Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Officer | WHO


Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Officer | WHO

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Closing Date: 13 August 2020
Duration: 6 Months
Duty Station: Khartoum
No of Post: 4
Supervisor: WHE Coordinator
Vacancy No: 2020-10


The Infection Prevention and Control Officer can works under the direct supervision of the Coordinator of the respective Health Emergency programme or geographical location or in small to medium-sized Country Offices directly under the WHO Representative. S/he is expected to perform his/her duties and responsibilities with highest degree of efficiency and sound judgment. To provide technical support to Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for covid-19 response related activities in Khartoum state through leading supportive supervision team.

Infection prevention and control (IPC) Officer within health facilities is a neglected area in the medical practice in Sudan. Covid-19 outbreak is transmitted through droplets and health care workers are typically infected within the health facilities when basic IPC measures are not respected. By the end of June, 94 medical staff were infected with the disease all over the country, with the majority being in Khartoum.

The incumbent coordinates activities in the designated areas and may supervise directly a small team of Special Service Agreement holders.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Under the guidance of the senior IPC specialist assess the IPC situation and progress for: 70 selected PHCCs and 5 secondary isolation centres (sICT) in Khartoum state.
  • Assist in performing on-the-job training for the staff of the assessed facilities regarding IPC according to the needs.
  • Assess the level of the rational use of PPEs and report to the senior IPC specialist.
  • follow the WHO supported minor rehabilitation of the selected PHCCs and report to the senior IPC specialist.
  • Output 1: IPC Focal Persons in 70 PHCCs IPC skills improved


  • Number of IPC training sessions
  • Pre and post-training skills improvement documented in a report
  • Delivery of Basic needs for IPC (HH and hand wash facility, Disinfectant, PPEs)
  • Output 2: Personal Protective Equipment are Rationally Used
  • Consumption of PPEs Reports

Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • University degree of Medicine, Nursing, training and experience in IPC.
  • At least 1 years of experiences in IPC management position with good training skills.
  • Knowledge of WHO mandate and goals or experience in UN Organizations, international institutions or NGOs is considered an asset.

How to Apply

Interested Applicants should send their up to date personal history form or an updated CV/PHF in English to [email protected]
Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for interview

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