Adherence Counsellor Job in Nigeria

The Excellence Community Education Welfare Scheme (ECEWS) is a leading and reputable indigenous non-governmental organization that promotes access to qualitative healthcare, Education and economic strengthening opportunities for all Nigerians. With its headquarters in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State with a corporate office in Abuja, ECEWS has presence in 17 States across the South-South, South East, South West and North Central Nigeria with a strong client portfolio with the Global Fund to fight against AIDS, TB and Malaria, United States agency for international development (USAID), United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC), The United Nations office of Projects, World Bank & Federal Government of Nigeria. Since its founding in 2001, ECEWS has built a vast network of health and allied professional staff, partners and collaborators which has earned her a solid reputation among its funders and is well regarded by competitors and partners alike.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Adherence Counsellor

Location: Delta

Project: CDC SPEED
Job type: Full Time

Job Summary

  • Provide psychosocial and continuous support as well as treatment preparation to clients in the health facility.
  • Provide counselling services including risk reduction counseling, harm reduction counseling, post-GBV counseling, or contraceptive/family planning counseling as required.
  • Identify and address challenges/barriers to adherence.
  • Organize and facilitate support group sessions for HIV-infected and affected clients including groups with special needs e.g. discordant couples, youth/adolescent, and children.
  • Address aspects of behavior change in relation to HIV and ART
  • Support clients to voluntarily disclose their HIV status.
  • Facilitate the delivery of relevant information to clients enrolled in OSS
  • Participate in home visits as appropriate to execute plan of care for clients.
  • Ensure client records are well maintained and compile periodic reports as necessary.
  • Ensure proper referral of clients where necessary including following up and reporting on the outcomes as necessary.
  • Coordinates patient tracking activities supported by the community Case Managers including documentation and reporting of defaulter tracing activities.
  • Receiving clients to the clinic
  • Provide HTS services (pre-and post-test counselling, HIV testing)
  • Follow-up with clients on referrals
  • Distribute condoms, lubricant, needles/syringes, and other commodities.
  • Maintaining client record.
  • Depending on clinical training and skills, triage clinical cases, provide selected contraceptive/FP services, wound dressing, and other minor OSS care.

Minimum Recruitment Standard

  • HND, BSC, and BA from any tertiary institution.
  • Literate in both English language and local dialect.
  • Preferably expert on clients and/or social workers and retired health workers who have relevant knowledge and skills.
  • Resident in the communities/LGA where the community outreach team is based is an added advantage.
  • Basic Knowledge of HIV and AIDS epidemiology and complications.
  • Proficient HIV Testing and Counseling Skills.
  • Knowledge of National HIV Testing Algorithm.
  • Team player with good interpersonal relationships and tolerance to socio-cultural differences.
  • Efficient and effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task effectively and adhere to timelines.
  • Ability to follow instructions provided in verbal or written format.


Application Closing Date
31st January, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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