IOM: Laboratory Technologist

International Organization for Migration (hereinafter called IOM)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Tuesday, 30 November, 2021
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Call for Applications
 
Reference Number:                  CFA2021/05
Position Title:                           Laboratory Technologist (on call)
Position Grade:                       Ungraded
Duty Station:                           CO Pretoria, South Africa
Appointment Type:                 Special All Inclusive Hourly Contract
Estimated Start Date:             As soon as possible
Closing Date:                          30 November 2021
 
Context:
 
Under the direct supervision of the Laboratory Technician and the overall supervision of the Migration Health Officer (MHO) 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 Pretoria, South Africa.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • 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.
  • Ensure standards and the quality of laboratory procedures by strictly following the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Adhere to biosafety measures adopted in the laboratory, minding the safety of oneself and others.
  • Organize and operate activities on assigned station for accurate, efficient and timely delivery of results.
  • Perform quality control activities for assigned stations and document results as required.
  • Facilitate in maintenance of laboratory equipment in good working order and operate equipment appropriately following SOPs.
  • Facilitate in laboratory stock management and monitor that the equipment and consumables are sufficient for the anticipated work.
  • Facilitate to 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.
  • Participate in the development and updating of SOPs as needed.
  • Participate in the improvement of the service system according to adopted work plan in the laboratory.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned

Required Qualifications and Experience:
 
Education:

Completed Bachelor’s degree or Diploma from an accredited academic institution in Medical (Clinical) Laboratory Sciences, Microbiology or a related discipline.
 
Experience:

  • At least two years of relevant laboratory experience in a busy institution, preferably in a laboratory;
  • 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; and,
  • Good awareness of the laboratory role in health systems, optimal use of resources for quality and efficient services delivery. 

Languages:
Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of local languages is desirable.
 
Competencies
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:

Values

  • Inclusion & respect for diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity towards gender, culture, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, political conviction and other differences.
  • Integrity & transparency - Upholds and promotes the Standards of Conduct and Unified Staff Regulations and Rules.
  • Professionalism - Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter and willingness to improve knowledge and skills.

Core Competencies

  • Teamwork - Establishes strong relationships with colleagues and partners; relates well to people at all levels.
  • Delivering Results - Produces quality results and provides quality services to clients.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge - Shares knowledge and learning willingly, and proactively seeks to learn from the experiences of others.
  • Accountability - Takes ownership of all responsibilities within own role and honours commitments to others and to the Organization.
  • Communication - Encourages others to share their views, using active listening to demonstrate openness and to build understanding of different perspectives.

Additional Notes:
IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment.
 
Method of application:
If you are qualified for this position, please email the following to pretoriacvs@iom.int under the REFERENCE: CFA2021/05 in the subject line of your email:

  1. Letter of motivation

  2. Up-to-date Resume/CV

  3. Copy of ID

  4. IOM Personnel History form which can be downloaded from this website: https://southafrica.iom.int/vacancy 

When you send your application, please specify the CFA reference number i.e. on the subject line of your email. It will be challenging to track your application without the reference code provided. Incomplete applications will be rejected.

Please send your applications by November 30, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
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