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Mount Kenya University (MKU) – HIV/HTS Counsellor.

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HIV/HTS COUNSELLOR (1 POSITION)

Mount Kenya University (MKU) is a chartered and ISO 9001:2015 certified University committed to a broad-based, holistic and inclusive system of education. The University is a member of the Inter-University Council of East Africa as well as the Association of Commonwealth Universities. MKU is largely known for its dynamic, comprehensive and thorough academic and vocational training system as well as linkages with internationally reputable institutions. The University operates from the main campus in Thika with campuses in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Eldoret and Meru, as well as Open Distance and Electronic Learning (ODEL) centres located in major towns in Kenya, Burundi, Somaliland and Uganda.

In pursuit of fulfilling the Mission and Vision of the University, the Directorate of Human Resource is mandated to facilitate and support the Mission and operations of the University by enabling it to continue attracting, developing and retaining the right number of suitably qualified staff so as to maintain the University competitive edge. MKU invites applications from suitably qualified, visionary, competent, dynamic and experienced professionals with impeccable track record to fill the following vacant positions.

Qualification

Education, Skills and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Counselling/Medical/Applied Psychology from a recognized institution.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience as a counselor in an Institution of higher learning or at a similar position in a recognized academic institution.
  • Certificate in HIV Testing Services, (HTS) accredited by NASCOP.

OR

  • Must possess Higher National Diploma in Counselling/Medical/Applied Psychology from a recognized institution.
  • Five (5) years’ experience as a counselor in an Institution of higher learning.
  • Must possess at least a VCT Certificate

Key responsibilities also include

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create awareness and provide education about the existence of HIV testing services.
  • Lead in the mobilization of clients for HTS.
  • Provide pre/post-test HIV counseling ensuring that clients understand risk factors, prevention methods and other relevant issues.
  • Provide confidential HIV testing to clients, as per National HTS guidelines.
  • Provide on-going counseling and make relevant referrals for on-going support.
  • Always ensure quality of HTS services.
  • Document and maintain accurate HTS records including referrals and report on referral outcomes.
  • Compile and submit HTS reports on a daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly basis to the Supervisor.
  • Timely requests for all the necessary consumables for undertaking HTS activities.
  • Ensure HTS optimization in the facility.
  • Provide Partner notifications services.
  • Perform any other duties as directed by the Supervisor
  • Prevention and management of HIV and aids in collaboration with County, H.I. V AIDS control unit.
  • Providing information for planning and budgeting for H.I.V/AIDS management.

Requirements

Education, Skills and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Counselling/Medical/Applied Psychology from a recognized institution.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience as a counselor in an Institution of higher learning or at a similar position in a recognized academic institution.
  • Certificate in HIV Testing Services, (HTS) accredited by NASCOP.

OR

  • Must possess Higher National Diploma in Counselling/Medical/Applied Psychology from a recognized institution.
  • Five (5) years’ experience as a counselor in an Institution of higher learning.
  • Must possess at least a VCT Certificate

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Deadline Fri,06 May 2022
 

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