Posted on Thu 10th Mar, 2022 - hotnigerianjobs.com --- (0 comments)
Mobile Foundation for Health Security and Rehabilitation Nigeria (MHSR) is a YOUTH -led initiative that focuses on Mobile Health Services, Sexual Health Education, Mobile HIV /STI Screening, Human Right and Advocacy, Capacity Building, Mental Health, Research and Documentation, Establishment of support groups and rehabilitation of Key Population through housing initiative for community that are most at risk to infection and diseases especially the Adolescents.
MHSR is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization dedicated to giving mobile health services, doing research, training and advocacy for vulnerable groups especially Key Populations to improve their health and build their capacity for a better standard of living. MHSR was founded on March 1st 2014 and aims to reach Key Populations with quality HIV holistic services through collaborations with partners.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: HIV Testing Services (HTS) Counselor / Tester
We are seeking to recruit HTS Counselor Testers who will be responsible for providing HIV Testing Services to patients and clients seeking services at the community and OSS using provider-initiated testing and counselling (PITC), voluntary counselling and testing (VCT), Safe and Ethical Index Testing, HIV Self Testing, and other novel HTS approaches.
They will be responsible for working closely with other service providers to ensure that the quality of HTS services is sustained as defined by the HTS National standards.
The HTS Counselor Testers will also be responsible in providing the holistic Prevention Package interventions such as Pre- Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), Condoms, Lubricants, STI/ TB Screening and referral for further syndromic management, Behavioral Interventions, Post- Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), Accompanied referral for all identified GBV cases and other linkage services through HIV Testing Services (HTS).
Specific Roles and Responsibilities
Create awareness and provide education about the existence of HIV testing services
Support in the identification of New Key Population Hotspot
Lead in the mobilization of clients for HTS
Provide pre/post-test HIV counselling ensuring that clients understand risk factors, prevention methods and other relevant issues
Screen all Key Population for STI, TB and refer for further management.
Provide confidential HIV testing to clients, as per national HTS guidelines
Provide on-going counselling 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 community and 100% linkage to ART Services
100% offer rate of safe and ethical index testing Services
Provide Information Education Communication services to Key Population
Perform any other duties as directed by the supervisor.
A Minimum of College School Degree (WAEC, NECO), BSc in any relevant Health related or Social Sciences field with a minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience in implementing targeted community HIV Testing Services for Key Population.
Previous or current experince with Key Population programming
Certificate in HTS accredited by SACA, NASCP, or NACA.
Conducted and Passed Proficiency Tests
Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment
Excellent written, listening and oral communications skills
Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and work well under pressure
Excellent use of android application and computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS Office
Proficiency in both written and spoken English and other Nigerian languages
Ability to conceptualize and understand program needs.
Application Closing Date
25th March, 2022.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.