Level   7

Reports to (Hierarchical)

Infection Prevention and Control Manager, PMR

Reports to (Functional)

Infection Prevention and Control Manager, PMR, technical advice from IPC MIO/Referent

Job Family

Medical & Paramedical

Main Purpose

Plan, organize, Implement and supervise, monitor and analyze the results of an infection control program in a project or health facility, according to MSF/MoH protocols, safety and IPC measures, in order to ensure quality of care and safety of patients, caretakers and staff.


  • Carry out the functions and tasks associated to the IPC.
  • In collaboration with each service activity manager, maintain and support the day-to-day implementation by the ward supervisor of the standard precautions and risk assessment in health structures in all departments including sterilization, laundry and kitchen.
  • Based on a given patient-diagnosis, evaluate the need and support the implementation, if needed, for transmission-based precautions (air, droplet and contact) in collaboration with the medical team and act accordingly.
  • Implement and monitor adherence to transmission-based precautions for air, droplet and contact transmissible diseases when indicated.
  • Provide clinical and technical supervision, training and support to the staff on IPC related issues using existing tools such as audits, checklists, surveillance.
  • Support in the implementation as planned, the correct ‘clean and dirty flows’ inside the health facility. Ensure that organizational aspects in the facility are respected (bed spacing, number of handwashing stations etc.) and together with the Hospital Facilities Manager and Water health Sanitation Supervisor, that the essential requirements are available in the health structures.
  • Guarantee compliance with aseptic care techniques and the correct use of antiseptics, detergent and disinfectants, through training and audits.
  • Ensure and check the consumption and the quality of IPC materials and equipment, including cleaning materials and equipment, PPE, etc.
  • As the Leader of the Infection Prevention Control Committee, make sure the meeting is regular, lively and proactive, supporting the development and following up the infection Prevention Control Action Plan.
  • Participate in clinical management of nursing care in regard to IPC aspects
  • Elaborate regular reporting, and meeting minutes in order to have updated and reliable information about IPC activities.
  • Carry out administrative tasks together with HR in regard to staff recruitment, training/induction, evaluation, potential detection, coaching, development and communication) in order to ensure both the level, the sizing and the amount of knowledge required.
  • Organize and coordinate the supervision of the team under his/her responsibility and participate in the associated HR processes of evaluation.
  • Share regular feedback/ reports to the concerned Supervisors, NAM, MAM, MTL, PMR and staff as needed on positive and points to be improved.

Note :

  • IPC standard precautions include Hand Hygiene, risk assessment at point of care, appropriate patient placement, appropriate, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), prevention of accidental exposure to body fluids,safe and appropriate treatment of re-usable medical devices, sterilization, aseptic technique, safe handling of laboratory samples and waste, waste management, cleaning and disinfection of surface and environment, safe linen management, respiratory hygiene and individual hygiene for staff, caretakers and patients.
  • IPC essential requirements include water supply, solid waste, medical waste management and water waste treatment/disposal, latrines and shower facilities, dead bodies management, and vector control.
  • Transmission-based Precautions (TBP): are the second level of basic infection prevention 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: Nursing or Midwife diploma /bachelor
  • Preferable: Certificate or Degree in IPC


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

Language Level Description

B1  Independent User

Threshold or intermediate

  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Technical Skills

This job doesn't have technical skills.

Transversal Competencies

Commitment to MSF’s Principles

Demonstrates loyalty, awareness and respect for MSF’s values

  • Expresses his/her interest by talking/asking/giving informed opinions about MSF’s activities.
  • Expresses he/she wants to work with MSF because of its principles and mission.
  • Overtly expresses his/her satisfaction at belonging to MSF and defends MSF’s social mission.
  • Refers to beneficiaries* when speaking about his/her own work.
  • Always transmits a positive image of MSF in front of both colleagues and external people.
  • Translates the principles of MSF into actions.

Behavioural Flexibility

Adapts behaviour to the needs of the situation

  • Accepts decisions which are not completely in line with his/her personal opinions.
  • Is flexible in applying and adapting procedures.
  • Adapts his/her behaviour to the characteristics of the interlocutor and/or situation.
  • Learns from problems and difficulties, becoming more competent at resolving similar situations in the future.
  • Looks for adaptable solutions in order to achieve objectives.
  • Reassesses priorities when circumstances change, focusing on objectives. 

Stress Management

Understands other people’ s stress

  • Has an understanding attitude towards other people’s mistakes and shortcomings.
  • Gives calm and polite answers and repeats them patiently if necessary.
  • Uses techniques or plans activities to manage his/her own stress.
  • Responds and acts constructively in conflictive situations. 

Results and Quality Orientation

Works towards objectives, preserving established standards

  • Perseveres until the objectives of the job and the team have been met.
  • Complies with the procedures, processes and rules set by MSF.
  • Is aware that the purpose of his/her job is to meet the specified objectives.
  • Is autonomous.
  • Mobilizes resources.
  • Analyses problems and constraints. 

Teamwork and Cooperation

Shares information and coordinates with team and/or others

  • Shares significant information in a timely manner and actively seeks the opinion of team members or others through empathetic communication.
  • Allows others to question work/input if this leads to improvement.
  • Coordinates with other team members to ensure that common objectives are achieved.
  • Shows interest in and empathy with team members. 

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