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Location: Kenya

Kenya: Biomedical Engineering Consultant


The biomedical engineering consultant will work with the Kenyan biomedical leader and technicians to develop and maintain a biomedical maintenance program. They will lead the development of a preventative maintenance program. This position will also assist with performing preventive maintenance of complex medical instrumentation and installation and maintenance of and any other related work as may be required from time to time. This position will provide mentorship to the biomedical engineering team.

  • A minimum of four years’ previous experience in the repair of complex medical instrumentation
  • High school diploma with training in biomedical electronics
  • At least two years of experience with working in a large hospital setting preferred
  • AA in Biomedical electronics preferred
  • Experience with developing and maintaining a biomedical maintenance program preferred

Tenwek Hospital

Training Provided

On-the-ground orientation to facilities and staff

Language Requirements

None; there is opportunity for Swahili and/or Kipsigis language study once on the field

Length of Service

Long-term: two or more years

Ministry Description

Tenwek Hospital is a ministry of World Gospel Mission and Africa Gospel Church. The hospital, which started as a single-nurse dispensary in 1937, is now a 300-bed hospital and training center. In addition to being the area’s primary hospital, Tenwek serves as a referral hospital that receives patients from throughout the country. Tenwek is also a growing teaching hospital. Training programs include family practice, surgical residency, medical and clinical internships and student rotations, hospital chaplaincy, and nursing.

Quick Facts
  • Tenwek Hospital began as a small clinic in the 1930s and is now one of the largest Protestant mission hospitals in Kenya. It is located 140 miles west of Nairobi in the fertile highlands of the Bomet district.
  • Working under the motto “We treat, Jesus heals,” Tenwek’s staff treats more than 11,000 inpatients and 80,000 outpatients annually and also performs approximately 3,000 major surgeries and 2,500 deliveries each year.
  • In addition to the medical work being done at Tenwek, several thousand people find Christ as Savior each year, and many more are impacted through the hospital’s compassionate ministries and training programs.

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