Right to Care Zambia
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Professional Counsellor

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About us

Right to Care is at the vanguard in supporting and delivering prevention, care, and treatment services for HIV and associated diseases. We work with the government and communities to find pioneering solutions to build and strengthen public healthcare.

We embrace a strong entrepreneurial culture and focus on innovation and the use of technology to enhance services, address skills shortages, and deliver quality healthcare outcomes. Our areas of expertise include HIV and TB care and treatment, pharmacy automation, medical male circumcision, and cervical cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Right to Care Zambia has been awarded a five (5) year project funded by the USAID through the PEPFAR mechanism. The USAID – Action HIV project aims to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity, and transmission by achieving the UNAIDS and PEPFAR goal of 95/95/95 HIV treatment coverage by providing comprehensive HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment maintenance services in Luapula, Northern, and Muchinga provinces of Zambia. The USAID Action HIV project will work closely with and in support of the Ministry of Health.

About the position

  • Request to Hire No.: RTCZ23-018
  • Date Advertised: 24th April 2023
  • Closing Date: 28th April 2023
  • Position: Professional Counsellor
  • Location: Chilabesa Rural Health Centre
  • No. of Vacancies: 01
  • Contract Duration: up to 30th Sept 2024
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Job Grade: 12
  • Reporting To: HTS Hub Coordinator
  • Contact Email: vacancy12@righttocare.org
  • Contact Person: vacancy12

Qualifications and experience

  • Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience:
  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • Diploma in Basic counseling or HIV/AIDS training.
  • 3 years experiences
  • Trained in HIV Counselling, testing, and ART Adherence
  • 2 years experience in counseling supervision
  • Desirable Qualifications and Experience:
  • Degree in Project Management/Public Health/communication
  • Prior experience working in HIV Management/Control
  • 5 years experience
  • Healthcare service delivery background


  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Counseling skills
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Supervision skills (guiding, supporting)
  • Good interpersonal skill
  • Personal management skills
  • HTS linkage Viral Load HVST

Key performance areas

  • Providing Pre- and Post-Counselling
  • Plan HTS activities focused on achieving HTS indicators.
  • Conducting health education to HIVAIDSTB patients
  • Identifying problems and setting priorities with the patient
  • Sharing and distribution of IEC materials both at the facility and community.
  • Case Finding- Devise interventions to find Men, Paediatrics, and adolescents.
  • Counseling of clients
  • Risk Assessment and IPV screening
  • Assist clients in making informed decisions.
  • Presenting reports to a multidisciplinary team for inputs
  • Referral of patients to relevant departments and services such as GBV
  • Entering into the daily register each patient counseled or educated i.e., their age, gender, etc
  • Ensuring that all HTS registers are updated daily, and all backlog worked on immediately to the current date.
  • Communicate the statistics to the Line manager by the 25th of each month
  • Compile and store regular reports relating to RTC–supported HIV service as required by RTC management.

Method of application

Applications in the form of a cover letter and CV must be submitted via email. All applicants are required to complete an online competency assessment accessible using this link – https://my.assessio.com/right-to-care-professional-counsellor—chalabesa Only applicants that complete the two steps above will be considered.