Infection Control Adviser

Consultant (Short term)
  • Opportunity for a clinical governance professional to contribute to development of the health sector in Fiji
  • Full time, 6 month contract (long term)
  • Based in Suva, Fiji. Travel within Fiji will be required
  • Preferred start date in February 2018

The Program

The Australian Government has established the Fiji Program Support Facility (the Facility) to implement its education, health and scholarship aid programs in Fiji and its scholarship program in Tuvalu. The Facility will also support the delivery of Australia’s emergency response efforts following natural disasters, and governance sector support when requested by the Fiji Government.

Support to Fiji’s health sector is a key component of the Facility. The focus of the support is on strengthening health service delivery as well as health systems strengthening, in particular financial planning, policy and management.
Coffey, through the Facility, is seeking applications for an Infection Control Adviser to contribute to the health program’s goals.

The Position

The Infection Control Adviser will work within a broader scope of clinical governance work and focus specifically on delivering and helping implement an Infection Control Improvement Framework. Working collaboratively with colleagues in the MoHMS, divisional hospitals and Health Program technical advisers, the Infection Control Adviser will conduct a situational analysis on how far infection control policies and guidelines have been implemented and practised in critical units of intensive, high dependency patient care in the three divisional hospitals. The adviser will contribute to developing and implementing a more systematic and sustainable approach to maintaining and improving infection control within Fiji’s health system.

The Person

The ideal candidate will have an advanced university degree (Masters level) in medicine, nursing or public health; combined with considerable experience in clinical governance, quality improvement and infection control in the delivery of specialist hospital services. Previous experience providing analysis and recommendations relating to infection control practices, such as hand washing, clinical supplies and waste management with skills in supporting change is required for success. Experience working with multiple stakeholders and in mentoring and coaching professional colleagues from different social and cultural backgrounds will be required. Experience in Fiji or another developing country is highly desirable.

This position is classified Category C, Level 3 (long term) under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. Please visit for further detail on the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework.

How to Apply

For a detailed position description and to apply for this position please visit and search for the job reference number 495759

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Applications close 6.00pm (Fiji time) 13 December 2017

This Facility is being administered by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company on behalf of the Australian Government.

Coffey is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to child protection.

Closing date: 
13th December 2017