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Civil Society Initiatives Manager, E5, The Hague (Subject to Funding)
International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP)
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Job Description

Please note this position is open to internal ICMP staff, or former ICMP staff members only.

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.

The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) is a treaty-based international organization with headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands. Its mandate is to secure the cooperation of governments and others in locating missing persons. As the only international organization tasked exclusively to work on the issue of missing persons, ICMP maintains field programs throughout the world. To learn more about ICMP click here.

The CSI Manager purpose is to promote public involvement of families of the missing, non-governmental institutions, and other actors in efforts to help families of the missing to access their right to the truth, justice and reparations. Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Head of PCI Division, the CSI Manager’s main duties and responsibilities are the following:

  • Serves as ICMP subject matter expert in Civil Society Initiatives and small grants administration
  • Supports in the selection, hiring and onboarding of civil society staff across all ICMP locations
  • Drafts and approves changes to CSI staff job descriptions
  • Establishes and maintains partnerships with representatives of family associations, CSOs, and other civil society organizations involved in missing persons’ issues located globally, and in particularly in ICMP country program locations
  • Designs and supports the implementation of outreach and other global public events for Civil Society organizations (CSOs)
  • In coordination with the CEL, designs and organizes capacity-building and training events and meetings with communities, families of missing persons and CSOs both globally and in ICMP country program locations
  • Provides advice and guidance on the development of appropriate expressions of commemoration and tribute to the missing
  • Designs, plans and implements the small grants cycles in program(s) in full compliance with ICMP policies and ensuring adequate gender mainstreaming
  • Serves as headquarters focal point for all matters related to small grants in ICMP programs and projects, and other type of support to civil society organizations


  • Maintains a database of current or potential partners, initiatives, threats and opportunities, impacting ICMP CSI-related activities
  • Contributes to the preparation of internal and external proposals, reports and other materials for fundraising, grant management or implementation activity


  • Supports PCI division in other areas during times of peak work load or during leave of other PCI colleagues
  • Represent ICMP at external meetings and functions, when requested


  • Degree in law, political science, social sciences, international studies, public administration, humanities, or other relevant discipline
  • At least five years of professional experience in rule-of-law, human rights, development or related areas at an international organization or an international or national non-governmental organization or public institution
  • Demonstrated understanding of legal, institutional and social issues related to the issue of the missing
  • Proven experience in one or more of the following fields: conducting outreach activities for families of the missing, designing learning and development /training programs for civil society organizations, research on the issue of the missing, managing civil society networks and platforms
  • A minimum of two years of experience in the management of grants for civil society and community organizations at an international grant-making institution;
  • At least two years of practical experience in gender sensitive programming
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the issue of missing persons
  • Excellent conceptual, analytical, documentation and presentation skills, including frequent report writing
  • Demonstrated experience organizing large scale events, creating budgets and handling logistics
  • Excellent planning and prioritization skills, including the ability to think and operate strategically
  • Excellent drafting skills, budgeting skills and ability to manage and analyze financial numbers
  • Willingness and ability to travel to in sometimes challenging circumstances and under hardship living conditions on short notice and for various duration of times (travel up to 25% per year is expected)

Mandatory Requirements

  • Professional fluency in English language both written and spoken
  • Knowledge of Spanish, Arabic or Ukrainian is an asset
  • 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 position is based in The Hague, The Netherlands, and will involve travel to other program locations.

This is a full-time position with a competitive base salary at the E5 level on the ICMP professional salary scale, includes a post adjustment, generous paid leave and extensive health insurance benefits for the incumbent and eligible dependent(s).

This position is open to internal or former ICMP staff members only.

Expected start date: 1 November 2022

Review of applications will begin on 23 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.

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