ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross

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Please note that the ICRC is not a UN-system organization.

What we do

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) (link) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and other situations of violence, and to provide them with assistance. The ICRC responds to humanitarian needs worldwide through its network of delegations and as part of the wider International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

In the context of growing humanitarian needs, the ICRC launched its Resource Mobilization Strategy 2020-2030 to guide fundraising efforts over the next decade. This strategy is underpinned by the Movement-wide Principles for Resource Mobilization, adopted at the 2017 Council of Delegates, which articulate a vision in which Resource Mobilization (REM) within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement becomes more than the sum of individual efforts by different Movement components. Fundraising efforts at the ICRC are geared towards making this vision a reality, adopting a central guiding principle that ‘what is good for the Movement, is good for the ICRC’. The ICRC is committed to working together with Movement components (National Societies and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent – IFRC) to maximize our individual and collective potential.

The Strategy Implementation Plan (SIP) process will guide this evolution to deliver increasing income for ICRC and the other Movement components with which it actively collaborates on Private Sector Engagement (PSE). In support of this, ICRC is reshaping its PSE function with the establishment of a Centre of Expertise (CoE), primarily based in Geneva. The CoE leads the development and delivery of PSE objectives and goals as part of the ICRC’s REM Strategy. As the global “Business Process Owner”, the team steers and ensures best-in-industry practice and performance, tailored product development, talent acquisition and development, and the development of policies, frameworks, systems and processes within the PSE income stream.

Purpose of the position

The ICRC has set ambitious targets to grow its PSE capacity and income by 2030, working with and through Movement partners to achieve its goals. Working closely with the Head of Private Sector Engagement Centre of Expertise (PSE CoE), the postholder will be responsible for providing an essential co-ordination function in support of the management of Movement & PSE; co-ordinating global PSE activities to ensure alignment between the CoE and PSE teams across regions and with National Societies (NS) and IFRC. This will include the co-ordination of PSE’s access to and participation in sector learning and networking opportunities, and working across the team to support the implementation of the Strategic Plan for PSE at the ICRC.


  • Internally: works closely with the Head of PSE Centre of Expertise and wider team, and adopts a networked approach, working with colleagues across PSE in regions and the REM division more broadly.
  • Externally: collaborates with Movement partners as required, identifies and manages opportunities for exchange or learning within the professional fundraising sector.

General Duties

  • Understands and adheres to the seven Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement;
  • Understands and adheres to the ICRC Code of Conduct;
  • Understands the roles of the components of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement;
  • Respects and observes staff regulations and security rules at all times;
  • Represents the ICRC in a professional manner at all times;
  • Develops and maintains a pleasant and conducive working environment with colleagues and line managers;
  • Performs all duties with the highest level of confidentiality in the interest of the employees and the ICRC;
  • May be asked to perform tasks not covered in this job description and to provide support to other departments when necessary.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Within the context of the ICRC’s Resource Mobilization Strategy 2030, supports the co-ordination of the implementation of the PSE Strategy and resulting plans and initiatives relating to the primary functions of PSE teams: including market research, benchmarks, data analysis, organisation of workshops;
  • Manages an annual structure of meetings and engagements for the CoE and global PSE team, including consulting and preparing content and tracking follow up to ensure alignment and coherence across regions and PSE channels;
  • Works with REM administration teams to ensure high quality knowledge and income management for the PSE CoE and global team;
  • Develops and manages platforms and opportunities to bring PSE colleagues together to network, share and collaborate on key initiatives, including coordinating ICRC participation in PSE skillsharing events (Movement and external) and supporting the development of ICRC input to regional fundraising networks;
  • Proactively coordinates and consolidates input from colleagues within the CoE team, REM, and across the ICRC on specific assessments and questions linked to PSE, including supporting preparation for internal and external meetings;
  • Supports the CoE in developing and launching, in close cooperation with REM regional teams, global campaigns and/or initiatives such as emergency appeals;
  • Supports coordination of PSE content distribution to NS for fundraising collaborations;
  • Supports coordination of Movement-wide PSE initiatives;
  • Helps identify, maintain and explore an overview of opportunities to engage in private fundraising with and for the Movement;
  • Creates a best practice portfolio for PSE with Movement partners to enable cross-fertilization between REM regional teams;

  • Undertakes additional activities as required, for instance, researching prospects, preparing briefing papers, carrying out risk assessments as well as further developing the team’s internal culture, products and critical means of communication.

Professional experience required

  • A university degree or an equivalent combination of education in marketing, business administration, or social sciences;
  • Experience in resource mobilization, marketing and / or communication;
  • Fluent English essential, French and/or other languages an asset;
  • Experience of project management;
  • Demonstrable experience in improving processes;
  • Strong financial acumen, data and analytical skills;
  • Experience of working in the following areas an asset:

    • International humanitarian organizations.
    • The Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement.

Desired profile and skills

  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary team members;
  • Good interpersonal, networking and organisational skills;
  • Strong relationship builder with experience in engaging and negotiating with internal and external stakeholders to develop new activities and projects;
  • Problem-solving mindset and ability to operate in a complex matrix organization;
  • Process driven with an interest in improving efficiency;
  • Self-starter with flexibility and ability to deliver high-quality results.

Additional information

  • Location: Geneva
  • Type of contract: Open-ended contract
  • Grade: B2
  • Activity rate: 100%
  • Estimated start date: October 2022
  • Application deadline: Wednesday, the 31st of August 2022, 11:59PM GMT

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The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

Tags: data analysis, fundraising, market research, product development, project management, resource mobilization, risk assessment, social sciences, talent acquisition