Biomedical Referent (m/f)

• Support Operational clinical activities
• Support the management of Medical equipment in the field
• Guidance on Medical equipment investments and follow-up
• Guidance on safe and correct use of Medical equipment
• Guidance on local purchase quality assurance of Medical equipment

Equipment Selection
• Validate new standard and non-standard equipment together with the concerned Medical referents and Operational teams
• Quality assurance of local purchases together with Pharmacy team
• Continuous follow-up of technological evolutions in the fields of treatment, diagnosis and monitoring of patients
• Advise on possibilities, but also risks and limitations concerning the use of Medical equipment in different medical expertise (SAGE, SRH, Vertical programs (HIV, TB, NCD's...), IPC, VHF...)
• Review of standard lists and international orders
Equipment Management
• Develop protocols and procedures for the safe and correct use of Medical equipment in MSF projects
• Develop protocols for the technical maintenance and repairs
• Create a framework for medical technology contingency planning (alternatives/back-ups) in medical facilities
• Advise on the human resource requirements for the management of Medical equipment
• Advise on operational needs when Medical equipment is used
• Participate in the Intersectional Biomedical technician trainings
• Give training modules: FLMT, PPD...
Field Support
• Support the activities of the MIO for Medical equipment
• Briefings and debriefings of all medical field staff involved in the lifecycle of Medical equipment
• Field visits as required
• Participate in ARO/yearly ordering process where needed
• Follow the development of tools and projects to ensure evolution
• Follow-up on the intersectional Biomed Library project with OCBA biomedical/cold chain referent and international office project team
• Support the progress of the Medical Equipment Management project and the deployment of the Biomed Unit

• Experience as biomedical engineer in hospital environment an asset
• Biomedical engineer or relevant experience
• Field experience in developing country, with MSF is an asset
• Good oral and written communication in English, and French (additional language is an asset)
• Comprehensive knowledge of health in humanitarian interventions
• The candidate adheres to the MSF principles and to our managerial values: Respect, Transparency, Integrity, Accountability, Trust and Empowerment

• Fixed term contract of 6 months – full time
• Based in Brussels
• Insurance (DKV) – Complementary pension plan – Accessible food prices at MSF canteen – reimbursement (100%) of public transport costs
• Start date : October 2019
Final date to apply: 13/09/2019

Application to be sent to Caroline MAES ( or rue de l'Arbre Bénit 46, 1050 Ixelles
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