Employment Regime: Seconded/Contracted
Division/Department/Unit: Operations Support Pillar, Forensic Medicine Team
Security Clearance Level: No (only access up to EU RESTRICTED required)
Open to Contributing Third States: Yes
1. Reporting Line:
The Forensic Archaeologist reports to the Deputy Director of the Institute of Forensic Medicine (IFM).
2. Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
- To construct search strategies and perform site assessments;
- To plan operational and logistical aspects of excavations;
- To direct and perform excavations and exhumations;
- To write reports to international archaeological standards;
- To compile reports of possible new sites of forensic interest;
- To work closely with the Exhumations Coordinator with the analysis of data pertaining to missing persons cases with the aim of creating new leads;
- To plan for and train on the job local colleagues in the subject of forensic archaeology and related fields;
- To assist in the mortuary operation whenever required;
- To give expert testimony evidence in court.
3. General Tasks and Responsibilities:
- To identify and report on lessons learned and best practices within the respective area of responsibility;
- To contribute and ensure timely reporting on activities within the respective area of responsibility;
- To take account of gender equality and human rights aspects in the execution of tasks;
- To undertake any other related tasks as requested by the Deputy Director of the IFM.
4. Essential Qualifications and Experience:
- Successful completion of university studies of at least 4 years attested by a diploma OR a qualification in the National Qualifications Framework which is equivalent to level 7 in the European Qualifications Framework OR a qualification of the second cycle under the framework of qualifications of the European Higher Education Area, e.g. Master’s Degree. The qualification should be in Archaeology, Bio-archaeology, Forensic Archaeology or other relevant university studies; AND
- A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in operational forensic archaeology in the field of missing persons, after having fulfilled the education requirements;**
- Experience in field forensic archaeological techniques including surveying, sketching and probing;
- Experience in the recording and recovery of human remains.
5. Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Acquainted with the forensic work carried out by international, multidisciplinary teams;
- Working knowledge of human osteology;
- Demonstrable knowledge of applied archaeological methodologies and techniques for searching for burials, including the analysis and interpretation of extensive volumes of data.
6. Desirable Qualifications and Experience:
- International experience, particularly in crisis areas with multi-national and international organisations;
- Experience with digital mapping, survey techniques using TST and GPS, CAD or other 3D modelling packages, familiarity with GIS software packages and experience working with satellite imagery;
- Driving license of category C.
7. Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Substantial knowledge of the functioning of the EU and in particular CSDP Missions;
- Ability to perform under stress and in difficult circumstances;
- Good knowledge of data management.
How to apply
Applications must be submitted to:
1) You have the nationality of an EU Member State, you must use Goalkeeper to apply:
a) You are already registered on Goalkeeper and you have an EU Login:
b) You do not have a Goalkeeper account or an EU Login:
2) For seconded and contracted candidates from Contributing Third States:
For questions from the National Authorities please contact the
Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC)
Ms. Ellen HARMSEN
For questions from contracted candidates please contact the
EULEX Human Resources Division