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HIV/AIDS Pyschosocial Support Worker


Duration: 12 months, Two weeks training in Canada, orientation on the field and 11 months of field work, with the option to applying for an extension.


Job Summary

  • The Psychosocial Support officer will work with EIM staff at organizational level and at community level to develop and implement appropriate counselling skills for those persons affected/infected by HIV/AIDS.
  • The job will begin with research into appropriate counselling approaches in the Malawi context.
  • This research will be adapted to a training program for counsellors. Counsellors from among EIM staff as well as from among community members involved in EIM projects will be trained as counsellors.
  • The culmination of these efforts will be the supervision of counsellors in counselling with groups and individuals at community level. If time permits, training of trainers will be the final task. Requirements and Qualifications
  • The successful intern will have prior knowledge of psychological wellbeing and understanding of counselling needs in grieving process.
  • The intern must have experience in counselling.
  • The intern must have previous experience and knowledge in curriculum development and some experience in training.
  • A willingness to learn, flexibility and the ability to adapt to frequently changing expectations and schedules is highly recommended.
  • The successful intern must have an ability to work in partnership with others in cross cultural situations.
  • Candidate must agree with, and be committed to EIC's mandate and policies.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • The successful intern will have prior knowledge of psychological wellbeing and understanding of counselling needs in grieving process. 
  • The intern must have experience in counselling. 
  • The intern must have previous experience and knowledge in curriculum development and some experience in training. 
  • A willingness to learn, flexibility and the ability to adapt to frequently changing expectations and schedules is highly recommended. 
  • The successful intern must have an ability to work in partnership with others in cross cultural situations.
  • Candidate must agree with, and be committed to EIC's mandate and policies.

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