VMMC HIV Counsellors x10 at Jhpiego

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Overview:
In October 2010, Lesotho’s Ministry of Health (MOH) developed a national draft strategic and operational plan for establishing safe Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) and Early Infant Male Circumcision (EIMC) services in a prevention effort to reduce HIV transmission. Jhpiego in Lesotho, in support of and in collaboration with the MOH, provides VMMC training, services and quality assurance together with technical assistance in Lesotho .
Jhpiego is looking for highly qualified candidates to fill In the following positions under TSEPO Program based at the following Jhpiego supported sites: Berea, Leribe, Mafeteng, Mohale’s Hoek, KHOTLA Male Clinic – Scott Hospital and Queen Elizabeth II Hospital.

VMMC  HIV  Counsellors  (x10)

 

Position  Overview 

Under  the  director  supervision  of  District  Coordinator,  VMMC  HIV  Counsellor  will  work  closely  with  the  team  of  VMMC  providers  at  MC  Clinic,  and  be  responsible  for  providing  VMMC/ HIV  counselling  services,

The  position  reports  to  the  VMMC  District  Coordinator;  and  Is  based  at  the  VMMC  Site  In  different  districts  and  has  the  following  responsibilities  but  not  limited  to:

  • Function  as  a  member  of  the  Jhpiego  VMMC  team
  • Provide HIV  Testing  and  Counseling  (HTC)  services  for  the  delivery  of  safe,  high-quality,  high-volume  male  circumcision  services
  • Adherence  to  three  bin  system  for  infection  control
  • Conduct pre-test,  post-test  and  follow  up  counseling,  and  referrals  for  VMMC  clients
  • Provide counseling  to  males  and  their  partners  In  a  culturally  sensitive  manner,  ensuring  client  confidentiality
  • Mobilize and  create  demand  for  fixed  sites,  outreaches,  campaign  sites  and  mobile  services  sites.                ‘.
  • Active participation  In  planning  and  strategizing  within  teams  for  better  program  performances.
  • Ensure Informed  consent  is  obtained  properly  before  HIV  testing  and  circumcision.
  • Provide group  and  individual  information  to  clients  on  VMMC
  • Maintain good  and  confidential  counseling records        
  • Maintain a  strong  referral  system  between  VMMC  and  other  health  services  
  • Provide input  on  revisions  of  VMMC  training  materials
  • Ensure that  HIV  test  kits  are  available  and  keep  good  Inventory  records  to  avoid  stock-outs
  • Conduct QC  testing  kits  for  new  batch  and  record
  • Making sure  that  all  M&E  tools  are  properly  and  correctly  filled
  • Perform  other  reasonable  duties  as  assigned  by  immediate  supervisor

 

Qualifications,  Experience  and  Requirements

  • Degree in  Social  Work,  Psychology,  Pastoral  Care  and Counselling  or  relevant  field
  • Minimum of  3  years  of  relevant  experience
  • Experience In  HIV  testing  and  counseling
  • Valid HTS  certification  by  MOH  Is  compulsory
  • Excellent problem-solving,  decision-making,  and organizational  skills,  with  ability  to  prioritize  multiple  tasks and  work  effectively  Ina  demanding  environment
  • Excellent interpersonal  and  communication  skills
  • Computer Skills,  Including  MS  Office  Word,  PowerPoint  and Excel
  • Willingness to  travel  frequently  to  clinical  facilities  throughout Lesotho
  • Preference  will  be  given  to  Counsellors  who  have  a  valid HTS Certificate
  • Willingness to reside at the district assigned

 

Jhpiego  offers  competitive  salaries  and  a  comprehensive  employee  benefits  package.

Note:  The  successful  candidate  selected  for  this  position  will  be  subject  to  a  pre-employment  background  investigation.  Correspondence  wild  be  communicated  with  shortlisted  candidates  only
Jhpiego  is  an  Equal  Opportunity  Employer

Interested  candidates  should  submit  application  letter,  CVs,  certified  copies  of  certificates  and  transcripts,  two  letters  of  references(one  from  the  current  employer)s,   identity  document,  certified  copy  of  recent  retention  certificate  from relevant  professional  body  and  certified  copy  of  licensure  issued  by  relevant  professional  body,  and  self-assessment  (information  on  how  to  conduct  self-assessment  available  from  Jhpiego  offices).  All  applications  addressed  for the  attention  of  Senior  Human  Resources  and  Operations  Manager  must  be  hand  delivered  to  Jhpiego  Office  Dolphin  House  #2,  ground  floor,  23  Motsoene  Road,  Industrial  Area  Maseru  by  12  pm  on  Friday,  290  June  2018.  Only  shortlisted candidates  will  be  contacted.  For  further  information  about  Jhpiego,  visit  our  website  at  wwwjhpiego.org.

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