27 HIV Counsellors Vacancies

Centre For Health Solutions Kenya

Job Description

Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS), in partnership with the County Government of Nyandarua, is seeking to employ the services of motivated and proactive individuals to fill the following vacancy in the Ministry of Health (MoH)/CHS Tegemeza Plus Project, which supports and strengthens HIV/AIDS services in Nyandarua County.

Position: HIV Testing Services (HTS) Counsellors – 27 positions

Location: Nyandarua County

Overall Function:

The HTS Counselor is responsible for providing HIV Testing Services to patients and clients seeking services in their respective health facilities using provider-initiated testing and counselling, voluntary counselling and testing, targeted family and partner testing/Partner notification services and other novel HTS approaches.

Key responsibilities:

Create awareness and provide education about the existence of HIV testing services
Lead in the mobilization of clients for HTS
Provide pre/post-test HIV counselling ensuring that clients understand risk factors, prevention methods and other relevant issues
Provide confidential HIV testing to clients, as per national HTS guidelines
Provide on-going counselling and make relevant referrals for on-going support
Ensure quality of HTS services at all times
Document and maintain accurate HTS records including referrals and report on referral outcomes
Compile and submit HTS reports on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis to the supervisor
Timely request for all the necessary consumables for undertaking HTS activities
Participate in HTS QA activities like PT, counselling supervision etc.
Ensure HTS Optimization in the facility
Perform any other duties as directed by the supervisor

Qualifications and Requirements

For appointment to the post of HTS Counsellor, a candidate must;

Have a certificate in guidance and counselling, health-related or social science field. A diploma holder will have an added advantage
Be certified by NASCOP as an HTS Counselor
Work experience as an HTS Counselor in a health setting is an added advantage
Should be self-motivated
Should have good interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision

Successful candidates will be supervised by their respective hospital/facility health management team (HMT) from the Ministry of Health in conjunction with the CHS Program team.

Applications should include the following

Cover letter and current CV with names and telephone contacts of at least three (3) referees
Copies of academic and professional certificates
Photocopy of ID
Testimonials/ Recommendation

Interested applicants who meet the minimum criteria are invited to email their applications clearly indicating the job title as the subject line by 5.00PM on or before Thursday, June 21, 2018.

Centre for Health Solutions-Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification