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. This is a complex global challenge that can be tackled effectively through cross-cutting programs that address a variety of difficult, interconnected issues.
The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) is the only international organization tasked exclusively to work on the issue of missing persons. It works with governments and other stakeholders, including families of the missing, to help them develop and maintain successful missing persons processes. To learn more about ICMPclick here.
ICMP’s Syria/MENA program aims to establish the foundations for an effective and sustainable mechanism to address the issue of the missing in a future post-conflict Syria. The program focuses on the following:
- Contributing to increased understanding among victims, civil society and key stakeholders regarding processes, standards and rights of victims and survivors who are involved in accounting for missing persons;
- Establishing the conditions to launch a participative process of data collection that empowers and engages families of the missing; and
- Increasing the capacity of Syrian families, legal experts and other stakeholders to foster an impartial and law-based approach to accounting for missing persons in post-conflict Syria.
The primary beneficiaries of the Syria/MENA program are families, in particular women, with relatives missing from the conflict, who are currently displaced in neighboring countries and, also where possible, those who are still in Syria.
Reporting to the Head of Program, the Documentation Clerk duties and responsibilities will include, but will not necessarily be limited to, the following:
- Processing and controlling documents including numbering, proofreading, formatting and standardizing documents produced by the MENA Program staff in Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, and Jordan;
- Ensuring publishing quality of documents produced for use by Civil Society Organisations and other partners in Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, and Jordan;
- Archiving and logging all documents in the Documentation Unit repository and providing electronic copies to Documentation Unit members in case a limited access to the said repository;
- Preparing documents for key meeting (CSI round table, regional data governance group, etc);
- Managing all external printing requirements (in association with Mission Support staff);
- Point of contact for staff for all translations, and managing the document translations (in association with Mission Support staff) following translation request procedures;
- Responding to inquiries from MENA Program staff on document processing and control;
- Other related duties as assigned.
- Education in business, project management, public administration, or other relevant areas;
- Five years of relevant professional experience, previous experience with international organizations is a distinct advantage;
- Previous experience working with official documentation;
- Knowledge of document archiving;
- Previous experience working within international organizations;
- Previous experience working on EU funded grants desirable;
- Previous experience supporting field based teams;
- Strong analytical and writing skills;
- Professional demeanor, tact, discretion and ability to manage confidential information;
- Excellent organizational and communication skills.
- Legally entitled to work in Lebanon;
- Professional fluency in English and Arabic, knowledge of Turkish and Kurdish is an asset;
- Excellent knowledge of Microsoft applications, including Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point;
- Proven ability to interact positively with colleagues regardless of culture, nationality or gender;
- Willingness & ability to travel and to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings.
This is a full time position with a competitive base salary at the LES 5 level on the ICMP MENA/Syria Program salary scale, generous paid leave and extensive health insurance benefits for the incumbent and any eligible dependent.
This position is not eligible for expatriate allowances.
For more details, please check theICMP website.
Review of applications will begin on 13 May 2020; however, the position will remain open until filled. Expected start date is 1 June 2020.
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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