Open to Internal and External Candidates

                    Position Title
Laboratory Clerk ( 1 Position)  
                          Duty Station
 Kigoma Region
 General Service Staff, Grade G3
            Type of Appointment
 Nine months, with possibility of extension
        Estimated Start Date
 As soon as possible

                    Closing Date 
 March 28th, 2016

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.

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.



Under the overall supervision of the Chief Medical Officer, the direct supervision of the National Migration Health Physician in coordination with the Regional Laboratory Specialist the incumbent will carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1.    Assist in the collection and processing of sputum specimens for testing in migration related health assessments.                            
2.    Prepare specimens and arrange transport for follow-up testing as required.
3.    Strictly follow all anti-fraud measures  for specimen collection
4.    Perform serological testing for the migration health programs including both screen and confirmatory testing
5.    Carry out the sterilization processes for the laboratory reagents and waste disposal
6.    Timely process of laboratory specimens and result posting, including Pre-Departure Medical Screening result posting.
7.    Strictly follow all safety guidelines and instructions including the use of PPE.
8.    Strictly follow all Standard Operating Procedures SOP’s for testing conducted
9.    Liaise with the Regional Laboratory Specialist in order to monitor quality assurance measures for the collection and testing of all specimens according to IOM guidelines and inform supervisor of any discrepancy.
10.  Maintain an electronic database for all IOM laboratory testing.
11.  Perform any other duties that may be assigned by from time to time.

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Techniques (Registered in Tanzania)
  • Minimum of three years’ work experience in a Medical Laboratory environment
  • Training and experience in TB, HIV, STDs and other communicable diseases testing
  • Mature individual, able to work independently, effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds at all levels
  • Tolerant individual with ability to work with migrants at all ages and from different background and with  flexibility and able to work on overtime, when requested
  • Capable of working under stressful and difficult conditions
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain accuracy and confidentiality in performing responsibilities.
  • Previous work experience with an international organization and NGOs dealing with refugees would be a strong advantage
  • Proficiency in computer skills, especially in MS Office (Excel, Word, Access) and experience in working with databases and online applications


Fluency in English and Kiswahili 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 – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
  • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.
  • Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • 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 and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

How to apply:

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

Or send applications to the address below;

International Organization for Migration Mission in the United Republic of Tanzania
Slipway Road, off Chole Road, Plot # 1365 Msasani. PO Box 9270 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Kindly note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For further information, please refer to:

Posting period:

From 15.03.2016 to 28.03.2016