Joblink Somalia

Infection Prevention Specialist

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CTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements.
In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.
Overview of position
  • COVID-19 is a major global public health threat. On 31 December 2019, a cluster of pneumonia of unknown Etiology was reported to the WHO. On 30 January 2020, the WHO emergency committee announced that COVID-19 constituted a public health emergency of international concern.
  • The FGS has activated various response measures including establishment of isolation & quarantine facilities across the country among other public health prevention & response measures. The govt. has also initiated risk communication & community engagement strategies aimed at empowering health care workers & communities to be active participants in the prevention & control of the COVID-19.
  • IOM is contributing to the overall objective of the national preparedness & response plan for COVID-19 in partnership with the MOH, UN agencies & other strategic partners at the national, regional & global levels. Under IOM’s COVID-19 response projects, IOM is supporting the MOH of Somalia by providing technical support to the De Martino isolation facility, seconding medical staff as well as supporting the training of health care workers.
  • Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Chief of Mission & in close coordination with the relevant units in the country & direct supervision of the Program Manager (Migration Health), the successful candidate will be responsible & accountable for implementation of the Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) & Risk Communication & Community Engagement (RCCE) specialist functions at the De Martino isolation facility under IOM’s COVID 19 outbreak response projects.
Role objectives
  • Support the implementation of IPC measures in COVID-19 isolation facilities & other health facilities.
  • Ensure the quality of IPC in the facility by tracking, monitoring facilities performance & provide guidance on key areas that need improvement using well designed tools.
  • Support the planning development, implementation & evaluation of IPC measures within COVID-19 isolation / quarantine facilities & other health facilities.
  • Conduct rounds in health facility wards including COVID-19 isolation / quarantine facilities, discussing & monitoring infection control practices with health care workers & other relevant staff.
  • Provide technical support to health care workers particularly those in COVID-19 isolation / quarantine facilities including COVID-19 Treatment Centre (CTC).
  • Initiate & support continuous IPC training & mentor ship support system to the health care workers.
  • Provide IPC training to staff in IOM / MOH supported health facilities in relation to COVID-19.
  • Ensure distribution of IPC equipment & supplies to IOM / MOH supported facilities.
  • Submit timely reports as required on the status of IPC activities & routine IPC supervision conducted at the health facilities & staff.
  • Contribute to the development & implementation of an incidence reporting system & communicate to the senior management where any IPC related breaches occur that could potentially heighten COVID-19 spread.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation & monitoring of IOM’s RCCE strategy, in close collaboration with the program staff.
  • Coordinate with the MOH, IPC & RCCE task forces & other key actors in development & adaptation of communication messages focusing on population mobility, disease transmission & travel using WHO COVID-19 guidelines.
  • Represent IOM through active engagement in IPC & RCCE at national & sub national levels.
  • Contribute to periodic reports for the donor on program delivery, including interim & final reports to donors.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Project reporting
This role works under the overall supervision of the Deputy Chief of Mission & in close coordination with the relevant units in the country & direct supervision of the Program Manager (Migration Health).
Key competencies Education:
– Advanced University Degree in Medicine, Epidemiology or Public Health or a related field from an accredited academic institution with 5 years of relevant professional experience OR University Degree in the above fields with 7 years of relevant professional experience.

– Operational & field experience in outbreak preparedness & response, in public health, epidemiology & RCCE interventions in humanitarian context.
– Programmatic field experience in migration, refugee & displaced persons’ health related issues, program development, including experience in evaluating health programs & protocols.
– RCCE, including planning, implementation & analysis of technical RCCE interventions.
– Familiar with communicable disease response activities, the health sector in the region & / or other similar resources limited contexts is an advantage.
– Knowledge of structures & functions of the national health systems Africa.
– Knowledge / Experience the Somalia context is an added advantage.
– Previous experience in international organisation is an advantage.

– Fluency in English is required (oral & written) & working knowledge of Somali is an advantage.

– Respects & promotes individual & cultural differences, encourages diversity & inclusion wherever possible.
– Maintains high ethical standards & acts in a manner consistent with organisational principles / rules & standards of conduct.
– Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent & committed manner & exercises careful judgement in meeting day to day challenges.

Core competencies – behavioural indicators:
– Develops & promotes effective collaboration within & across units to achieve shared goals & optimise results.
– Produces & delivers quality results in a service oriented & timely manner, is action oriented & committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
– Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge & innovate.
– Takes ownership for achieving the organisation’s priorities & assumes responsibility for own action & delegated work.
– Encourages & contributes to clear & open communication, explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring & motivational way.

Managerial competencies – behavioural indicators:
– Provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example & demonstrates the ability to carry out the organisation’s vision, assists others to realise & develop their potential.
– Creates an atmosphere of trust & an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best & develop their potential.
– Works strategically to realise the organisation’s goals & communicates a clear strategic direction.

Team management
This role does not have any team management responsibility.
Further information
  • Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.
  • For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.
  • The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements & security clearances.
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization’s page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.


Mogadishu, Somalia
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