Technical Advisor- Infection Prevention & Control

Key result areas;

Support establishment of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) governance structures in focus counties- S/he works closely with other MTaPS team members to support establishment of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) governance structures in focus counties and development of related work plans Develop guidelines, SOPs and standards for IPC and HCWM during COVID-19 emergency- S/he will work with the MOH at national level, counties, health facilities and other technical departments of the MoH to develop, adapt or revise supporting documents to enhance facility level readiness Coordinate training on infection prevention and control and healthcare waste management within the context of COVID-19 in selected counties and health facilities- In collaboration with other technical experts on IPC, provide technical assistance to the MoH and the pool of national/county trainers to train health workers at designated counties/health facilities (public and private), likely to receive patients infected with COVID-19 and to strengthen the overall IPC and HCWM competencies and emergency management preparedness Monitor compliance with good waste management and IPC practices & requirements in selected counties and health facilities


Qualification & Job Requirements

The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor of Medicine(MD), Infectious disease, Virology, Laboratory sciences or senior nursing expertise with understanding of mode of infection transmission and prevention.Degree, diploma or certification in field epidemiology, disease control, global health or any related field.At least 5 year experience working in healthcare, field epidemiology or emergency management at Senior Level. Certification in emergency management is an added advantage.
S/he should have knowledge and understanding of the dynamics around COVID-19 emergency response.Demonstrated past experience in emergency management and supporting national level coordination.S/he should have a good mastery of the Kenyan health system, working with counties and health facilities.
In addition, s/he should be proficient in relevant computer applications which includes word processing, databases, spreadsheets, and presentations (Microsoft Office applications preferred. The successful candidate needs to be a strong team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. S/he should work with minimal supervision with ability to work independently and in a team.
MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.

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Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a nonprofit international health organization with nearly 2,500 people from over 74 nationalities working in over 40 countries. Our mission: Saving lives and improving the health of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Together with our partners, we are helping managers and leaders in developing countries to create stronger management systems that improve health services for the greatest health impact.