fhi360 Primary Care Counsellor in Gokwe, Zimbabwe

Position Summary:

The Primary Care Counsellor 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 through working closely with facility nurses and outreach workers in the development of robust referral systems for PLWHIV.

  • Supervise the community based cadres supporting implementation of ZHCT project activities and administer a performance based incentive scheme for these cadres in relation to index case testing, defaulter tracking as well as facilitate the formation and strengthening of community ART refill groups (CARGs)

  • 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.

  • 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 within a team and health facility settings

  • Ability to analyze and report relevant activities.

  • Sound knowledge of HIV care and treatment practices in Zimbabwe

  • 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 a must OI/ ART experience is an added advantage

  • Sound knowledge and experience in M&E is an added advantage.

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