Career Opportunity with International Rescue Committee

Isolation Centre Clinical Lead (COVID-19 Response)


Country
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Bangladesh
Work Location
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IRC-Bangladesh, Shamlapur Isolation Centre in Camp 23
Job Title
:
Isolation Centre Clinical Lead (COVID-19 Response)
Reporting To
:
COVID-19 Health Response Lead
Department
:
Health
Expected Start Date
:
At Earliest
Contract length
:
6 Months
Remuneration Package
:
Competitive Base Pay With Fringe Benefits (Insurance + Mobile Allowance + Accommodation + Transportation + Food)

Program Brief

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world’s leading agencies working in post-conflict and development contexts, supporting communities in over 40 fragile, failed and developing states. In this capacity, we work to restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted, struggling to endure and wishing to advance on a path of development.

The IRC has been present in Bangladesh since 2017 and obtained registration with the NGOAB in March 2018. Since the IRC obtained registration in March 2018, it has moved quickly to expand its integrated emergency health and protection response through both direct and partner-based programming focused on primary healthcare, women’s protection and empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence and child protection. Recently IRC has also introduced two new programs: Protection Rule of Law (PRoL) and Education. Through 2018, the IRC’s response strategy will primarily target Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, while meeting the significant needs in both refugee and host populations, as already existing vulnerabilities are compounded with cyclical monsoon and cyclone seasons that impose additional threats to the lives and protection of those refugees as well as vulnerable host populations. IRC will grow over time its geographic coverage within Cox’s bazar and to other parts of the country, thus expand its’ networks and partnerships around emergency preparedness and response work, reach beyond the Rohingya refugees, also targeting the vulnerable host groups in Cox’s Bazar and other parts of Bangladesh.

Purpose

As the technical lead on Clinical management, the Clinical Lead shall be responsible for ensuring of case management protocol of COVID-19 isolation and treatment center (CITC) and quality assurance of the service delivery. S/he will responsible for clinical staff management, supervision, monitoring and mentoring in this CITC.


Major Responsibilities

  • Oversee operation of COVID-19 isolation and treatment center (CITC) being directly responsible for supervision of CITC staff and development, coordination and implementation of CITC operational plan.
  • Render supportive supervision and guidance to medical staff on clinical management of patients, including diagnosis, investigation, isolation, treatment, care and referral.
  • Capacity building of staff on CITC operation, infection prevention and control, case management and referral system through regular on-job trainings, CME and formal trainings.
  • Implement infection prevention and control measures at CITC, including triage, patient flow, standard precautions, PPE and waste management in line with the guidance of WHO, IEDCR and IRC.
  • Develop protocols and procedures for improved performance of CITC and staff and patient safety. Identify the logistic, infrastructure and operational needs of CITC and communicate senior management team accordingly. Coordinate with medical logistic team to ensure supply availability at CITC in line with the standard disease commodity package of WHO.
  • Coordinate with community health work program for implementation of necessary preventive activities including risk communication and community engagement.
  • Support and train the network of community health workers and mobile medical teams on home-based care, referral and contact tracing of COVID-19 cases.
  • Oversee daily and periodic reports and updates of CITC and support data management team for relevant data collection, analysis and reporting (e.g. EWARS, case report form).
  • Assist in epidemiological analysis and evaluation of program and interventions.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Requirements

  • Essential demonstrated eight years’ experience in clinical care.
  • Good communication skills and comfortable working as part of a team, & experience dealing with Bangladesh Drug Control Authorities.
  • Ability to work independently and to organize and prioritize workload using own initiative.
  • Willing to travel to health facilities regularly and as required.
  • Must be proficient in MS Excel and Word.
  • Good written and spoken English language skills, including report-writing.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data.

SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

  • MBSS, MD (Chest)/ 3 years PGT on Respirator Medicine/Internal Medicine

Certification

  • Must hold registration under BMDC



How to Apply:

Application Deadline: June 6, 2020

About Us:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and in 26 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education, protection and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) Founded in 1933. David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, is a former Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom.

Standard of Professional Conduct:

IRC and IRC employees are required to abide by the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct which are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality & Equal Opportunity General Statement:

We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer generous benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. We welcome and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Are you ready to join the most dynamic team?