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

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.

a. DIRECTORATE OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

1. Job title; Project Manager – Biomedical Engineering
Duty Station; Kampala
Reports to; Director Biomedical Engineering
Supervises; Biomedical Engineering Officers

Main purpose of the job
To lead and supervise the team in the implementation of proactive and responsive Biomedical
Engineering services to customers, and support the processes that ensures that appropriate
stocks of medical equipment are maintained for sale at JMS.

Key performance indicators;
• Strategy and Policy Development Support
• Implementation of Business Development and Marketing strategy
• Quality Assurance Support
• People Management
• Project Development & Planning
• Product Development and testing
• Reporting

Key duties and responsibilities
1) Draft and participate in the development of the BME Directorate’s policies, strategies and procedures and submit to the Director BME for approval.
2) Develop and implement a capacity-building strategy and program for DBME personnel at both JMS and client health units.
3) Work with the Director BME in identifying what is in the current marketing strategy of DBME, what should be retained and what should be revised/replaced.
4) Lead the DBME team to implement the business development strategy of the directorate and report all proceedings to the Director BME.
5) Carry out the implementation of robust quality assurance systems for biomedical technology equipment, services and supplies.
6) Implement and adhere to all the standard operating procedures as developed by the Director BME.
7) Monitor, test and manage equipment functionality.
8) Inspect all medical equipment to be sold by JMS and ascertain that they adhere to international and national quality standards and satisfy customer quality expectations as much as possible.
9) Carry out all the necessary equipment testing and calibration required in-house.
10) Follow-up on the use of systems and implementation of work schedules for human capital
in the directorate and conduct a capacity needs assessment and identify the need for training
of DBME staff
11) Provide training and mentorship for the Officers and Assistants regarding the equipment
operations and systems.
12) Identify new product ideas and concepts through research and keeping abreast with market trends and customer needs
13) Follow the product development cycle, Conceptualize and develop feasible and viable products areas for business through the development of new products and services aligned with JMS strategy
14) Coordinate with the various Directorate, conduct research and collect relevant information to develop compelling proposals and draft proposals well-aligned with the project TORs/RFPs and complete in all respects.
15) Develop prototypes for the approved product concepts and improvements and conduct design validation tests to ensure products meet the technical, cosmetic and environmental requirements
16) Undertake Production validation testing and verify that the product can be made at the volumes needed for the target cost.
17) Submit periodic reports on activities, tasks and assignments undertaken

Person Specifications
a. Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or Biomedical Engineering or its equivalent
• A Master’s Degree is an added advantage

b. Experience
• At least five years’ experience in medical or technical equipment operations and maintenance management with at least three years related experience in business development, management and/or marketing in reputable logistics or service industry

General Competencies & Knowledge:
• Knowledge of patient care equipment types
• Knowledge of electronic theory and technology
• Knowledge of computer systems and ability to use basic computer software packages
• Ability to plan, organize, and implement policies and procedures
• Ability to analyse complex problems and recommend solutions
• Communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
• Customer Service and Marketing skills
• Demonstrated ability to read and interpret schematics and equipment service manuals

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 HRA@jms.co.ug
OR hand deliver your application to Joint Medical Store (JMS), Plot 1828 Gogonya Road, Nsambya’