Infection Prevention Control Manager

Infection Prevention Control is a significant part of MSF’s project operations. As an Infection Prevention Control (IPC) Nurse or Doctor you are responsible for the IPC activities and lead the development & maintenance of an infection control program, according to MSF protocols and standards in order to ensure the quality of care and safety of patients, caretakers and staff. 

Your clinical skills and resourcefulness will be put to the test while you work in locations where the health care infrastructure may have completely fallen apart, or while you work to diagnose and treat medical conditions not found in Australia and New Zealand. Your managerial and administration skills will be called upon as you supervise large teams of local staff and manage busy emergency departments. You will not be facing these challenges alone - Médecins Sans Frontières provides expert technical support including extensive guidelines and protocols. 

You will:

  • Define, implement and monitor the IPC project plans in collaboration with the medical team, nursing team, logistics team and relevant committees;
  • Provide expertise, support and training for staff on IPC related issues; and
  • Guarantee project compliance to MSF IPC standards. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Medical Doctor or Registered Nurse  
  • Specialist IPC qualification
  • Experience working in IPC in a hospital setting 
  • Available to work in the field for a minimum of 6 months

DESIRABLE

  • Fellow of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Remote and low resource setting experience
  • Clinical experience in Infectious Diseases (STDs, HIV/AIDS, TB) 

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

The essential criteria is an overview of the minimum requirements for international staff (in addition to the profile requirements above). Please note, these can change without prior notice in response to organisational needs. To work overseas with MSF, every applicant must meet the following requirements:

Work in a diverse team

The ability to work and live in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams in contexts that are often complex, unstable and isolated, requiring strict respect for the local culture, teams and security rules in force.

Experience working in remote, low resource and low tech settings

Clinical/working experience in environments with limited human resources, materials and equipment.  Access to electricity can be unreliable, running water may not be available, medical and other equipment may be in short supply and computer systems may be basic.

Management experience

Most assignments will involve supervision or management of teams and will require experience in: capacity building, training, planning and administration and performance management.

Commitment to the goals and values of MSF

Adhere to the MSF Charter and to our managerial values: Respect, Transparency, Integrity, Accountability, Trust and Empowerment.

Commitment to a career with MSF

Committment for 2+ assignments. We are looking for people that want to commit to multiple assignments and a long-term career in humanitarian aid. Hiring and training an employee is a major investment for MSF and we want to hire international staff who want to grow within the organisation. 

Ability to cope with stress

Many MSF projects are located in or near conflict areas. The environment is often chaotic and you will face various challenges. International staff must be able to cope with stress in a difficult and unpredictable environment.

Flexibility and adaptability

Contexts, environments, team composition can change quickly. Flexibility and adaptability are critical for a successful MSF assignment.

Work independently and use initiative

MSF assignments are demanding and every staff member must be able to manage their responsibilities and workload in a professional manner, with minimum direction.     

DESIRABLE

Language skills

Knowledge of French or Spanish, or willing to learn. 
Other languages including Portuguese, Russian or Arabic are an asset.

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Please apply if your skills and experience match the requirements for this role and the essential criteria for all international staff, listed above. Allow approximately 1 hour to complete to application.

Before starting the application, please prepare the following: 

  1. CV
  2. Motivation letter

Use our guide on how to write a CV (below) to help you prepare your application.

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