International Consultant Oxygen in biomedical engineering, programming, and management, Yaounde, Cameroon, 6 months (Office Based)

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United Nations Children’s Fund International Consultant Oxygen in biomedical engineering, programming, and management, Yaounde, Cameroon, 6 months (Office Based) Cameroon UNICEF Jobs 2024

United Nations Children’s Fund looking for “International Consultant Oxygen in biomedical engineering, programming, and management, Yaounde, Cameroon, 6 months (Office Based)”. Applicants with an Advanced degree may apply on or before 16-Jul-24.

The United Nations Children’s Fund has published a job vacancy announcement on 10-Jul-24 for qualified applicants to fill in the vacant post of International Consultant Oxygen in biomedical engineering, programming, and management, Yaounde, Cameroon, 6 months (Office Based) to be based in Yaounde, Cameroon. For more jobs, please visit

Company Name: United Nations Children’s Fund

Job Title: International Consultant Oxygen in biomedical engineering, programming, and management, Yaounde, Cameroon, 6 months (Office Based)

Duty Station: Yaounde, Cameroon

Country: Cameroon

Application Deadline: 16-Jul-24




UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, care.

UNICEF has been working in Cameroon since 1975 to allow women and children to fully realize their rights to development without restriction, as enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF provides financial and technical support to Cameroon across seven areas to fully realize the rights of women and children. These areas include Health, HIV/AIDS, Water-sanitation-Hygiene, nutrition, education, child protection, and social inclusion. UNICEF focuses mainly on children and the most vulnerable and excluded families. Cameroon’s 2020 population is estimated at 26,545,863 people according to UN data. The population is young and generates strong socioeconomic demand. In rural areas, limited access to basic social services and the effects of climate change lead to household impoverishment and severe child deprivations. The task is immense but not insurmountable; it requires the energy of all stakeholders in Cameroon and outside of Cameroon: also, women, men, youth and children, government, technical and financial partners, donors, civil society, the private sector, parliamentarians, and communities. Everyone is invited to participate in the struggle to meet the challenges ahead. Together, we will act for Cameroon, a country that summarizes the challenges and hopes of Africa.

To learn more about UNICEF Cameroon, use the below link

How can you make a difference?

He/she individual shall coordinate oxygen plant installation and house construction, installation of oxygen equipment, and capacity building to strengthen the country’s oxygen therapy system with sustainable and long-term solutions leading to improved Mother Newborn Child Health (MNCH) and Healthcare outcomes.

Activities and tasks

  • Develop a work plan in collaboration with MoH and key partners for the consultation period;
  • Follow up and coordination of two oxygen plants house construction/preparation work in two sites (Meiganga & Guider) Health Facilities.
  • Coordinate and organize 2 PSA plants installation and use with MoH and related sectors, UNICEF, and other key partners.
  • Supervise oxygen medical supplies/equipment delivery to various Health Facilities.
  • Coordinate Biomedical Technician training on donated medical equipment supplies in 91health Facilities before installation.
  • Organize PSA plant Operators/Biomedical technicians on-site training.
  • Conduct supervision/assistance and provide technical support to Health Facilities implementing oxygen therapy.
  • Elaborate summary guide and documentation of the process for experience sharing.

    Terms of reference for more details – Terms of Reference Oxygen in biomedical engineering, programming, and management .pdf

Working Conditions

  • Will work under the supervision of the Chief of Health and HIV, and will collaborate closely with the MOH Director of Health care organization and health technology.
  • The consultant will have to possess a PC.
  • The consultancy will be office-based.

To apply the consultant must submit the technical proposal form attached to this requisition including the following:

  • A copy of the diplomas
  • CV
  • Cover letter.
  • A technical and financial offer – Financial Proposal Template.xlsx
  • A detailed methodological note for the conduct of this mission, with an indicative schedule of the different stages of the consultation and the expected products or deliverables as well as the relative costs.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

  • An advanced university degree (master’s or higher) in Biomedical Engineering and/or oxygen programming.
  • A minimum of 5years of relevant professional experience
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English and French is required.

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:

  • Development and implementation of national or subnational oxygen strategies/roadmaps/improvement plans
  • Need assessments, and analysis to inform decision making preferably in oxygen systems or broader medical devices.
  • Development of structured country-level oxygen procurement plans
  • PSA, installation, commissioning, supervision, and maintenance including oxygen equipment.
  • Oxygen distribution and supply chain management.
  • Guidance and tools for the programmatic implementation and strengthening of oxygen use in the context of maternal, newborn, and child health.
  • Capacity building for oxygen systems and oxygen use engineers/technicians and/or health workers
  • Adapting training materials to the country context (training relevant to biomedical engineering technicians, biomedical engineers, logistics staff, and others).
  • Previous experience in working and supporting at policy and strategic levels around coordination, partnership, Public-Private Partnership

For every Child, you demonstrate.

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.

Yaoundé, Cameroon