Psychosocial counselor/ Helmand

  Ministry of Public Health
Bachelor's Degree   Helmand, Afghanistan Full Time 114
Date Posted:Nov 5, 2019
Reference:Ps/counselor/Helmand
Closing Date:Nov 19, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Health/Medical
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:2 Years
Contract Duration: Unspecified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Contractor
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,pashto,English

About Ministry of Public Health:

Founded:  

Afghanistan is experiencing a low and concentrated HIV epidemic and among the countries in Central and South Asia that are confronted with a growing risk of HIV and AIDS, mainly due to the high incidence of people who inject drug. HIV prevalence is 4.4 % in People Who Inject Drug (PWID).

The first HIV case was reported in 1989 in Afghanistan and the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoIRA) has taken important steps in addressing the epidemic. The Afghanistan National Program for Control of AIDS, STI & Hepatitis (ANPASH) was established in 2003 under the leadership of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH).

Under the leadership of ANPASH Ministry of Public Health the country is implementing National Strategic Plan (NSP-III) 2016-2020 in collaboration with several national and international agencies. The country has multi-sectorial approach to control the spread of HIV with specific interventions for key affected population, vulnerable papulation and general papulation.

Until December 2017 a total of 2522 HIV cases have been registered with the national AIDS Program, While the World Health Organization and UNAIDS have estimated this number 7,500 in the county.

Job Summary:

Pre and posttest counseling and Family counseling with confidentially manner


Screen for potential clients

Skills Required:

General

Requires travel to provinces:

No

Skills Description:

Ability to work pleasantly with high risk groups specially with People Who Inject Drug


Ability to support patient adherence with medical treatment plans.


Effective written and verbal communication.


Ability to effect change.


Ability to work with a positive interdisciplinary team approach


Ability to respond to crisis situations.


Interview and assessment skills


Ability to interact with other professionals.

Duties & Responsibilities:


Pre and posttest counseling and Family counseling with confidentially manner


Screen for potential clients


To provide comprehensive risk counseling services as needed to target group in need of assistance with making behavior changes to reduce the transmission Blood Born infection.


Patient management, ensure partner notification, ensure follow up of recurrent cases and one to one counseling of STI cases


Psychosocial counselor should complete the motivation stage effectively for OST selected clients to convince those regarding OST benefits, duration and regular adherence with methadone


Psychosocial counselor should share the main challenges of clients with medical doctor during motivation stage.


Psychosocial counselor receive the client agreement and relatives agreement for starting Methadone


To provide individual risk-reduction counseling services to PWIDs


Client advocacy with medical providers, law enforcement officers, and other institutions as needed


Conduct outreach activities in order to deliver harm reduction services as needed


Other duties and responsibilities as assigned


Prepare monthly activities reports


Perform other related activities assigned by his line manager

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Helmand

Qualifications:


Bachelor in psychosocial science or intermediate level degree in health


Psychosocial knowledge or knowledge of HIV/AIDS and related issues.


At least two years’ experience in health care or harm reduction services


Ability to work pleasantly with high risk groups specially with People Who Inject Drug


Ability to support patient adherence with medical treatment plans.


Effective written and verbal communication.


Ability to effect change.


Ability to work with a positive interdisciplinary team approach


Ability to respond to crisis situations.


Interview and assessment skills


Ability to interact with other professionals.

Job Keywords:

• Pre and posttest counseling and Family counseling with confidentially manner • Screen for potential clients

Submission Guideline:

Electronic applications will be sent to: sub e-mail which corresponds if any of following 2 items is missing, your application will be considered as ineligible/incomplete.


1. In your emails please specify the title of the position as well as vacancy number for electronic submissions and please do the same in the hardcopy submissions.

2. Updated Curriculum vitae (CV)/Resume (Please attached your recent photo and mention in your CV exact date/periods of your work experience, graduation Day, Month, and Year).


If you are shortlisted and invited for written test/interview you will be required to present the original, the following:


A. Education Documents: Your recent education degree/diploma

 Copy of verified Baccalaureate (12 passed) degree by Ministry of Education

 Copy of verified 14 or 15 passed degree by related Ministries

 Copy of verified Bachelor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education

 Copy of verified Medical Doctor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education

 Copy of verified Master degree by Ministry of Higher Education

B. Copy of National Identity Card (Tazkira: Only the pages that show picture and Tazkira number, pages, place of issue and date of issue)


(II)


Electronic applications will be sent to: sub e-mail


Hard copies will be sent to: HR Container, Second floor, at the Ministry of Public Health, Great Masoud Square Kabul Afghanistan.


The Contact Person at Human Resources is: Mr. Ahmad Nawid Barekzai, HR Officer, MoPH-GD HR. Phone number: 0093- (0)-707777734



Note:

Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to written test/interview and subsequent process. Please contact the person in charge (Mr. Ahmad Nawid Barekzai) for confirmation.


No CVs will be accepted after the closing date.


Any persuade will be threat as disqualification.


Candidate who applies for the same position in last six months and was unsuccessful (Obtained less than 60% marks), will not be short listed.


Fraudulent documents and or fraudulent claims in CVs and or documents will result in disqualification at any stage of the recruitment process.

The test and interview will be taken from the following references.


Harm redaction guideline


HTC guideline


HIV/AIDs question answer

Submission Email:

  gdhr.moph2018@gmail.com