Health Equipment Maintenance Advisor - Volunteer in Ethiopia

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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


EthiopiaEthiopia, ET


**Please note this is a 12-month position based in Ethiopia.

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only

The purpose of this placement is to improve the quality of patients’ care by addressing of challenges presented by poorly functioning health equipment.

The advisor will provide strategic and technical assistance to build regular and corrective maintenance skills amongst the Rehabilitation and Curative Core Process Team and associated regional technicians through teamwork, hands-on training, mentoring and coaching. The placement also intends to iImprove procedures and policy frameworks to acquire technologically relevant equipment.

The volunteer will

  • Support the development of a health equipment / machines inventory management system
  • Develop simple manuals for operation, care and handling of basic health equipment establish safety-related procedures
  • Provide needs-based in-service training to build the capacity of technicians to carry-out basic equipment maintenance and strengthen capacity of health professionals/end users of biomedical equipment
  • Introduce equipment performance monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Provide advice to the RHB around the establishment of a biomedical maintenance workshop/facility

Essential Academic Qualifications

  • Graduate in biomedical equipment technology

  • 2 years experience in medical equipment installation, maintenance, and repair

Essential Professional Background/Competencies

  • Communication skills, dexterity, mechanical skills, physical stamina, technical skills , time management skills


Cuso International covers the following costs:

  1. Return airfare and visa/permit costs
  2. Accommodation while overseas
  3. Modest living allowance while overseas
  4. Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer
  5. The cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
  6. Access to Employee Assistance Program while overseas and upon return
  7. Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend
  8. Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and in-country training orientation


  • Healthcare

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training

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