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Laboratory Manager at International Organization for Migration (IOM)

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Job Description

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Organize laboratory services and its structure for efficient and optimal service delivery adapting to prevailing local conditions, levels of expertise and available technology.
  • Certify that facilities and bio-safety measures in the laboratory/lies meet international standards and country requirements; by actively participating in planning and designing of new or upgrading existing facilities.
  • Guarantee that standards of laboratory services correspond to HAPs and other programmes or project requirements via keeping Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) up to date and annual review.
  • Ensure 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.
  • Verify optimum staffing levels for planned workload. Recruit, train, supervise and assess laboratory staff. Ensure staff development and continuous training needs for staff.
  • Contribute in annual HAP activities planning and budget preparation related to laboratory services.
  • Guarantee that the equipment and consumables are sufficient for the anticipated workload. Plan and organize procurement, delivery, installation, servicing and operation of all laboratory equipment and optimal expenditure of consumables.
  • Validate 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.
  • Implement and maintain the system of service improvement with available long-term work plan addressing at least laboratory assessment, facilities and safety, process control, information management and customer service.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited academic institution in Medical (Clinical) Laboratory Sciences, Microbiology or a related discipline with two years’ relevant experience, or;
  • University degree from an accredited academic institution in Medical (Clinical) Laboratory Sciences, Microbiology or a related discipline with four years’ relevant experience.


  • Four years of relevant laboratory experience in a busy institution, preferably in a laboratory.
  • Proven management and/or Supervisory, or organizational and planning skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in clinical laboratory techniques including for TB;
  • Demonstrated ability to implement a laboratory quality management system;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices laboratory biosafety including for a TB containment laboratory;
  • Demonstrate effective managerial and leadership skills in the provision of quality laboratory services;
  • Computer literate with understanding of data collection and analysis for monitoring and continuous improvement of laboratory services and performance.
  • Awareness of the laboratory role in health systems, optimal use of resources for quality andefficient services delivery.


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


  • IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
  • For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written).

Method of Application

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 23 May 2023 at the latest, referring to this advertisement. IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Interested and qualified? Go to International Organization for Migration (IOM) on recruit.iom.int to apply

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