Hospital Facility Manager

In March 2017, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders opened a Paediatric unit in Elias Haraoui Governmental Hospital in Zahle, in the Bekaa, Lebanon. The hospital facility manager prepares, implements and assures follow-up of structure maintenance strategy, creates and implements safety plans, and efficiently manages resources (HR, financial, assets).

As hospital facility manager, you and your team ensure the continuity of the infrastructure services in the hospital and enable an environment for quality health care.
The hospital facility manager prepares, implements and assures follow-up of structure maintenance strategy, creates and implements safety plans, and efficiently manages resources (HR, financial, assets). All of the former activities, following the standards and procedures of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders.
In the position of the hospital Facility manager, you will be part of the hospital management team and you will be working closely together with the medical team to understand their needs and priorities. You will report to the Hospital manager and you will be supervising the technical team, the biomedical specialist, water –and sanitation specialist, energy specialist and maintenance specialist, and other positions as required.

The responsibilities of the Hospital Facility Manager include:

  • Coordinating all of the hospital’s technical activities. This includes the planning of maintenance activities in construction, energy (sources and distribution), HVAC/CVC, water and sanitation, IT and Telecom, safety equipment and systems and biomedical equipment.
  • Supporting the management of medical waste, cold chain, direction signage planning.
  • Ensuring compliance with quality standards regarding the hospitals technical activities.
  • Ensuring that fire prevention and occupant safety measures are in place.
  • Managing the contact with external contractors.

Team management

  • Managing a team of technicians.
  • Implementing maintenance management tools.
  • Planning and supervising the human resources in the hospital facilities team including recruitment, training, performance management and evaluation, staff development, internal communications etc.

Prerequisites

  • Degree in engineering or equivalent or degree in facility management
  • Strong technical background and good management capacity
  • 2 years of relevant professional experience in healthcare or hospital facility management and in managing teams
  • Experience with other NGOs in developing countries is desirable
  • Commitment to the values of the Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders charter
  • Willingness to leave on mission without your partner and/or family and to work in an unstable environment

Length of mission

  • 6 to 12 months