Uganda , Uganda

Equipment Maintenance Specialist - Experteering Opportunity

Support No Poverty

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Skills Needed

  • Leadership
  • Life Sciences
  • Management
  • Medical Support
  • Technology

Estimated workload

Full-time

Role

Team Member (Typically 6+ months)

Language Proficiencies

You must be able to speak English.

When Can You Start?

You can start Sep 16th, 2019 and stay for 6 months to 23¾ months

Benefits

Meals

Living Stipend

Accommodation

Travel Stipend

In Partnership With

vsologo

Project Details


Description and Impact

Role overview

The volunteer will build capacity of the local Biomedical Technicians in hospitals to maintain and repair medical equipment. The overall placement objective is to build the capacity of relevant staff in the placement hospital to do installation of basic medical equipment, minor maintenance and to manipulate the machines appropriately.

Deliverables

Success will be measured by the following KPIs:

·         Number of Biomedical  Technician trained on medical equipment maintenance and repair

·         Number of medical equipment users trained.

·         Preventive maintenance plan developed.

These KPI’s can be subject to change if deemed necessary by manager or employee, always in collaboration. 

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This is a sponsored position from our partner VSO International, subject to its own application and selection process.

Please click here for further details and instructions on how to apply, which may include additional application steps.

All questions related to this project should be directed to VSO International at enquiry@vsoint.org. Although MovingWorlds does not oversee the application and selection process for this project, we make sure that all projects shared on our platform meet our rigorous standards for ethical, skills-based volunteering.

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Other requirements

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential: 
-Bachelor degree in Biomedical Engineering or Biomedical Technology.
-At least 5 years’ experience in the field Engineering and able to perform maintenance of medical equipment 
-You are fully accredited 
-You have the ability to work with limited technical resources 
-You have experience in training, coaching and supervision 
-Fluent English proficiency 
-IT skills (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

Desirable:
Background in public health or health economics will be added advantage. 

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies: 

• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge 

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

We Provide These Local Benefits


Benefits Overview

  • Accommodations
  • Living Stipend
  • Travel Stipend
  • Learning Opportunity
  • Meal Stipend
  • Good For Groups
  • Good For Families

Accommodation

  • You should be willing to live in the same way as your local colleagues.
  • Accommodation is generally basic

Living Stipend

  • All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency.
  • The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to live an expat lifestyle or send money home.

Travel Stipend

VSO covers all travel expenses 

Learning Opportunity

From VSO you’ll get something few other volunteering organisations offer. An opportunity of using your skills and experience to have a long-lasting impact on peoples' lives.

You'll do something very different. You'll bring inspiration, energy and vital practical skills to help secure better healthcare, more valuable education and broader opportunities for poor people in Africa and Asia.

Food Stipend

  • All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency.
  • The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to live an expat lifestyle or send money home.

Additional Benefits

Your health

  • We provide comprehensive medical insurance and support for all volunteers.
  • Each country office has an appointed medical adviser
  • You'll also get a list of recommended doctors, clinics, dentists and pharmacies. 
  • The VSO country office provides emergency contacts and medical emergency procedures 24/7
  • Minimum of 3 weeks annual leave

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