Infection, Prevention & Control (IPC) Manager

IPC Manager leads the development & maintenance of an infection control program in order to ensure the quality if care and safety of patients and staff

As the manager of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) activities, you will lead the development and maintenance of an infection-control program in a MSF field project. The goals include striving for good quality of care and the safety of patients, caretakers and staff. In accordance with MSF protocols and standards, the IPC manager will participate in the definition of the project’s IPC objectives.

This Involves:

  • Ensuring the implementation of standard transmission-based IPC precautions for all departments of MSF’s health structures. This is done in collaboration with each service-activity manager, using existing tools (guidelines, checklists, audit forms and trainings).
  • Providing technical IPC supervision and guidance to all staff members at the specified MSF field project, with a particular focus on activities such as: water supply; solid waste and waste-water treatment/disposal; latrines and shower facilities; vector control; and medical-waste management.
  • Developing multimodal strategies to improve IPC in MSF’s facilities. Examples may include initiating system change (depending on the availability of the appropriate infrastructure and supplies); organizing trainings; conducting performance monitoring; and giving feedback.
  • Promoting a stepwise IPC improvement approach, tailored to the local context.

Requirements

  • Compliance with Essential Requirements for all potential candidates
  • Commitment to work in the field for a minimum of a 9-12 month assignment
  • Nursing or medical degree
  • Previous experience in a low resource setting (priority given to those with experience working in a humanitarian context)
  • Minimum of two years relevant professional experience post training
  • Professional experience supervising, managing or training staff
  • Ability to work autonomously with limited materials and resources

Assets

  • French language (B2 or above)
  • Masters or certificate in Infection Prevention and Control 
  • Nursing experience in OT or Intensive Care Unit