New Job Vacancy at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – IPC Supervisor

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INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (IPC) SUPERVISOR
Title: INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (IPC) SUPERVISOR
Duration: 12 months (Fixed Term Contract) – Full time position (100%)
Starting date: 15/10/2022
Direct Reports: Nursing Activity Manager
Location: Nduta Camp (Kibondo, Kigoma Region)
FOR NATIONAL STAFF ONLY
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INTRODUCTION:
Médecins
Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical
humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected
by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from
healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective
of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. MSF is therefore
guided by the principles of neutrality and impartiality. These
principles must apply to all MSF staff.

Required Criteria:
Minimum Educational Qualification:
· Nurse or midwife (or equivalent) diploma / EPI / pharmacist diplomas.
· MUST BE REGISTERED AND ALLOWED TO PRACTISE UNDER MEDICAL COUNCIL OF TANGANIYKA.

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Experience:
· Essential 2 years of previous experience with MSF as a nurse, midwife or similar.
· Experience in OT, Intensive Care Unit is an asset.
· Essential computer literacy (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Languages:
· Essential mission language: English and Swahili (Kirundi and/or French will be a plus.)

Objectives of the position:
·
Implementing and supervising an infection control program in a project
or health facility, according to MSF protocols, safety and IPC measures,
in order to ensure quality of care and safety of patients, caretakers
and staff.
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Main Responsibilities:
·
In collaboration with each service activity manager, maintaining and
supporting the day to day implementation by the ward supervisor of the
standard precautions in health structures in all departments including
sterilization, laundry and kitchen, and providing technical supervision,
training and support to the staff on IPC related issues using existing
tools such as audits, checklist, surveillance.
· Implementing and
monitoring adherence to additional precautions for air, droplet and
contact transmissible diseases when indicated. Based on a given
patient-diagnosis, evaluating the need and supporting the
implementation, if needed, for additional precautions in collaboration
with the medical team and act accordingly.
· Supporting in the
implementation as planned, the correct ‘clean and dirty flows’ inside
the health facility. Ensuring that environmental standards and
administrative measures in the facility are respected (bed spacing,
number of handwashing stations etc.) and together with the Logistics
Manager, Logistics Hospital Supervisor and WHS Supervisor, that the
essential requirements are available in the health structures
·
Guaranteeing compliance to aseptic care techniques and to the correct
use of antiseptics, disinfectants and detergents, through trainings and
audits.
· Checking the consumption and the quality of IPC materials
and equipment, including cleaning materials and equipment, PPE, etc.
·
As member of the Infection Control Committee, participating actively in
the lively and pro-active tenue of the meeting, supporting the
development and following up the Infection Control Action Plan.
·
Supervising the team under his/her responsibility and participating in
the associated HR processes (e.g. recruitment, training/induction,
evaluation, potential detection, coaching, development and
communication) in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of
knowledge required.
· Reporting any irregularities to Nursing
Activity Manager and producing reports with information &
recommendations for the monthly medical reporting.
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· Note:
o
IPC standard precautions include Personal Protective Equipment (PPE),
hand hygiene, prevention of accidental exposure to body fluids, safe and
appropriate treatment of re-usable medical devices, waste management,
cleaning and disinfection of surface and environment, respiratory
hygiene and individual hygiene for staff, caretakers and patients. IPC
essential requirements include water supply, solid waste and wastewater
treatment/disposal, latrines and shower facilities, dead bodies
management, vector control and medical waste management.
o
Transmission-based Precautions (TBP): are the second level of basic
infection control and are to be used in addition to standard precautions
for patients who may be infected or colonized with certain infectious
agents for which additional precautions are needed to prevent infection
transmission (contact, droplet, airborne).

Main competencies and knowledge:
· Results and Quality Orientation
· Teamwork and Cooperation
· Behavioural Flexibility
· Commitment to MSF Principles
· Stress Management

APPLICATION INFORMATION
All
interested candidates shall submit their motivation letter, CV and copy
of relevant professional certificates not later than Tuesday, September 20th, 2022 at 4:00 PM. Please quote the job title on the email subject “IPC SUPERVISOR

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Please send your application to the email address MSFCH-Tanzania-Recruitment@geneva.msf.org. The applications can also be submitted at MSF offices situated at Warioba RD, Mikocheni B, Plot 100, Daima Street House no 16 or To MSF Project Admin in Nduta Refugees Camp, Kibondo District.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
The
protection of your personal data is important to MSF. By submitting
your application, you consent to MSF using your data only for the
recruitment process to have all the information and documents necessary
to proceed with the recruitment, validation of your application and
selection of the most suitable candidate. Your data will be treated
confidentially. Only people part of the recruitment process have access
to your data. MSF does not sell your data under any circumstances. If
you have any questions or requests, you can contact msfch-Tanzania-HrManager@geneva.msf.org

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