POST DESCRIPTION I. POSITION INFORMATION Position title Laboratory Technologist (Technician) Position grade G.4 Equivalent Duty station Yaounde/Douala Cameroon Type of appointment On call position (Roster) Job family Medical Health Division Number of positions 04 Is this a Regional, HQ, MAC, PAC, Liaison Office or Country Office based position? Country Office Reports directly to Senior Migration health physician II. ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT AND SCOPE The Laboratory technologist 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 Yaounde, Cameroon. Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and the direct supervision of the Senior Migration health physician the successful candidate will be responsible for the carrying out the following duties and responsibilities in relation to the Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC) in Yaounde/Douala, Cameroon. III. RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES 1. Perform laboratory procedures as assigned by the laboratory supervisor for preexamination, examination and post-examination activities through the use of the standard relevant equipment. 2. Ensure standards and the quality of laboratory procedures by strictly following the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 3. Adhere to biosafety measures adopted in the laboratory, minding the safety of oneself and others. 4. Organize and operate activities on assigned station for accurate, efficient and timely delivery of results. 5. Perform quality control activities for assigned stations and document results as required. 6. Facilitate in maintenance of laboratory equipment in good working order and operate equipment appropriately following SOPs. 7. Facilitate in laboratory stock management and monitor that the equipment and consumables are sufficient for the anticipated work. 8. 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. 9. Participate in the development and updating of SOPs as needed. 10. Participate in the improvement of the service system according to adopted work plan in the laboratory. 11. Assist on finalising the setup of the new Laboratory unit and on the process of obtaining approval from the national bodies if applicable. 12. Perform other duties that may be assigned. IV. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE EDUCATION • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited academic institution in Medical (Clinical) Laboratory Sciences, Microbiology or a related discipline with three years of relevant experience and registered with the national regulatory bodies if applicable. EXPERIENCE • At least two years of relevant laboratory experience in a medical 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. SKILLS • In depth knowledge of the broad range of migration heath related subject areas dealt with by the Organization; and, • Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming. V. LANGUAGES Required (specify the required knowledge) Desirable Fluency in English and French is required VI. COMPETENCIES The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies: Values • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible. • 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. Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 1 • 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 action and delegated work. • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way. NOTES: Interested applicants will have to submit their resume and cover letter to the attention of the Chief of mission; IOM Cameroon at IOMCameroonApplication@iom.int by 23h59 on 27th June, 2022 with the subject of the email being “Application Laboratory Technologist (On call)”. Only applications that respect the above guidelines will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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