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IPC Consultant

Tripoli (Libya)

  • Organization: CTG - Committed To Good
  • Location: Tripoli (Libya)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
  • Closing Date: 2021-01-21

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CTG Overview 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
The Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) is main pillar of COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan- aimed to ensure containment of the COVID-19 and prevent further spread in Libya. The IPC in communities, health facilities, detention centres, IDP shelters, disembarkation point and crowded facilities is required for prevention of transmission COVID-19 to service-care providers, different cadres of staff, patients, teachers, students and communities in general. The main focus of IPC activities is to assist existing IPC infrastructure of NCDC through human and institutional capacity building enabling the system for rapid, effective response in the current COVID-19 pandemic. 
The specific objectives and key actions expected of IPC pillar are: 1) Assessment for IPC  at all levels including health facilities and public places and communities where risk of community transmission is considered high 2) review and update existing national IPC guidelines 3) develop, implement and monitoring and documentation of the IPC plan 4) disseminate IPC guidance at all levels to mitigate negative impact of COVID-19 on social cohesion, vulnerable groups, essential health services 5) ensure communities are engaged through outreach, tools and mechanisms for informed actions 6) support water, hygiene and sanitation for health facilities, public places and community spaces most at 7) undertake extensive training to address knowledge and skill gaps for quality response risk 8) Monitor IPC and WASH activities in all settings 9) conduct, support or commission assessments providing insights on relevant community perceptions, knowledge, attitudes and practices on IPC related to COVID-19. 10) documentation of all related activities.
In order to deliver these key activities, the consultant is expected and based on the extensive technical guidance provided by UNICEF WASH Specialist and other experts within UNICEF.
The current human resource at UNICEF and NCDC is overwhelmed with the on-going emergency response to the conflict affected populations as well as consequences of the COVID-19. Therefore, to strengthen the capacity of NCDC for timely and quality response in implementing the IPC plan there is a need for placement of a full-time consultant within the technical directorate of NCDC. This assignment is essential for ensuring a continuous, coordinated, cohesive and strategic COVID-19 response through implementation of IPC plan and regular quality reporting.  The consultant will also provide support to the WASH team to coordination IPC related activities undertaken by UNICEF.
Hence, UNICEF Libya is seeking the services of a National consultant (through CTG) for IPC coordination for a period of six months
Role objectives
The basic objective of this assignment is to assist in capacity building of key stake holder on infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and enable the system for rapid, effective response in the current COVID-19 pandemic. This is aimed to ensure containment of the COVID-19 and prevent further spread. The specific tasks include to:
 
  •  Assist in the development of the IPC work plan for the IPC working group in consultation with UNICEF and NCDC and follow up the implementation
  •  Closely follow up the implementation of the IPC working group plan
  •  Assist in the development of UNICEF IPC work plan and update it monthly in cooperation with the UNICEF WASH Specialist, Chief of Education, UNICEF construction engineer , etc
  •  Facilitate capacity building of key partners on IPC preparedness/readiness/protocols to contain spread of COVID-19
  • Compile, analyses and update inputs from multiple partners for biweekly reporting to UNICEF
  • Contribute in undertaking assessment including data collection, analysis and documentation related to the IPC
  • Keep an inventory of the activities and facilitate translation of relevant documents and provide inputs to all the stakeholders
  • Facilitate undertaking small scale action research to bridge any data gaps as required by the supervisor
  • Undertake any additional relevant tasks required by IPC working group
  • Undertake monitoring and documentation of activities at different levels
  • Coordinate the activities of WASH, MoH, NCDC and MoE for comprehensive IPC approach
  • Prepare a monthly IPC Bulletin in coordination with media coordinator of UNICEF, MoH and NCDC for wider dissemination
Organize, participate in all IPC related meetings and events and prepare minutes/reports
Project reporting
The engineer will be required to provide frequent and ad -hoc reports as per the request of the supervisor      
 
Key competencies What level of academic qualification is required, e.g. PhD, Masters, Bachelors, Diploma, High School certificate
• University degree in Public Health, microbiology, epidemiology, medical fields
• Three years of relevant professional experience in Public health/social sector in training and coordination and reporting.
• Strong communication in written and oral in Arabic and English with specific skills in writing progress reports.
• Knowledge and experience in analysing reports and assessments from different sources and summarising
• Quality-oriented, creative, able to work efficiently under tight deadlines with multiple partners
• Experience of working with diverse groups of people in emergencies an asset
• Experience in working within health and water and sanitation institutions such as MoH, NNCDC, GAWR, GCWW, MMRP, GWA

Are there other qualifications or certifications (e.g. NEBOSH) that may be required
 Not applicable
How many years’ relevant experience is required and in which specific fields?
 At least 3 years
Does the Consultant need prior experience in any specific locations?
 Not applicable
Insert languages and level required (Fluent, Working)
The consultant is expected to be fluent in Arabic and English (writing and speaking)
Team management
This role has no team management responsibility.
Further information

UNICEF will process the payment every 2 months. The payment will be done based on the submission of summary report contains the achieved results, planned activities enclosed with photos and other related supporting documents.
The payment will be due if above specific tasks are delivered effectively.  The payment will be only processed based on below deliverables:
  1. First payment upon convening and submission MoM of at least 2 IPC WGs, 200 persons are trained on IPC protocols and provided with PPEs, and one IPC bulletin is published.
  2. Second payment upon convening and submission MoM of at least 2 IPC WGs, 200 persons are trained on IPC and provided with PPEs, and one IPC bulletin is published
  3. Third payment upon convening and submission of MoM of at least 2 IPCWGs, 200 persons are trained on IPC and provided with PPEs, and one IPC bulletin is published
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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
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