Médecins Sans Frontières Biomed & Mission Energy Specialist Jobs in Kenya

Médecins Sans Frontières Biomed & Mission Energy Specialist Jobs in Kenya

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organization providing assistance to people affected by armed conflicts, epidemics, natural or non-natural disasters, or persons excluded from access to health care. The organization has health projects in more than 70 countries.

MSF France has had a significance presence in Kenya since 1996. Currently, MSF runs 2 projects in Kenya; one in Homa Bay County supporting the HBCTRH in the adult medical (in-patient and TB) wards to improve management of adults’ patients hospitalized and recently started a chronic disease activity in 2 decentralized sites.

In Mathare, MSF runs a 24hour SGBV clinic and an Emergency program in Mathare with a clinic in Dandora offering youth friendly services to
those between the ages of 10 to 24 years. The Coordination office in Nairobi provides support to and coordinates all the MSF France projects in Kenya.

MSF France is looking to fill the position of a Biomed & Energy Specialist. The successful candidate reports to the Logistics Coordinator.

Objective of the Position:

Carrying out assessments and ensuring the implementation, maintenance and monitoring of the Biomed, Energy, HVAC and Cold Chain activities including repairs, maintenance of equipment and planning of orders according to MSF protocols and standards in order to ensure the correct use and efficient functioning of the systems and equipment on the mission.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

Defining procedures and managing the implementation, monitoring, maintenance and correct functioning of the biomedical workshops, including spare parts, technical documentations, tools, etc., including the following tasks:

  • Organizing and participating in the installation and replacement of the equipment and following up the different maintenance contracts (propose renewal before they expire)

  • Identifying the equipment requiring after sale services and ensuring their return in medical services.

  • Performing fault diagnosis, curative and preventive maintenance, annual diagnosis and certification for those items of equipment for which specialized training has been received

  • Participating in the assessment of local suppliers and ensuring a good supply of spare parts from them

  • Managing inventory of spare parts and back-up equipment at mission level and checking and advising on international orders for consumables and spare parts.

  • Managing the biomed technicians at the level of the project and elaborating their activities planning and in close coordination with HR department, planning and supervising the associated processes (recruitment,training, performance evaluation, development and internal communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility

  • Acting as a technical referent and providing assistance to project Biomedical Technicians when maintenance work requires further assistance, documentation or additional tools. Take the lead in organizing user training where and when required

  • Ensuring the proper documentation, filing and the compilation of the installation and maintenance done or required as well as defining functioning standards and monitoring systems

  • Performing delegated tasks as defined in his/her job description and according to the line manager

  • Supports the Project Log Managers by establishing and following a training plan for the Bio Med/Elec technicians

  • Gaps filling for the project Bio Med/Elec technicians can be considered if needed

  • Responsible for all Cold Chain equipment, for medical and non-medical use. Monitors the remoted
    monitoring devices and ensures all is in perfect condition, including
    an up-to-date communication plan in case of alarms.

  • Support the projects to define the log spare parts needs for Bio Med, Cold Chain, Energy and HVAC as well as fleet renewal, ensuring proper codification of items.

  • Supervise and validate technically any major parts orders placed by project technicians in the respective technical families.

  • Support the supply team (OCP and/or Intersections) in validation and quality control of Energy equipment, materials, consumables spare parts, tools

  • Support project base logisticians for safety measures related to fire prevention and gas networking set-ups

  • Participate actively in the preparation of Map planning and budgeting for his/her activities, communicating on the needs with all logistics managers, with a highlight on transversal collaboration with the Medical department throughout the whole process. Elaborate an Ops plan for his/ her activities and propose the associated budget for the following year.

  • Organize and plan the visits to the field: elaborate and communicate Terms of Reference prior to visits, provide a visit report with clear recommendations to be followed, and follow-up progress on recommendations with logistics managers on monthly basis

  • Establish a monthly Sitrep on the activities in the country, mentioning highlights on achievements for the previous month, providing updates on key indicators to be followed and analyze (number of WOs in MEMO, % of WOs that are late and reasons why, any cold chain ruptures), and objectives of the following month.

    Additional requirements:

  • Computer literacy essential

  • Good project management and record keeping skills (especially for electrical design and layouts)

  • Fluency in the use of electrical wiring drawing software (AutoCAD or similar)

  • Knowledge of international electrical standards, systems, design and layout.

  • Knowledge about alternative power generation such as solar or hybrid solar systems highly advantageous.

  • Calculation and sizing of backup systems including UPS Systems, and generator power

    Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Essential: Diploma as Biomedical technician, biomedical engineer, electronic
    technician, electronic engineer

  • Desirable: Technical diploma electrical or technical university degree in energy,
    mechanical and/or electricity domain

  • Experience Demonstrated Technical skills and understanding.

  • Essential: Minimum 2 years of experience as a Biomedical Technician.

  • Desirable: At least 1 year of working experience as an Electrician Technician

  • Desirable: At least 1 year of working experience with MSF or another NGO

  • Pedagogical skills are an asset

  • Languages English and Swahili


  • Results and Quality Orientation

  • Teamwork and Cooperation

  • Behavioural and Flexibility

  • Commitment to MSF Principles

  • Stress Management

  • People Management and Development

  • Computer Literacy-MS-Office, Software, Internet, AUTOCAD(Similar) Fluency is compulsory

  • Applicants MUST be Kenyan nationals and have the necessary statutory documents (ID, NSSF, NHIF, and a PIN certificate

    How to Apply

    Candidates meeting the above qualifications are requested to submit a motivation letter attached to an updated Curriculum Vitae as a single PDF document mentioning the subject line “Biomed and Energy Mission Specialist” and email to: msff-kenya-recruitment@paris.msf.org

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