Ministry of Health Uganda Senior Officer - Infection Prevention and Control Jobs

Ministry of Health Uganda Senior Officer - Infection Prevention and Control Jobs

Purpose of the job:

  • Support implementation of policies and programs for effective IPC programing,
    implementation by heightening IPC measures and preventing exposure to potentially infectious medical waste and body fluids by mitigating and responding to infections as Post exposure prophylaxis for HIV, TB, Hepatitis B, SARS CoV-2 resurgence, epidemic as Cholera outbreaks, imminent Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (VHFs) like Ebola Based at regional referral hospitals.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Work with the national IPC program officer to ensure that all districts and health facilities have an IPC focal person, an IPC team comprising of both doctors, midwives and nurses ensure IPC Committee are working.

    • Ensuring that the IPC team at each facility meets every week, IPC committee meets monthly and have minutes recorded and submitted to him/her.

    • Ensure the facility tailored IPC protocols are in-line with the national and international IPC guidelines.

    • Ensure that the relevant IEC materials on IPC are conspicuous in all work stations in the regional referral hospitals, general hospitals and health facilities

    • Ensure that all the staff are trained in occupational health and safety

    • Ensure lofty antibiotic stewardship practices in all health facilities in the region

    • Ensure the HAI subcommittee performs quarterly facility tailored HAI surveillance in all facilities in the region

    • Ensure adherence to the tenets of waste management by the staff in all health facilities
    in the region

    • Ensure that there are adequate IPC materials for implementation of IPC measures for catheter-associated blood stream infections and urinary tract infections.

    • Participate in writing meetings to update/ develop national IPC guidelines and SOPs in
    collaboration with the national IPC teams

    • Monitor implementation of multimodal IPC strategies in the regional referral hospital and lower facilities

    • Collaborate with the hospital management hierarchy to ensure optimal bed spatial separation, bed occupancy and workload distribution for the facility staff.

    • Collaborate with the management and regional partners to ensure optimal utilities, supplies and equipment for WASH.

    • Implementation of activities focused on increasing accessibility to quality PEP by eligible clients and follow up

    • Perform other tasks as assigned from time to time by the responsible Officer.


    • MBChB or Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Technology/Science or A Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or any related field.

    • Master’s in Public Health (Infection Control), Master of Medicine, Pathology (Microbiology), Masters of Medical Microbiology or any other MSc qualification relevant infection prevention and control.

    • Up to date practicing license from the relevant professional bodies like UNMC or UMDP.

    • Training in Management and experience in teaching will desirable.

    • Three (3) years working experience in a facility that provides tertiary health care services.

    • Leadership and management skills.

    • Excellent communication skills.

    • Skills in report writing and accountability.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Ministry of Health Uganda Senior Officer - Infection Prevention and Control Jobs

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