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What we do
ICMP endeavors to secure the co-operation of governments and other authorities in locating persons missing as a result of conflicts, human rights abuses, disasters, organized violence and other causes and to assist them in doing so. ICMP also 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.
ICMP is looking for a Project Manager to lead, coordinate and facilitate a 9-month project in Canada.
The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) is launching a program to assess the needs of Indigenous families in Canada affected by the Residential School system and possibilities for investigating the whereabouts and circumstances of disappearances of their children within that system. The program will contribute to the formulation of a National Strategy for the Identification and Repatriation of Human Remains of Canadian Indigenous - First Nations, Inuit and Metis - persons. Thousands of Indigenous children died while attending residential schools and were often buried in unofficial cemeteries or unmarked burial sites associated with the school, or in local church graveyards or municipal cemeteries that were a long distance from their home communities. Frequently, families were not notified of sickness, death or burial location. ICMP will support a coherent approach to addressing the needs and wishes form Indigenous communities in a transparent and effective way.
The role requires someone with strong organizational and superior communications skills and a sharp understanding of program management with the ability to work under pressure and within tight timelines. Proven experience managing complex projects with Indigenous partners across Canada is essential.
Job in Brief
The Program Manager's main job duties are the following:
Salary and Allowances
This is a 9-month contracted remote position with travel to The Hague, the Netherlands and across Canada.
Compensation is commensurate with experience and education.
Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
The position is subject to funding.
Expected start date: 15 October 2022
Review of applications will begin on 15 September 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.