Position details

Vacancy id VAC-7595
Job title VAC-7595 Biomedical Engineer
Location Mogadishu
Apply by 30-Jun-2022
Start date 01-Jul-2022
Duration 6 months
Number of vacancies 1
Qualification Bachelor's in Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Science, or related field (essential).
Sector experience Minimum of 3 year/s of demonstrable relevant Biomedical Engineering experience (essential).
Geographical experience Minimum of 3 year/s of experience in Africa (desirable).
Languages Fluent in English (essential).

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
  • Response Med is seeking to provide health professionals to deliver clinical services in UN facilities located in Somalia.

  • Personnel shall deliver primary care & hospital level services, including emergency, surgical, diagnostic, intensive care & general hospital services.

  • Personnel shall provide the services at the UN level 1+ health facility located in the UNSOS camp within the AAIA in Mogadishu & in sector health facilities, as & when required.

  • Additionally, personnel may be to reinforce these AMISOM level 2 hospitals during emergency situations that severely stress facilities.

  • The UN level 1+ health facility is a capability that was established in 2012 with the objective of providing emergency & primary health care for the UN international personnel in Somalia.

  • The facility has since been supporting UNSOS, UNSOM & AMISOM FHQ personnel.

  • Additionally, the facility is available to international personnel from other UN entities, diplomatic missions & UNSOS contracted vendors, on a cost recovery basis.

  • Services may, on occasion, also be extended to the SNA.

Role objectives

We are looking for a qualified Biomedical Engineer to provide services that will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Installation & commissioning of biomedical equipment.

  • Preventive & routine maintenance.

  • Operational support of biomedical equipment.

  • Breakdown & corrective repairs.

  • Calibration.

  • Inventory management.

  • Technical evaluation / assessment before acquisition of new equipment.

  • Operation of medical oxygen plant.

Key responsibilities:

  • Install, adjust, maintain & / or repair biomedical equipment to ensure best performance through organized maintenance program.

  • Carry out facility wide inventory management.

  • To ensure all plants & equipment are maintained in optimal working condition.

  • To provide technical advice to the hospital on specification & technological viability of the equipment to be procured.

  • Evaluate the safety, efficiency & effectiveness of biomedical equipment.

  • Adapt computer software for medical science uses.

  • Advise hospital administrators on the planning, acquisition & use of medical equipment.

  • Diagnose & interpret bioelectric data, using signal processing techniques.

  • Maintenance of personal professional competency & participation in the continued professional development by self study, attendance at scientific meetings & participation in internal training programs.

  • Providing nursing services & healthcare education at homes & community clinics.

Project reporting

This role reports to the line manager.

Key competencies
  • Bachelors Degree in Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Science, or related field.

  • A minimum of three years of progressive experience as a Biomedical Engineer working in a medical establishment.

  • Experience in the operation, maintenance & service of oxygen plants.

  • English proficiency, a minimum of level B 2 is required. 

  • Preference / desire to live & work in Somalila.

Team management

This role does not have any team management responsibility.

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

  • CTG is open to reviewing applications of both expats as well as Somali nationals for this role.

Disclaimer: At no stage of the recruitment process will CTG ask candidates for a fee. This includes during the application stage, interview, assessment and training.