Every year, millions of people around the world go missing as a result of conflict, human rights abuses, disasters, organized crime, irregular migration, and other causes. This is a complex global challenge that can be tackled effectively through cross-cutting programs that address a variety of difficult, interconnected issues.
The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) is the only international organization tasked exclusively to work on the issue of missing persons. It works with governments and other stakeholders, including families of the missing, to help them develop and maintain successful missing persons processes. To learn more about ICMP click here.
ICMP is implementing a multi-year project in Iraq to support authorities in their efforts to account for persons missing as a result of armed conflict and violations of human rights.
The Iraq program conducts forensic archaeology, anthropology, and mortuary activities, including the technical aspects of external and internal training. ICMP has long maintained a program of capacity building in DNA, primarily to the Mass Graves Laboratory of Iraqi Medical Legal Directorate (MLD). This position will serve to further increase coordination and communication between MLD DNA lab and ICMP. The role of Program Officer (Science and Technology) is a key position within the Iraq program and acts as liaison support to the Forensic Anthropologist(s) and Archeologist(s) within Iraq. .
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Forensic Anthropologist of the Iraq Program, and in close coordination with the Anthropology amp; Archeology Division (AAD) and DNA Laboratory (DNA) at HQ, the Program Officer's main duties and responsibilities include the following:
This is a full-time, locally engaged position with a competitive base salary at the LP level on the ICMP Iraq salary scale, generous paid leave and extensive health insurance benefits for the incumbent and any eligible dependent.
This position is not eligible for expatriate allowances.
Review of applications will begin on 18 March 2021; however, the position will remain open until filled.
ICMP is committed to maintaining an environment of mutual respect, where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants. ICMP believes that diversity and inclusion among our staff are critical to our success as a global organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented individuals from a thoroughly diverse range of candidates. ICMP is proud to be part of the International Gender Champions network.