Biomedical Engineer-Retainer

Job categories Engineering
Vacancy code VA/2020/B5323/18956
Department/office AFR, KEMCO, Kenya
Duty station Nairobi, with frequent travel to other East African countries, Kenya
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-9
Duration 1 year renewable subject to performance and the availability of funds
Application period 01-Jan-2020 to 22-Jan-2020

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.

This vacancy has been cancelled.

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UNOPS Kenya Multi Country Office (KEMC) has its own Technical and Design Services Unit (TSU) which comprises a core group of technical staff supplemented by experts employed on a retainer basis.  The group conducts feasibility studies and assessments and engages in design and monitoring work.  The core group’s skills include Civil, Structural, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Architects, Design Associates and Quantity Surveyors.  Retainers provide additional capacity in core disciplines as well as GIS and sector specific expertise (roads, healthcare, heritage etc).

Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Technical Service Unit Manager and Project Manager, the  Biomedical Engineer will give his/her technical expertise as required to survey sites, develop specifications for equipment, calculation of quantities and costs, assist in procurement activities, assist in Site Inspections and final handover activities.

The Biomedical Engineer will be responsible for the definition of technical specifications for the procurement of medical equipment required for equipping new and existing Health facilities targeted by the different projects managed by UNOPS. S/he would be involved in providing technical assistance, guidance and expertise to health ministries and other associated implementing partners in assessment of current equipment installations, their suitability in providing the relevant level of service, and where need be develop plans, standards and guidelines for the acquisition, operation, maintenance and replacement of medical equipment. S/he would be involved in providing technical expertise during the bidding process to be able to identify competent equipment suppliers. S/he would be involved in the approval of the equipment and supervise the testing, commissioning and training of the end-users of the medical equipment.

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