthly reports on Psychosocial Support and Patient tracking activities.
Required Qualifications
  • Diploma in Counseling Psychology
  • NASCOP Certified HTC (HIV Testing and Counseling) Counselor
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • 1 – 2 years’ experience, 1 year of which should be as an Adherence Counselor  in HIV service delivery.
Desired Skills
  • Ability to work independently, under pressure while at the same time adhering to strict deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Computer literacy
HTS Counsellor
 
Position Summary: Under the supervision of facility Incharge, The HTC counselor’s engagement is geared towards accelerating HIV testing and counseling at facility level.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide confidential HIV counseling and testing to persons at risk for HIV infection as per Kenya HTS national guidelines
  • Conduct HTS using provider initiated testing and counseling, voluntary counseling and testing and targeted family testing approaches.
  • Provide special group counseling e.g. couples, discordant couples, youths and adolescents
  • Address issues of behavior change in relation to HIV and ART
  • Facilitate the delivery  of HIV Prevention information to clients
  • Provide psychosocial support and assist with linkage  to referral  services
  • Assess and document all referrals make follow-up and  report on referral outcomes
  • Compile and submit monthly HTC reports
  • Provide health education to outpatient clients as a strategy of mobilizing clients for HIV  testing
Required Qualifications
  • Certificate in HTC Counselling (NASCOP Certified)
  • One to two years’ experience in HIV counseling and testing
Desired Skills
  • Ability to work independently, under pressure while at the same time adhering to strict deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
How to apply
 
If you meet the above qualifications, you are requested to send your application and CV to hr@mgickenya.org by May 1, 2016. 

Candidates are required to quote the title of the position being applied on the subject line of the email. 


Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted. 

Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

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