Position Title: Infection Prevention Control Officer

Activation Date: 27 May, 2021   Announced Date: 26 May, 2021   Expire Date: 07 December, 2021

Job Location: Kandahar
Nationality: National
Category: Other
Employment Type: Full Time
Vacancy Number: 21-063
No. Of Jobs: 3
Organization: Save the Children
Years of Experience: 3 years of experience in relevant field
Contract Duration:
Gender: Female
Education: Undergraduate degree in Nursing or Midwifary
Close date: 2021-12-07

About Save the Children:

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

•             No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday

•             All children learn from a quality basic education and that,

•             Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

SCI - Afghanistan

 Save the Children has worked in Afghanistan since 1976. Our way of working close to people and on their own terms has enabled us to deliver lasting change to tens of thousands of children in the country. The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child is the basis of our work.

We are helping children get a better education, we make it possible for more boys and girls to attend school, we help children protect themselves and influence their own conditions. We work with families, communities and health workers in homes, clinics and hospitals to promote basic health in order to save lives of children and mothers



Job Description:

ROLE PURPOSE: The Infection Control Officer will coordinate with all MHT staff to deliver key messages regarding COVID-19 through effective community engagement with a focus on prevention measure of COVID-19, hand washing, usage of face mask, usage of gloves,sing and symptom of COVID-19 that is at proposal stage. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.


Reports to:Physician 


Promotion and Messaging

Set up 2 portable handwashing facilities (one for males and one for females) at each service delivery point
Conduct handwashing demonstrations at service delivery points and distribute soap to men, women, boys and girls including PLW
Conduct COVID-19 screening at Service Delivery Points and refer suspected cases for testing Where appropriate,
Disseminate COVID-19 prevention and treatment messages (including IEC) materials at Service Delivery Points.
Conduct community awareness raising actions to promote community awareness on COVID-19 prevention and control
 Implement and monitor policies and procedures for MHTs staff regarding sterilization, disinfection and decontamination of personnel and medical, non- medical instruments and equipment used in SDPs
Educate patients and their families, hold community or public outreach sessions regarding COVID 19 prevention and conduct education sessions for MHTs employees.
Ensure that all MHTs staff are applying the infection prevention and control measure including wearing Cover all, Mask, gloves and etc..Undertake regular meetings with MHT staff and and promote the COVID-19 preventive measure according to COVID-19 SOP
Undertake regular community meetings and promote the services on offer by the MHT to local communities according to COVID-19 preventive measure and IPC.
Coordinate activities of the project with health Shuras and community elders to ensure that key stakeholders are engaged in the project considering of COVID-19 SOP.
Participate in the capacity building activities of the project and deliver trainings where appropriate considering COVID-19 SOP.
Promote the importance of infection prevention control and COVID-19 preventive measures within MHT staff and beneficiary.

Child Safeguarding

With support from HR and the CSG Focal Point, ensure that all beneficiaries and community-based staff are receiving ongoing, age-appropriate verbal or written information in relevant languages about Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
willing to take disciplined risks.


honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity



Job Requirements:


Undergraduate degree in Nursing or Midwifary




Good communication skills
Problem solving, analytical and negotiation skills
Representation skills
Computer literate
3 years of experience in relevant field
‘Can do’ attitude with high levels of motivation



Pashto and Dari  proficiency in both speaking and writing
Ability to work independently in the field.


Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.


Submission Guideline:

Qualified applicants are highly encouraged to apply for the position by sending the below documents mentioning the position title and vacancy number (21-063) in the subject of their email before closing date 07 June 2021

   * Letter of Interest and Update CV as a single document
   * SCI application form:  http://www.acbar.org/upload/1572430756959.docx

Save the Children International provides an equal employment opportunity and does not ask for money at any stage of recruitment.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse



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