Infection, Protection and Control (IPC) Manager - Emergency Health Unit (External Roster)

The Role: Infection, Prevention and Control (IPC) Manager – Emergency Health Unit (EHU) – External Roster 

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.

The roster does not automatically translate to a paid role as it is dependent on the scale of our response and the availability of the roster members. Deployments with Save the Children are paid, unless specifically identified as a volunteer role.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

• No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday 
• All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
• Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued. 

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Due to the urgency for this recruitment we will review and invite candidates to interview on an ongoing basis. We recommend submitting applications as soon as possible.

Job description:

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Date advertised: 15 May 2020

Closing date: 8 Jun 2020 - 05:59 EET

Location: Worldwide, Worldwide

Department: Programme, Development and Quality

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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