Expert, Proposal writing and fundraising, Remote, Home based

International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP)

ICMP in Home-based

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.

Position Background

ICMP is implementing a multi-year grant to assist Iraqi authorities to develop a sustainable process of accounting for missing persons and to ensure the rights of families of the missing are secured. Part of this assistance is to strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) in increasing the participation of families in accounting for their missing relatives and to build bridges with the Iraqi authorities mandated by law to address the issue. To support CSOs to further their advocacy with families of the missing, ICMP seeks a qualified proposal writing and fundraising expert.

Key tasks

In close coordination with the ICMP Civil Society Initiatives (CSI) team and under the overall guidance of the ICMP Head of Program in Iraq, the expert will perform the following:

  • Organize, deliver, and report on a (1) one-day in-person workshop on proposal writing and fundraising for Iraqi partner civil society organizations (CSOs) who work with families of the missing
  • Produce a prerecorded webinar on proposal writing and fundraising in Arabic


  • In-depth understanding of the Iraqi civil society and its ethnic, cultural and religious diversity
  • Experience working with grassroots CSOs
  • Experience in organizing and delivering in-person and online workshops

  • Excellent public speaking and communication skills
  • Ability to turn complex, technical, and sensitive subject matter into clear and persuasive writing in English and Arabic
  • Knowledge of regional funding opportunities, fundraising best practices and techniques
  • English and Arabic fluency required; Kurdish fluency preferred
  • Comfortable working independently, remotely and in a team environment
  • A home office with computer and other equipment including access to a reliable internet connection to deliver the webinar
  • Availability to work in-person in Iraq, and remotely within the MENA region time zone


1. Prepare presentation materials on proposal writing and fundraising, including desk research on regional funding opportunities (platforms etc.) in a MS PowerPoint presentation.

2. Deliver a one day in-person workshop in Iraq on proposal writing and fundraising to Iraqi CSOs (~10 participants)

3. Report on the workshop in English

4. Record a webinar on proposal writing and fundraising in Arabic

5. Final Report

The consultancy is expected to 15 days with additional days for travel and to complete the HEAT (hostile environmental awareness training) prior to travelling to Iraq

Review of applications will begin within 7 days of the posting and will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

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.


Tags: fundraising, human rights, kurdish, organized crime, public speaking