Nurse Counsellor: CeSHHAR Zimbabwe
CeSHHAR Zimbabwe is an organization that specializes in sexual health, HIV and AIDS research in Zimbabwe. The organization is implementing the National AIDS Council (NAC) and Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) supported the establishment of the National Sex Work Programme for female sex workers, ‘Sisters with a Voice’. The Sisters’ programme is one of the few in Africa with national coverage and currently operates in 10 static, 23 highways mobile and 33 local mobile sites across all 10 provinces of Zimbabwe. The Programme aims to reduce HIV acquisition and transmission among female, male and transgender sex workers and thereby reduce HIV transmission and acquisition to and from their clients. The programme is supported by Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM) and other funding partners including USAID through PSI, the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Duties And Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Project Coordinator, and under direct supervision of the Clinic Manager, the Nurse Counsellor will be based in Harare and will be responsible for the following tasks: Performing routine physical examinations on all clients i.e. temp, B/P, pulse and routine vaginal examination on all women; Providing treatment and care for sexually transmitted infections and other reproductive health concerns according to National Guidelines; Performing rapid syphilis testing; Prescribing and dispensing of drugs; Performing Rapid HIV testing in accordance with the National HIV Testing Algorithm and providing pre and post-test counselling; Providing appropriate supportive counselling, referrals and follow up; Offering family planning and counselling services; Maintaining proper documentation of all clinical and laboratory procedures on all programme clients; Updating and maintaining of clinical records; Ordering drugs clinic sundries at clinic level; Compiling of weekly, monthly and quarterly statistics and clinic reports; Scheduling of mobile clinic visits; Performing other duties as assigned by the Project Coordinator
Qualifications And Experience
Good interpersonal communication skills and having high respect for confidentiality; Expected to work outside of normal office hours when required. Certificate / diploma in counselling; Demonstrated effective verbal and written communications; Good knowledge on use of Microsoft word, excel and power point. Preference will be given to those having experience of working in Non-Governmental Organisations in HIV/AIDS related programmes.
Diploma /degree in General Nursing. Post basic training is an added advantage; Certificate in Rapid HIV testing; Forensic certificate; Experience with key populations; Family Planning Certificate
How To Apply
If you are interested in the above position please email your CV and application cover letter to [email protected] Indicate the position and duty station you are applying for in the subject line. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.