Technical Specialist – Medical Oxygen Support job at Right to Care Zambia
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Vacancy title:
Technical Specialist – Medical Oxygen Support

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Health Care , Category: Healthcare ]

Jobs at:

Right to Care Zambia

Deadline of this Job:
Wednesday, March 06 2024 

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka, South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 21 2024, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Qualifications And Experience
Desirable Qualifications and Experience:
• Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
• Minimum 5 years relevant work experience
• Experience in providing technical support for systems or equipment is valuable
• Familiarity with medical gas systems, including oxygen delivery systems, gas storage
• Knowledge of regulatory requirements related to medical devices and gas systems is essential
• Strong understanding of oxygen medical support
• Knowledge of the Zambia healthcare and construction / infrastructure environment
• Fully paid Member of Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ)

Technical And Behavioural Competencies
• Planning and Organizing
• Good communication skills
• Professional Ethics and Integrity
• Good data Analytical Skills
• Professionalism
• Attention to detail

Key Performance Areas
Stakeholder Engagement and Management
• Build and maintain key stakeholder relationships.
• Adhere to the Mission, Vision and Values of USAID and Right to Care
• Provide/facilitate Technical Assistance (TA) to MOH and stakeholders on the expansion of medical oxygen and medical air infrastructure in Zambia.
• Participate and represent the organization in National Oxygen Task Team meetings, and related stakeholder forums.
Project Management
• Project management of the infrastructure upgrades at UTH and Kabwe Central Hospital. This may be extended to other facilities in the future as required.
Coordination of contractor activities.
• Integration of activities of civil, mechanical, and electrical engineers’ input and respective contractors.
• Liaison between MoH team, hospital management and contractors to coordinate construction activities.
• Collaboration, prioritization, and team leadership.
Technical Support
• Participation in the National Oxygen Task Team.
• Integration of Right to Care construction and infrastructure upgrades with the National Task Team’s objectives.
• Facilitate technical assistance from engineers / provide technical assistance to the projects and objectives of the Oxygen Task Team.
• Continuous quality assurance of contractor activities at both facilities.
• Random quality checks on craftsmanship and products used in construction.
• Participate in quality checks and sign-off on completion of various stages of the projects.
• Liaison with oxygen suppliers if required.
• Monitor contractual deliveries and certify quantities for payment.
• Supervise the execution of maintenance contracts and certify payment.
Procurement Processes
• Interface between Supply Chain Management and local suppliers of components or equipment.
• Certification of deliveries for payment
Conduct user training
• Provide training on oxygen and medical air infrastructure and systems.
• Provide training on continuously checking cryogenic oxygen installations, de-icing, and preventive maintenance.
• Provide training on maintaining cylinder manifold banks and correct safe procedures in cylinder exchanges.

• Maintain inventory of all assets procured in the projects with the support of the RTC Asset Officer.
• Manage records of the distribution of procured equipment to the two hospitals.

Quality Assurance and Reporting
• Perform Performance Assurance (PA) inspections of installed infrastructure.
• Support MOH quality assurance and quality control oversight.
• Maintain expertise in oxygen systems through ongoing training and education.
• Lead service operations for special projects as assigned.
• Travel to sites and work with other office associates to collect and analyze information and/or data for special assignments and reporting.
• Inform the supervisor of the status of repairs, scheduled inspections, unusual equipment situations, and any customer concerns.
• Development of the Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring Plan (EMMP) and support quarterly reporting through the Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring Report (EMMR).
• Manage the Operations Unit, including mentoring and training the teams to ensure progress toward agreed performance goals.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
• Applications in the form of a cover letter and CV must be submitted to  not later than 27 February 2024.
• All applicants are required to complete an online competency assessment accessible using this link –—medical-oxyge 
• Only applicants that complete the two steps above will be considered.

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Job Info
Job Category: Health/ Medicine jobs in Zambia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Wednesday, March 06 2024
Duty Station: Lusaka
Posted: 21-02-2024
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 21-02-2024
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 21-02-2066
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