International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP)

ICMP in Home-based


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. To learn more about ICMP click here to see our website, or follow us on Twitter @TheICMP.

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.

This Opportunity

ICMP is looking for a Program Officer (Logistics and Office Support) to provide support to 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 Officer’s main job duties are the following:

  • Provides overall logistics support for the implementation of the project, including:

    • Arranges contracts for meeting venues, translation, catering, and other support services
    • Arranges ground and air transportation, hotels, invitations and other event details for project events across Canada
  • Compiles and submits purchase orders for internal review in accordance with ICMP and CIRNAC Financial Regulations and Rules
  • Ensure the timely payment of vendors/suppliers in accordance with agreed contract terms and conditions

Job Qualifications

  • High school diploma; university degree is an asset
  • Professional qualifications and/or training in supply chain management and/or procurement is highly desirable, as is a professional or supply chain designation (e.g. CIPA)
  • At least six years previous experience working in procurement and logistics functions
  • Knowledge of procurement policies, procedures and best practices

  • Previous experience working within international organizations desirable
  • Previous experience supporting field-based teams
  • Good organizational skills
  • Strong analytical and writing skills
  • Attentional to detail and the ability to work under deadlines
  • Self-identifying as Indigenous and/or experience living/working with Indigenous peoples and communities
  • Professionally fluency in English, knowledge of French is an asset
  • Ability to speak an Indigenous language is considered a strong asset
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with people from various and diverse technical and cultural backgrounds, work experiences, ages and gender
  • Physical and mental resilience, with the ability to operate effectively in deadline driven environments and to manage a heathy work-life equilibrium
  • Willingness and ability to travel to The Netherlands and across Canada, ability to work irregular hours such as in the evenings and on weekends
  • Understanding and commitment to the underlying objective of assisting the authorities and families of the missing in locating and identifying missing persons in an impartial and transparent manner

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: 01 November 2022

Review of applications is ongoing; 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.

Tags: air transport, financial regulations, human rights, indigenous peoples, logistics, organized crime, procurement, supply chain, supply chain management, support services, translation