Organisation recruits 01 Biomedical Engineer Expert

Organisation recruits 01 Biomedical Engineer Expert – Ethiopia

Founded in 1950, Doctors with Africa CUAMM was the first NGO focused on healthcare to be recognized by the Italian government. It is now one of the leading organization working to protect and improve the well-being and health of vulnerable communities in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The NGO promotes long-term health cooperation projects, intervening also in emergencies to ensure that services are available to all.

Doctors with Africa CUAMM is currently active in 8 Sub-Saharan countries: Angola, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Central African Republic, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda.

The NGO supports public and non-profit hospitals, local districts, schools of nursing and midwifery, university faculties of medicine.

Job position: Expert Biomedical Engineer

Location: Shire, Tigray Region, Ethiopia

Application deadline: 31st May 2024*

Start date: August-September 2024 and beginning of 2025

Duration: 2 missions of 1 month each

Family duty station: NO

* The NGO reserves the right to close the application process once the position is filled.

Purpose of the role

The Expert Biomedical Engineer will have to carry out 2 missions to conduct an assessment of the status of biomedical equipment and provide timely reporting to rehabilitate and maintain equipment damaged during the conflict.

Key duties

  • Carrying out an assessment of the status of equipment in the health facilities involved in the project, mapping existing equipment, its functionality and any necessary repair/maintenance work
  • Development of a list of spare parts to be purchased for maintenance
  • On-the-job training of health staff on basic maintenance and use of the equipment
  • Production of a final report with recommendations for the development of dedicated training courses


  • University Degree in Biomedical Engineering
  • A Master’s degree in Public Health, in emergency or related is preferable
  • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English; knowledge of Italian is an asset
  • At least 2 years of professional experience
  • Previous experience in emergency projects in the health sector
  • Good computer knowledge (Package Office).
  • Excellent communication skills, dialogue and teamwork
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving and aptitude for working in safety-critical context



Type of contract: collaboration contract

Salary: TBD according to NGO salary grids and compensation policy (basic salary for the job position, with possible increase based on professional experience, country risk allowance, rural area hardship allowance)

Flight ticket: one return flight

Health issues: the NGO provides health insurance and covers vaccination costs

Visa and permits: the NGO bears the cost and paperwork for visa

Accommodation: provided by the NGO, it is generally individual, depending on the logistical situation and the availability of accommodation in the workplace

Other costs: the NGO covers costs related to housing utilities and internet; food and personal expenses are covered by the worker


Apply to this position


Due to the high number of applications, please note that our recruiting team will contact only short-listed candidates.

The selection process is based on non-discrimination criteria and candidates are taken into consideration without distinction of ethnicity, gender, political orientation, religion, personal opinions, sexual orientation.

Doctors with Africa CUAMM does not tolerate any abuse, exploitation or violence against vulnerable children and adults, nor other behaviour that does not respect human dignity from its own staff, partner staff or other staff associated with the NGO.

All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to the mission and values of the organization, nondiscrimination policies and safeguarding principles.

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