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  • Organization: ICMP - International Commission on Missing Persons
  • Location: Sarajevo
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Senior Forensic Anthropologist (Western Balkans Program), L7 Internal Only

Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)



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. To learn more about ICMP click here.

Reporting to the Head of WB Program, and under the guidance of the Head of AAD on technical issues, the Senior Forensic Anthropologist’s duties and responsibilities will include, but will not necessarily be limited to, the following:

  • Lead and manage the AAD WB program team
  • Coordinate AAD activities through meetings between the AAD, civil society and data systems teams, and Head of Program to ensure that the AAD activities align with Western Balkan program objectives and activities
  • Reporting on all WB forensic activities and conduct evaluations on the impact and effectiveness of AAD activities in line with programmatic aims
  • Produce briefing packages and talking points for the Head and Deputy Head of WB Program and contribute to reports for donors, background papers, analytical notes, pre-meeting notes and minutes
  • Conduct needs assessments, and support the delivery of training, mentoring, and technical assistance by the AAD country team
  • Under the close guidance of the Head and Deputy Head of WB Program, engage with relevant country officials and institutions and program donors on technical forensic issues relevant to the WB program objectives
  • Work closely with the Head of AAD to establish and develop policies and SOPs relating to archaeology and anthropology and ICMP’s informatics tools in relation to programmatic and ICMP institutional needs
  • Support the conduct of archaeological assessments and excavations, and anthropological examinations in field and mortuary settings
  • Design, develop and deliver training to internal and external stakeholders
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • Education in Forensic Anthropology, Archaeology, or related forensic discipline
  • Five to seven years of relevant professional experience
  • Proven skills and experience in managing a team
  • Full driving license for manual transmission vehicles is essential
  • Proven high capability and extensive practical experience in conduct of archaeology, anthropology, or forensic discipline related to missing persons’ investigations
  • Experience in monitoring, evaluating, and reporting
  • Proven experience in hiring, managing and leading a team
  • Tact, diplomacy, and negotiating skills
  • Excellent organizational and written and spoken communication skills

Additional requirements

  • Professional fluency in English and BCS; knowledge of Albanian is an asset
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft applications, including Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Demonstrated ability to interact positively with people of different cultural backgrounds, or scientific specialties
  • Threat awareness skills and ability to recognize, respond to, and manage risks
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and to travel as necessary


This is a full time position with a competitive base salary at the LES 7 level on the ICMP WB salary scale, generous paid leave and extensive health insurance benefits for the incumbent and any eligible dependent.

This is a locally engaged position and is not entitled to the expatriate allowances.

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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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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