Laboratory Technologist – Damak

  • Full Time
  • Damak
  • Applications have closed

Website International Organization for Migration (IOM)


Laboratory Technologist

Duty Station: Damak, Nepal

Classification: General Service Staff, Grade-5

Type of Appointment: One Year Fixed Term Contract

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: May 28, 2024

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.

United Nations- International Organization for Migration is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture amongst others. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups are encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

United Nations, International Organization for Migration has a zero-tolerance against Sexual exploitation and Abuse (SEA) and sexual harassment (SH). Everyone is responsible for preventing sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA), and all UN personnel must adhere to the standards of conduct that preserves PSEA principles (both during work hours and outside work hours). All selected candidates will, therefore, go through a safe hiring process.

Organizational Context and Scope

Under the guidance of the Chief of Mission and overall supervision of Chief Migration Health Officer, in Kathmandu and direct supervision of Senior Migration Health Officer, in Damak, 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 country Damak Nepal.

Core Functions / Responsibilities

1. Perform laboratory procedures as assigned by the laboratory supervisor for pre-examination, examination, and post-examination activities through the use of the standard relevant equipment.
2. Contribute to the implementation of laboratory quality management systems under the guidance of the laboratory supervisor. Take on the focal point role for one or more quality system essentials (QSE) as requested by the laboratory supervisor.
3. Ensure standards and the quality of laboratory procedures by strictly following the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
4. Adhere to biosafety measures adopted in the laboratory, being responsible for the safety of oneself and others.
5. Organize and operate activities on assigned station for accurate, efficient and timely delivery of results.
6. Perform quality control and quality assurance activities for assigned stations and document results as required.
7. Facilitate laboratory equipment maintenance to ensure these are in good working order and operate equipment appropriately following SOPs.
8. Facilitate laboratory stock management and monitor that the equipment and consumables are sufficient for the anticipated work.
9. Alert the laboratory supervisor to any problems related to operations, including equipment, stock management and biosafety.
10. Facilitate maintenance of established systems of organized record keeping and information management for timely delivery of results, data collection, analysis and reporting for laboratory monitoring and facilitation of operational research.
11. Develop and/or update SOPs in coordination with the laboratory supervisor.
12. Participate in the improvement of the service system according to the adopted work plan in the laboratory.
13. Manage and meet client expectations by prioritising interests and providing services with guiding principles of patients’ dignity, beneficence and non-maleficence in courteous manner.
14. Ensures compliance with IOM instruction INS 278 and undertakes all designated mandatory trainings.
15. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience


  •  Bachelor’s degree or Diploma from an accredited academic institution in Medical (Clinical) Laboratory Sciences, Microbiology or a related discipline in country where the scope of responsibilities is fulfilled according to national regulations with minimum three years of work experience.
  • Secondary education in related areas with 5 years of work experience.
  •  A valid license/registration.


  •  Relevant technical knowledge and practices to personnel and laboratory operations.
  • Knowledge and experience in clinical laboratory techniques.
  • Knowledge of laboratory quality management systems.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices laboratory biosafety.
  • Computer literate with understanding of accurate data collection and analysis for monitoring and continuous improvement of laboratory services and performances; and,
  • Good awareness of the laboratory role in health systems, optional use of resources for quality and efficient services delivery.


  •  Effectively applies and transfers relevant technical knowledge and practices to personnel and laboratory operations.
  •  Organizational skills.
  • Communication skills.


Fluency in English and Nepali is required (oral and written).

Required Competencies

VALUES – All IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these five values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
  •  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.
  •  Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.

CORE COMPETENCIES – Behavioural indicators – Level 1

  • 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 actions 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, Lazimpat Road, Panipokhari, Kathmandu or email to by 28 May 2024. Only short-listed candidates will be called for interview.

Posting period: From 21.05.2024 to 28.05.2024

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