Posté dans Offres d'emploi
International Organization for Migration (IOM) - Burundi Mission recrute
Avenue du Large, Kinindo, Muha, Bujumbura Mairie, Burundi


Intitulé du poste:                                          
Laboratory Technologist
Catégorie du poste:                                      
Type de contrat:                                          
Contrat à durée détérminée
Niveau de formation:                                                
Minimum BAC
Niveau d'expérience:                                                  
Minimum 3 ans
Délai limite de dépot des dossiers:                                                
10 Juillet 2024 2:00 am

Description détaillée du poste

Position Title: Laboratory Technologist
Duty Station: Bujumbura, Burundi
Classification: General Service – G5
Vacancy number: SVN_ 2024_BI10_19 Laboratory Technologist
Type of Appointment: Special Short-Term contract – 6 months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date : 10 July 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.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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 preserve 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 overall supervision of the Chief Migration Health Officer and direct supervision of Senior Laboratory Technologist, 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 Bujumbura, Burundi

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.

· Bachelor’s degree or Diploma from an accredited academic institution in Medical (Clinical) Laboratory Sciences, Microbiology or a related discipline in countries where the scope of responsibilities is fulfilled according to national regulations.
· A valid license to practice, if applicable

· Three years for Bachelor’s degree holder and five years for diploma holders of relevant clinical laboratory experience in a busy institution, preferably in a laboratory;
· 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.
· Teamwork and ability to work under pressure.


Fluency in both written and spoken English and French .

Proficiency in Kiswahili is advantageous.

Required competencies
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and 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

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.

IOM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. Both internal and external candidates can apply for this position. For the purposes of the vacant post, internal applicants are considered first-rank applicants.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment.

How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications to latest 10 July 2024.

In order for the applications to be considered valid, IOM only accepts applications with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for application, addressed to the Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and with a subject line “SVN_2024_BI10_19 Laboratory Technologist.”

All applications should include a functional e-mail address, mobile numbers, copies of diploma and any other certificate, copy of national ID card and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NO FEE: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, process or training). IOM does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank details.

Posting period: From 26.06.2024 to 10.07.2024


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International Organization for Migration (IOM) - Burundi Mission
Avenue du Large, Kinindo, Muha, Bujumbura Mairie, Burundi


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