Infection Prevention and Control Supervisor

Posted 10 months ago by Médecins Sans Frontières
Location Mosul Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO

MSF Switzerland is looking for an Infection Prevention and Control Supervisor
Main tasks of the role:  
  • Implement and supervise an infection control program in Covid-19 health facility, according to MSF protocols, safety and infection and prevention control measures, in order to ensure quality of care and safety of patients, caretakers and staff.
  • Apply MSF principles, protocols, values and internal regulation and adhere to the rules implemented within MSF Covid-19 Centre
Other Tasks of the role: 
  • In collaboration with each service activity manager, maintain and support the day-to-day implementation and close follow up of MSF  standard procedures  in Covid 19 Center  
  • Provide technical supervision, training and support to  staff in each department on IPC related issues using existing tools 
  • Implement and monitor adherence to additional precautions to Covid 19 context for air, droplet and contact transmissible diseases 
  • Implement as planned, the correct ‘clean and dirty flows’ inside the health facility. Ensure that environmental standards in the facility are respected (bed spacing, number of hand washing stations etc.) and together with the Log department and Water, Hygiene and Sanitation Supervisor, ensure that the essential requirements are available in the health structure.
  • Guarantee compliance to aseptic care techniques and to the correct use of antiseptics, disinfectants and detergents.
  • Check the consumption and the quality of IPC materials and equipment, including cleaning materials and equipment, PPE, etc.
  • As member of the Infection Control Committee, participate in and support the development and following up the Infection Control Action Plan. 
  • Supervise the team under his/her responsibility and participate in the associated HR processes (e.g. training/induction, rosters, evaluation, potential detection, coaching, development and communication) in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required. 
  • Organize and coordinate the activities of his/her team (week’s schedule, annual leave, absences, etc…), evaluate their performance and define and ensure the needs for training of staff, in order to ensure the coverage of the human resources needs and maintain high standards of quality.
  • Report any irregularities to IPC Manager and produce reports with information and recommendations for the monthly medical report.
  • Note: IPC standard precautions include Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), hand hygiene, prevention of accidental exposure to body fluids, safe and appropriate treatment of re-usable medical devices, waste management, cleaning and disinfection of surface and environment, respiratory hygiene and individual hygiene for staff, caretakers and patient IPC essential requirements include water supply, solid waste and , waste water treatment/disposal latrines and shower facilities, dead bodies management, vector control and medical water management.
  • Essential Experience in a similar position of minimum 2 years 
  • Desirable Experience in COVID case management and/or in Emergency
  • Desirable experience with MSF or other NGOs
  • Essential experience Managing/Supervisory role of minimum 1 year
  • Essential Bachelor in Science of Nursing; any additional diploma considered an asset
  • Desirable: experience in OT, ICU (Intensive Care Unit)
  • At least 1 year experience Mandatory as “internship“ with DoH 
  • Essential Fluency in English and Arabic 
  • Essential basic computer skills
  • For applicants with foreign certificates, Iraqi recognised state-diploma is required.
  • For applicants registered under DOH Ninewa, a non-objection letter should be provided only if the staff is selected. 
We offer
• Remuneration in accordance to the Incentive grid
• The chance to gain professional development and training within an international organisation
• The opportunity to contribute to our objective of saving lives, alleviating suffering and working with those most in need.

How to Apply:
  • Please send cover letter & CV, Diploma & DoH Card to 
  • or hand in your cover letter and CV in the CV box located in Nablus Hospital 
  • Please put “Infection Prevention and Control Supervisor East Mosul” on the application.
  • Please do not hand in any CVs produced in shops. They will not be considered.
  • Handwritten CVs and cover letters are acceptable.
  • Only DOH staffs under DOH Ninewa and from Ninewa governorate are allowed to work in Al Salam Teaching Hospital.
  • In all CVS you need to clearly state your experience by writing the organisation you have worked, the duration of the employment (which year and how long) and description of the job you performed.  
  • We recommend all applicants to write a cover letter containing an introduction of yourself, explaining why you are applying for the position, and explaining why you think you are suitable for the position. 

The deadline for application is 06/10/2020.
English CVs only 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Your application will not be returned to you at any stage of the recruitment process.


MSFCH will manage COVID-19 Intensive Care Facility in the Al Salam Teaching Hospital, Mosul, in order to support DOHN’s response to COVID-19 pandemic by providing lifesaving intensive care for COVID-19 confirmed severe cases.
As a part of the MSFCH team, you will be directly exposed to potential contact with COVID-19 patients. Therefore, all interested candidates must ensure not to have any medical pre-existing condition that would make them more vulnerable in case of contamination of the virus.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within close proximity of someone who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose or mouth. People with the following pre-existing medical conditions are more vulnerable to develop complications from this disease:
  •  Age > 60 years old
  • Obesity and Severe Obesity – BMI >30 and ≥ 40
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease, including hypertension, coronary disease, arrhythmia, heart failure
  • Chronic lung disease (including asthma, COPD, TB), heavy smokers
  • Chronic kidney or liver disease, including Hepatitis B/C
  • Pregnancy
  • Immunosuppression/immunocompromising conditions such as:
  • Cancer treatment 
  • Bone marrow or solid organ transplant
  • Immunodeficiencies
  • hIV/AIDS
  • Prolonged use of corticosteroids or other immunosuppressants

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