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IPC Consultant

USAID Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program Recruitment of an IPC consultant for COVID-19 response Background In the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, USAID through its Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) program is providing technical assistance to the Ministry of Health (MOH) and other main health sectors in Jordan to support the COVID-19 response in the areas of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) related to IPC program management at selected health care facilities. MTaPS has been tasked to support health facilities likely to receive COVID-19 infected patients to strengthen IPC capabilities and biosafety of professional staff. Key IPC elements for the COVID-19 response include, but are not limited to: IPC program management, triage for acute respiratory infection patients, early recognition of cases, source control (isolation), application of standard and additional (contact, droplet and airborne) precautions, facility access, just-in-time training strategy, surge capacity, fatality management, and/or waste management. Purpose The purpose of this scope of work is to hire an IPC consultant to provide additional technical support to the MTaPS team to deliver immediate in-country technical assistance to MOH and partners as Jordan brace up for a COVID-19 outbreak. This scope includes work that will be done at the health facility level, especially in hospitals that are likely to receive COVID-19 patients, to strengthen IPC practices. This work will require a senior clinical practitioner, with expertise in IPC within healthcare settings in outbreak contexts, expertise in capacity building of hospital/healthcare practitioners and expertise in emergency preparedness

  • Coordinate training on IPC, including the key elements described above, within the context of COVID-19 in health facilities. The consultant will, in coordination with the IPC department at the MOH, provide technical assistance to the MoH to train health workers at designated health facilities likely to receive patients infected with COVID-19 and to strengthen the overall IPC competencies and emergency preparedness. This will include training of practitioners in IPC with existing training resources, developing materials that are not available for training needs identified by the IPC preparedness assessment, and conducting simulation exercises to address the key IPC elements selected in collaboration with the MoH
  • Oversee and support implementation of emergency IPC plan, any subsidiary plans for key IPC elements, SOPs and standards for COVID-19. The Consultant will provide technical assistance to the MoH and designated facilities to implement the emergency IPC plan, SOPs and standards developed and existing for COVID-19 preparedness and response. This will include but not limited to training, supportive supervision and monitoring and address the IPC key elements as described above
  • Support hospitals to strengthen or establish their outbreak emergency coordination task force to prepare for and respond to a COVID-19 outbreak. The consultant will build the capacity of designated facilities to be response-ready for COVID-19 with a management team in place, by strengthening existing outbreak response mechanisms, such as their IPC committees, or creating and building the capacity of teams where they do not exist. Where possible, the consultant will organize local IPC trainers, trained by MTaPS, to build capacity in each facility and use available IPC and leverage COVID-19 e-learning resources. Deliverables – An established coordination/task force mechanism in each facility
  • Targeted staff trained in each facility
  • Compliance tracking and reporting system established and functional
  • Weekly activity status reports by key IPC element (supervision, IPC performance, supplies, etc.). Required: – Degree or diploma in a clinical field, epidemiology field, disease control, global health or other related field
  • At least 3 years’ experience in healthcare settings, field epidemiology or emergency management
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the dynamics around the COVID-19 emergency
  • Fluency in the English language
  • Basic competency in Microsoft office applications. Preferred: – MD or Senior nursing expertise with understanding of mode of infection transmission
  • Experience in developing and implementing capacity-building and training activities for health emergency response
  • Experience working with International NGO’s is a plus
  • Familiarity with adult learning principles is a plus. Period of Performance – The consultancy is a six-month contract with a period of performance starting ASAP through November 15, 2020.
  • MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.

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    Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a global health nonprofit that makes foundational changes to health systems to protect people from diseases and improve their health. MSH collaborates with local partners, from the Ministry to the community, to strengthen and complement existing health systems. Since 1971, MSH has worked in more than 150 countries to help ensure sustainable, resilient, and equitable access to quality health care around the globe.

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