Biomedical Engineer

Biomedical Engineer

 

Country: Democratic Republic of Congo
City: La Gombe, Kinshasa
Type: Full Time
Level: 4
Program (Division): Country Programs - Democratic Republic of Congo

Overview

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: https://www.clintonhealthaccess.org

CHAI is seeking applications for the position of Biomedical Engineer to provide comprehensive and expert technical guidance to the Oxygen project.

He will have to develop specifications for the needs of medical equipment for the management of oxygen therapy, ensure the proper installation and efficient use of the oxygen production plants (PSA) which will be installed in kimpese and in Mbuji-Mayi, but also the monitoring of the rehabilitation and compliance of the infrastructures of the selected hospitals to enable them to use liquid medical oxygen (LOX).

Professionally bilingual in English and French

Responsibilities

The Biomédical Engineering will report directly to the Oxygen program Manager and will provide technical assistance in overall OXYGEN pilot project including:

Qualifications

The position requires an individual with a self-starter attitude with the ability to apply systems thinking to their everyday work. The individual must be able to function independently and flexibly in a swift manner. The ideal individual will possess cultural sensitivity skills and demonstrate high emotional intelligence, as they will be working closely with government and external partners.

The ideal candidate should have the following minimum qualifications:

Advantages:

Application

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Biomedical Engineer

Publiée le 25/01/2023
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Kinshasa

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CHAI

Description

Biomedical Engineer

 

Country: Democratic Republic of Congo
City: La Gombe, Kinshasa
Type: Full Time
Level: 4
Program (Division): Country Programs - Democratic Republic of Congo

Overview

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: https://www.clintonhealthaccess.org

CHAI is seeking applications for the position of Biomedical Engineer to provide comprehensive and expert technical guidance to the Oxygen project.

He will have to develop specifications for the needs of medical equipment for the management of oxygen therapy, ensure the proper installation and efficient use of the oxygen production plants (PSA) which will be installed in kimpese and in Mbuji-Mayi, but also the monitoring of the rehabilitation and compliance of the infrastructures of the selected hospitals to enable them to use liquid medical oxygen (LOX).

Professionally bilingual in English and French

Responsibilities

The Biomédical Engineering will report directly to the Oxygen program Manager and will provide technical assistance in overall OXYGEN pilot project including:

  • Identify technical assistance needs for PSA and health facility technicians for preventive maintenance and repair of biomedical equipment.
  • Identify the technical assistance needs of selected hospitals to install and maintain LOX equipment and infrastructure.
  • Supervise and support the PSA installation and maintenance process.
  • Supervise and support the procurement process and installation of the LOX system, associated equipment and accessories.
  • Supervise and support the process of repair and installation of piping for the dispensing of medical oxygen at the bedside of the patient in the selected health facilities.
  • Facilitating discussions for scaling up the pilot including establishing a depot, increasing LOX importation volumes, and increasing the network of distribution points.
  • Setting up of a national plan to officially incorporate LOX into product mix
  • Provide regular reports on progress to the Program Manager and the Technical Advisor supply chain, and perform any other duties as assigned by the Manager.
  • Support clinical training and mentoring in oxygen: training planning and implementation, tracking capacity gaps and progress, ensure integration with other CHAI DRC programs, etc.
  • Develop guiding and training tools to support capacity strengthening for both BMEs responsible for running and maintaining PSA, LOX systems, and health care workers (HCWs) working in critical care services at the pilot facilities
  • Work with the MoHS and key stakeholders to develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) for PSA, LOX systems to better guide HCW and operations teams within the pilot health facilities.

Qualifications

The position requires an individual with a self-starter attitude with the ability to apply systems thinking to their everyday work. The individual must be able to function independently and flexibly in a swift manner. The ideal individual will possess cultural sensitivity skills and demonstrate high emotional intelligence, as they will be working closely with government and external partners.

The ideal candidate should have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering or related discipline and at least 5 years of professional experience in biomedical engineering
  • Experience in conducting desk and literature reviews; ability to streamline and synthesize large amounts of information into high-quality documents for a wide range of stakeholder.
  • Experience in convening meetings and facilitating discussions among a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders; previous experience working with government stakeholders preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; high proficiency in MS Office Suite, particularly Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook
  • Strong critical thinking skills and ability to problem-solve independently.
  • Great attention to detail, with exceptional organizational, coordination, and time management skills
  • Able to quickly learn and become well-versed in all relevant aspects of oxygen delivery, across components of supply chain, equipment management, human resources, and clinical training, etc.
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to limitations in low-resource settings

Advantages:

  • Understanding of market dynamics for oxygen
  • Good understanding of oxygen production
  • Experience working on public health-related issues, especially oxygen supply and delivery
  • Experience in supply chain areas such as eLMIS, quantification, and distribution to ensure an interrupted availability of health commodities.
  • Demonstrated growth in responsibility in current or previous roles.
  • Experience working in a multicultural office environment.

Application

  • Recruitment process is done on rolling basis: on-going as candidates submit their application.
  • If you would like to apply for this position, please submit your CV and a cover letter to chaidrcrecruitment@clintonhealthaccess.org
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