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Deadline of this Job: 27 September 2022

Enrolled comprehensive nurse with at least 2 years of working experience in immunization. Candidate must be registered with the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council and possess a valid practicing license.

Skills and competencies:
• Experience in immunization of all age brackets.
• Knowledge in administration, storage and transportation of vaccines.
• Cold chain management.
• Team work Ability to pay attention to detail.
• Ability to multi-task and perform under minimum hand-holding and supervision.

Deadline of this Job: 30 September 2022
Requisition ID: req31594
Job Title: HIV Counsellors
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Compensation: UGX 0 - 0 Salary
Location: Bidibidi, Uganda

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is currently working in over 25 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies.
The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting IDPs, refugees and local communities. IRC Uganda has it country office in Kampala and regional offices in Kitgum Moroto, and Yumbe. The current program portfolio includes health, protection and rule of law, women’s protection and empowerment, and economic recovery and development programming
Scope of work:
Under the supervision of the health facility in-charge, h/she shall provide quality counseling of clients, patient follow-up in coordination with the community health workers.
Ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of IRC acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organization without authority, except in the normal execution of duty.
The HIV Counsellor shall be responsible to address psychological impact of HIV/AIDS, responsible for ensuring staff duty schedules is developed timely and shared among units.
• Utilize Community Health data management tools and systems to record information about HIV clients accessing services, in line with the principle of confidentiality, and utilize aggregate information to improve service delivery.
• Develop strategies for retention of psychosocial groups and evaluate performance of individual psychosocial groups.
• Conduct counseling of individual clients and encouraging forms of psychosocial support.
• Conduct awareness raising activities.
• Maintain a positive relationship with community health workers, VHT’s and other community-based groups to ensure they are involved in the activities of the community health and they play an active role in the referral pathway.
• Maintain a collaborative relationship with all organizations working in the context to facilitate referrals and joint activities, while upholding IRC’s standard in Health programming.
• Conduct regular follow-ups, compile daily & weekly reports, and attend weekly case review meetings.
• Collect data through Community Health management tools and systems.
• And any other duties that might be given by the supervisor in the line of duty.
• Experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added advantage.
• Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
• Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
• Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
• Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
• Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
• Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
• Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
• Excellent time management and planning capacity.
Standards For Professional Conduct:
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
Deadline for receiving applications is September 30th,2022

• High School/College Degree/Certification Nursing or social sciences, community development or other relevant academic qualification
• Past experience engaging in community based initiatives will be an added advantage
• Experience
• At least one (1) year working experience preferably with NGOs in a cross- cultural setting
• Experience in supervising staff and community incentive workers
• Previous team experience and knowledge of team dynamics desirable
• Key Working Relationships:

Deadline of this Job: 22 September 2022
Main purpose of the job
To carry out Laboratory tests and any other Laboratory tests according to the Standard Laboratory procedures help medical and Counselling teams understand and utilize Laboratory services.

Key Outputs
Basic Laboratory tests conducted for TASO Clients and Staff
Submission of quality Laboratory activity reports on time
Reagents and supplies managed
Laboratory results documented and submitted to Clinicians.

Key Responsibilities
• Draw blood from patients for investigations as guided by the Laboratory SOPs
• Prepare Laboratory reagents, stains for routine investigations
• Carry out basic Laboratory investigations and submit reports to the Clinicians and Doctor
• Manage and account for resources in the Laboratory.
• Participate in quality Assurance for the Laboratory.
• Following safety measures against hazards
• Requisioning supplies for Laboratory work and Keeping records of stock (stock taking)
• Maintain work area and equipment’s
• Compiling and submitting reports
• Participating in proficiency testing and quality control programs
• Ensure health, safety and security in your area of operation
• Any other duties as may reasonably be assigned from time to time

Job Requirements
• Must have a certificate in medical Laboratory Techniques or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
• Registered with the Allied Health Council and valid Practicing License
• Training in GCLP
• Good Clinical Practice(GCP) and or human subject protection(HSp)training is an added advantage.

Minimum Experience and Exposure: At least 2 years' experience in Laboratory
Practice with training in Good clinical Laboratory practice(GCLp)

Key skills: Knowledge in computer Applications, Ability to interpret Routine Laboratory test results.
Other qualities/Attributes: integrity, Emotional control and Good Communication skills.


Main purpose of the job To take record of the clients, vital sighs prioritize the very sick for emergency/resuscitation in addition to providing nursing care to pediatrics adolescents and adults in care registered with TASO'

Key outputs

• Nursing care that meets national international and TASO standards to all TASO clients provided Clients attended to in a timely manner
• Clients' knowledge on HIV/AIDS improved
• Centre medical plan, budget drawn and implemented
• ART services managed

Key duties and responsibilities
• Perform and summarize nursing techniques and procedures as requested and prescribed by
• doctors and clinicians
• Summarize national and international standards and procedures
• Perform all duties and services in full compliance with set national and international standards and Procedures'
• Monitor patient's flow, preparation of examination rooms and taking of vital signs of patients.
• Prescribe drugs when necessary and dispense drugs/other medical items according to prescription
• Carry out training of health workers from communities and other institutions
• Attend general and departmental staff meetings
• Carry out home visits and refer clients to seek other medical attention
• Attend to clients in sick bay and children in the pray center
• Triage clients coming to the clinic and manage clients, flow in the clinic
• Provide treatment to clients aimed at reducing vulnerability to diseases and infections
• Report clients attended to and fill MIS forms
• Follow drug code lists when prescribing drugs
• Provide medical service to clients as per current treatment guidelines
• Maintain and uphold appointment systems.
• Contribute to innovativeness in the management of clients at the clinic and participate in QI Projects
• Participate in the development of the medical work plan and budget
• Adhere to the departmental work plan and implement through setting individual, team and department targets
• Evaluate attainment of targets
• Conduct health education to clients and carry out CMEs
• Participate in HIV/AIDS awareness and sensitization of communities
• Link clients to support groups and distribute risk deduction tools e.g. Condoms
• Conduct case conferences, initiate clients on ART and follow up those who are lost to follow
• Conduct phlebotomy to all clients who are naïve, 2 weeks, 10 weeks and 6 months respectively
Person specifications
Minimum Academic Qualifications: Bachelors in Nursing OR Diploma in Comprehensive Nursing
Registration with the Nurses and Midwives Council with a Valid Practicing License is a MUST.

Additional Training Necessary
Training in HIV /AID Counselling Certificate is a MUST
Training in HIV/ AIDS care and support

Minimum Experience and Exposure: 1-year experience in Clinical Nursing Services in an HIV/AIDS health related setting,

Special Knowledge
• Knowledge of HIV drugs and their indications, contraindicators, dosing, side effects and proper administration
• Knowledge of patient care charts and patient histories
• Knowledge of policies and regulations pertaining to the disbursement of pharmaceutical drugs

Key skills

• Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel.
• Ability to design and implement system necessary to collect, maintain and analyze data
• Ability to maintain quality, safety and/or infection control standards
• Ability to perform basic patient assessment and referrals.
• Ability to supervise and train assigned staff
• Counselling skills
• Computer skills
• Ability to communicate in the local dialect is a must.

Other Qualities/Attributes: integrity, emotional control, patience, empathy and confidentiality

Deadline of this Job: 22 September 2022

Main purpose of the job: The nurse Dispenser shall support in planning and storage of pharmaceutical items, generating reports, drug dispensing and ensuring overall quality services in the pharmacy

Key outputs:
• Planning for pharmaceutical items
• Generate and submit reports
• Ensure quality services
• Support in clinic Programs
• Inventory management and control

Key duties and responsibilities
• Plan and initiate drug procurements'
• Ensure proper storage of drugs and pharmaceutical products.
• Document expired drugs and other pharmaceutical products.
• Support pharmacy technician to generate reports'
• Ensure pharmacy SOPs are followed'
• Conduct routine health talk
• Counsel staff and clients on drugs interactions and side effects'
• Provide appropriate pharmaceutical information to clients and staff'

Person Specifications
Minimum Academic Qualification: Enrolment certificate in Comprehensive Nursing or Enrolment Certificate in Nursing from a recognize training institution a valid licensure: with Uganda Nurses and midwives council. A Diploma in nursing practices will be an added advantage

Required Experience and Exposure
• Minimum one year's experience work in an HIV setting
• Ability to speak Luganda is essential

Key skills
• Ability to communicate medical facts to non-medical people.
• Good inter Personal skills
• Excellent communication skills'
• Basic computer skills
• HIV counselling skills'

Other Qualities/attributes: integrity, team player, ability to work under mental and physical stress.

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