Biomedical Engineering Technician program - American International Health Alliance


 Under the direction of theAIHA/Tanzania Country Director the Program Coordinator (P.C) is responsible for supporting AIHA's implementation of a Biomedical Engineering
Technician (BMET) training program in Tanzania. Based out of Dar es Salaam, the P.C will be working as AIHA's Program Coordinator overseeing implementation of its activities with Tanzanian partners. The P.C will work in collaboration with other PEPFAR-funded partners, the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender and Children (MOHCDGEC) and other national stakeholders.

Program/Partnership Management 

  • Coordinate and oversee implementation of Biomed partners and program to ensure timely implementation of program activities. 
  • Work with AIHAlHQ staff, AIHAfTZ staff, Tanzanian partners, other identified partners to develop and maintain program workplans, making changes and updates as appropriate. 
  • Maintain a close collaborative working relationship with other PEPFAR implementing partners and stakeholders including MOH, private sector, associations, regulatory and training partners. 
  • Manage Biomed budget; assist in developing and monitoring budgets and forecasting costs. 
  • Assist partners with the development, editing, finalization, and packaging of program curriculum, reports and materials 
  • Schedule, coordinate, and participate in program trainings and meetings 

Technical Support 

  • Oversee on-the-ground implementation of AIHA's biomedical engineering technician (BMET) training program in Tanzania 
  • Provide BMET technical assistance through trainings, mentoring and support to Tanzanian partners 
  • Work to build the capacity of national and district-level BMET workshops 
  • Participate and represent AIHA in the Laboratory Technical Working Group.5erve as an information source on program policies, procedures, and administration guidelines 
  • Complete other duties as assigned 

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Oversee program monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities to ensure data is properly captured and reported 
  • Provide support and assistance to partners to develop and submit timely: 
  • AIHA and partnership annual workplans, as well as quarterly reports 
  • USG funder reporting requirements  
  • Coordinate and participate in SIMS and other USG requirements as needed 
  • Document outcomes, successes, special activities 
  • Assist with tracking annual PEPFAR 3.0 targets as required 

Education and Experience

  • BSe. In Medical Engineering or a BSe. in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering with a background in medical engineering with a minimum of three (3) years' relevant work experience, or a diploma in Medical Engineering with at least five (5) years' relevant work experience; BMET training experience required 
  • Financial management experience, particularly with regard to budgeting and forecasting 
  • Possess strong knowledge of Tanzanian biomedical and laboratory structures and GoT management structures 
  • Extensive knowledge of, or experience, in program coordination and support procedures 
  • Proven ability to implement multidimensional projects with a focus on BMET trainings in regards to HIV-related laboratory equipment 
  • Experience with U.S. Government donor compliance and reporting Abilities 


  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast -paced environment, set priorities, works independently and in a team environment 
  • Must be very dependable and detailed oriented 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Ability to develop and maintain close relationships with various stakeholders 
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse coworkers and project participants 
  • Self-starter with strong multi-tasking and problem solving skills 
  • Must be willing to travel in-country and provide on-side leadership 
  • Must be very dependable and detail oriented 
  • Effective and diplomatic communicator at all levels 
  • Ability to train and mentor health workers of different cadres 
  • Personal and professional maturity and judgment 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access) and the Internet 
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, set priorities, work independently and in a team environment 
  • Willingness to work additional hours in order to meet tight deadlines. 
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili is required 


  • Submit a CV and Cover Letter to 
  • Applications are due by December 30, 2016 

American International Health Alliance 
HIV/AIOS Twinning Center 
P/O Box 80297 
Oar es Salaam