Forensic Anthropologist Job Description

Forensic Anthropologist Job Description

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Forensic anthropologist provides advice on how to use existing international and national networks in his/her field of expertise for supporting UNITAD mandate, especially those in the MENA region.

Forensic Anthropologist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Offer possible reconstruction of events and advise in medico-legal issues concerning the cause of death, gender, approximate age and manner of death
Serve as a forensic anthropologist providing professional, scientific leadership to a team engaged in forensic and biological anthropological studies and investigations
Correlate investigative evidence with laboratory findings to achieve identification of casualties
Prepare professional-level reports to higher authorities detailing analytical findings
Work closely with other analysts and members of staff
Travel nationally and internationally, if required (approximately 5–10% of time)
Protect the organization’s value and reputation by keeping information confidential
Follow all client policies and procedures
Provide advisory services and technical support in relation to forensic examinations and collection of evidence for crimes under investigations, including on maintaining the chain of custody on all evidence collected
Accompany the Military prosecution for interviews of victims of violence and conducts examinations in order to analyse the likely cause of the wound / injury and produce related medical reports

Forensic Anthropologist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Forensic Anthropologist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the forensic anthropologist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as University and Master's Degree in Anthropology, Pathology, Archaeology

Skills for Forensic Anthropologist

Desired skills for forensic anthropologist include:

Age
Ancestry
Developing biological profiles
Stature
Strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing
Techniques and processes used in trauma analysis

Desired experience for forensic anthropologist includes:

Have a demonstrated history of working independently with client staff
Have experience working independently with minimal direction or supervision
Have experience supporting and anticipating client needs and demonstrating problem-solving skills
Have experience performing tasks under tight deadlines and managing shifting priorities
Maintain the confidentiality of all information received or obtained with respect to his/her assignment including through careful logging, safekeeping and preservation of all records and files
Submit a final report including findings and recommendation together with all the files and records to the Head of the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office (MONUSCO)

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Forensic Anthropologist Job Description

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Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a forensic anthropologist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for forensic anthropologist
  • Advise on all steps related to the treatment of a crime scene, specially related to the collection, documentation, preservation, transfer and storage of all kind of physical evidence
  • Advise on the identification of required equipment, tools and materials needed for the above described operations
  • Advise on the development of programs to enhance the local capacity of local forensic institutions
  • Advise on the development of common forensic strategies with other international organizations
  • Advise on the collection of ante mortem data for the purposes of identification of human remains and organize a system for matching post mortem data
  • Participate as required in field activities
  • Provide advice on how to use existing international and national networks in his/her field of expertise for supporting UNITAD mandate, especially those in the MENA region
  • Oversee forensics aspects in the application of international standards related to the investigation of war crimes, crimes against the humanity, genocide, with special emphasis on the forensic anthropological examination of human remains recovered efrom mass graves and the analysis of associated evidence
  • Mentoring and guidance on all steps related to the collection, management, protection and quality assurance of data associated with the anthropological analysis of human remains
  • Direct UNITAD’s strategy with respect to excavations of mass grave sites and post mortem examination of human remains in line with the Team’s investigative strategy
Qualifications for forensic anthropologist
  • Ensure coherence between UNITAD’s strategy on mass graves investigations and that of Iraqi national authorities and develop programs to enhance the capacity of local forensic institutions
  • Develop a common forensic strategy with other international organizations to increase local forensic institution’s access to forensic resources, expertise and emerging technologies and ensure non-duplication
  • Lead exhumations in the field at mass grave sites in Iraq and provide technical guidance and oversight to UNITAD staff, partners, and Iraqi counterparts
  • Manage the delivery of outputs and deliverables related to extra-budgetary projects for mass grave exhumations through the UNITAD Trust Fund
  • Interprets and applies international standards and best practices to all scientific aspects of UNITAD’s work on mass grave investigations
  • Ensure coherence of approach between all sections of the Team with respect to mass grave investigations

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