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Lead Biomedical Engineer - Retainer United Nations at UNOPS April 2024

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Wednesday 24 April 2024
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Lead Biomedical Engineer - Retainer
Job categories
Vacancy code VA/2024/B5521/27976
Department/office AR, EAPMCO, Pacific Operations Cluster
Duty station Home based
Contract type
Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-10
Duration 12 months with possibility of extension subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.
Please note that UNOPS will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind.

Background Information - Job-specific
South-East Asia and Pacific Multi-Country Office (EAPMCO)
The South East Asia and Pacific Multi-Country Office (EAPMCO) supports, develops and oversees the UNOPS portfolio of projects in South East Asia and the Pacific. EAPMCO was established in January 2023 following the merger of the Thailand Multi-Country Office, which covered 20 countries across North East Asia, South East Asia and the Pacific, and the Cambodia Multi-Country Office, which covered 4 countries South East Asia - 3 countries in the Mekong Sub-region (Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam) and the Philippines. EAPMCO currently covers 24 countries across North East Asia, South East Asia and the Pacific. With its head office in Bangkok, the Multi-Country Office comprises nine business units: SEMCO Thailand, EAPMCO Indonesia, EAPMCO Pacific Operations Cluster, EAPMCO Papua New Guinea, EAPMCO China, EAPMCO Vietnam, EAPMCO Lao PDR, EAPMCO Philippines and EAPMCO Cambodia.

In 2022, the UNOPS EAPMCO implemented projects worth more than USD 95.7 million, in the areas of Energy Transition, Digital Transformations, Sustainable Environmental Management, Climate Change, Waste Management, Rule of Law and Access to Justice, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Post Conflict Reintegration, Emergency Relief, Post COVID19 Economic Transformations, and Health, through HR, procurement, construction, contract management, fund and program management services. The Multi-Country Office head office in Bangkok provides strategic direction, operational support, delivery oversight and assurance of the excellence of business processes and quality standards across all of the entire Multi-Country Office locations. It is also responsible for developing, delivering and managing the portfolio of engagements in the country of the MCO location itself.

UNOPS EAPMCO has embarked on a health portfolio across different countries in South East Asia and the Pacific, aimed at improving access to public health. Primarily the biomedical engineer will provide support across various projects covering; needs assessments, health infrastructure implementations, equipment specifications and installation support, and health-related capacity-building efforts.

Functional Responsibilities
The Biomedical Engineer will be responsible for the following key tasks:
Needs Assessments and Evaluation
  • Conduct technical assessments and stakeholder consultations to identify health system service gaps and needs within health systems, including but not limited to provisions of medical equipment systems and supplies, department and section planning, facilities classifications, operational processes, and reporting.
  • Conduct assessments and evaluations to determine medical equipment requirements, needs and others considering factors like technology advancements, regulatory compliance, and clinical demands
  • Evaluate the medical assets/system's operational performances and produce reports (efficiency, reliability and safety)) and follow up on any warranty maintenance and servicing as required.
Medical Equipment Specification and Cost Estimates
  • Definition and review of medical equipment technical specifications, ensuring alignment with regulatory standards, clinical requirements and facility constraints.
  • Definition and development of equipment lists and layouts, considering factors like workflow optimization, space utilization, and control measures.
  • Collaborate closely with design teams to review and plan for the integration of medical equipment in health facilities
  • Preparation of cost estimates for medical equipment (including devices, systems, tools, supplies, furniture, etc.), considering scheduling, procurement costs, installation expenses, and ongoing maintenance and operation requirements.
Technical Support
  • Support in Drafting Terms of Reference (TORs):
  • Collaborate with project teams to develop Terms of Reference (TORs) for consulting services within the healthcare sector/services (scope includes but is not limited to developing, rehabilitation, and equipping healthcare facilities).
  • Provide expertise in defining the scope, objectives, methodologies, and deliverables for various consulting assignments, including feasibility studies, pre-design assessments, detailed design projects, and other related initiatives.
  • Ensure alignment of TORs with project goals, regulatory requirements, and best practices in healthcare infrastructure development.
Review and Verification of technical Deliverables:
  • Assist in reviewing and verifying deliverables submitted by consulting firms engaged in health sector projects.
  • Conduct thorough assessments of reports, design documents, technical specifications, and other outputs to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with established standards and contractual agreements.
  • Provide feedback and recommendations to consulting firms for improvement, if necessary, to enhance the quality and relevance of deliverables.
Implementation Support
  • Project implementation coordination (site visits and surveys) with government entities, ministries of health and other project stakeholders to ensure alignment with project objectives and timelines.
  • Participate in scheduled site visits for inspection purposes during implementation phases to ensure adherence to specifications, quality standards, and regulatory requirements
  • Conduct market surveys and research to identify medical equipment and health facility installation vendors and suppliers
  • Participation in technical evaluation assignments for medical equipment and health facility installations to assess the feasibility, compatibility and compliance with project requirements.
  • Verification of supplied medical equipment for compliance with specifications before installations and addressing any discrepancies or issues identified.
  • Review shop drawings provided by the contractors and suppliers for compliance with design specifications and regulatory standards
  • Supervise equipment installation, testing, commissioning and handing over of goods and works to the beneficiary to ensure proper functioning and integration within the health facility infrastructure.
  • Support the development of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and operation manuals for medical equipment and health facility installations to guide the end-users effectively
  • Support in organizing and conducting the training of end-users on record keeping and basic operations and maintenance activities of medical equipment and health facility installations
  • Check and certify supplier payment claims for medical equipment supplied ensuring accuracy and compliance with the contractual agreements
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Education/Experience/Language requirements
Education and certification:
  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) preferably in Biomedical Engineering or a closely relevant discipline, is required.
  • A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) with two (2) additional years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
  • Certification or specialized training in hospital planning, medical waste management, or medical equipment specification and installation is highly desirable.

  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience in hospital planning, medical waste management, medical equipment specification, and installation is required
  • Experience in Southeast Asia and the Pacific is an added advantage in demonstrating familiarity with regional healthcare systems, regulations and practices in the region
  • Experience in the rehabilitation and construction of healthcare facilities is an asset
  • Experience working with a variety of health sector stakeholders, particularly governments and development partners is an asset

Language requirements:
Full working knowledge of English is required

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Application period 22-Apr-2024 to 12-May-2024

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