Laboratory Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Damak
  • Applications have closed

Website International Organization for Migration


Reference Code: CFA – 10/2022

Position Title: Laboratory Assistant

Duty Station: Damak, Nepal
Classification: General Service, UG
Type of Appointment: Special short-term ungraded, 6 months
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 03 July 2022

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. Internal and external candidates will be considered for this vacancy. For the purposes of this vacancy, internal candidates are defined as staff members holding a fixed-term or short-term graded or ungraded contract and staff on Special Leave Without Pay (SLWOP). Staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded contract will not retain their contract type if appointed to an ungraded position.


Under the direct supervision of the Laboratory Supervisor and the overall supervision of the Chief Migration Health Officer (CMHO), the incumbent will be responsible for technical support to laboratory services with respect to Migration Health Assessments (HAP) and other programmes implemented by the IOM Migration Health Division in Damak.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Perform simple laboratory procedures as assigned by the laboratory supervisor for simple specimen collection, reagent, media and test station preparation through the use of the standard relevant equipment.
  2. Adhere to standards and the quality measures of assigned laboratory procedures by strictly following SOPs.
  3. Adhere to bio-safety measures adopted in the laboratory, minding the safety of oneself and others.
  4. Assist technical personnel for accurate, efficient and timely delivery of results by receiving and processing request forms, data entry, scheduling of clients, printing and submitting laboratory test reports.
  5. Provide general support to quality control activities undertaken in the laboratory.
  6. Monitor and facilitate to laboratory storage (such as refrigerators, incubators, etc.) equipment performance and maintenance.
  7. Support the laboratory stock management and monitoring by verifying that equipment and consumables are sufficient for the anticipated daily work.
  8. Maintain the established system of organized record keeping.
  9. Participate in updating of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as needed.
  10. Participate in the improvement of laboratory services according to an adopted work plan in the laboratory.
  11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Higher secondary or Diploma certificate in Lab Technology from an accredited academic institution as per country regulations.
  • Should have valid Nepal Health Professional Council (NHPC) license.


  • Three years of relevant experience working in a laboratory.


  • Working computer skills required for registering clients in laboratory data base.
  • Fine skills in phlebotomy for all age group.
  • Good communication and client management skills.


Fluency in English, Nepali is required.

Required Competencies

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.


Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment. Only Nepali Nationals will be considered for this position.

How to apply:

Interested Candidates are requested to submit their application indicating clearly the position applied, VN number and CV with three references to the following address: Human Resource Department, International Organization for Migration, P.O. Box 25503, Baluwatar, Kathmandu or email to by 03 July 2022. Only short-listed candidates will be called for interview.

Posting period: From 27.06.2022 to 03.07.2022

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