Infection, Prevention & Control (IPC) Nurse

Closing date


Doctors without Borders (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation committed to two objectives: providing medical assistance to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion, natural and man-made disasters; and speaking out about the plight of the populations assisted. MSF offers assistance to people based only on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. Today, MSF is present in more than 70 countries, where thousands of MSF doctors, nurses, logisticians, water-and-sanitation experts, and other medical and non-medical professionals work together to bring essential health services to people caught in humanitarian crises.

Key responsibilities:

As an MSF IPC Nurse you will be responsible for the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) activities and leads the development maintenance of an infection control program, according to MSF protocols and standards in order to ensure the quality of care and safety of patients, caretakers and staff.

· Organising surveillance for healthcare-associated infections

· Providing advice and leadership in outbreak investigation

· Developing and delivering training on IPC to healthcare workers

· Developing and implementing IPC-related policies and procedures

· Auditing the quality and effectiveness of healthcare facility environmental cleaning

· Auditing the quality and effectiveness of disinfection and sterilisation practices

· Implementing local, national or international best-practice guidelines for prevention of infection transmission in clinical care.


· Qualification as a registered Nurse and a degree in IPC

· Minimum of two years’ professional experience as a IPC nurse

· Recent clinical experience (at least six months within the last 24 months)

· IT skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

· Fluency in English and/or French; any other languages are an asset (Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian)

· Available for a minimum of six months

· Commitment to MSF’s work and values

· Strong team player

· Willingness to work in all kinds of contexts worldwide, including unstable areas

· Adaptable and able to work in a multicultural team

· Flexible and able to manage stress

· Self-driven with a solution-oriented approach

· Ability to train others

Benefits :

· Volunteer stipend

· All expenses covered

· Professional liability coverage, medical insurance and repatriation cover

· Humaniterian and international experience

How to apply

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Note: Please ensure that both your CV and Cover letter are in PDF format

Closing Date: 05 December 2020**