Temporary Program Officer/Analyst (Missing Migrants Program)

The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), The Hague, Netherlands

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme ManagementResearch and Analysis
Closing Date for Applications: 
14th September, 2019

Job 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. To learn more about ICMP click here.

Position Background

Through the Missing Migrants Program, ICMP implements its mandate of securing the cooperation of governments and others in locating and identifying missing persons and to assist them in doing so.

ICMP is seeking a temporary staff member to fill a full-time four-month position based in the Hague. The position may be extended depending on performance and funding availability.

Reporting directly to the Missing Migrants Manager, the purpose of the Program Officer/Analyst position is to assist ICMP to conduct a mapping exercise to advance understanding of diaspora communities supporting newcomers in selected European countries. The Program Officer/Analyst will contribute to strengthening ICMP’s understanding of specific diaspora groups in Europe and to lay the foundations for knowledge sharing opportunities with external stakeholders.

The main responsibilities are the following:

  • Contributing to the identification of key stakeholders by collecting, analyzing and interpreting primary data connected to the exposure of such stakeholders to the issue of missing migrants and related aspects;
  • Analyzing short- and medium-term actions to address the issue of missing migrants that have been undertaken across the Mediterranean region, including assistance to the families of missing migrants in reporting the disappearance;
  • Producing a mapping report which should among other things identify the roles and responsibilities of diaspora organizations and others in supporting newcomers, including those experiencing the disappearance of a relative in the context of migration, in selected European countries;
  • Prepare internal and external proposals, reports and other documents for fundraising, grant management, and activity implementation;
  • Other related duties as required.


  • Bachelor Degree in one or more of the following subjects: Migration and Displacement studies, Political science with a migration or ethic relations/multiculturalism concentration, sociology and/or International Law with a migration-related focus, or similar
  • Four to six years of experience in data management, reporting, coordination and analysis of data from small to large and complex information systems
  • Research experience in population studies, human mobility, mixed migration, refugees/internally displaced persons, migration or similar
  • Demonstrated understanding of legal, institutional and social issues related to the issue of missing migrants, deaths at the border, and migration governance in Europe
  • Fluency in Written and Spoken English is essential
  • Advanced Written and Spoken Arabic is essential
  • Good Knowledge of one or more of the following is an asset: Italian, Greek, Spanish, Tigrinya, Tigre
  • Ability and willingness to travel in Europe

Additional requirements:

  • Proven experience to interact positively with colleagues regardless of culture, nationality or gender;
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft applications, including Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point;
  • Willingness to travel and to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings.


Renumeration will be commensurate with education and relevant experience.

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.

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