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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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ICVA's Focus Areas

Our strategy sets the direction of our work to achieve our mission of making humanitarian action more principled and effective.

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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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Latest Updates

Vacancy Notice
16 February, 2024
Vacancy Notice – Grants Compliance Officer
Subject / ICVA /

The Grants Compliance Officer is a key support position within the operations department, responsible for assisting the operations team in monitoring deadlines, ensuring compliance with donor requirements, and supporting the project implementation team with reporting compliance. This role is cross-cutting and involves close collaboration with MEL, Finance, and project implementors. The primary job purpose of the Grants Compliance Officer is to provide essential support for delivering quality programs and ensuring compliance with donor requirements.

Deadline for applications: 15 March 2024.

Please click on the link below for more information.

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/

Click the link below to watch the recording.

18 December, 2023
Pooled Funding Models: Governance Systems. A Comparative Study
Subject / humanitarian financing / country based pooled funds /

This comparative analysis contributes to understanding the landscape of Pooled Funds governance models, sheds light on good practices observed these Pooled Funds, and provides recommendations towards an independent governance system.

Click on the below links to read the Report and the Briefing Note.



5 December, 2023
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Online Course
Subject / Inclusion & Diversity /

Next Events

Annual Conference
6 December, 2023
ICVA 2024 Annual Conference
Subject / Coordination / Annual Conference /
2024 Final AC Poster

ICVA’s 2024 Annual Conference will be held on Thursday, 21 March at Maison de la Paix, Geneva. It will be preceded by the ICVA General Assembly on 20 March 2024.

20 December, 2023
19th ICVA General Assembly
Subject / Governance /
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