DRC Infection, Prevention and Control Officer (Dikwa) Jobs in Nigeria

DRC Infection, Prevention and Control Officer (Dikwa) Jobs in Nigeria

The Position

  • DRC is seeking the services of a committed and competent Infection, Prevention and Control (IPC) Officer to join the Borno Team. Interested persons will be reporting to the Team Leader

  • The job requires someone who can provide COVID 19 related health advice to communities

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The main duties and responsibilities will include but not limited to:

    General Programming & Operations:

  • Facilitate formation of community structures in IPC and strengthening of the existing structures such as WASH Committees through training sensitization workshops and other IPC awareness campaigns.

  • Design, develop and implement appropriate IPC mobilization strategies for DRC’s IPC projects.

  • Develop IPC work plans for multi-funded projects.

  • Ensure efficient and Effective program implementation while following the budget and work plan.

  • Participate in preparing monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/ reports and proposals and budgets for donors.

  • Lead the IPC team in carrying out monitoring and evaluation exercises.

    Coordination and Representation:

  • Collaborate with relevant Internal and External health technical experts on issues related to IPC.

  • Represent DRC at IPC meetings and other relevant technical coordination meetings.

  • Ensure integration of IPC activities with other DRC sectors.

  • Coordinate with WASH, Shelter and Protection counterparts in other locations in the implementation of common funded projects.

  • Ensure good representation and reputation of IPC sector at all levels.

  • Actively participate in an internal coordination meeting

  • Ensure and actively participate in regular sector meetings.

    Staff Management:

  • Supervise IPC field-based casuals’ workers.

  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership for the community-based mechanisms in operational areas as needed.

  • Conduct daily field visits or as required to ensure IPC tasks are going on as planned and mentoring - through technical backstopping and training of duty bearers.

    Logistics / Finance:

  • Initiate procurements and ensure their execution.

  • Ensure distribution plans are prepared and shared with logistics in a timely manner.

  • Monitor and report health partners and DRC rational use of PPEs and other supplies


  • To be successful in this role, the candidate is expected to be honest, strongly motivated and display a high standard of integrity in humanitarian work, disciplined and team-oriented.

    Education (Including Certification, Licenses etc.):

  • At least a Bachelor's Degree in Environment
    Health Science, Biological Sciences, Public Health or Nursing Degrees from a recognized institution


  • At least 2-year clinical experience with a combination of training and practical IPC experience.

  • Thorough knowledge of IPC Approaches, training of trainers and facilitating menstrual hygiene sessions for women and girls.

  • Knowledge & experience of dealing with commercial transporters and coordinating supply delivery to remote and insecure areas

  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel).

  • Sound judgment and the ability to work effectively with others at all levels

  • Strong assessment, evaluation, analysis and strategic planning skills

  • IT literate, MS – Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Interpersonal communication and proven written / presentation skills

  • Demonstrated ability to manage under stressful conditions.


  • Epidemiological experience

  • Experience working in a public health emergency (i.e. Ebola, Lassa Fever, Chorea and etc).

  • Flexible & willing to work in a remote setting & to travel to other field locations.

  • Ability to multitask and work comfortably under pressure

  • Experience from working in an (I)NGO is an asset

  • Knowledge in Hausa

  • Competent and literate in English, verbal and written, with a sound knowledge of technical expressions, any local speaking language will be an advantage

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; DRC Infection, Prevention and Control Officer (Dikwa) Jobs in Nigeria

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