Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Development Worker as Advisor (m/f/d) for biomedical technology/engineering at Nekemte Referral Hospital Jobs done in Ethiopia

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Development Worker as Advisor (m/f/d) for biomedical technology/engineering at Nekemte Referral Hospital Jobs done in Ethiopia


As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.

With the dispatch of qualified specialists as development workers, GIZ contributes to the sustainable improvement of living conditions of people in developing and transition countries.

For our operations in Nekemte/Ethiopia, we are looking for an

  • Development Worker as Advisor (m/f/d) for biomedical technology/engineering at Nekemte Referral Hospital

    Job description

    The Ethiopian Government has invested substantially in improvements of the health system. Biomedical technology is now increasingly applied and shall be part of the training for health care professionals.

    However, trainings are not yet practically oriented and much of the equipment in hospitals is not functioning. The Nekemte Regional Referral Hospital has established a workshop where biomedical equipment shall be repaired and health care staff and biomedical students shall be practically trained.

    By supporting this workshop, biomedical technicians and nurses will gain competence and practical experience. Furthermore, biomedical equipment from surrounding health posts can be repaired and maintained.

    Your tasks

  • Establishing and supporting the regional hospital and workshop in Nekemte technically and in its managerial procedures
  • Training and supervising hospital staff in maintenance and repairs of the full range of biomedical equipment present in the hospital (unless requiring company maintenance), of all levels of technology; also include support staff of associated hospitals/health centers in the surrounding area
  • Advising the hospital’s management team on a comprehensive management of their biomedical equipment, roles and responsibilities, and respective needs
  • Supporting hospital staff in reaching out to associated hospitals and health centers to develop the workshop further into a supra-regional maintenance and repair hub
  • Training and mentoring of the staff of Nekemte
    Referral Hospital and the neighboring Nekemte Health Science College in the appropriate handling and use of medical equipment
  • In cooperation with Tegbare-id TVET College in Addis Ababa and other vocational training schools: supporting the practical vocational training of students (biomedical technicians)
    Jointly with the hospital management team and in close cooperation with the International
  • Expert placed in Addis Abeba at Tegbare-id: setting up 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
  • Contributing to monitoring and knowledge management, therefore working closely with the GIZ Programme as well as the hospital management and the regional health authorities

    Your profile

  • Biomedical technician (m/f/d) with trainer’s license or biomedical engineer (m/f/d) with practical and teaching/training experience
  • A minimum of 5 years practical working experience in maintenance and repair of (basic) medical equipment
  • Strong propensity for teaching
    Overseas working experience, in particular in a low/middle income country is an asset, especially working experience in Ethiopia
  • Enjoying working with a young and motivated hospital management team in a local environment
  • Good communication skills, intercultural competence and a genuine interest in development cooperation
  • Fluent English skills; Knowledge of the local language (Oromo) would be an asset, but a minimum is willingness to learn it
  • If we caught your interest, we are looking forward to your application until 11/28/2018.
  • For further information: https://jobs.giz.de/index.php?ac=jobad&id=39822
  • You can find this job under the Job-ID P1527V051.

    How to Apply:

  • If we caught your interest, we are looking forward to your application until 28th November 2018.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Development Worker as Advisor (m/f/d) for biomedical technology/engineering at Nekemte Referral Hospital Jobs done in Ethiopia
  • You can find this job under the Job-ID P1527V051.

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