Medical Equipment Specialist
INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS
Nigeria
5d ago

What we do

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence.

We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949.

We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence.

We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.

Your role

The role of the Medical Equipment Specialist is to ensure that the medical equipment in health-care facilities run or supported by the ICRC is functioning properly and in accordance with the ICRC's standards.

You are able to help troubleshoot complex medical equipment either by visiting the health facility and providing direct support to the local counterparts or advising and guiding them remotely.

Main responsibilities

  • Supports the Medical Equipment Technician in planning and implementing preventive maintenance of medical equipment
  • Conducts troubleshooting and undertakes complex corrective maintenance and repairs
  • Substitutes the manufacturer's technicians in places they cannot access
  • Identifies needs for new equipment, together with the Health team, installs it and ensures the maintenance is done in due time
  • Performs quality control of medical equipment
  • As a reference, the Medical Equipment Specialist in cooperation with the Medical Equipment technician provides guidance to the health facility staff
  • Draws up reports as required and forwards them to the Hospital Administrator and / or Hospital Project Manager for dissemination
  • Liaises with the ICRC Water and Habitat and Logistics team at local, Regional and HQ levels on matters related to medical equipment
  • Represents the hospital project internally and externally on all matters related to medical equipment
  • Contributes to managing a medical equipment budget of a given health facility
  • Education and experience required

  • Strongly motivated by the humanitarian field
  • University Degree in Biomedical Engineering
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in managing general medical equipment in hospital settings
  • Broad experience in working with medical equipment and suppliers in various settings
  • Fluency in English and a good command of a second language is a strong asset (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian)
  • Desired profile and skills

  • Able to work under pressure and lead a multicultural team in a complex environment
  • Previous experience in international humanitarian projects
  • Positive, flexible and able to adapt to challenging living conditions and / or unstable security environment
  • Previous experience within the Red Cross & Red Crescent movement is an asset
  • Our operational context

  • In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC dœs not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals
  • Our field staff members must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field
  • Our field staff members are prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for at least the first 24 months
  • In line with our security guidelines, our staff members must hold a manual driving license
  • Why work for the ICRC

    Our organisation started with a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since the beginning.

    We hire professionals with strong humanitarian motivation to help people affected by armed conflict and other violence.

    Our offer in a nutshell :

  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • A two-week orientation course and other opportunities for further in-house training
  • Attractive social benefits
  • Be part of the ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments globally
  • Length of assignment : 3 months, preferably longer
  • How to apply

    Your complete application should include :

  • Your CV - clearly specifying your national and international experiences, duration, roles and responsibilities
  • Your Cover Letter - stating your motivation for joining the humanitarian world and the ICRC
  • A complete profile with the following documents uploaded in the system : Your passport(s) copy Your manual driving license Copy of your academic diplomas and certificates Copy of your work certificates / employment records
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