Omega Foundation HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC) Counselors Jobs in Homa Bay Kenya 2013

Organization: Omega Foundation

Job Title: HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC) Counselor
Location: Homa Bay

Reports To: Project Coordinator

Closing Date: 15th January, 2013

Number of positions: 2

Main Purpose and Scope

The HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC) counselors shall be responsible for delivery of high quality community based HIV Testing and Counseling services to clients as per National and International HTC guidelines.
S/he will be supervised by the Project Coordinator.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Provide HIV testing and counseling services to couples and individual clients at static and mobile sites.
  • Actively participate in condom promotion and distribution including refilling of condom dispensers.
  • Participate actively and offer support required during National HTC – RRI campaigns.
  • Maintain provider – client confidentiality at all times as per the National counseling code of ethics
  • Ensure and monitor appropriate referral of clients to care and support services
  • Follow – up on sero – positive clients referred for care & treatment to ensure successful access / linkage to care & treatment.
  • Maintain appropriate IEC materials/resources necessary for the HTC providers and community at large.
  • Regularly attend support supervision in accordance with the minimal requirements of the National guidelines for HTC.
  • Conduct Quality Assurance / Quality Control activities as per National guidelines in all testing sites i.e. Proficiency Testing & DBS.
  • Ensure quality, authentic and accurate HIV activities records are maintained and kept.
  • Compile and submit timely and accurate reports to M&E Officer as per deadlines provided and agreed to.
  • Actively participate in community mobilization, awareness, sensitization and promotion for Evidence Based Interventions (EBI’s) at individual, family and community levels.
  • Any other duties as may be directed by supervisor.
Job Requirement (Knowledge/Skills Competencies)
 
Qualifications
  • Must be a NASCOP / Liverpool VCT trained HTC Counselor
  • Trained / experienced in HTC QA / QC
  • Training in any other HIV prevention intervention is an added advantage.
Desirable skills and competencies:
  • Willing and ready to work in remote / interior regions of Homa Bay County.
  • Experience in HIV Counseling and Testing
  • At least two years experience in community work in Homa Bay
  • Experience in working with CBOs/FBOs/NGO’s is and added advantage
  • Fluency in Dholuo language will be an added advantage
  • Team player.
Terms & Conditions:
  • Applicants MUST quote current and expected salary.
  • One year contract – renewable depending on performance and availability of funds.
To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit application with CV and testimonials to;

Human Resources Office,
Omega Foundation,
P.O. Box 3246-40100,
Kisumu, Kenya.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email for an interview.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Application deadline is 15th January, 2013.
E-mail applications should be addressed to omegafoundation384@gmail.com
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