Forensic Anthropologist, Iraq Program, E5
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 Forensic Anthropologist will train and mentor and give technical advice to domestic institutions involved in the analysis of human remains and evidence related to missing persons.
Under the overall technical guidance and supervision of the Head of Program (Iraq), the duties of the Forensic Anthropologist will include the following:
- Design and deliver targeted anthropological training for personnel employed in domestic institutions responsible for the search, location, recording and recovery of human remains and associated evidence in mass graves and other body disposal scenes;
- Design assessment frameworks and conduct targeted assessments to establish capacity and infrastructure gaps in the processes and procedures used to carry out anthropological examinations and ensure effective mortuary management;
- Provide technical advice to domestic partners on all aspects related to the planning, management and implementation of mortuary operations and mentor and monitor the conduct of forensic anthropological examinations and mortuary activities;
- Collection, management, protection and quality assurance of data collected in accordance with admissibility and rules of evidence for future judicial proceedings;
- Undertake outreach activities relevant to ICMP’s Iraq Program objectives, including the establishment and maintenance of contacts with forensic specialists in relevant domestic institutions;
- Maintain and contribute toward the development of the scientific standards of the ICMP’s AAD and ICMP’s informatics tools, including data entry into the ICMP’s Identification Data Management System (iDMS);
- Other duties as assigned.