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Employment vacancies at Management Sciences for Health-MSH

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Infection Prevention and Control STTA for COVID-19


In the advent of Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) related to COVID-19 outbreak, USAID through its Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) program is providing technical assistance to the  Tanzania Ministry of Health, Community

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Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) to support the COVID-19 response in the areas of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) related to medical waste management and Supply Chain Preparedness for Emergency response. MTaPS has been tasked to support health facilities likely to receive COVID-19 infected patients to strengthen IPC capabilities and biosafety of professional staff related to medical waste management, preparation of alternative care facilities, and IPC training for selected regions. This will also include strengthening procurement, distribution and management of IPC and waste management commodities for the facilities.

Purpose

The purpose of this scope of work is to hire an Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)/ Healthcare Waste Management (HCWM) Consultant to provide additional technical support to the MTaPS team in Tanzania  to deliver immediate technical assistance to the MOHCDGEC as the country braces up for a COVID-19 outbreak. This scope includes work that will be done at the health facility level, especially in hospitals that are likely to receive COVID-19 patients to prepare them for medical waste management and alternative care facilities for insolation and quarantine of COVID-19 suspected cases.
This work will require a senior practitioner, with expertise in infection prevention and control, within healthcare settings or in the context of outbreaks.  It will also require someone with experience of working with MOHCDGEC at a central level, with well-established connections.
Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.
Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

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