VMMC Counselor

Location ZA
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/7/2018 12:07 PM)
Job ID
International Positions


VMMC Counselor needed to support a district-based voluntary medical male circumcision program in the uThungulu and eThekwini districts.  Counselors will educate and counsel clients prior and after the VMMC procedure.




  • Provides high-quality VMMC counseling to VMMC clients, based on the minimum standards of service provision

  • Conducts pre- and post-test counseling sessions according to national HTC protocols in the context of VMMC counseling in a variety of settings

  • Actively participates in demand creation activities

  • Ensures proper recording and confidential storage of all client results and intake information

  • Provides counseling and supports referrals and linkages to additional related services, i.e., TB, STIs, non-communicable diseases

  • Assist to develop integrated service sites, including developing male- and youth-friendly counseling and linkage strategies for clients

  • Assists clients in the creation of appropriate risk-reduction strategies

  • Assists clients in the selection of appropriate community support through referrals

  • Carries out any other duties assigned by the counseling coordinator

  • Is involved in the day-to-day operational aspects of the VMMC site project and scope of work

  • Identifies operational needs for the site and reports to the site coordinator, as needed

  • Adheres to QA procedures according to national SOPs

  • Strives to achieve client targets and expectations

  • Communicates effectively with clients to identify needs and evaluate alternative strategies and solutions

  • Continually seeks opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and strengthen stakeholder relationships




Required Qualifications

  • Degree in Social Sciences, a degree in Nursing, a diploma in Nursing (or equivalent experience) preferred
  • Certificate in HTC training
  • Understanding of sexual reproductive health
  • Good knowledge of HIV&AIDS, TB, and other associated services
  • Willingness and ability to travel and work independently
  • Accepts any other reasonable duties allocated by the site coordinator
  • Willingness to work overtime, as required
  • Ability to communicate in multiple South African languages
  • Prior counseling experience in a clinical setting preferred
  • Capacity to work under pressure and under the most minimal supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with others, including those from diverse cultural backgrounds



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