BIO MED TECHNICIAN: Be the focal person for biomedical equipment for MSF in Pakistan. Responsible for planning, follow-up preventive maintenance manuals and perform basic preventive maintenance tasks. To know and understand the technical details of the equipment, ensure it is correctly used and functioning well. Ensure good follow-up of cleaning, timely maintenance and correct repair and supporting of the field through regular project visits. Enforce the use of the Biomed Policy in the Mission.
This is a flying position, which will require a minimum of 60% presence in the field. In addition to the responsibilities linked to Biomedical equipment, the Biomed Technician is responsible for the supervision of cold chain in the mission and will work closely with Supply teams towards management of Centralized Biomed Spare Part Stock located in Islamabad
- Implement and endorse MSFH Biomed (MSF-OCA and Mission Specific) policy.
- Advise on purchase, installation and repair on biomed-hardware in the mission.
- Communicates and provides updates to the Logistics Manager as is required.
- Communicates and provides updates with Project Techlogs on a regular basis.
- Makes sure the storage of all biomedical documentation in the projects and capital, is up to date.
- Requests for specialized support when required (external company, Biomed referent Amsterdam). Make and maintain contact/contracts with external companies: organize annual diagnosis and certification for those items of equipment for which specialized training or specialists are required
- Be in close contact with the Mission Electrician as regards power supply to the equipment.
- Coordinates with the other MSF sections Biomed technicians to keep updated on any new developments as concerns the mission.
- Ensure good management of cold chain equipment in all projects. Implement and endorse cold chain policies and protocols in collaboration with Supply Logs and Tech Logs
Maintenance and repairs:
- Biomed helpdesk for faults reported by the project Log Supervisors.
- Plans the preventive maintenance schedule for the mission projects and follows it up with the standard tools of MSF.
- Receives the reports on failures identified by users and Log supervisors, and providing a first diagnosis to them.
- Makes sure that for every equipment to be repaired there exists a repair form and a proper follow-up.
- Participates in the installations and hardware changes of Biomedical equipment.
- Participate in the installations and hardware changes of biomedical equipment
- Travels to different projects to perform the different needs in terms of maintenance and repairs that are beyond the capacity of the Log supervisors.
- Cold Chain helpdesk for repairs and preventive maintenance.
- Advice on active and passive cold chain equipment needed to support programs and put in place contingency plans
- Regularly (every 4 months) makes inventory of biomedical equipment present in the Mission.
- Ensures that there are spare parts for preventive maintenance and basic repairs in stock; discuss stock with Log Manager and Supply Officer and get updated lists.
- Ensures that there is back-up for the equipment; if not make contingency plans.
- Is responsible for the spare parts order contents for the mission.
- Makes sure all the equipment is properly labelled and identified with proper descriptions and codes.
- Ensure that back-ups are available for cold chain equipment with relevant spare parts.
- Responsible for cold chain spare parts and monitoring devices orders.
- Training project Logistics Supervisors and Hospital Logs on the basics of handling the preventive maintenance in the project level.
- Coordinate with the MTL’s on trainings of the users.
- Take lead in organizing or noticing the needs for a user training (infection control, hygiene, use of autoclave or other equipment etc) as regards to Biomed equipment.
- Ensure that protective gear is available and being used by the project techlogs when handling the Biomed equipment.
- Seek more information from the end users to get a clear picture of any challenges as a result of using the equipment and share the information with the Deputy Logco and MTLs .
- Makes regular planned project visits with TOR’s
- Visits projects when help requested from the projects.
- Minimum Bachelor degree in a relevant area
- Training as Biomedical technician (level 2)
- At least 2 year of experience in relevant position, and preferably supply or equivalent experience with an INGO or other sector (e.g. private company)
- Demonstrable technical skills and understanding of Bio Med
- Proficient in English, Urdu , desirable: knowledge of any other relevant local languages
- Essential computer literacy (word, excel)
- Flexible, honest, loyal and valiant
- Flexibility and adaptability to work in other MSF locations in remote areas with marginalized communities, in case of emergencies to work longer hours, extra days to meet the needs of the program.
- Capacity to work in a multidisciplinary and international team.
- Commitment to humanitarian values as outlined in the MSF Charter