Primary Care Counsellor - FHI360

Title: Primary Care Counsellor

Location: Kwekwe, Gokwe, Mutasa, Makoni, Gutu, Chivi, Zaka and Mwenezi

Supervisor: District Team Leader

Program Summary:

The Zimbabwe HIV Care and Treatment (ZHCT) mechanism will increase the availability and quality of care and treatment services for People Living with HIV (PLWHIV) primarily through community based interventions that complement the public sector as part of the multi-sectorial response led by the Government of Zimbabwe. ZHCT has two objectives; 1) to increase the availability of high quality comprehensive care and treatment services for PLWHIV at community level 2) to strengthen community level health systems to monitor, track and maintain PLWHIV in care.

Position Summary:

The FHI360 Counsellor and Tester will be expected to provide quality HIV Testing Services in the community and support linkages in close collaboration with the MOHCC District and Health facility staff, community based health workers and other implementing partners. The cadre will report to the District Team Leader and will work very closely with the FHI360 Nurse Mentors.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide quality HIV Testing Services using the index and sexual network testing approach at community level and ensuring linkages to care and treatment.
Strengthen health facility and community linkages through working closely with MOHCC site nurses and community based health workers in the development of robust referral systems for PLWHIV.
Providing enhanced adherence counselling to PLWHIV at community level and referring to health facilities and other service providers as maybe needed.
Supervise the community based cadres working to support implementation of ZHCT project activities and administer a performance based incentive scheme to the community based cadres.
Support the District Team Leader to conduct community mobilization, demand creation, defaulter identification, tracking and tracing as well as facilitate the formation and strengthening of community ART refill groups (CARGs) and support groups.
Record and report activities at community level using ZHCT M&E tools and submit to the District Team Leader and M&E Assistant for aggregation.
Ensure implementation fidelity in all aspects of the program.
Any other activities as directed by the supervisor.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

Proficiency in English and relevant local language (Shona, Ndebele)
Knowledge of community health practices and general medical ethics
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and efficiently within a team and health facility settings
Ability to analyze and report relevant activities.
Sound knowledge of HIV care and treatment practices in Zimbabwe
Results oriented and able to meet project deliverables
Computer literacy is a must

Qualifications and minimum requirements:

Good five Ordinary level passes including English Primary Care Counsellor certificate or equivalent
( MOHCC ) Certificate in Rapid HIV Testing and Counselling is a must
Ability to ride a motor bike is an added advantage OI/ ART experience is an added advantage
Sound knowledge and experience in M&E is an added advantage.

Created: September 13, 2019
Category: Ngo, Social Services, Kubatana
Expiry Date: Sept. 20, 2019

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