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HIV/VCT Counselor at Tanzania Red Cross Society January, 2020 Job Description
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Tanzania Red Cross Society (TRCS) is a voluntary humanitarian organization established as an independent National Society (NS) by an Act of Parliament No. 71 of December 1962 amended by Parliament of Tanzania in September 2019. TRCS was recognised and admitted to the membership of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in 1963.

National Societies are recognized by the host Governments as auxiliary to the public authorities in the humanitarian field, meaning that they supplement or support the public authorities in this area. As such, they are equipped to partner with the Governments in the fulfillment of national humanitarian responsibilities.

TRCS is the largest and most dependable local partner in delivering humanitarian services in United Republic of Tanzania. TRCS has an active network in all regions in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar. Most importantly and because of its credibility, Tanzania Red Cross Society receives supports from a broad range of partners including the International Federation Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC), the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), the American Red Cross, the Spanish Red Cross, the Belgian Red CrossFlanders, the French Red Cross, the Italian Red Cross, the China Red Cross and the Korean Red Cross. Partners from UN Agencies are UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP and UNFPA; and other partners are the EU, USAID, CDC, BPRM, JHPIEGOand PACT Tanzania.

If you think you meet competencies, qualified, ambitious, efficient, energetic and ready for the challenge, please apply for the following openings at Tanzania Red Cross Society.

 

Current existing staff and volunteers of Tanzania Red Cross Society are encouraging to apply.

Duties applicable to all staff:

  1. Work towards the achievement of the Tanzania Red Cross goals in Tanzania, through effective managerial and lateral relations and teamwork.
  2. Ensure understanding of roles, responsibilities, lateral relationships and accountabilities.
  3. Perform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the supervisor/ line manager.
  4. Share and act in accordance with the Red Cross/Red Crescent fundamental principles and humanitarian values.

 

POSITION :           HIV/VCT COUNSELOR

 

Job Title                     :           HIV/VCT Counselor

Duty Station               :            Nyarugusu Camp (Kasulu DC) and Mtendeli Camp (Kakonko DC)

Reports to                  :           Health Coordinator Age Limit                         :           Not above 60 Years.

Posts                           :           5

 

Major Responsibilities

  • He/She is responsible to create awareness and education on the existence of HTS i.e.

educating clients on all aspects of HIV diseases and treatment management as well as basic health lifestyles.

  • To serve as liaison between clinicians/clinics, individuals screened and care centers.
  • To provide on-going counseling and testing while maintaining confidentiality and patient rights. Also to provide psychosocial support and assist with linkage to referral services.
  • To assess, document all referrals, make follow-up and report on referral outcomes.
  • To monitor the quality of test kits by the use of suitable control materials/samples from laboratory department.
  • To be in line with current HTS protocols/guidelines to ensure correct testing services (periodic review of standard operating procedures with support from laboratory department).
  • To ensure safe storage of HTS related items and to request/prepare all the necessary consumables for undertaking the HTS activities on time.
  • To compile and submit HTS reports on weekly, monthly and/or quarterly to the HTS coordinators on time.
  • To keep accurate HTS records (logbooks, HTS registers, reports and referral/linkage reports)
  • To work with team member to monitor quality improvement plans with regards to the established performance targets/indicators.
  • Ensure HIV testing is performed according to the National HIV Testing algorithm.
  • To carry out any other duties that may be required by the clinical team.

QUALIFICATION.

  • Diploma in Social Work /Diploma in Nursing.
  • At least Certificate in HTS Counseling and Testing (HIV&AIDS) from a recognized Institution
  • A candidate must have at least three years of experience on HIV testing services,  Phlebotomy experience will be an added advantage.

 

 

Mode of Application:

Interested candidates with the required qualifications and experience are advised to submit their application letters to the address mentioned below; together with detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating names and contacts of at least three referees; certified copies of academic certificates; Birth Certificate or National ID or Passport (Provide only one document) and other relevant awards.

 

 

Applications may be submitted directly by hand delivery to either TRCS Headquarter – Dar es Salaam Office; TRCS Kigoma Office; TRCS Ngaraganza Office – Kasulu District; TRCS Makere Office – Kasulu District, TRCS Kibondo – RFL Office and TRCS Mtendeli Office – Kakonko District.

 

No applications will be received/considered through email or any other form of online submission.

Only short listed candidates meeting the minimum set criteria will be invited for interview. If you do not hear from us within two weeks after the application deadline you should consider your application as unsuccessful.

 

Tanzania Red Cross Society (TRCS) does not CHARGE A FEE at any stage of the recruitment process.

All applications are free for all candidates and no one should give any payment or compensation during the recruitment process. Should the candidate be asked for any fee, he/she must report to TRCS – HR Department through Organizational Official Email: [email protected].

The Secretary General,
Tanzania Red Cross Society,
Mwai Kibaki Road, Mikocheni B, Plot No. 53, Block ‘C’,
P.O Box 1133,
DAR ES SALAAM

Tanzania Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer.

The deadline for submission is 24thJanuary 2020 by 16.00 Hrs.

 

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