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ICVA is a global network of non-governmental organizations whose mission is to make humanitarian action more principled and effective......
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Since its establishment in 1962, ICVA has grown into a diverse network of more than 160 NGO members operating in 160 countries......
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The vision of ICVA is a world in which crises-affected populations are effectively protected, assisted, and enabled to rebuild their lives and livelihoods with dignity.


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Current vacancies
10 December, 2021
Current Vacancies
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Founded in 1962, ICVA (International Council of Voluntary Agencies) is a global network of over 160 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) active in 160 countries, operating at global, regional, national and local levels. Our mission is to make humanitarian action more principled and effective by working collectively and independently to influence policy and practice.

ICVA vacancies are also advertised on Twitter and LinkedIn. Follow us there and be the first to know.

ICVA’s selection process includes rigorous background checks and reflects our organizational integrity and commitment to make humanitarian action more principled and effective.


1. Forced Displacement Officer

This position supports the alignment of the Forced Migration focus area with the priorities of the network to promote the provision of assistance, protection, and durable solutions for forcibly displaced and stateless people.

Application deadline : 5 August 2024

2. Chargé de Projet Localisation – ICVA Afrique de l’Ouest et Centrale (AOC)

Le rôle du Chargé de projets Localisation pour le bureau WCA est de soutenir le développement du positionnement et de gérer les projets, initiatives et approches d’ICVA en lien avec la localisation dans la région.

La date limite de dépôt des candidatures est fixée au 26 juillet 2024.

Please click the links below to view the complete job details.


Summary Report
7 May, 2024
Summary Report – 2024 ICVA Annual Conference Session One
Subject / Annual Conference / Coordination /
Ac 2024 Session One

The ICVA Annual Conference Session one focused on trust among NGOs in addressing humanitarian dilemmas and upholding principles, emphasising how these factors influence trust-building or erosion within the humanitarian system.

Click on the below link to read the Summary Report.

Meeting Recording
22 January, 2024
ICVA Roundtable on Humanitarian Needs
Subject / Humanitarian /
Roundtable (1)

ICVA hosted a roundtable discussion on humanitarian needs for its members on 17 January 2024. This discussion builds upon a previous session focused on ‘Humanitarian Prioritization: Principles, Ethics and Realities’.

The focal point of the discussion was a newly released policy paper titled “How should we define and prioritize humanitarian need?” The paper, authored by Hugo Slim from the University of Oxford and commissioned by Impact Initiatives, has been published by the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies. It offers an independent ethical perspective on humanitarian need.

The primary objective of this paper is to stimulate a broader policy debate on humanitarian needs within the humanitarian sector in 2024.

To read the paper, visit: https://www.humanitarianstudies.no/resource/how-should-we-define-and-prioritise-humanitarian-need/

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5 December, 2023
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Online Course
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Next Events

Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week – Asia Pacific 2024
14 May, 2024
Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week – Asia Pacific 2024
Subject / Asia region / Localization / Grand Bargain / Humanitarian /
RHPW 2024

International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), Asian Disaster Risk Reduction Network (ADRRN), Community World Service Asia (CWSA), and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), are collectively planning a Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week (RHPW) 2024

Theme: Sparking Global Change through Local Solutions in Humanitarian Action

The event will be held from 10 – 12 December 2024.

Venue: Bangkok, Thailand


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