Jobs outside Task: Senior Counsellor – Aids Healthcare Foundation (Harare) – Expiry Date: 2022-08-05

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Jobs outside Task: Senior Counsellor – Aids Healthcare Foundation (Harare) – Expiry Date: 2022-08-05



Job Summary


AHF is an international humanitarian organization operating in Zimbabwe, collaborating with Ministry of Health and Child Care to create centers of excellence in HIV Care and Treatment. AHF is looking for a Senior Counsellor for Parirenyatwa Centre of Excellence. The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of the Medical Director.

Position Summary

The Senior Counsellor will be expected to plan, co-ordinate and to work with a team of counselors in providing counseling, testing and psychosocial support to clients.

Duties and Responsibilities


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties as may be assigned:

 Creating demand for HTS within Parirenyatwa Centre of Excellence and Co-ordinate the Young People Program at the facility

 Ensuring linkage to care to all clients tested positive

 Developing work plan for prevention activities at Parirenyatwa Centre of Excellence

 Ensure External Quality Control (EQA) and Internal Quality Control systems are in place according to Ministry of Health guidelines.

 Provides pre and post HIV confidential counseling and testing, to all patients willing to have the HIV test done

 Performs the rapid HIV testing on all clients that have consented to testing using the recommended algorithm.

 Identifying areas of concern and challenges and taking necessary corrective action

 Participate in planning, implementation and evaluation of HIV prevention, counselling and testing trainings.

 Collaborate with other health care professionals (doctor, nurse, social worker, community health care worker, home-based caregiver, and psychologist) in maintaining treatment protocol.

 Provide direct and comprehensive primary, preventive and psychosocial care to patients.

 Teach and counsel patients & family on disease prevention and staying healthy

 Give guidance and strengthen/establish support groups and youth friendly clinic services

 Work closely with the linkage team to ensure all new HIV positive patients are linked and retained in care

 Train and mentor counselors and other health care workers in mental health

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

• The person shall work with and supervise counsellors, HIV testers and peer educators

Qualifications and Experience


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. i.e. Diploma in Pharmacy; Certification in ART, OI’s and Supply Chain Management; At least 3 years post graduate experience in a pharmacy, preferably with ARV and OI medications; Registration by Pharmacist Council of Zimbabwe with a valid Practicing License and is in good standing. Computer Skills: Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint is an added advantage.

How to Apply


Interested candidates should send their applications to: [email protected] with a subject line Senior Counsellor AHF Zimbabwe. The closing date is 05 August 2022 but shortlisting will begin immediately. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.




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