Project Assistant – Biomedical Engineering at Joint Medical Store (JMS)

August 3, 2022
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Joint Medical Store (JMS) is a Church founded private not for profit organization whose mission is to supply medicines, medical equipment and related health care services of assured quality to the people of Uganda at affordable prices. JMS is therefore recruiting a qualified and experienced personnel for the following positions to join its dedicated team.


Project Assistant – Biomedical Engineering
Duty Station; Field services
Reports to; Project Manager – Biomedical Engineering
Supervises; None

Main purpose of the job
To provide proactive and responsive Biomedical Engineering support services to customers, and lead on coordination of JMS activities that facilitate availability of stocks of medical equipment, their spare parts and accessories to meet customer service needs.

Key Performance Indicators
• Planning and Scheduling of Maintenance Activities
• Installation, Maintenance and Repair of Equipment
• Management of showrooms and workshops documentation and records
• Inventory Tracking & Monitoring
• Sales and Marketing Support
• Customer Engagement

Key duties and responsibilities
1) Coordinate the development of Preventive Maintenance schedules.
2) Assess health facilities’ needs and offer technical guidance.
3) Install, maintain, service and repair assorted medical equipment at various health facilities or JMS workshop to international standards
4) Offer technical support to health units on retirement and disposal of medical equipment.
5) Update the workshop management information system when any action is done out of the system and file all the necessary documents.
6) Maintain an up-to-date list of inventory equipment in workshops and showrooms and issue Equipment repair requests and dispatch documents accordingly.
7) Organize and maintain cleanliness of the workshop and showrooms and items therein to the required JMS standard.
8) Develop and maintain a tracking system for all stock inventory including equipment, spare parts, consumables, and accessories thereby tracking products from receipt to point of sale and product use.
9) Maintain accountability in the tracking system for all products delivered by JMS and coordinate periodic stock take exercises and harmonize inventory records.
10) Perform sales and marketing activities to boost market for JMS products in Uganda and other geographical regions of interest to JMS
11) Proactively contribute to preparation of annual operational plan activities for Biomedical equipment and services and actively participate in the planning and scheduling of marketing activities for JMS products to both new and existing JMS customers.
12) Represent JMS products at conferences/ exhibitions in Uganda and other geographical regions of interest to JMS
13) Offer technical consultancy services to both to new and existing JMS customers.

Person Specifications
c. Qualifications
• Degree or Diploma in Biomedical, Electro-Mechanical, Electronics Engineering or the equivalent.
• Specialized training and/or in repair and maintenance of medical equipment is an added advantage

d. Experience
• At least two year’s working experience in a similar position

General Competencies & Knowledge:
• Customer care skills
• Team work
• Communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
• Analytical and problem-solving skills
• Marketing skills
• Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, Email
• Demonstrated ability to read and interpret schematics and equipment service manuals
• Competence in using all applicable test equipment and workshop tools required in the performance of the outlined duties

Only qualified candidates who meet all job requirements as indicated on the website are invited to submit their resume, copies of academic certificates, testimonials and three (3) referees including their day time telephone contact and email address. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

CLOSING DATE: 10th August, 2022 at 5:00 pm.

Please forward your applications to:
Manager, Human Resources and Administration
Joint Medical Store,
P. O. Box 4501, Kampala.
Email to
OR hand deliver your application to Joint Medical Store (JMS), Plot 1828 Gogonya Road, Nsambya’