Job at International Organization for Migration, Laboratory Administrator - April 2022

Job at International Organization for Migration, Laboratory Administrator - April 2022

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Job at International Organization for Migration, Laboratory Administrator - April 2022



VN IOM/KSU/010/2022

Position title Laboratory Administrator (1 Position)

Position grade: G6

Duty station: Kasulu/Makere, United Republic of Tanzania

Type of Appointment & Durations: One Year Fixed Term Contract

Job family: Migration Health.

Organizational unit: MHD

Reports directly to: Migration Health Officer (MHO)

Overall supervised by: Chief Migration Health Officer (CMHO)


  • Under the overall supervision of the Chief Migration Health Officer (CMHO) and direct supervision of the Migration Health Officer (MHO); the successful candidate will assist in the management of drugs, vaccines, medical supplies, and equipment being used in IOM Sub Office.


  • Organize laboratory services and oversee daily activities for efficient and optimal service delivery while adapting services to prevailing local conditions, levels of expertise and available technology.
  • Verify that facilities and bio-safetyy measures in the laboratory meet international standards and country requirements; inform the supervisor of any noncompliance and propose corrective actions.
  • Verify That standards of laboratory services correspond to HAPs and other programmes or project requirements via keeping Stand Operating Procedures (SOPs) up to date and annual review.
  • Maintain Maintain and promote high quality with regards to international standards in all aspects of service delivery via internal quality control and organizing and facilitating in external quality assessment.
  • Monitor needs of staffing levels for planned workload. Participate in recruiting, training, guiding and supervising laboratory staff.  Promote staff development and continuous training needs for staff.
  • Participate in annual HAP activities planning and budget preparation related to laboratory services.
  • Ensure that the equipment and consumables are sufficient for the anticipated workload.  Plan and coordinate procurement, delivery, installation, and operation of all laboratory equipment and optimal expenditure of consumables.
  • Monitor maintenance of established system of organized record keeping and information management for timely delivery of results, data collection, analysis and reporting for laboratory monitoring and facilitation to operational research.
  • Liaise on laboratory related topics with national laboratories and laboratories in other countries, IOM Departments, and national relevant entities.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.



  • High School Diploma/ Certificate from an accredited academic institution in Medical (Clinical) Laboratory Sciences, Microbiology, or a related discipline with six years of relevant experience. Or
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent or Higher from an accredited academic institution in Medical (Clinical) Laboratory Sciences, Microbiology, or a related discipline with four years of relevant experience.


  • Six years of relevant laboratory experience in a busy institution, preferably in a mycobacteriology laboratory.
  • Effectively applies and transfers relevant technical knowledge and practices to personnel and laboratory operations.
  • Computer literate with understanding of accurate data collection and analysis for monitoring and continuous improvement of laboratory services and performance.
  • Good awareness of the laboratory role in health systems, optimal use of resources for quality and efficient services delivery.
  • Supervisory training and/or experience is a distinct advantage.



(specify the required knowledge)


  • Fluency in both English and Kiswahili, written and spoken, required.
  • Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.


The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and 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: maintain 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 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 serviceoriented 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.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

  • Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
  • Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.


1ST LEVEL SUPERVISOR                             DATE

2ND LEVEL SUPERVISOR                             DATE


Qualified persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply for UN vacancies and are protected from discrimination during all stages of employment.

Females with qualifications are encouraged to apply.

No fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training, or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.


Interested candidates should fill in the PH form, submit CV’s and cover letter indicating Vacancy Notice number with 3 professional references and contacts to email address:

The vacancy is open for both internal and external candidates Tanzanian national only.

Only e-mail applications will be considered.

PH Form

PH Form (Word)

The deadline for submitting the application is 13 April 2022

Competencies and respective levels should be drawn from the Competency Framework of the Organization.

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