Technician in biomedical engineering· – senior analyst·, Tunis, Tunisia At UNOPS – United Nations Office for Project Services

Closing date: Saturday, 21 October 2023

Background Information – Job-specific

L’UNOPS has been supervising activities in Tunisia since 2006 in various sectors in order to support the government in the implementation of programs with a positive impact. The’UNOPS office has 4 strategic axes of intervention’: 1) procurement, 2) complex project management, 3)’infrastructure 4)’technical assistance.

For several years,’UNOPS has been working in direct support of the Ministry of Health. The fields of’ intervention of the Tunis office range from the construction of structures to the management of’procurement processes. This offer aims to recruit a Technician

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  •  e who will join the technical health team’ and will have to work initially within the project of’ support to the operations and will have to travel in various governorates of the country.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the responsibility of the Project Manager, Technician

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  •  e will have to perform the following tasks :
  •  Provide technical support for the establishment of a medical equipment management system (material inventory, preventive measures).
  •  Accompany the’UNOPS technical team assigned to the’execution of the project or projects in which it will be assigned.
  •  Support the verification visits of the hospital spaces before the reception of the equipment make recommendations
  •  Ensure the follow-up of deliveries, installation, marketing of medical equipment/mobilier within the beneficiary health institutions.
  •  Work in close collaboration with the’ team of the Ministry of Health and hospital staff.
  •  Develop the technical specifications required for’purchase of’medical equipment.
  •  Participate in the technical’assessment processes of the bids received for medical equipment/furniture;
  •  Work closely with the’ support team and ensure’ optimize the activities of the project or projects in which he/she will be assigned ;
  •  Execute all other tasks according to the instructions of the Project Manager in order to facilitate the execution of the deliverables of the project or projects in which he will be assigned.

Monitoring of Monitoring and Progress

S’ ensure that the expected products are well controlled for each activity in which it (it) is involved, within the specified tolerance limits with regard to deadlines, costs, etc, quality, scope, risks and benefits. The Technician

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  •  e must also ensure that the project results achieve the benefits set out in the project document (s).

Final product

The Technician

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  •  e must participate, under the direction of his superior, the drafting of the various reports as defined in the communication plan of the project(s) to which he (she) will be assigned(e).

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  •  A degree in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, industrial maintenance, industrial engineering or equivalent is required
  •  An undergraduate university degree (BAC+3) in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, industrial maintenance, and, industrial engineering or equivalent combined with 2 additional years of’relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of BAC+5
  •  A certification in project management is an asset


  •  Four (4) years of relevant professional experience in the field of biomedical engineering of which at least one (1) in a hospital setting is required,
  •  Successful work experience with a variety of health sector stakeholders, especially governments and development partners, is desirable,
  •  Work or internship experience in the hospital environment is desirable ;
  •  Work experience in developing countries is an asset,


  •  An excellent command of French and English are required.


Demonstrate an understanding of the effects of its role on all partners and give priority to beneficiaries. Forge and maintains strong external relations and constitutes a competent partner for the others ( if this applies to its role ).

Evaluates data and processes to make logical and pragmatic decisions. Adopts a neutral and rational approach by calculating risks. Applies’innovation and creativity to a problem-solving approach.

Effectively establishes a series of measures for oneself and for others to achieve a goal. The actions taken lead to the TOTAL accomplishment of the task by respecting the quality requirements in all areas. Identifies opportunities and takes initiatives to seize them. Understands that’ responsible use of resources optimizes the’effect of our activities to beneficiaries.

Treats all individuals with respect; gives consideration to differences and encourages others to do the same. Incarnates ethical and organizational standards. Meets high demands in’honesty. Is a model for diversity and’inclusion issues.

Open to change and flexible in a very dynamic environment. Effectively adapts its approach to follow the’evolution of circumstances or needs. Learns from experience and changes behavior. His results are consistent, even under pressure. Continuously seeks the’improvement.

Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and shares knowledge spontaneously. Manages conflicts effectively by respecting differences and by finding a common ground in’ entente.

Acts as a positive example contributing to the’same of’team. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For leaders only: acts as a’ positive example of leadership, motivates, leads and inspires others to succeed, uses appropriate leadership styles.

Contract type, level and duration

Type of contract ICA, ICS 9 Contract level I ICA 1 Duration of the contract Ongoing ICA – « Permanent, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance. » For more details on the contractual terms of L’ICA, please follow this link : information

  •  L’UNOPS does not ACCEPT spontaneous applications.
  •  Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  •  L’UNOPS will only communicate with’s selected to move on to the next step in the recruitment process, which consists of different assessments.
  •  L’UNOPS wishes to promote diversity and’ undertakes to guarantee’equality of’access to’emploi. The staff of’UNOPS is made up of people of different nationalities, cultures, languages, races, gender identities, sexual orientations and abilities. L’UNOPS wishes to preserve and strengthen this diversity in order to ensure the’equality of opportunities as well as’an inclusive working environment for all its staff.
  •  ’UNOPS encourages women as well as persons belonging to underrepresented groups within its staff to apply, particularly persons belonging to ethnic minorities, to, to indigenous groups and to minority gender identities and sexual orientations, as well as persons with disabilities.
  •  L’UNOPS wishes to ensure that all people can give the best of’s themselves during the’assessment process. Shortlisted individuals who require additional assistance to conduct an assessment, including reasonable accommodations, must, are invited to inform human resources staff after receiving an invitation to participate in this evaluation.


  •  For posts of civil servants (staff),’UNOPS reserves the right to assign a person to a position of a lower level than that published in the’offre d’emploi.
  •  The holders of’ a provisional contract (retainer) must devote about four hours of their own time to follow some mandatory training before starting to provide their services to’UNOPS. To learn more about the provisional contract, click here.
  •  The’unOPS staff shall, in the performance of their duties, comply with the Charter of the United Nations, the policies and instructions of’UNOPS as well as any other relevant accountability framework. In addition, staff members must demonstrate an understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals consistent with the values of the United Nations and the vision of « Our joint programme ».
  •  The’UNOPS policy requires that reference checks be carried out on all persons selected for a position. These verifications are decisive for the hiring’.

Background Information – Tunisia


The Project Office in Tunisia (TNPO) is responsible for managing the strategic and operational risks associated with the portfolio of commitments of the Project Office (in Tunisia, Morocco, etc, in Libya and Algeria) – as part of the multi-country office (MCO) of Senegal set up, develop and deliver cost-effective services that contribute to the sustainable results of partners and the achievement of UNOPS management results. UNOPS Tunisia’s activities range from tailored administration, operations, human resources and logistical support to the implementation of development and humanitarian projects ; infrastructure and procurement management services; and advisory services to partners (in Tunisia, Morocco, Libya and Algeria) to facilitate effective procurement management, and,of supplies and finances. Partners include the Tunisian government, the European Union and UN agencies such as UNHCR and WHO. It provides project management services that include the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project. It also provides fund management, loan and grant administration, local capacity building, training and technical assistance. administration of loans and grants, strengthening of local capacity markets, training and technical assistance. administration of loans and grants, strengthening of local capacity markets, training and technical assistance.


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