Employment Opportunity: Infection Prevention and Control Officers (3)
Why Choose IntraHealth
At IntraHealth, we are a global team of creative, committed humanitarians on a mission. We are advocates, technologists, health workers, and communicators. Program officers, finance experts, and technical leaders. We are passionate and diverse. We’re united in our belief that everyone everywhere should have the health care they need to thrive. That’s why we work every day to improve the performance of health workers around the world and strengthen the systems in which they work.
For almost 40 years in over 100 countries, IntraHealth has partnered with local communities to make sure health workers are present where they’re needed most, ready to do the job, connected to the technology they need, and safe to do their very best work. Our programs are designed with a deep understanding of, and appreciation for, the context of human rights, gender equality and discrimination, economic empowerment, and changing populations. The longstanding relationships we’ve built with government agencies, private-sector partners, and members of civil society make our efforts stronger and more effective.
About the project
The Ingobyi Activity is a five-year cooperative agreement with USAID to improve the quality of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) and malaria services, in a sustainable manner with the goal of reducing neonatal, child and maternal mortality in Rwanda. Ingobyi Activity builds upon the tremendous gains Rwanda has made as well as previous USAID investments in the health sector to provide a healthier, more productive future for all Rwandans.
Summary of role
The short-term Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Officers (3) will work under direct supervision of the Zonal Coordinator and receive technical guidance and support from the IPC Specialist, to build capacity of health care providers in Ingobyi-supported hospitals and health centers in infection prevention and control. The incumbent will work with zonal technical staff to increase overall infection prevention and control capacity, particularly the integration of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) prevention and preparedness within the broader Ingobyi IPC framework.
The Infection Prevention and Control Officer is responsible for the following functions:
- Works in collaboration with other Ingobyi zonal staff and health facilities to build capacity of supported hospitals and health centers in infection prevention and control;
- Provides guidance and skills development in the integration of EVD prevention as part of the overall Ingobyi infection control and prevention framework;
- Assesses IPC capacities and practices in hospitals and health centers in Ingobyi-supported districts/health facilities, and recommends improvements;
- Reviews IPC measures implemented by supported health facilities, coaches and advises health providers on how to strengthen infection prevention, including use of personal protective equipment where necessary, as part of ongoing capacity strengthening efforts;
- Reviews training needs, and based on findings, and together with facility-based trainers, conduct training in IPC for staff at district hospitals and health centers in Ingobyi supported-districts to improve infection prevention and control measures;
- Ensures integration of general IPC measures into routine RMNCH/malaria activities Ingobyi- supported health facilities; and
- Manages any other emerging activities related to IPC at Ingobyi-supported health facilities, in coordination with facility management.
Coordination, monitoring and reporting
- Coordinates Ingobyi-led procurement and distribution of basic IPC equipment and commodities to health facilities, in collaboration with district hospitals and health centers in Ingobyi-supported districts;
- Closely monitors progress of IPC activities in supported hospitals and health centers and supports facility IPC focal points and/or champions to address identified gaps;
- Documents and reports progress on IPC measures in Ingobyi-supported districts to IPC Specialist; and
- Performs other tasks assigned by supervisor.
Duration: 1 year with possibility of renewal subject to performance and availability of funding.
Number of positions: Three (3) positions, one per each zone ( Rubavu, Nyanza, and Rwamagana).
The ideal candidate is expected to meet and or possess the following qualifications and requirements.
Education and training
- Bachelor’s degree in medicine, pharmacy, nursing, laboratory technology or related fields
Experience and skills
- At least 5 years of experience as a trainer in infection prevention and control in Rwanda;
- At least 2 years of experience in developing, implementing and evaluating infection prevention and control procedures and tools in Rwanda;
- Knowledge of infection prevention and control, preferably in the context of EVD;
- Relevant working experience in IPC in health a facility setting;
- Skills in rapid assessment techniques, knowledge and experience in monitoring facility and community-based infection prevention and control interventions;
- Strong communication skills (written and oral) in English and Kinyarwanda – French language skills would be added advantage;
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, including MS Excel, MS Word and MS PowerPoint
- Strong skills in teamwork and networking;
- Strong documentation and report writing skills; and
- Ability to travel frequently within the country.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Willingness and ability to travel within and outside the zone, and to work independently with all stakeholders
- Willingness to accept additional responsibilities
- Willingness to work overtime as required
SUMMARY OF BENEFITS
IntraHealth International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package. We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment which supports health workers, so they can improve the lives of people throughout the world.
IntraHealth International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. This is also to include inquiry about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.
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