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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

April 20, 2024 at 9:00:00 AM

About the Organisation

Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) is a collaborative initiative of Makerere University, aiming to enhance HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment services. MJAP leverages academic expertise to support healthcare systems and research, contributing to the national response to HIV/AIDS in Uganda. The program focuses on capacity building, training healthcare professionals, and implementing innovative solutions to improve health outcomes. MJAP's work includes community outreach, clinical services, and policy advocacy, reinforcing its commitment to combating HIV/AIDS through evidence-based interventions and partnerships.

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Job Title

Locum ART Counselor – Kiruddu Hospital (ROM PROJECT) job at Makerere University Joint Aids Program, Kampala, Uganda

Job Description

To provide comprehensive HIV/AIDS counseling to clients in line with the MJAP clinical
guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To conduct health education talks to clients on how they can live positively with HIV ; through

  • information giving on ART, prophylactic, other medications, HIV prevention (safer sex practices,

  • Safe Male Circumcision, drug adherence, infection control among the TB clients) , testing and other areas which affect their quality of life as per the MJAP guidelines.

  • To discuss the benefits of ART/ARVs to all HIV positive clients, their dosage, possible side effects and how to manage the mild side effects and major side effects as per MJAP and MOH guidelines.

  • To monitor client’s adherence to medication and counsel the on the need for 100% adherence to medication and clinic schedules in accordance to the per the MJAP policy.

  • To explain to clients the need for laboratory tests and later explains the results and interprets the meaning of each as per the MOH policy.

  • To assess other psychosocial; cultural, spiritual etc. needs the client might be facing with a view of helping the client to solve these needs and if possible link them to other service providers like substance abuse, mental health issues, teenage pregnancy, rape, child abuse, disclosure issues, bereavement, family support and partner involvement, conflict and child testing, welfare, PMTCT,

  • OVC, crisis, will making, making development projects.

  • To document learning experiences from each client to be used in knowledge creation and sharing in order to improve counseling services as per the MJAP guideline.

  • To counsel TB HIV patients on the benefits of adherence to both anti TB and ART medication

  • To participate in prevention activities conducted at the clinic like HIV discordant couple forums

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • Diploma in Nursing from a recognized institution

  • Certificate in HIV/AIDS counseling and Antiretroviral therapy

  • At least 2 years’ experience in a busy clinic setting

  • Must have an updated practicing license with the regulatory body

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How to Apply

MJAP strives for inclusion and diversity and therefore considers all job applicants based on merit without regard to race, gender/ sex orientation, color, national origin, religion, age, marital status, and disability. MJAP is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a diverse workforce and does not ask for money at any stage of recruitment. MJAP will not be responsible for such fraudulent correspondence, loss of money, or theft that may result from anyone engaging in any fraudulent recruitment activity. All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by clearly stating the position applied for in the Subject line.

Combine all your application documentation i.e. cover letter, CV & academic documents into one PDF document with names/contact details of three referees including the immediate Supervisor and Head of Human Resources, addressed to: The Human Resources Manager, Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP).
Email: recruitment@mjap.mak.ac.ug NOT later than April 12, 2024 at 4:30 pm.

Consider your application unsuccessful if you don’t hear from us by April 27, 2024. Offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references including but not limited to appropriate background checks, criminal records, and previous employment findings of fraud, corruption, sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please ensure that your attachments do not exceed 25 MB. We do appreciate your interest to work with MJAP. However, we regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 2 weeks after the submission deadline.

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