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VAC-11503 Biomedical Engineer

Multiple locations

  • Organization: CTG - Committed To Good
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Engineering
    • Biology and Chemistry
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
  • Closing Date: 2024-12-31

Job description

CTG overview

CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.

CTG recruits, deploys and manages the right people with the right skills to implement humanitarian and development projects, from cleaners to obstetricians, and mechanics to infection specialists, we’re skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Key to successful project delivery is the ability to mobilise at speed; CTG can source and deploy anyone, anywhere, in less than 2 weeks and have done so in 48 hours on a number of occasions.

Through our efficient and agile HR, logistical and operational services, CTG saves multilateral organisations time and money. We handle all our clients’ HR related issues, so they are free to focus on their core services.

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Overview of position

This TOR is being advertised only for talent pool building purposes, this is not a live role.

Role objectives

This TOR is being advertised only for talent pool building purposes, this is not a live role.The specific tasks might include but will not be limited to:

  • Participation in the meetings with the project stakeholders & work with them closely in the phase of needs assessment for the identification of the required medical equipment. This includes needs assessment for existing facilities or locations.

  • Participation in field site visits to identified locations as required, to determine the availability of existing, required services & space requirements, particularly for big size medical equipment such as X rays, MRI, CT.

  • Review & consolidate the equipment lists by type of service.

  • Review the current operational condition of the existing medical equipment & collect information from the hospital technicians & authorities on their operational performances.

  • Participate in the preliminary cost estimation for the inception report following the site assessment.

  • Participate in the cost estimation for the medical equipment to be procured under the project.

  • Verifications of imported medical equipment for specification compliance prior to installations.

  • Project implementation coordination with the government & other project stakeholders.

  • Prepare work progress reports.

  • Collect information on the existing operational & maintenance plans for all medical equipment / systems installed at the project sites.

  • Collect information related to the availability of adequate electric power to run the existing equipment & any protection equipment (UPS, voltage regulator, etc.).

  • Any other business related to data collection for existing medical equipment & their current condition as directed by the Senior Project Manager.

  • Travel to project sites if required.

Performance & monitor control:

  • Participate in the technical evaluation of bids / tenders / proposals received from prospective vendors for various medical related equipment, especially for PSA oxygen plants.

  • Escalate risks & Issues to the Supervising Engineer & / or Project Manager in a timely fashion.

  • Assist in the final acceptance & handover of the commissioned equipment in coordination with the project team & client.

  • Provide timely inputs to the project team, including engineers & consultants as required.

  • Provide reports or inputs to reports as required.

Project reporting

This role reports to the line manager.

Key competencies
  • Masters Degree or equivalent in Biomedical Engineering, Project Management or in any relevant area is required, a Bachelor's Degree level with a combination of 2 years of relevant professional experience as a Biomedical Engineer may be accepted in lieu of a Masters Degree.

  • A minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible experience in medical equipment management, purchase & / or installation & maintenance is required.

  • Expertise in biomedical equipment is desired.

  • Working experience in developing countries will be an asset.

  • Experience in the maintenance & the acquisition of health biomedical equipment is an asset.

  • Experience of successfully working with a variety of health sector stakeholders, particularly governments & development partners is an asset.

  • Proficiency with computers in particular AutoCAD & other related software related to the positions field of expertise is highly desirable.

  • Experience working with developing nations, the UN & / or donors such as World Bank, etc. is an advantage.

  • Fluency & proficiency in English is required.

  • Develops & implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term & externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates & perceives the impact & implications of future decisions & activities on other parts of the organization.

  • Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences & encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational & ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity & inclusion.

  • Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates & supports the development of others. Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs & inspires others to succeed, utilising appropriate leadership styles 

  • Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners & always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds & maintains strong external relationships & is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

  • Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self & / or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities & takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes their impact on their beneficiaries.

  • Open to change & flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences & modifies own behaviour. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

  • Evaluates data & courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions.

  • Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation & creativity to problem solving.

  • Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise & open manner.

  • Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens & proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion & finding common ground.

Team management

This role has no team management repsonsibility.

Further information
  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.

  • This TOR is being advertised only for talent pool building purposes, this is not a live role.

· At no stage of the recruitment process will CTG ask candidates for a fee. This includes during the application stage, interview, assessment and training.
· CTG has a zero tolerance to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) which is outlined in its Code of Conduct. Protection from SEA is everyone’s responsibility and all staff are required to adhere to CTG’s Code of Conduct at all times.
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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.