Laboratory Clerk at International Organization for Migration

Position Title : Laboratory Clerk

Duty Station : IOM Philippines Country Office (Manila)

Classification : General Service Staff, G-3

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 02 September 2022

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.


Under the direct supervision of the Laboratory Supervisor and the overall supervision of the Chief Migration Health Officer (CMHO), the successful candidate 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 Manila, Philippines.

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


  • Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology, Medical Laboratory Technician, or any related field from an accredited academic institution with one (1) year of relevant professional experience; or
  • Completed High School degree from an accredited academic institution, with three (3) years of relevant professional experience.


  • Relevant experience working as Phlebotomist in a tertiary hospital or busy laboratory.
  • Experience in providing pre and post-test counselling.


  • Valid Laboratory Technician license in the Philippines.
  • License or Trained HIV counsellor.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Excellent venipuncture skill using different collection methods.
  • Experienced in using Laboratory Information System.


English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this position, fluency

in English is required. Knowledge of a second official UN language is desirable.


Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (

Required Competencies

The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three 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.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


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.

The position involves onsite and/or offsite work (or a combination of both). The working modality will be further discussed during the interviews if candidate is available to work on-site and/or offsite.

How to apply

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM will only accept applications which should include a cover letter (not more than one page), a résumé highlighting the required education and experience, and a duly completed IOM Personal History Form. To access the form, please visit this link (four pages).

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via not later than 02 September 2022. Position title and VN Number (VN 2022 016 – Laboratory Clerk) should be specified in the SUBJECT field.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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