Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Closing date: 14 Apr 2022

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

Conduct assessments of health care facilities to determine medical equipment needs
Advise on planning, implementing and managing medical equipment in health programmes.
Support the supported hospital’s Biomedical Engineer Department in planning and implementing a preventive maintenance plan for all medical equipment
Coordinate the regular maintenance and repair of medical equipment in supported hospitals.
Conduct troubleshooting and undertake planned preventive maintenance and repair of medical equipment
Substitute the manufacturer’s engineers in places where access cannot be granted
Contribute to managing medical equipment budget of supported health facilities
Order and install medical equipment and train clinical staff on the correct use and care of equipment.
Perform quality control of medical equipment
Report assessment findings and action points with Hospital Project Manager or Health Coordinator
Liaises with the ICRC Water and Habitat and Logistics team on matters related to medical equipment
Represent the hospital project internally and externally on all matters related to medical equipment

Education and experience required

Masters/bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering or similar field.
Minimum 3 years of experience in managing medical equipment in hospital settings. International exposure highly desirable
Broad experience working with clinical engineering practices, medical equipment lifecycle, project management and medical equipment suppliers in various settings
Fluency in English and/or French
A good command of a second language is a strong asset (Spanish, Arabic, Russian)
Strongly motivated by the humanitarian field

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

What we offer

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 to 12 months, preferably longer

How to join

Ready to apply? You will need to upload your resume and a cover letter as well as copies of your diplomas and certifications, passport and driving license.

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

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment*.*

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