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This is a IICA-3 contract. This kind of contract is known as International Individual Contractor Agreements. It is normally internationally recruited only. It’s an external contract. It usually requires 7 years of experience, depending on education. More about IICA-3 contracts.

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Background Information – Job-specific

Please note that this VA is also open to Nationals of Cameroon, a Cameroon Citizen selected will be contracted under a Local Individual Contractor Agreement at LICA8 level. The Cameroon Citizen who fulfils the requirements stated in this job are strongly encouraged to apply.

The UNOPS office in Cameroon opened in December 2019, and has several active projects, whose nature varies from construction, technical studies in different sectors, WASH activities, human resources management for other entities, and procurement including in the medical field (COVID-19).

The office is constantly working to expand its activities in order to support its partners in the implementation of their development programs and projects.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has requested UNOPS support for several projects:

Purchase and installation of medical equipment including three (3) oxygen plants and a LINAC (medical linear accelerator).

Background information – DR Congo

Based in Kinshasa, the UNOPS Multi country Office (CDMCO) in Central Africa covers eleven countries including Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Angola, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Comoros, Gabon, Rwanda, Burundi, and Madagascar. The office has developed strong working relations with the international partners, UN agencies including UN Missions and Governments across Central Africa over the years. It provides technical support and capacity building in strategic development areas including infrastructure construction and rehabilitation and development across health, education, public works, governance/public administration sectors; procurement, project management, amongst others.

CDMCO also implements more and more projects of procurement and distribution of various equipment and therefore needs Logistics skills to properly implement and monitor these projects.

Based in Kinshasa, DRC, the UNOPS Multi country Office (CDOH) in Central Africa covers eleven countries including DRC, RC, CAR, Angola, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda, Burundi, and Madagascar. The office has developed strong working relations with the international partners, UN agencies including UN Missions and Governments across Central Africa over the years. It provides technical support and capacity building in strategic development areas including infrastructure construction and rehabilitation and development across health, education, public works, governance/public administration sectors; procurement, project management, amongst others.

CDOH Hub also implements more and more projects of procurement and distribution of various equipment and therefore needs Logistics skills to properly implement and monitor these projects.

The UNOPS office in Cameroon opened in December 2019, and has several active projects, whose nature varies from construction, technical studies in different sectors, WASH activities, human resources management for other entities, and procurement including in the medical field (COVID-19).

The office is constantly working to expand its activities in order to support its partners in the implementation of their development programs and project

Based in Kinshasa, DRC, the UNOPS Multi country Office (CDOH) in Central Africa covers eleven countries including DRC, RC, CAR, Angola, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda, Burundi, and Madagascar. The office has developed strong working relations with the international partners, UN agencies including UN Missions and Governments across Central Africa over the years. It provides technical support and capacity building in strategic development areas including infrastructure construction and rehabilitation and development across health, education, public works, governance/public administration sectors; procurement, project management, amongst others.

CDOH Hub also implements more and more projects of procurement and distribution of various equipment and therefore needs Logistics skills to properly implement and monitor these projects.

The UNOPS office in Cameroon opened in December 2019, and has several active projects, whose nature varies from construction, technical studies in different sectors, WASH activities, human resources management for other entities, and procurement including in the medical field (COVID-19).

The office is constantly working to expand its activities in order to support its partners in the implementation of their development programs and project

Based in Kinshasa, DRC, the UNOPS Multi country Office (CDOH) in Central Africa covers eleven countries including DRC, RC, CAR, Angola, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda, Burundi, and Madagascar. The office has developed strong working relations with the international partners, UN agencies including UN Missions and Governments across Central Africa over the years. It provides technical support and capacity building in strategic development areas including infrastructure construction and rehabilitation and development across health, education, public works, governance/public administration sectors; procurement, project management, amongst others.

CDOH Hub also implements more and more projects of procurement and distribution of various equipment and therefore needs Logistics skills to properly implement and monitor these projects.

The UNOPS office in Cameroon opened in December 2019, and has several active projects, whose nature varies from construction, technical studies in different sectors, WASH activities, human resources management for other entities, and procurement including in the medical field (COVID-19).

The office is constantly working to expand its activities in order to support its partners in the implementation of their development programs and project

Functional Responsibilities

The main objective is to support the implementation (and development) of the projects by providing all technical expertise for the purchase of the equipment (from site assessment to installation of the equipment and staff training if required), working closely with the Ministry of Health and UNOPS team.

The specific tasks and duties s/he will be responsible includes:

  • Communicate with the Ministry of Health in order to know their requirements well and define the best purchase plan in collaboration with the procurement department.
  • For this, he/she will need to review, advise on and help consolidate the equipment lists, make recommendations to Project Manager and MoH on specifications and other substantive/technical elements required to effectively develop, plan, launch and implement these projects.
  • Advise Project Manager & MoH on requirements based on beneficiary needs, as well as national and international certification requirements and standards for equipment, associated services and works, including the relevant best practices.
  • Launch a market analysis in collaboration with the procurement department & UNOPS team on the ground when necessary.
  • Help prepare the tender documents of the medical equipment, supplies, and preparatory works ensuring compliance with UNOPS procurement standards and policies.
  • Support in the installation of the equipment with the supplier’s technicians if required.
  • Prepare the training (installation, usage, maintenance) with the supplier’s technicians (when provided) for the Ministry of Health staff.

Performance and monitor control

  • Participate in the Technical Evaluation of bids/ tenders / proposals received from prospective suppliers
  • Provide inputs and advice to the procurement team concerning the technical compliance (or non compliance) of equipment proposed by suppliers.
  • Escalate risks and Issues to the Project Manager in a timely fashion.
  • Assist in the final acceptance and handover of the commissioned equipment in coordination with the project team and MoH.
  • Provide timely inputs to the Project team.

In general, the Lead Biomedical Engineer is expected to:

  • Participate in meetings and work closely with other respective medical experts, partners, engineers & colleagues to conduct exact analyses, assessments in order to offer the best options.
  • Write reports as required and meet their deadlines.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

1. Education

  • Advanced level university degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) or PhD. in Biomedical Engineering or related field is required.
  • First level university degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in Biomedical Engineering or related field in combination with two (2) additional years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

2. Work Experience

  • Minimum of seven (7) years experience in the biomedical engineering field is required.
  • Experience in the maintenance and the acquisition of health biomedical equipment is required.
  • Experience in purchasing & installation of oxygen plants &/or LINAC is an asset.
  • Experience in Covid-19 response would be an advantage.
  • Experience of successfully working with a variety of health sector stakeholders, particularly governments and development partners is an asset.

3. Professional Certification

  • Membership with a recognised institution as a registered Medical Doctor or Biomedical Engineer is an asset.
  • Experience with organisations such as the Global Fund for Aids and Malaria or similar (with focus on AIDS/HIV specific activities) is an asset.

4. Language Requirements

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Fluency in French is required.

Competencies

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above) Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles. Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role). Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries. Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements. Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving. Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Contract type, level and duration

1. Contract type: International Individual Contractor Agreement (IICA) 2. Contract level: I-ICA3 (ICS 11) 3. Contract duration: on going subject to organizational requirements and satisfactory performance.

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link: https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
  • Duty Station Yaounde is a family Duty Station
  • CANDIDATES WITH NO UN OR UNOPS EXPERIENCE ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
  • Please note that this VA is also open to National of Cameroon, a Cameroon Citizen selected will be contracted under a Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA11)

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Background Information – UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity With over 5,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,400 personnel recruited on behalf of our partners, spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced and diverse labour force — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs. We continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage the recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

, Apply now , Added 7 hours ago – Updated 3 hours ago – Source: jobs.unops.org

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