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E-learning Resources
17 June, 2022

Topic 6 – The Road to COP27: Why should Humanitarian NGOs Engage?

Subject / Climate & environment / Learning /
E-learning Resources

Check out useful resources around Commitment 6 of the Climate and Environment Charter.

Call for Applications
16 June, 2022

Call for Applications: PSEA Outreach and Communication Fund

Subject / Safeguarding_PSEA /
PSEA Outreach and Communication Fund

UNHCR and ICVA have launched the third round of the Interagency Community Outreach and Communication Fund on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA). The Fund will provide rapid, targeted financial support to NGOs to develop and disseminate PSEA outreach and communication materials, and to make available to all IASC members and the wider sector the materials developed through the Fund for their further use of adaptation.

Access the online Application Form for the PSEA Fund, available in English, French and Spanish.

Application Deadline – 30 June 2022 COB CEST


Meeting Recording
10 June, 2022

Meeting: Towards a Political Declaration to address the Humanitarian Harm from the use of EWIPA

Subject / Cross-cutting issues /
Meeting Recording

This is a recording of an information sharing meeting on the Political Declaration to address the humanitarian harm arising from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. Speakers comprised of a representative of Ireland, HI and INEW. The discussions revolved around the below questions:

  • Where do we stand in the process and what does the result look like?
  • What role can civil society still play to influence outcome?
Vacancy Notice
7 June, 2022

Terms of Reference- Training Consultancy

Subject / Localization / Africa region / Asia region / Middle East and North Africa region /

ICVA aims to expand its engagement and support to Women led organisations in MENA, Asia and Africa regions and to support the participants’ effective engagement at the humanitarian coordination platform at the global, regional and in-country levels. The consultant will develop and deliver three Women’s Humanitarian Leadership Training programmes for local and national women-led NGOs (WLO) and local CSOs in the above three regions, with a key focus on strengthening leadership, collective advocacy, donor and partner engagement and policy influence, and other related subjects tailored to the participants needs and expectations.

Location: Home Based and travel to where the training events will be held in three selected countries in MENA, Africa and Asia regions

Starting date: September 2022

Application deadline:  27 June 2022

Vacancy Notice
6 June, 2022

ICVA Policy Officer, Humanitarian Finance

Subject / humanitarian financing / Financing / Risk /

The Policy Officer, Humanitarian Finance reports to the Head of Humanitarian Finance and will be expected to cover a broad range of topics in the humanitarian finance space. S/He will support the delivery of high-quality products that help ICVA maintain its leading role in humanitarian policy and advocacy work. ICVA Humanitarian Finance is focused on three strategic objectives for 2022 to 2024:

  • Building strategic partnerships with a focus on reducing administrative burdens on frontline responders.
  • Improving access to quality funding as a foundation for humanitarian finance.
  • Supporting NGOs to better understand, develop, and apply risk management systems.

Location: Geneva preferred, other ICVA hub possible +/- 2 hours of CET

Contract: Permanent

Starting Date: July-August 2022

Deadline of application: 5 July 2022

25 May, 2022

Accountability to Affected People Assessing NGO engagement with the Collective AAP Framework

Subject / Coordination / Quality and accountability / IASC /
Report - Accountability to Affected People Assessing NGO Engagement

Accountability to Affected People is a system-wide priority. In early 2022, the IASC system began field testing a new AAP Collective Framework as a means to operationalise a renewed commitment from humanitarian leadership, and to harmonise in-country practices. The IASC Secretariat and ICVA commissioned research by a consultancy team comprising of graduate students from the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science. This research examines the role of NGOs in the implementation of collective approaches to AAP during field testing of the Framework in the North-West Syria Response.

13 May, 2022

ICVA at 60-1962 – 2022 Collaborating for Effective Humanitarian Action

Subject / ICVA /

This review provides a decade-by-decade snapshot of ICVA’s first 60 years. It tells the story of its birth, evolution and maturity as an international mechanism for NGO humanitarian cooperation, highlighting changing areas of focus, core activities and major achievements.

11 May, 2022

ICVA Environmental Policy 2022

Subject / Climate & environment /
ICVA Environmental Policy

The revised policy establishes practices and guidelines for ICVA Secretariat to effectively reduce the carbon footprint and other environmental impacts of its activities while carrying out its operations.

6 May, 2022

A Scoping Study – What Role Should ICVA Play in Enhancing Member’s work on Gender in Emergencies?

Subject / Gender / ICVA /
Scoping study - Gender in Emergencies

This scoping study was commissioned by ICVA in response to requests from members to improve its inclusion of gender considerations and explore how to operationalise its Diversity Policy, approved in 2019.

Annual Report
5 May, 2022

ICVA Annual Report 2021

Subject / ICVA /
2021 ICVA Annual Report

Our 2021 Annual Report mirrors the strength that ICVA and its members gain from our solidarity and common values. Explore our learnings from a year of coordination, cooperation and collaboration in humanitarian action.

Vacancy Notice
26 April, 2022

Hub Administration Coordinator (Manager) Switzerland

Subject / ICVA / Cross-cutting issues /
Vacancy notice

Position: Hub Administration Coordinator (Manager)

Reports to: NRC Geneva Head of Support Services /Chair, Operations Committee – Humanitarian Hub Project

Grade: 7

Supervision of: None

Duty station: Geneva, Switzerland

Duration and type of contract: Open-ended

Deadline of application: 05/09/2022

Press Release
22 April, 2022

Press Release: Joint NGO Statement on Horn of Africa Hunger Crisis

Subject / Food insecurity / Africa region /
Horn of Africa Hunger Crisis Statement

As donors convene in Geneva from 25 April 2022, 53 NGOs and NGO networks have released a statement calling for an urgent and substantial step-up in funding and leadership to respond to the humanitarian catastrophe facing millions in the Horn of Africa due to the severe drought, warning that further delays will cost lives.



Mobile Guides
14 April, 2022

Free Course – Risk Management and Funding Partnerships

Subject / Risk / humanitarian financing /

The International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) has partnered with DisasterReady to make free online learning resources available for humanitarian aid and development professionals to better understand how to apply risk management best practices in their daily work.  Partnerships are a key component for improving the efficiency and impact of humanitarian action.  Many international aid organizations rely on national partners and actors to implement programs and deliver assistance to people and communities affected by crisis, especially in areas with limited humanitarian access.  Risk management:

  • Is an important process for organizations who receive funding to work with partners and also for donors, such as the United Nations and governments who fund humanitarian operations.
  • Enables organizations to identify and mitigate risks related to funding partnerships, leading to better outcomes for affected populations and improved relationships with donors.
  • Enables organizations who receive funding to select the right partners to work with and determine how best to engage them in their programs.

What you will learn

In this 10-minute course, you will learn best practices for managing operational challenges and risks affecting funding partnerships in the humanitarian sector. This resource provides guidance for applying risk management practices to select and engage with partner organizations in programs that are funded by external donors.​

This online course comes with a downloadable PDF for offline use and works great on a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

How to register

To access this free, online training resource go to to create your free account, log in, and search for “Risk Management and Funding Partnerships.”

E-learning Resources
14 April, 2022

Topic 5 Resources – Understanding and Integrating Climate and Environment Risk Data in Humanitarian Action

Subject / Climate & environment /
Elearning resources

Check out useful resources around Commitment 4 of the Climate and Environment Charter.

14 April, 2022

IASC Statement on Accountability to Affected People (AAP)

Subject / Cross-cutting issues /
IASC Statement on Accountability to Affected People

The statement affirms the commitment of the IASC to ensure that Accountability to Affected People is central to principled humanitarian action. It also pledges to support Humanitarian Coordinators, Humanitarian Country Teams, clusters and individual agencies to prioritize the implementation of this commitment in all humanitarian operations.

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