Call for Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Specialist

Call for Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Specialist

 

Background/Rationale

Guinea and Sierra Leone have alerted WHO of a rapidly progressing outbreak of Ebola virus disease in forested areas of south-eastern Guinea,and Epi-linked cases also confirmed in Sierra Leone.WHO has been requested to support the outbreak response, including specifically in the area of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC).

Call for Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Specialist

Call for Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Specialist

 

Responsibilities

 

In partnership with the Ministry of Health, under the direction of the WHO Country Representative,and the WHO outbreak response team leader, to conduct the following activities:

  1. Work in coordination with the Ebola outbreak response team to ensure IPC priorities and activities are managed effectively with in the over all outbreak response and in line with WHO IPC guidelines.
  2. Assess IPC capacities and practices in hospitals and health care facilities in the area current directly affected by the outbreak.Identify needs for further assessment based on this revision.
  3. Review the IPC measures implemented in the affected areas FOLLOWED BY advice on prevention of healthcare-associated infections in health care settings within the affected health zones.
  4. Review training needs,THEN based on this assessment,conduct training in IPC for staff at district hospitals, and health facilities according to the review of IPC measures.
  5. Report to MoH/WHO international outbreak response team on findings, and activities,and advise on effective and feasible IPC activities in areas affected by the outbreaks.
  6. Provide guidance on immediate IPC policies,resources,equipment and training needed for central, provincial and district level hospitals in order to ensure adequate preparations for response if the outbreak spreads to others health zones.
  7. Outline elements of the National Infection and Control Strategy in regards to measures pertaining to enhancement of Standard Precautions mainly for Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers,and identify activities that can be rapidly implemented.
  8. Support the Ministry of Health in documenting the outbreak and response activities.

Candidate

Education and specialized training:1) National Board certificate in nursing, medicine,microbiology or pharmacist and, specialty qualification in Infection Prevention and Control, e.g. infection control nurse, doctor or pharmacist, OR 2)University degree in nursing, medicine,microbiology or epidemiology,or public health with postgraduate training in the area of Infection Prevention and Control.

Experience:Wide experience in developing, implementing and evaluating infection and prevention control policies, procedures and tools in low-resource settings, and outbreak response.

Knowledge,abilities and skills:Proven knowledge and skills in infection prevention and control, rapid assessment techniques; outstanding interpersonal skills; strong organizational skills; and the ability to work efficiently in a diverse culture.

Languages:English and/or French.

 

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