Company Name: Right to Care Zambia
Right to Care is at the vanguard in supporting and delivering prevention, care, and treatment services for HIV and associated diseases. We work with government and communities to find pioneering solutions to build and strengthening public healthcare.
We embrace a strong entrepreneurial culture and focuses on innovation and the use of technology to enhance services, address skills shortages, and deliver quality healthcare outcomes. Our areas of expertise include HIV and TB care and treatment, pharmacy automation, medical male circumcision, and cervical cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Right to Care Zambia has been awarded a five (5) year project funded by the USAID through the PEPFAR mechanism. The USAID – Action HIV project aims to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity and transmission by achieving the UNAIDS and PEPFAR goal of 95/95/95 HIV treatment coverage by providing comprehensive HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment maintenance services in Luapula, Northern and Muchinga provinces of Zambia. The USAID Action HIV project will work closely with and in support of the Ministry of Health.
ABOUT THE POSITION
Request to Hire No.: RTCZ23-018
Date Advertised: 24th April 2023
Closing Date: 28th April 2023
Position: Professional Counsellor
Location: Chilabesa Rural Health Centre
No. of Vacancies: 01
Contract Duration: up to 30th Sept 2024
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Job Grade: 12
Reporting To: HTS Hub Coordinator
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Person: vacancy12
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience:
Grade 12 Certificate
Diploma in Basic counselling or HIV/AIDS training.
3 years experiences
Trained in HIV Counselling, testing and ART Adherence
2 years’ experience in counselling supervision
Desirable Qualifications and Experience:
Degree in Project Management/Public Health/communication
Prior experience working in HIV Management/Control
5 years’ experience
Health care service delivery background
TECHNICAL AND BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES
Problem solving skills.
Ability to work under pressure.
Supervision skills (guiding, supporting)
Good interpersonal skill
Personal management skills
HTS linkage Viral Load HVST
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS
Providing Pre- and Post-Counselling
Plan HTS activities focused at achieving HTS indicators.
Conducting health education to HIVAIDSTB patients
Identifying problems and setting priorities with the patient
Sharing and distribution of IEC materials both at facility and community.
Case Finding- Devise interventions to find Men, Paediatrics and adolescents.
Counselling of clients
Risk Assessment and IPV screening
Assist clients in making informed decisions.
Presenting reports to multidisciplinary team for inputs
Referral of patients to relevant departments and services such as GBV
Entering into the daily register each patient counselled or educated i.e., their age, gender etc
Ensuring that all HTS registers are updated daily, and all backlog worked on immediately to the current date.
Communicate the statistics to the Line manager by the 25th of each month
Compile and store regular reports relating to RTC – supported HIV service as required by RTC management.
Applications in the form of a cover letter and CV must be submitted to vacan[email protected]
All applicants are required to complete an online competency assessment accessible using this link – https://my.assessio.com/right-to-care-professional-counsellor—chalabesa
Only applicants that complete the two steps above will be considered.
By applying for the above-mentioned position, you consent to Right to Care to conduct qualification, ID, criminal and reference checks (internal and external) which forms part of the Company’s recruitment policy and procedure. Should you not receive a response to your application from Right to Care within one month of this advert being placed, kindly consider your application as being unsuccessful.
Applicants are required to complete all screening assessment questions and completion of competency assessment using the link provided above for the application of this position to be complete. Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process. Right to Care reserves the right to withdraw the vacancy at any time for whatever reason.
Right to Care is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.
Right to Care Zambia is aware of fraudulent activities by certain individuals claiming to be representatives of the organization.
Be advised that Right to Care does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process, and as such Right to Care Zambia assumes no responsibility for any announcements or activities by such individuals or entities.
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