Background & Description

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission, Pakistan for administrative matters, and under the direct supervision of the Chief Migration Health officer, and the Laboratory Supervisor for technical matters. The incumbent will be responsible for laboratory services delivery with respect to migration health assessments (HAP) and other programmes implemented by the IOM Migration Health Division in Islamabad.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities: 

  • To perform all basic tests available in the laboratory as per standard operating procedures including daily quality control and maintain proper record.
  • To assist in specimen collection, testing and reagent preparation for laboratory.
  • To assist in serological laboratory testing.
  • To perform his/her duties with strict adherence to bio-safety measures, data protection and practice the principles of confidentiality in all aspects of his work.
  • To assist in all others laboratory tests available in the laboratory or as assigned.
  • To assist in cleaning and general maintenance of the laboratory equipment's.
  • To assist in daily Preparation of required Laboratory solutions/reagents.
  • To assist in proper laboratory waste disposal.
  • To assist in maintenance of temperature charts on all required instruments.
  • To assisting in store keeping and maintain all log books.
  • To assist in accurate recording on log books and entry of results of all examinations into laboratory database.
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the Laboratory Supervisor. 
Requirements and Skills


  • Secondary school diploma from an accredited academic institution with three years of relevant experience in a busy institution, preferably in a laboratory.
  • Computer literate with understanding of accurate data collection for monitoring and continuous improvement of services and performance.
  • Good awareness of the laboratory role in health systems, optimal use of resources for quality and efficient services delivery. 


  • Fluency in English and Urdu


  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (F.Sc MLT) from an accredited academic institution
  • Urdu and any other local language
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About Organization

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.

With 166 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, 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 initiated its work in Pakistan in 1981 following a government request for assistance with the influx of Afghans into the country. The organization has since expanded its programmes to support a broad range of activities from humanitarian response to migration management. Pakistan signed as a Member State of IOM in 1992 and established a Cooperation Agreement with IOM in October 2000.

As an active participant in the Delivering as One UN Programme in Pakistan since its inception in 2009, IOM co-leads the strategic priority area for “Increased National Resilience to Disasters, Crises and External Shocks.”