Infection Prevention and Control Supervisor

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Posted on 25 Nov, 2021
Closing on 30 Nov, 2021

Job Description


VACANCY CLOSING DATE: November 30, 2021

 Level: 7

Main purpose

Implementing and supervising an infection control program in a project or health facility, according to MSF protocols, safety and IPC measures, in order to ensure quality of care and safety of patients, caretakers and staff.


  • In collaboration with each service activity manager, maintaining and supporting the day to day implementation by the ward supervisor of the standard précautions in health structures in all departments including sterilization, outreach clinic, emergency, and providing technical supervision, training and support to the staff on IPC related issues using existing tools such as audits, checklist, surveillance. 
  • Implementing and monitoring adherence to additional precautions for air, droplet and contact transmissible diseases when indicated. Based on a given patient-diagnosis, evaluating the need and supporting the implementation, if needed, for additional precautions in collaboration with the medical team and act accordingly 
  • Supporting in the implementation as planned, the correct ‘clean and dirty flows’ inside the health facility. Ensuring that environmental standards and administrative measures in the facility are respected (bed spacing, number of handwashing stations etc.) and together with the logistic team WATSAN that the essential requirements are available in the health structures 
  • Guaranteeing compliance to aseptic care techniques and to the correct use of antiseptics, disinfectants and detergents, through trainings and audits. 
  • Checking the consumption and the quality of IPC materials and equipment, including cleaning materials and equipment, PPE, etc. 
  • As member of the Infection Control Committee, participating actively in the lively and pro-active tenue of the meeting, supporting the development and following up the Infection Control Action Plan. 
  • Supervising the team under his/her responsibility and participating in the associated HR processes (e.g. recruitment, training/induction, evaluation, potential detection, coaching, development and communication) in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required. 
  • Reporting any irregularities to NAM or IPC managers or PMR and producing reports with information recommendations for the monthly medical reporting 


  •   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 patients. IPC essential requirements include water supply, solid waste and waste water treatment/disposal, latrines and shower facilities, dead bodies management, vector control and medical waste management. 
  • Transmission-based Precautions (TBP): are the second level of basic infection control and are to be used in addition to standard precautions for patients who may be infected or colonized with certain infectious agents for which additional precautions are needed to prevent infection transmission (contact, droplet, airborne).



  • Essential: Nurse or midwife (or equivalent) diploma / EPI / pharmacist diplomas 
  • Preferable with IPC background experience or diploma


  • Preferable: Previous working experience working with MSF or other NGOs
  • Experience in OT, Intensive Care Unit is an asset

Languages    Mission language essential, local language desirable
Knowledge    Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)


  • Results and Quality Orientation L2
  • Teamwork and Cooperation L2
  • Behavioural Flexibility L2
  • Commitment to MSF Principles L2
  • Stress Management L3

How to Apply

All applicants should submit:

  • Application letter preferably in English (explaining relevant experience and motivation), 
  • CV preferably in English, 
  • Copy of ID 
  • Copies of previous work certificates
  • Copies of relevant certificates
  • Valid medical license from Medical council

The above-mentioned documents should be submitted via to:

  • With the subject line: IPC SUPERISOR + APPLICANT’s NAME
  • Deadline is November 30, 2021


  • Applications that do not follow the instructions outlined above will NOT be considered.
  • Applications should only be sent once (Do not apply multiple times) 
  • Only applications sent through email will be considered; hard copies delivered to the office will not be accepted.
  • No transportation and no per diems will be provided for the application process.

ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted to attend a technical test. 

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical independent organization; it works in Yemen since 1986. We provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of impartiality, independence and neutrality. We are a non-profit, non-governmental and independently funded organization. The recruitment process will be fair and free from any discrimination.

Important Notes / مقترحات هامة

Following the instructions on How to apply will always increase your chances of getting your application looked at.
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