Biomedical Technician

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This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.

UNMISS was established in 2011 under the auspices of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO); subsequently, UNMISS mandate has been renewed through resolutions 2057 (2012), 2109 (2013), 2155 (2014), 2187 (2014), 2223 (2015), 2241 (Dec. 2015), 2304 (2016) and 2327 (2016), 2392 (Dec. 2017), 2406 (Mar. 2018), 2459 (Mar. 2019), 2514 (Mar. 2020), 2567 (Mar. 2021), 2625 (Mar. 2022).

Under the guidance / direct supervision of the Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, the UNV Biomedical Technician will be responsible for:

Identification of the medical Equipment and medical Furniture requirements • In consultation with the CMO, examine and determine medical equipment and medical furniture requirements. The lists to include a room-by-room distribution of medical equipment and medical furniture. • Periodic/regular calibration of UNMISS Medical Equipment. • Performance of service and preventive maintenance duties as required to always ensure the functionality and availability of essential equipment. • Conduct periodic calibration at different locations (11 UNOE Clinics). • Study and refine the existing preliminary medical equipment and medical furniture requirement. • Define the installation constraints of equipment related to works. • Installing, maintaining, and repairing medical equipment and medical furniture. • Performs testing, troubleshooting and repairs of medical devices. • Educates end users on how to optimally operate medical devices. • Prepares reports on testing, calibration, and repair of medical equipment’s. • Drafts SOPs on medical equipment's use and precaution advises.

Technical Support in the Tender Process and Installation for Medical Equipment • Study the Standard Specifications of Medical Equipment and Medical Furniture and develop updated specifications for the proposed medical equipment and medical furniture. • Identify the basic equipment pre-installation works to be incorporated. • Medical furniture in liaison with the relevant authorities. • Monitor performance of medical equipment and furniture within the warranty period.

The Biomedical Technician will deliver the following: • The complete lists of medical equipment and medical furniture to be procured. • Technical specifications for all pieces of medical equipment and medical furniture. • Schedule of equipment pre-installation works for specialized equipment. • Equipment Installation completion reports and certification. • Maintenance and repair of medical equipment and medical furniture.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for in-stance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities; • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers; • Promote capacity development activities and transfer of skills to national personnel during the assignment; • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

• Integrity and professionalism • Accountability • Commitment to continuous learning • Planning and organizing • Teamwork and respect for diversity • Communication • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.

preparation of medical equipment condition assessment and specifications for hospitals including installation, commissioning large scale maintenance networks of biomedical and hospital equipment.

Demonstrated knowledge in preparation of supply tender documents and Specifications for medical equipment and medical furniture is desirable.

Solid computer skills, including full proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word); other IT applications and office technology equipment.

Living conditions vary between UNMISS duty stations. Each duty station where UNMISS has a field presence has basic residential camp facilities, which includes running water and electricity. Candidates should be aware that accommodation may be austere with the possibility of water shortages and power blackouts. On arrival in Juba accommodation will be on a share basis. Ablutions will also be shared. As the accommodation situation improves single unit accommodation, with an attached ablution, should become available in all locations. Hard wall accommodation is available in Juba.

All UNMISS duty stations apart from Entebbe, Uganda are considered non - family duty stations. The security level of UNMISS duty stations is classified by the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) who will brief on arrival. A number of locations in South Sudan are prone to conflict.

Primary health care services (preventive and curative) are provided in 11 United Nations Owned Equipment (UNOE) Level-I clinics, 21 Contingent Owned Equipment (COE) Level-I clinics, 4 COE Level-II medical facilities within the mission area and the establishment of contractual agreements for Level-III and Level-IIII care outside the mission area. The 4 Level-II facilities available in Juba, Bor, Malakal and Wau, run by the Troop Contributing Countries (TCC), take referrals from the Level-I clinics and provide hospital-based care.

The climate is tropical with a rainy season in many areas, which should normally span from around April to October. Ability to live and work in difficult and harsh conditions is essential.

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