Head of Program (Iraq), E8

Baghdad, Baghdad Governorate, Iraq · Office of Director General · Ref 23/2019


Organization profile

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.

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. To learn more about ICMP click here.

Position Background

The successful candidate will be the senior ICMP representative in Iraq. He or she will demonstrate outstanding communication, management and diplomatic skills, and will report directly to the Director-General. Based in Baghdad with frequent travel to Erbil and within Iraq, he/she will manage and develop ICMP programs in Iraq, supervise expatriate and locally recruited staff, and ensure comprehensive and accurate reporting.

This is a key position in a program that will help the authorities in Iraq to address one of the major strategic challenges facing the country – the hundreds of thousands of people who have gone missing over a period of more than three decades. Resolving this issue is widely viewed as a crucial element in the country’s stabilization and recovery.

General Responsibilities

Program Implementation

Staff Management and Supervision

Fundraising and Liaison with the Donor Community

Financial Management

Media Engagements

Other related duties as necessary.



REVIEW of APPLICATIONS will begin on 1 May 2019; however, the position will remain open until filled.


This position has a competitive base salary and is eligible for expatriate allowance and ICMP provided accommodation. ICMP provides a generous paid leave policy including a regular rest and recuperation leave rotation, extended health and dental benefits, accident disability and life insurance and an employee assistance program.

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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