UN Commissions

Security Officer

UN Commissions

Job Description


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

    The Security Officer is responsible for providing security support to the Ukraine Project. The incumbent will be responsible for the effective and efficient management of ICMP resources allocated to meet program objectives and for ensuring that adequate safety and security measures are in place to protect program staff, assets and equipment.

    Under the supervision of the Program Manager, Ukraine Project, the Security Officer's main duties and responsibilities will include the following:

    • Advise the Program Manager and HQ management team on security related matters that affect the program activities, its assets, people and information
    • Draft periodic security reports for the Program Manager and ICMP headquarters senior management team
    • Develop and maintain an effective security Information Management system aimed at identifying potential threats and risks to the programmatic activities
    • Develop, maintain and implement the program’s Security Risk Management plan, including provisions for evacuation
    • Draft program specific Security Policies and procedures
    • Plan and coordinate ICMP staff movements within the area of operations, notably to higher risk areas
    • Act as the interface between the program and private security provider(s) (if required)
    • Develop and implement a security induction training course for new staff members and review/update security training requirements for all program staff
    • Conduct periodic physical security assessments of offices and accommodation and recommend cost effective enhancements aimed at safeguarding personnel, assets and information
    • Performing other related duties as required.


      • Education or professional qualification in Logistics, supply chain management, security, risk management or related field desirable
      • At least six years of professional experience in security management, ideally including experience working in, or with, international organizations
      • Knowledge of security risk management principles and concepts
      • Established ability to identify and analyze problems and to take corrective action
      • Possession of a valid driving license
      • Ability to communicate effectively with staff at all levels of the organization
      • Ability to build effective relationships with suppliers, representatives of partner organizations and staff
      • Ability to multitask heavy workloads and multiple projects in a challenging environment
      • Ability to lead effectively and transparently in a diverse team environment.

        Mandatory Requirements

        • Professional fluency in written and spoken English, Russian and Ukrainian
        • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft applications, including Word, Teams, Excel and Power Point
        • 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
        • Physical and mental resilience, with the ability to operate effectively in hostile environments.
        • 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 position with a competitive base salary based in the Ukraine at the LES 7 level on the ICMP Ukraine salary scale, generous paid leave, and extensive health insurance benefits for the incumbent and any eligible dependent. For more details, please see the ICMP website.

          This position is not eligible for expatriate allowances.

          Expected start date: ASAP

          Review of applications will begin 5 October 2022; 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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