Field Implementation Consultants for COVID-19 Response Job Careers – Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Organisation:
Management Sciences for Health
Duty Station:
Uganda
Period of Performance: The consultancy is a three months contract starting as soon as possible
and up to July 30th  2020
About US:
MSH works
shoulder-to-shoulder with countries and communities to save lives and improve
the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by building
strong, resilient, sustainable health systems
About the Project:
In the advent of
Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) related to COVID-19
outbreak, USAID through its Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical
Services (MTaPS) program is providing technical assistance to the Ministry of
Health to support the COVID-19 response in the areas of:
·       Infection Prevention and Control (IPC),
·       Medical waste management,
·       And Supply Chain Preparedness for Emergency
response in selected health care facilities across the country, MTaPS aims to
support health facilities likely to receive COVID-19 infected patients to
strengthen capabilities and biosafety of professional staff related to IPC,
medical waste management, preparation of alternative care facilities, and
procurement and management of IPC and waste management commodities for the
facilities.
Job Summary:  MTaPS is hiring short term consultants to form
5 field implementation teams to support the field implementation work for the
COVID-19 response at designated health facilities. Each team will consist of 2
members who will work under the guidance and supervision of MTaPS and national
consultants to conduct IPC compliance assessment of the assigned health
facilities, support the facilities in addressing the gaps, support preparation
of isolation rooms and alternative care facilities, provide training to
facilities on IPC and healthcare waste management, identify procurement and
supply management issues related to IPC commodities and equipment, and provide
other necessary follow up support to assigned facilities.
This work will
ideally require a clinical practitioner or nurse, with expertise in infection
prevention and control within healthcare settings or in the context of
outbreaks, and skilled in capacity building of hospital/healthcare
practitioners.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Each member of the
field implementation team will work under the guidance and supervision of MTaPS
and national consultants and visit assigned health facilities to—
·       Conduct rapid IPC compliance assessment of
the assigned health facilities to identify strengths, challenges, gaps, and
areas of improvement in the practices of IPC, healthcare waste management, and
IPC supply chain management;
·       Identify IPC focal points from the facilities
and support the facilities in addressing the gaps and areas of improvements as
identified and agreed with the health facilities;
·       Support the health facilities in the
preparation/extension of isolation rooms and alternative care facilities in
compliance with existing guidelines and standards;
·       Attend training of trainers and provide
training to facilities on IPC and healthcare waste management by using existing
and agreed training materials;
·       Identify and address procurement and supply
management issues related to IPC commodities and equipment;
·       Conduct monitoring and supervision and
provide necessary follow up support to assigned facilities;
·       Prepare and submit facility compliance assessment
reports, trip reports, training reports and weekly updates to MTaPS.
·        Facility compliance rapid assessment reports
for IPC and HCWM emergency response preparedness of COVID-19 referral hospitals
including quarantine and isolation units with clear recommendations
·       Training reports with list of participants
disaggregated by male and female
·       Trip reports summarizing technical support
provided
·       Submission of weekly activity update reports



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant should have  Knowledge and understanding of the dynamics
around the COVID-19 emergency required
·       Degree or diploma in a clinical field, field
epidemiology, disease control, global health or any related field OR
·       MBChB, with 5 years’ experience in IPC in clinical
or outbreak settings OR
·       Diploma or BSc. Nursing with Senior nursing
expertise (10 years) with understanding of mode of infection transmission a
plus OR
·       Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Technology
with 7 years’ experience in IPC and biosafety biosecurity in outbreak settings.
·       At least 3 years’ experience in healthcare
settings, field epidemiology or emergency management
·       Fluency in the English language
·       Basic competency in Microsoft office
applications
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates
Please send your CV and cover letter to:
Country HR Manager and sent to HRUG@msh.org 
Deadline:  5th
May 2020
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