Position Description

Infection Control Supervisor
Location MSF Holland
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In this role, you develop and implement required measures in order to upgrade Infection and Prevention Control (IPC) in the project following advisors' recommendations and MSF OCA policies. This includes identifying and tackling new IC issues that arise; ensuring monitoring and follow-up occurs throughout all hospital departments; and the coaching and capacity building of national hygiene infection control supervisors.

This will be achieved through implementing, revising and following-up IC measures (as described in the IC strategy) while evaluating adherence to IC measures, such as adherence to hygiene management and waste management. You will also work directly with clinical nursing supervisors to assure proper nursing techniques are being used. You will share the results of your observations and hospital analyses with supervisors and teams (in a culturally sensitive way) in order to increase awareness and importance of IC protocols. Thus, you will provide input on IC improvements, ensure proper implementation of IC (and equipment), and attend external meetings in order to share and exchange information with others on how to tackle IC issues. You will also train and coach staff on varied IC topics.

 

Requirements for Infection Control Supervisors

 

  • BA or MA degree in Nursing or Medicine
  • 3 years of clinical work experience at a hospital
  • Experience working with Infection Control in healthcare settings (preferably in low-resource settings)
  • 2 years of management experience
  • A fluent command of French and English
  • Ability to motivate, train and manage team members, guide staff development and identify training needs
  • Excellent reporting skills
  • At least 3 months of experience working in low-resource countries
  • Ability to cope with stress and to organize and prioritize workload
  • Cultural sensitivity and ability to work in an international team
  • Willingness to work in an unstable and insecure environment
  • Availability of at least 12 months

 

Assets

 

  • Education or degree in the field of Infection Prevention Control
  • Experience in quality management
  • Training in health education/promotion/public health is an asset
  • Work experience in an emergency setting
  • Previous experience working in an NGO

 

Application process

 

Please read the job description thoroughly before applying and make sure you meet the criteria outlined above. Before starting your application (by clicking on the apply button below), please take the following into consideration. We require several documents during the application process online. We advise you to gather and prepare these documents first before applying. Only complete applications can be considered. Please note, it may take up to 4 - 6 weeks before you hear feedback on your application.

We require:

  • Your most recent English CV not exceeding 3 pages.
  • A cover letter explaining your motivation to work with MSF, what assets and skills would contribute to MSF practices, and elaborating further on both your training/coaching experience, as well as your management capacities (responsibilities, number of people you managed, and the context in which you worked).
  • A clear scan of your relevant diploma’s and certificates.
  • After initial (positive) assessment of these documents, we will schedule an interview.
  • If you are currently working for MSF or have done so in the past as national staff in one of our projects, we require that you upload a recommendation letter for expatriation from your HrCo, Head of Mission or other senior staff such as a PC and include two of your most recent MSF evaluations.