- Company: Oxford HR
- Location: Kenya
- State: Nairobi
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: Healthcare/Medical Jobs in Kenya
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The Technical Officer for IPC will support the coordination and facilitation of all IPC activities within the Save Lives and Livelihoods Programme.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
The Technical Officer for IPC shall:
- Support the setting targets, supports planning monitors performance of IPC activities for the Save Lives and Livelihoods Programme.
- Support design of continuous IPC quality improvement.
- Support the development/review/revision of the IPC technical implementation guidelines, SOPs and other documents.
- Provide analytical support on IPC as needed by Africa.
- Support in the development and process management of IPC technical initiatives.
- Take part in the development of IPC core components for preparedness, response and recovery from COVID-19 and other infectious disease outbreaks.
- Conduct COVID-19 vaccine IPC capacity building (in-country trainings) for member States national IPC focal persons and port health IPC personnel.
- Coordinate and facilitate IPC for COVID-19 vaccine virtual trainings in collaboration with IPC Technical Working Group (TWG).
- Identify IPC needs for member states and facilitate provision of relevant IPC supplies based on identified need and request.
- Provide technical support to member states to inform strategic, technical and operational decisions related to IPC best practices and implementation.
- Conduct both operational and implementation research in IPC as it relates to COVID- 19 and other pathogens of interest.
- Support member states to adopt and adapt evidence informed guidelines on IPC for COVID-19 vaccine.
- Prepare weekly, monthly and annual reports on IPC activities.
- Participate in the planning for IPC activities for the Africa CDC Incident Action Plan.
- Represent Africa CDC in a professional manner, which creates a positive image and enhances the credibility of the organization.
- Perform any other duties as requested by the supervisor.
Qualifications and Skills required
- Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Systems Management or a related health field and 5 years of relevant work
- Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Systems Management or a related health field and 2 years of relevant work experience.
Required skills and Competencies
- Working experience in supporting the implementation of public health programmes with emphasis on infection prevention and control.
- Demonstrable technical expertise and experience in the development of policies, processes, procedures and tools for infection prevention and control.
- Knowledge and experience in supporting public health emergencies programmes under government ministries and external donors.
- Demonstrable experience and in-depth knowledge of operations of the Africa CDC, Regional Collaborating Centers and National Public Health Institutes is preferred.
- Clear understanding of the health systems on the Continent and fair knowledge of operations of the Ministries of Health in Member States.
- Excellent computer skills, including word-processing capabilities, proficiency with e-mail and internet applications, experience in using office software applications such as MS Excel, Power Point and Word.
- Strong problem solving abilities
- Ability to plan ahead and predict potential and emerging barriers
- Ability to build strong relationships internally and with external stakeholders
- High level of autonomy at work, yet with profound team spirit
- Ability to work under pressure, with minimal supervision, and in a culturally diverse team
- Adaptive, patient, resourceful, resilient and flexible