Infection Prevention and Control Advisor
The Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Advisor provides overall technical leadership to Jhpiego Tanzania programs in IPC, hospital acquired infections (HAI) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance. Projects requiring technical assistance may include: 1) The development and piloting of the Operational Guidance for Hospital IPC Committees (e.g. a manual or handbook) that can be used at health facilities of all levels in LMIC; and 2) the Global Healthcare Detection and Response Project. This project focuses on detecting and responding to infectious disease threats in healthcare facilities to prevent transmission of infections in healthcare settings and contain emerging AMR threats and responds to outbreaks in healthcare facilities, keeping them from becoming amplifiers of disease transmission. The IPC advisor may also provide in house technical assistance to other Jhpiego programming including the technical areas of HIV prevention including VMMC, reproductive maternal child health, COVID-19, and family planning.
Conduct a literature reviews and provide technical support to advance IPC knowledge in Tanzania and the various health projects.
Participate and lead elements of human centered design workshops to gain deeper understanding of end users of IPC training and mentorship support needs
Provide technical support to develop to guidelines, job aids and policies and procedures for both programs and government documents
Provide technical assistance to operational research and evaluations.
Support project teams to conduct assessments including baselines, program monitoring and endline surveys.
Participate in relevant technical working groups and existing platforms to stay abreast of IPC in Tanzania and ensure best practices and internationals standards are incorporated into TWG discussions.
Lead technical writing and provide technical feedback on proposals, documents and project reports
Work collaboratively with project teams and headquarters staff to ensure proper financial projections, reporting, spending and compliance with project terms and conditions
Work collaboratively with external stakeholders which may including WHO, Johns Hopkins University, CDC, CDC Atlanta and technical advisory group members
Maintain relationships with government counterparts to ensure co-design and management of programming in Tanzania
Directly contribute and provide data analysis to ensure that projects are meeting set targets, and identify opportunities to course correct if and when needed.
Promote and support the dissemination of project best practices and lessons learned among project teams, key partners (including the MOH), local partners, WHO, CDC and PEPFAR collaborators
- Clinical degree with post-graduate level training in public health
- Technical expertise in IPC
- A minimum of 7 years of mid- to senior-level experience in designing, implementing or managing large, complex, community-level IPC projects
- Experience with human centered design and instructional design is a bonus
- Proven leadership skills, as well as skills in facilitation, team building and coordination
- Proven track record in working within a project team composed of several technical experts, project, finance and administrative staff for at least two years
- Strong change management, results-oriented and decision-making skills
- Strong leadership and technical capacity to support service delivery, especially at the facility
- At least two years of experience living and working in Tanzania, including supporting implementation of national-level projects
- Demonstrated expertise working in a leadership capacity with international donors, senior government officials and policymakers
- Demonstrated experience in implementing public health projects of more than US$1 million per year in developing countries, with emphasis on IPC projects
- Strong leadership and technical capacity to support service delivery, especially at the community level
- Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills
- Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
- Fluency in English
- Experience and understanding United States Government donors and their framework
- Ability to travel nationally and internationally