Infection Prevention Officer , Africa (Nigeria)

Employer: Marie Stopes International
Location: Nigeria
Closing date: 01 Mar 2016

Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria (MSION) is a results-orientated Social Business, which uses modern management and marketing techniques to provide reproductive health care and allied services. MSION’s goal is to meet the needs of underserved Nigerians and dramatically improve access and use of a range of reproductive health services. MSION is part of Marie Stopes International’s Global Partnership which is in over 42 countries worldwide.

The core responsibility of the position of the Infection Prevention Officer is to use your:

■ initiative ■ energy ■ persistence ■ results orientation
■ drive ■ integrity ■ enthusiasm ■ commitment to personal development

To further MSI’s partnership mission: enabling individuals to have children by choice not chance.

Job Title: Infection Prevention Officer**
Location: Gombe
Reporting to: Outreach Team Leader
Duration of contract: 2 year
Probation Period: 6 months


Your responsibilities as an Infection Prevention Officer shall include;
Keeping the entire office, its surroundings, client care areas and all used medical equipment tidy, neat and clean at all time
Encourage a commitment to accommodating clients' special needs such as flexibility on working hours, strict privacy and confidentiality to generate demand for MSION services.
Ensure proper management and disposal of both general and medical waste.
Assist the clinical team in providing approved services trained on infection prevention
Assist with maintaining medical stock/a drug inventory and ordering register
Ensure all clinical Instruments are washed, sterilised and stored properly
Ensure all the drapes are properly washed and stored
Run errands including banking of daily income for the teams when appropriate
Promote and maintain a welcoming, friendly, professional and efficient atmosphere towards all clients at all times
Carry out any other lawful duties assigned by the outreach Team Leader.
Assist with administrative work within limits when necessary

Must have at least basic education to be able to read and write English.

· Organisation, initiative, tidiness and courtesy.
· English and local languages
· Capacity to work as a team member
· At least 2 years experience working in a similar role {Essential}
· Experience of working in a clinical environment{Essential}
· Excellent provider of client- interaction skill{Essential}
· Good written and verbal communication skill {Desirable}
· Articulate and analytical with attention to detail{Essential} 

Interested candidates should apply by email with CV and suitability statement as a single attachment not later than Tuesday 1st March 2016. 

MSION is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to achieving gender balance within the organization. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. The subject of the email should be the POSITION TITLE/LOCATION and theCV/Suitability statement should be saved in the applicant’s full name. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.