Job at Save the Children: VCT Councellor (Deadline: 10 April 2017)
TITLE: VCT Counsellor
LOCATION: Kirehe District (Mahama Refugee Camp)
CONTRACT LENGTH: one year
CHILD SAFEGUARDING: (select only one)
Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Program Coordinator – HIV/TB
Staff reporting to this post: NA
Budget Responsibilities: NA
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
- Assist in establishing VCT services in Mahama Refugee Camp (in the newly established) Health Centre supported by SC.
- Perform HIV/AIDS counselling and testing.
- Ensure that all pregnant mothers are counselled and tested for HIV at all entry points (e.g., antenatal care, labour and delivery, postnatal care, Expanded Program of immunization, nutrition program and general outpatient department).
- Support facilities with the provision of comprehensive TB/HIV/AIDS services, focusing on PMTCT and pediatric care and treatment.
- Adhere to MOH standards at VCT&PMTCT and pediatric care and treatment services including registration and reporting.
- Ensure the tools are followed in the continuation of clinical and periodic immunological staging and monitoring of all HIV-infected children.
- Ensure the availability and proper use of diagnostic tools, job aids and therapies for health facilities.
- Arrange referral if deemed necessary for PLWHIV for further services to ensure continuum of care
- In collaboration with TB/HIV coordinator ensure monitoring and evaluation including information system management is established in the Health Centre
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
- Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
- Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
- sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
- widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
- future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
- Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
- values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
- approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
- Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
- Willing to take disciplined risks.
- Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
- A1 degree /certificate holder in Nursing, social work, sociology, psychology or other related sector
- Trained VCT counsellor, Psychologist or Nurse Trained in VCT services with 1year experience in HIV/AIDs programming
- Having a background of Nursing will be an added value
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- At least two (2) years working experience in clinical HIV programs
- Additional job responsibilities
- The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
CHILD SAFEGUARING POLICY:
Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance Form] and comply with the SCI’s Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact. This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for. SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.
Interested candidates should send an application letter plus updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees to [email protected]. The deadline for receiving applications is 10th April 2017.
*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted