UN Commissions

Program Officer (Data Coordination)

UN Commissions

Job Description


This position is based in Dnypro, Ukraine.

Background Information

ICMP is a treaty-based intergovernmental organization, based in The Hague, the Netherlands that helps governments and other authorities to locate missing persons from conflict, human rights abuses, disasters, organized crime, irregular migration, and other causes. ICMP supports the work of other organizations in their efforts, encourages public involvement in its activities and contributes to the development of appropriate expressions of commemoration and tribute to the missing. To learn more about the ICMP, click here.

Ukraine Project

The authorities of Ukraine have requested immediate assistance by the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) to account for missing and disappeared persons. ICMP will assist in finding missing persons, regardless of nationality, religion, role of the missing person in armed conflict, and will seek the cooperation of governments in such efforts as part of securing the rights of families of the missing and contributing to reinstating peace and stability.

ICMP will support Ukraine in accounting for missing and disappeared persons, including through initiating a large-scale Data Collection program to investigate disappearances and the whereabouts of missing persons through measures including the following:

  • Implementing an outreach campaign in Ukraine with direct participation by those most affected by crimes currently being committed to obtain on a large-scale report of missing persons from families, including information about the missing person, the circumstances and location of their disappearance, photographs and other supporting data;
  • Advancing the reporting of locations where missing persons may be found, including mass graves, other illicit burial sites and surface locations, and places of detention, using ICMP’s Site Locator application for mobile phones;
  • Deploying ICMP’s MyFace application, which makes it possible to submit reports of missing persons seen alive and add information relevant to photographs displayed on ICMP’s website; and
  • Working with Ukrainian authorities on the ground to collect data for direct import into the ICMP Data Processing system, including documentary and other evidence of human rights violations, war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

    Position background

    Reporting to the Program Director Europe, and working in close Coordination with the Head of Data Coordination Division (HQ), the Program Officer (Data Coordination) is based in Dnypro with the following key responsibilities:

    • Plan for and collect relevant information on missing persons using ICMP Integrated Data Management System (IDMS) including Online Inquiry Center (Oic)
    • Collect genetic reference samples from families of missing persons, supporting the overall locating and identification, if requested
    • Design and deliver trainings, and facilitate roundtable discussion to support the overall data processing systems and methodologies with a focus on the Data Protection and data privacy
    • Support activities of families of missing persons, family associations and or public institutions and other civil society sectors in processing of information relevant to the missing persons, where it may include information on possible detention locations and other sites of interest, such as individual or mass graves of human remains
    • Identify and lead the design of the data partnership processes with relevant NGO`s and local institutions supporting the overall data processing efforts including the collection and processing of relevant genetic references
    • Support the Communication Officer in the design on the public and media campaigns to support the missing persons reporting process


      • Studies in a relevant discipline such as Social Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics or related discipline. A Bachelor degree is desirable.
      • At least six years of relevant experience in working on large data sets, data collection and data Analysis
      • Experience in the design and delivery of Capacity Building, training and mentoring and monitoring
      • Experience in documentation of human rights violations or working directly with the victims, is desirable
      • Demonstrable conceptual, analytical, documentation and presentation skills, including report writing
      • Experience with an in-depth understanding of the Ukraine conflict and the region is an advantage
      • Prior experience working with international organizations desirable

        Mandatory Requirements

        • Professional proficiency in written and spoken English; Ukraine and Russian
        • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and Teams
        • Proven ability to interact positively with colleagues regardless of culture, nationality or gender
        • Ability to travel at short notice and to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings
        • Commitment to the underlying objective of helping the authorities and families of the missing to account for missing persons in an impartial and transparent manner


          This is a full-time fixed term positions with a competitive base salary at the LES level 6 on the ICMP Ukraine salary scale, generous paid leave, and extensive health insurance benefits for the incumbent and any eligible dependent. The position may involve travel to the Netherlands or other locations for official business reasons. For more details, please see the ICMP website.

          This position is not eligible for expatriate allowances.

          Expected start date: 1 March 2023

          Review of applications begins on 1 February 2023; 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.

          ICMP may cancel this recruitment without notice, or may decide to offer a position with different duties and/or contract length.

          ICMP does not request payment during any stage of the selection process

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