Biomed Technician Job Vacancy in Kenya

MSF - Holland 



M̩decins Sans Fronti̬res (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. MSF actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of neutrality and impartiality. Thousands of health professionals, logistical and administrative staff Рmost of whom are hired locally Рwork on programmes in some 70 countries worldwide to support it activities.

MSF – Holland, Kenya office is currently sourcing for a suitable candidate to fill the following position:



Main Purpose

Reporting to Biomed Supervisor, the incumbent will be responsible for performing autonomously and following up, the maintenance and correct repair of the biomed equipment in the project/mission and ensuring regularly that the usual medical maintenance and cleaning are done properly according to MSF standards and procedures, in order to ensure the equipment are in perfect running conditions.

Specific accountabilities include but are not limited to:

  • Performing and carrying out, all necessary complex / advanced installation, maintenance and repair of MSF biomedical equipment and ensuring that as few items as possible are out of service at any given time. This includes the following tasks:

    • Following the schedule and carrying out preventive and curative maintenance works for the equipment according to the MSF and/or manufacturer's protocols, manuals, and recommendations.
    • Follow up with Nairobi distributors on equipment sent out for repair.
    • Organizing and participating in the testing of biomedical equipment before return to mission together with the lab specialist.
    • Reporting any issues or problems on biomed equipment from the mission to his/her supervisor and proposing remote solutions.
    • Assist the biomed supervisor in coming up with creative ways of making biomed equipment maintenance Videos and VR support.
    • If maintenance work requires further assistance, arrange for Equipment to be sent to NBIOCA by following relevant SOP
    • Participating in organizing training and creation of biomed SOPs where required.
  • Managing the stock of consumable items, filling in the stock cards, carrying out physical stock inventories, executing orders necessary for renewing stock, avoiding any shortage.

  • Keeping working area clean and tidy.

  • Ensuring that all Job cards (certificate of service), LRS and Other related maintenance tools are always completed (including date of intervention, replaced parts, problems and solutions) and up to date

  • Continue populating, promotion and updating of NBIOCA Web page in LEW



Diploma in Biomedical technician, mechanical, electrical technician or its equivalent


At least 2 years’ experience in Pedagogical skills and technical field

Desirable experience in MSF or other NGOs in developing countries.


Fluent in English and Kiswahili essential


Know and understand all the biomedical devices present in the project(s) including the

operating principle, use and technical documentation of each biomedical equipment


Results and Quality Orientation, Teamwork and Cooperation, Behavioral Flexibility, Commitment

to MSF Principles and Stress Management

Important Information

The protection of your personal data is important to MSF. By submitting your application, you consent to MSF using your personal data only for the recruitment process to have all the information and documents necessary to proceed with the recruitment, validation of your application and selection of the most suitable candidate. Your personal data will be treated confidentially. MSF will not use your personal data in any other way not foreseen for purposes of recruitment.

We encourage persons with disability to apply

MSF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not charge any application/recruitment or training fee.

MSF OCA has a code of conduct that the incumbent will be required to comply

How to apply

Application Instructions

If you are interested and meet the above requirements, please send your CV indicating 3 referees and motivation letter apply directly via Apply here The closing date for applications is on 22nd September 2023