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JOB ADVERTISEMENT

Sometimes in life there is that moment when it's possible to make a change for the better. This is one of
those moments." Elizabeth Glaser

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to end pediatric HIV/AIDS through research,
advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs. We are a global leader in the fight against pediatric
HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and at 7,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of
HIV to children, and to help those already HIV infected. The EGPAF Uganda Country Program is seeking
to recruit Counselors for activities in south west Uganda

The position will be based at 69 Health Facilities supported by EGPAF in the districts as listed below:
 Isingiro: Kabuyanda HC IV, Rwekubo HCIV, Ngarama HC III, Ruburogota HC III, Kashumba HC III,
Nakivale HC III, Kikokwa HC III, Kibengo HC III, Kyeirumba HC III, Kanywamaizi HC III, Kakoma HC III
 Sheema: Kigarama HC III, Mushanga HC III, Kyangyenyi HC III, Bugonji HC III, Shuuku HC IV
 Kanungu: Kihihi HC IV, Rugyeyo HC III, Nyamirama HC III, Kanyantorogo HC III, Bwindi Community
Hospital , Kanungu HC IV
 Ntungamo: Rushooka HC III, Ntungamo HC IV, Kitwe HC IV
 Kabale: Kabale Regional Referral Hospital, Kamuganguzi HC III, Rugarama Hospital, Kamukira HC IV,
Rubaya HC IV
 Kisoro: Motolere Hospital, Chahafi HCIV, Busanza HC IV
 Rukungiri: Kisiizi HC III
 Rukiga: Kitanga HC III, Kashambya HC III, Mparo HC IV
 Bushenyi: Kyabugimbi HC IV, Kakanju HC III, Bushenyi HC IV, Kyamuhanga HC III, Kyeizoba HC IV
 Rubirizi: Katerera HC III, Rutoto HC II,
 Kiruhura: Engari Community HC III, Family Health Resource Center Clinic, Kiruhura HC IV, Sanga HC III,
Buremba HC III, Kanoni HC III
 Buhweju: Bihanga HC III, Butare HC III
 Ibanda: Ishongororo HC IV, Bisheshe HC III, Nyamarebe HC III, Kikyenkye HC III, Bufunda HC III
 Rubunda: Ruhija HC III
 Mitooma: Bitereko HC III, Mitooma HC IV, Kashenhero HC III
 Mbarara: Bweizibwera HC IV, MMC HC IV, Biharwe HC III, Kinoni HC IV, Nyamityobora HC III, Kakoba
HC III, Bugamba HC IV, Rubindi HC II, Rubaya HC III

Job Title: Counselor (69 positions)


Key Duties and Responsibilities
A Counsellor will work closely with health workers at a selected health facility to support prevention,
treatment, care and access of health services through offering counselling services to clients on care to
ensure continuum of care and adherence to treatment. She/he will work with patients referred to access
and utilize heath care linkage facilitators, VHTs and expert clients to ensure newly identified chronic care
clients are enrolled, started on treatment and retained into the available care and support Services.
She/he will work with health workers to maintain a good appointment and follow up system at
the facility and community to ensure patient retention in care. She/he will engage and refer/link
clients to other health, social and para-legal services to ensure continuum of care and will
maintain accurate and up-to-date activity logs and reports.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
 A diploma in Social Work and Social Administration, Development Studies, a minimum of
certificate in Nursing is required. A diploma in in counselling from a recognized institution is a
MUST. Additional training in HIV, TB, FP, Malaria, Nutrition, and other health programs is of an
added advantage
 Two years’ experience in providing counselling services in a health setting
 Good counselling and communication skills
 Able to speak fluent English , Runyankole, Rukiga, Rufumbira
 Familiar with local community resources for patients with chronic disease

All applicants should be residents in the south western districts of Uganda (preferred district
and Health Facility should be stated in the application). HIV positive clients who are living
positively and can provide peer support are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be
paid a monthly stipend of UGX 557,663 subject to all applicable statutory deductions.

How to Apply: Please hand deliver a cover letter and CV in a sealed envelope to the In charges of above
66 health facilities. Applications can also be hand delivered to respective DHOs office or at EGPAF
Mbarara Office. Address your application to:
The Senior Human Resources Manager
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Plot 7 Galt Road, Boma
Mbarara, Uganda.
Deadline for application is Friday, 25th May 2018 (by closure of business)
Please indicate the health facility of your preference in the application
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.