Laboratory Assistant Wanted in IOM , Reputed INGO 76 views1 applications

Vacancy Notice No: VN#NP/04/18

Open to Internal and External Candidates

 Position Title: Laboratory Assistant  

 Duty Station: Kathmandu, Nepal

 Classification: General Service Staff, Grade 3

 Type of Appointment: One Year Fixed Term  with possibility of extension

 Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and 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.


Under the direct supervision of the Senior Laboratory Technician and the overall supervision of the International Migration Health Officer (IMHO), 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 Kathmandu, Nepal.

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


  • Completed Bachelor’s degree from an accredited academic institution in Biology with 1 year work experience on related field;


  • Completed High School Degree with 3 years’ work experience in related field.


  • Good interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Effectively applies knowledge of health issues in execution of responsibilities at appropriate level.
  • Maintains confidentiality and discretion in appropriate areas of work.


Fluency in English, Nepali is required. 

Required Competencies


  • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms
  • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders
  • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others
  • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
  • Creativity and Initiative – Proactively develops new ways to resolve problems
  • Leadership and Negotiation – Convinces others to share resources􀂃 Presents goals as shared interests
  • Performance Management – Provides constructive feedback to colleagues Provides fair, accurate, timely, and constructive staff evaluations 
  • Planning and Organizing – Sets clear and achievable goals consistent with agreed priorities for self and others Identifies priority activities and assignments for self and others Organizes and documents work to allow for planned and unplanned handovers Identifies risks and makes contingency plans
  • Professionalism –  displays mastery of subject matter
  • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.
  • Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
  • Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation. 

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 20 May 2018. Only short listed candidates will be called for interview.

Posting period:

From 07.05.2018 to 20.05.2018

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Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 122 member states, a further 18 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, 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 works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people. The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement.IOM works in the four broad areas of migration management:* Migration and development * Facilitating migration * Regulating migration * Forced migration.IOM activities that cut across these areas include the promotion of international migration law, policy debate and guidance, protection of migrants' rights, migration health and the gender dimension of migration.
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