Infection Prevention and Control Adviser

Infection Prevention and Control Adviser

SPC - Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Suva, Fiji

The role – Infection, Prevention and Control Adviser will strengthen and contribute to public health surveillance, research and response in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories. This role will also contribute to development of annual work-plans, budget preparation and resource generation activities. The position will be supported with funds provided by Australia’s Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security.

The key responsibilities of the role include

  • Team management, administration and communication;
  • Enhance policy and institutional environment for infection prevention and control;
  • Enhance evidence-based IPC service delivery through research;
  • Strengthen infection prevention and control systems;
  • Strengthen preparedness and response to disease outbreaks of the Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network (PPHSN) priority diseases, hospital-acquired infections and for control of antimicrobial resistance;
  • For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the job description provided.

Key selection criteria

Qualifications

  • Post graduate qualification in a healthcare related discipline;
  • A registered nurse or medical technologist;
  • Certification in infection prevention and control.

Knowledge and experience

  • At least 12 years of clinical experience, with 8 years of experience in managing IPC work in developing countries;
  • Strong knowledge of international IPC guidelines and standards;
  • Experience developing national or regional IPC policy and guidelines, including reporting;
  • Project management experience;
  • Experience working in the Pacific region or other developing countries;
  • Experience conducting risk assessments, outbreak investigations and audits.

Essential skills

  • Leadership and team management experience;
  • Ability to foster intra and inter-institutional cooperation between national and regional partners;
  • Technical knowledge of communicable diseases, epidemiology and related fields, laboratory quality assurance, IHR and APSED III;
  • Ability to analyse relevant information, identify issues and determine priorities;
  • Ability to synthesize technical and scientific information for transfer of knowledge;
  • Advocacy, networking and negotiation skills.

Language skills

  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written) with a working knowledge of French being an advantage;
  • Capacity to represent PHD and SPC at external meetings and conferences.

Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness

  • Ability to work in a multicultural, inclusive and equitable environment.

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