Save the Children International Infection, Prevention and Control Manager – Emergency Health Unit – External Roster Jobs in Kenya

Save the Children International Infection, Prevention and Control Manager – Emergency Health Unit – External Roster Jobs in Kenya


Job Details

  • The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, is an international non-governmental organization that promotes children's rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries.

    Job Description

  • We are looking for an Infection, Prevention and Control (IPC) Manager to join our external roster to be responsible for the management of all of the IPC activities during a Save the Children outbreak response within an Emergency Health Unit (EHU) module.

  • They will work closely with the Operations Lead, Clinical Lead, WASH manager and Training Coordinator in a team environment, within a variety of different contexts.

  • During a response, they will collaborate directly with the WASH manager to define the IPC objectives, their implementation and monitoring.

  • They will manage multiple streams of work, which are to be implemented during a response and they will technically lead and guide on all of the IPC activities that are to be implemented to ensure that best practice standards are in place for staff, patient and caretaker safety, whilst also allowing the provision of quality of care during case management.

  • They will also play a central role in building the local capacity of any Ministry of Health (MoH) and/or other agencies/organisations staff, in areas related to the response, through training delivery.

    About the Emergency Health Unit

  • Save the Children’s origins lie in emergency response.

  • The Emergency Health Unit (EHU) is an operational team deployed to support the Save the Children Humanitarian Health, Nutrition, HIV and WASH Strategy in providing and improving humanitarian responses.

  • The EHU holds a pre-standing emergency health capacity to deploy in the event of a major disaster, diseases outbreak or conflict that affects population health and they will be set up within 72 hours of the disaster or identified emergency.

  • Save the Children’s Emergency Health Unit is
    currently enlisting candidates for their humanitarian emergency roster to safeguard strong external health and operational support surge capacity when our emergency responses require it.

  • As a member of our roster you will only be deployed when gaps are identified in our responses and depending on the nature of the response you may be asked to deploy at short notice, often to insecure environments. .

    The role’s Requirements

  • To become part of the external roster as an infection, Prevention and Control (IPC) Manager, you will be a holder of a Degree or master’s degree in Nursing/paramedical and/or Public Health/IPC/Infectious Diseases, with at least two years relevant field experience OR extensive IPC experience, with at least two years relevant field experience.

    In addition you will need to have

    • Proven knowledge of IPC principles and best practices in settings with limited resources.

    • Patient and good communicator (oral/written), who can function well in a working environment that involves a lot of diversity of cultures, languages, personal interests and agendas.

    • Hands on skills in rapid assessment techniques, designing, planning, implementing and monitoring IPC interventions.

    • Able to work independently and manage various tasks under tight deadlines.

    • Strong critical thinking and analytic skills.

    • Available to deploy for at least six weeks, at any one time.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children International Infection, Prevention and Control Manager – Emergency Health Unit – External Roster Jobs in Kenya

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