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.
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.
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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