Data Coordination Assistant, L5

The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), Baghdad, Iraq

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Closing Date for Applications: 
27th July, 2018

Job Description

Organization Description

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. Be part of a growing international organization that is dedicated to tackling this global challenge.

The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) is a treaty-based international organization with headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands. Its mandate is to secure the cooperation of governments and others in locating and identifying missing persons. As the only international organization tasked exclusively to work on the issue of missing persons, ICMP maintains field programs throughout the world.

The 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.

Position Description

The Data Coordination Assistant supports the implementation of ICMP’s strategies to support the creation of a Central Record of missing persons in Iraq. This is a challenging position that requires a combination of technical expertise, communication skills, operational and strategic capacities, and personal empathy, as well as a commitment to the underlying objective of assisting the authorities and the families of the missing in locating and identifying missing persons in an impartial and transparent manner.

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Head of Data Coordination (Iraq Program), the duties of the Data Coordination Assistant will include:

  • Conducting research on relevant official and open source data;
  • Engaging in a mapping exercise of inter-institutional data systems;
  • Coordinating and supporting field or in-house reference data collection campaigns;
  • Supervising, coordinating and undertaking data entry activities;
  • Implementing procedures to guarantee the proper coordination of data collection between local partners and within ICMP;
  • Maintaining and channeling as appropriate contacts with relevant stakeholders in the process of data collection on missing persons in Iraq;
  • Contributing to reports and other written material as necessary;
  • Performing other related duties


  • Secondary education. An university degree is an advantage;
  • At least five years of relevant experience in data collection and data analysis;
  • Prior experience working in an international human rights organization;
  • Experience in documentation of human rights or working directly with victims will be considered an asset;
  • Excellent conceptual, analytical, documentation and presentation skills, including report writing;
  • Excellent planning and prioritization skills, including the ability to think and operate strategically.

Additional requirements:

  • Professional proficiency in English and Arabic. Knowledge of Kurdish is an advantage;
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft applications, including Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point;
  • Proven ability to interact positively with colleagues regardless of culture, nationality or gender;
  • Willingness & ability to travel outside of Iraq and to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings;
  • Capacity and willingness to work in sometimes challenging circumstances and under hardship living conditions.


This position comes with an attractive base salary and a generous paid leave allowance. This is a locally engaged position and is not entitled to the expatriate allowances.

Please see the ICMP website for salary details.

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