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Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation Nigeria (MGIC) is a non-profit affiliate of UMB with a mission to administratively support international operations of UMB Principal Investigators. Our purpose is to provide the administrative infrastructure for sizable and sustained operations outside of the

We are recruiting to fill the position below: 

Job Title: Counsellor

Location: Nationwide 

Duration: Six Months with the possibility of renewal, subject to the availability.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The HIV counsellor will ensure informed consent are administered as at when due.
  • S/he will conduct pre- and post-test HIV counselling for all participants who consent to the survey.
  • The counsellor will ensure ethics are adhered to on the field and confidentiality of survey participants is protected.
  • Receives respondents’ consent to be tested and offers pre and post test counselling for all participants who consent to the survey
  • Directs participants to lab technicians for testing
  • Discloses result to respondents
  • Assists in the referrals of HIV infected individuals to CBOs for linkage to treatment and care
  • S/he will serve as an interviewer if need arises
  • S/he will assist in the team lead in resolving conflicts and difficult disclosure scenarios on the field.



  • A tertiary education is required
  • Participation in the 10-day core training based on the Nigerian National Guideline on HIV counselling will be an added advantage
  • Has had 3-month supervised service delivery and has been evaluated by a trained counsellor-tester supervisor. Additional training in home-based counseling is an added advantage
  • An understanding of HIV/AIDS surveys in resource constrained settings.

Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes:

  • Knowledge of and practical experience in HIV community-based research and ethical requirements. Previous participation in conducting surveys is an added advantage.
  • Excellent (fluent) English written and verbal communication skills. Excellent (fluent) in a local language of the zone is essential. Knowledge of another local dialect will be an added advantage.
  • Should have strong interpersonal skills (active listening, empathy, social awareness, emotional awareness) and the ability to resolve different disclosure scenarios during the survey.
  • Should be knowledgeable in the culture of the zone of data collection 
  • Flexible, willing to travel to any part of zone and work weekends during the survey implementation period.

Application Closing Date
19th March, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Use link to apply online

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