Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit Advisor for biomedical equipment management and training Jobs in Ethiopia

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit Advisor for biomedical equipment management and training Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 216285

Category: Research and Development, Science and Technology
Location: Addis Ababa
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Job Description

Advisor for biomedical equipment management and training

Internal/External Vacancy Announcement #135/2019

GIZ- Health Program


As a provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and international education work, GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – is dedicated to building a future worth living around the world.

Around the world, we have over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including rural and economic development, education and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security.

Together with our partners, we work to deliver flexible, effective and cost-effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions.

As a public-benefit German federal enterprise, we are committed to meeting our clients’ high standards of transparency and accountability. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is our main commissioning party.

European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector and national governments also benefit from our services.

In Ethiopia, GIZ has been implementing development programs on behalf of the German government for over 40 years together with our national partners.

The focus of our work in the country is on vocational education and employment promotion, sustainable use of natural resources, land management and food security, biodiversity and forestry. GIZ has recently started a new project in the health sector as well.

Over the last decade Ethiopia has made mayor progress in increasing access to healthcare and reducing morbidity and mortality. The focus now has shifted to more advanced care requiring higher qualifications, enhanced quality of training content and institutions and introduction of academic training.

In addition, the increasing use of medical equipment and biomedical technologies requires the training and posting of biomedical technicians and engineers and a coherent national concept for comprehensive management of technical devices.

This includes identification, inventory, installation, maintenance, repair and safe disposal. Also, staff needs to be trained on the safe and correct use of available technologies.

There is a high need for well-trained, skilled and competent health personnel, for better-equipped teachers and trainers and more suitable training materials and trainings that match future requirements in the world of work.

Position: Advisor for biomedical equipment management and training–

Place of Work: Addis Ababa

Application deadline: August 09, 2019


The advisor is responsible for

  • Advising the regional biomedical workshop in Nekemte technically and in its managerial procedures
  • support the coordination of Biomedical Engineers and Technicians to develop an expert pool in Nekemte
  • Contribute to innovation and knowledge management

    The professional advisor performs the following tasks:


    1. Advising the partner institution(s)

    The advisor

  • Advises the hospital’s management team on a comprehensive management of their biomedical equipment, roles and responsibilities, and respective technical needs
  • trains Biomedical Technicians / Engineers for a ‘biomedical expert pool’ at Nekemte Specialized Hospital, TVET colleges and zonal level in maintenance and repairs of the full range of biomedical equipment (unless requiring company maintenance); also supports staff of associated hospitals/health centers in the surrounding area
  • Supports the set up of an electronic inventory system for biomedical equipment, an internal hospital preventive maintenance system and ongoing training system to continuously introduce staff to
    operation and maintenance of medical equipment (jointly with the hospital management team and in close cooperation with the International Expert placed in Addis Ababa at Tegbare-id)
  • Deals accordingly with the design, preparation and implementation of workshops, seminars and other events on issues connected with the training of Biomedical Engineers/Technicians
  • Develops and organises quality assurance measures and suggests necessary changes, improvements and initiatives at the regional workshop in Nekemte
  • Assists and monitors the development and implementation of project plans and activities in close consultation with project staff and partner institutions

    2. Networking, coordination and cooperation

    The advisor

  • Supports the practical vocational training of students (biomedical technicians) in cooperation with Tegbare-id TVET College in Addis Ababa and other vocational training schools
  • Advises the zonal and regional Health and TVET structure on the appropriate use of technology and needs for resources, spare parts and external maintenance
  • Supports cooperation, regular contact and dialogue with all relevant partner institutions, relevant organisations, non-governmental agencies and individuals in the project environment and with other projects to improve and maintain good working relationships
    communicates local interests and efforts, forwards these and encourages sharing ideas and information for the benefit of the project

    3. Knowledge management

    The advisor

  • delivers data to the project M&E system
    prepares appropriate input for various project reports including annual reports, and contributes to the other reports required by the programme manager and GIZ Head Office
    develops ready-to-use strategies and technical concepts, including guidelines, manuals and procedures
  • assists with research activities and studies for the benefit of the project and assists with PR

    4. Coordination tasks

    The professional, advisory

  • assists with general project planning and develops project concepts including preparation, organisation and moderation of planning exercises and their implementation, management, monitoring, quality management, evaluation, communication and documentation
    coordinates relevant project activities at local/zonal level in consultation with the programme manager and in cooperation with the partners, both as regards implementation and preparing organisational aspects
  • compiles the relevant information for joint activities and assignments
  • handles order management on behalf of GIZ (e.g. offer preparation, impact monitoring, project progress review, reporting)

    Job Requirements

    Required qualifications, competences and experience


  • College or University degree in relevant field
  • Biomedical technician (m/f) or biomedical engineer (m/f)

    Professional experience

  • A minimum of 5 years of proven practical and teaching/training experience in maintenance and repair of medical equipment

    Other knowledge, additional competences

  • strong planning and analytical skills
  • strong propensity for teaching
  • proven experience and skills in networking and technical coordination of different institutions
  • fluent written and spoken English and Amharic, knowledge of Oromo language; German is an asset
  • very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)

    How to Apply

    Application procedure:

    Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their non-returnable recent CV via Ethiojobs or Email:

    Note: -

    Please make sure you mention the vacancy number and position title ‘Advisor for biomedical equipment management #135/2019’ in the subject line of your email application.

    Due to large number of applications we categorise applications with the vacancy numbers. Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Applications from qualified women are encouraged

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