Job Offer: Lead Biomedical Engineer Job at United Nations Office for Project Services – NewJobs Cameroon

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    Job Offer: Lead Biomedical Engineer Job at United Nations Office for Project Services – NewJobs Cameroon

    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:

    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.

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