Sunday, 15 May 2022

New Job Vacancy at FHI 360 Tanzania - Technical Officer, Biomedical Engineering

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Sunday, 15 May 2022
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Location: Tanzania (Any).
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff include experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries. 
We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position below....
Technical Officer, Biomedical Engineering (COVID)
Currently, we are seeking suitably qualified candidates to fill in Technical Officer Biomedical Engineering – Dar es salaam for its EpiC project in Tanzania.

The Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) is a 5-year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), dedicated to achieving and maintaining HIV epidemic control. The project provides strategic technical assistance and direct service delivery to break through barriers to 95-95-95 and promote self-reliant management of national HIV programs by improving HIV case-finding, prevention, and treatment programming. In Tanzania, EpiC will be implementing an HIV service delivery project among key and priority populations, adolescent girls and young women; and orphans and vulnerable children which aims to reduce HIV infections in pursuit of reaching 95-95-95 goals. To achieve this goal, the program will support targeted prevention and case finding strategies at community level amongst the targeted populations.

Job Description
Providing overall expert technical guidance and inputs behind the project’s strategies, and work plan activities, to developing specifications for equipment and infrastructure needs of the select hospitals to capacitate them to use liquid medical oxygen (LOX), identify technical assistance needs of the select hospitals to install and maintain LOX equipment and infrastructure, Identify the need and details of the LOX system sustainability plan for target hospitals and support the costing of each item and activity as part of the costed workplan. Implement tasks in accordance with the workplan and in consultation with facilities medical officer in charge, Local biomedical engineers, MoH officials, and key stakeholders such as CHAI and any existing oxygen task force at national and subnational level.

Main Function/Responsibilities

  • Support procurement process and appropriate installation/ setting of the entire LOX system, equipment, and associated accessories, including cryogenic tanks, vaporizers, and other related equipment and accessories that support medical oxygen use in selected facilities.
  • Support increase use of medical oxygen from the LOX system and other sources, related infrastructure in identified health facilities needs improvement. This activity will install piping networks in prioritized wards to deliver medical oxygen to outlets at patients’ beds
  • Develop guiding tools to support capacity strengthening for both BMEs responsible for running and maintaining LOX systems, and health care workers (HCWs) working in critical care services at all selected facilities
  • Support the MoH to negotiate with local manufacturers to agree on an affordable price for LOX that health facilities will sustainably continue to procure after project support ends
  • Mentorship and Training of Healthcare workers and biomedical engineers on proper use of Medical Oxygen to all selected facilities using standardized training materials in LOX. Follow-up after training/mentorship will be conducted to better support the on-the-job skills transfer to facilities.
  • Adopt a training package from the existing MoH training packages, especially for BMEs, to include the LOX system operations and routine maintenance
  • Establish a mechanism that will support the sustainability of LOX systems after USAID support ends.
  • Support facilities to develop LOX sustainability plans in collaboration with the MoH, and key stakeholders.
  • Work closely with the facilities Medical Officer in charge and zonal Biomedical engineers to document and submit quarterly project success stories.
  • Contribute to all USAID reporting deliverables which include but are not limited to, quarterly reports, annual reports, and work plans.
  • Represent the project in relevant technical working groups with Government, stakeholders and implementing partners.
  • Maintain excellent Government, stakeholder, creative agencies, and partner relations.
  • Perform other related duties as requested by the immediate supervisor.
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Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical engineering with 7-9 yrs related experience; OR Master’s degree related to health technology products with 5-7 years’ experience.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in the regulation of health technological products with a focus on medical oxygen.
  • Extensive experience with medical oxygen systems, particularly in liquid medical oxygen equipment and infrastructure.
  • Considerable experience in the development of standard technical specifications, manuals for medical devices, quality testing references, assessment of technical files prior to listing and performance of quality audits for medical devices manufacturers.
  • Knowledge of health and development programs in Tanzania including familiarity with relevant national guidelines, standards, and protocols.
  • Familiarity with Tanzania's public health sector at regional, district, and council levels and experience working with these teams.
  • Experience in technical capacity building especially conducting trainings to Health Care workers
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.
  • Well-developed computer skills.
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How to Apply:

FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package. Interested candidates may apply online by uploading his/her Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Resume, Photocopies of Certificates and Names and Addresses of three (3) referees
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.
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