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Vacancy Notice
20 June, 2024

Consultancy – Interagency Community Outreach and Communication Fund on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Subject / Safeguarding_PSEA /

Through this consultancy, ICVA aims to support the review and selection of eligible applications for the fifth round of the Interagency PSEA Community Outreach and Communication Fund. The consultant will evaluate proposals based on criteria outlined in the Call for Applications, which will be shared with them.

The closing date for applications is 05 July 2024.

Click on the below link to access more information.

14 June, 2024

Guidelines for Co-produced Research with Refugees and Other People with Lived Experience of Displacement

Subject / Forced migration /
Guidelines for Co-Produced Research with Refugees

The guidelines aim to offer clear principles and strategies for individuals and organisations looking to engage in, support, or learn about research that involves collaboration with refugees and individuals who have experienced displacement. They are meant for researchers with and without personal experience of displacement, as well as stakeholders like universities, governments, donors, ethics review committees, NGOs, intergovernmental organizations, and community groups involved in or impacted by such research.

Click on the below links to access the Guidelines document.

Concept Note
7 June, 2024

Concept Note – ICVA Annual MENA NGO Fora Workshop Exchange and Members Meeting

Subject / Coordination / Middle East and North Africa region /
MENA Meeting (1)

The Annual MENA NGO Fora Workshop Exchange and Members Meeting will take place from 9 – 11 September 2024. The theme is: Strengthening NGO Coordination: Insights for Humanitarian Collaboration in Challenging Environments.

Click on the below link to access the Concept Note.

Concept Note
6 June, 2024

Concept note for 2024 UNHCR Global Consultations with NGOs

Subject / Forced migration /

The 2024 UNHCR Global Consultations with Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) will take place in-person from 11 to 13 June at the Centre International de Conférence de Genève (CICG), Geneva, Switzerland.

Theme: Solutions, inclusion and gender equality.

Click the link below to access the Concept Note.

Conference Document
29 May, 2024

NGO recommendations for the Senior Officials Meeting on Sahel and Lake Chad Basin

Subject / humanitarian financing / Food insecurity / Africa region /
SahelandLCBmay 2024

NGO recommendations for the EU Senior Officials Meeting on “Scaling up the humanitarian response to the crises affecting countries of the Sahel and Lake Chad basin regions”, 28 May 2024, Belgium.

The Senior Officials Meeting aims to raise the attention of the international donor community on the humanitarian impact of the ongoing crises and their drivers affecting the populations in Sahel and Lake Chad countries, notably, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad.

23 May, 2024

Protected: NGO Statement – UNHCR’s 90th Standing Committee

Subject / Forced migration /

Click on the below links to access the following documents:

  • NGO Statement – International Protection
  • NGO Statement – Statelessness
  • NGO Statement – ExCom Conclusions


20 May, 2024

Hidden Hurdles: Unravelling The Complex, Cumulative Effects of Bureaucratic & Administrative Impediments on Crisis-Affected Populations and Humanitarian Response

Subject / Coordination /

This report aims to enhance understanding of the importance and seriousness of various Bureaucratic and Administrative Impediments (BAI) areas and how BAI impacts crisis-affected communities, humanitarian responders, and humanitarian response. It delves into the complexities of understanding, connecting, and tracing the numerous sources and effects of BAI and how BAI intersect and mutually strengthen each other. It also investigates how BAI are dealt with in policy and practice across various contexts. Additionally, the report examines BAI reporting and monitoring mechanisms, including categorization schemes and potential indicators. However, the identified indicators need to be tailored to specific contexts. This is crucial for developing solutions that are suitable for the context, going beyond addressing a specific issue to tackling broader problems that cause bureaucratic obstacles.

The report builds upon the Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s (IASC) Framework for a System-wide Approach for Understanding and Addressing BAI, two previous studies on the topic, and two surveys conducted by the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) to grasp the adoption of the IASC Framework. These insights are supported by semi-structured interviews with national and international humanitarian response actors in diverse settings.

Click on the below links to access the:

  • Full Report
  • Indicators for Monitoring Bureaucratic and Administrative Impediments and Measuring their Impact
Vacancy Notice
16 May, 2024

Vacancy Notice – Director of Network Engagement

Subject / ICVA /

ICVA is seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to fill the role of Director of Network Engagement. This key leadership position will sit in the Senior Management Team and will ensure that ICVA delivers on its local to global mandate with a vibrant and active community of members. This role is crucial in ensuring cohesion across our regional teams and global objectives in alignment with ICVA’s 2030 Strategy.

Application Deadline: 9 June 2024

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

Concept Note
14 May, 2024

Concept Note – Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week – Asia Pacific 2024

Subject / Asia region / Localization / Grand Bargain / Humanitarian /
RHPW 2024

The Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week – Asia Pacific 2024 will be held on 10-12 December 2024 in Bangkok, Thailand under the theme: Sparking Global Change through Local Solutions in Humanitarian Action.

The event is being organized by 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).

Click on the link below to read the concept note.

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.

6 May, 2024

Announcement – The Establishment of the Climate and Environment Charter Secretariat

Subject / Climate & environment /
Climate and Environment Charter

The Secretariat will focus on helping signatories put the commitments of the Charter into practice, so that we can all continue to work towards improving humanitarian response to climate and environmental crises. It will do so by servicing the following four areas of support:

  • Technical guidance
  • Knowledge-sharing
  • Promotion, dissemination, and advocacy
  • Communication and engagement

The Secretariat will be administered by the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) and a Board will be established to act as a governance mechanism. The board will include the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and ICVA, as permanent members, as well as two other signatory organizations and one supporter, as non-permanent members.

If your organization is interested in joining the Charter Board, please contact the Secretariat by 4 June. 

Click on the below links to read the Full Announcement and Terms of Reference for the Board.

1 May, 2024

Protected: ICVA Guidelines for NGO Statements and Drafting Procedures

Subject / Forced migration /

Click on the below links to access the following documents:

  • NGO Statement Drafting Procedure for Statements to UNHCR Standing Committee and Executive Committee Meetings
  • ICVA Guidelines for NGO Statements to UNHCR Governing Bodies
1 May, 2024

Statement by Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Crushing levels of violence, displacement fuel unprecedented civilian suffering

Subject / Protection /
Statement by Principals of the  Inter-Agency Standing Committee on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Escalating conflict is driving record levels of gender-based violence, displacement and hunger in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), threatening to push the country to the brink of catastrophe without urgent international action.

Click on the link below to read the Full Statement.

23 April, 2024

Protected: Guidance For NGO Speakers: OCHA Member State Briefings

Subject / Coordination / Humanitarian principles /

ICVA is committed to ensuring the voices of local actors and crisis-affected people are at the centre of global advocacy initiatives. Our work aims to ensure consistent NGO representation, and particular local NGO representation at humanitarian briefings, policy fora and dialogues with UN agencies, donors and governments, including UN Member State briefings. This paper outlines key considerations and practical tips for NGO speakers representing at UN Member State briefings in Geneva.

Click on the below link to read the Guidance in English, French or Arabic.

16 April, 2024

Statement – All political and diplomatic means must be utilized to prevent increased civilian harm and further regional escalation – 13 NGOs warn

Subject / Middle East and North Africa region / Humanitarian /

A group of 13 Humanitarian NGOs have released a statement urging for political and diplomatic measures to prevent further civilian harm and regional escalation in the Middle East.

  1. International Rescue Committee (IRC)
  2. Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
  3. Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
  4. Humanity & Inclusion/ Handicap International (HI)
  6. ActionAid
  7. Relief International (RI)
  8. CARE
  9. Johanniter International Assistance
  10. International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA)
  11. War Child Alliance
  12. Plan International
  13. Save the Children

Click on the below link to read the statement.

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