Team

 

Executive Director

Mr Ignacio Packer

Ignacio joined the ICVA team in January 2018. He is an international expert on human rights and social issues.  He leads, manages, and develops the ICVA network in consultation with the Board. He is responsible for the performance of the Secretariat, for the quality of the Secretariat’s services and products, and for maintaining the credibility and reputation of ICVA.

 

Programme and Policy Team

Ms Mirela Shuteriqi Director of Policy
Mirela is responsible for overseeing ICVA's engagement and positioning, particularly in relation to forced migration and humanitarian financing. She works closely with the ICVA membership to provide analysis and guidance on key humanitarian issues, and promoting joint advocacy for improved policies on protection, assistance and durable solutions.
 
 
Mr Michael Hyden, Director of Programme
Michael is responsible for supporting the development of ICVA’s strategy at regional and national levels. He supervises the management of the regional hubs (in Asia, MENA and East Africa) and the implementation of programmes and activities at regional and national levels.
 
 
Mr Jeremy Wellard  Head of Humanitarian Coordination 
Jeremy engages in the IASC humanitarian coordination mechanisms including the Emergency Directors Group and with the Humanitarian Leadership Support Unit (Humanitarian Coordination Pool).
 
 
Dr Jérôme Elie, Head of Forced Migration
As primary focal point on topics and issues related to internal and cross-border forced displacement, Jerome particluarly leads ICVA's support to NGOs’ global engagement in the implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees, with a specific focus on protection and durable solutions. Jerome’s work focuses on supporting NGOs’ global advocacy and policy analyses, fostering interactions a range of stakeholders (States, UN Agencies (particularly UNHCR), the World Bank). He also leads on disaster (climate change) displacement and represents ICVA on the Advisory Committee of the Platform on Disaster Displacement and the UN Network on Migration. 
 
 
Ms Loise Dai RocheteauPolicy Officer Forced Migration
At global level, Loïse work encompasses policy analysis, development, and advice on Forced Migration in particular through the engagement, collaboration, and cooperation with ICVA members, NGOs, and a range of other stakeholders including Member States and International Organisations. The NGO statements delivered at UNHCR's Standing and Executive Committees and the NGOs implementation and follow-up on the Global Compact on Refugees and the Global Refugee Forum 2019 are two examples of activities. Under the Forced Migration portfolio, Loïse also particularly focuses on internal displacement as well as climate change, disasters, and environmental degradation displacements.
 
 
Mr Jeremy Rempel, Head of Humanitarian Financing
Based in the US, Jeremy is responsible for the ICVA's work around humanitarian financing, the Grand Bargain and donor conditions.
 
 
Mr Alon PlatoPolicy Officer Humanitarian Financing
Alon supports ICVA's work in humanitarian financing.
 
 
Ms Vania GobboAssociate Policy Officer
Vania supports engagement with ICVA’s diversity priorities and supports members on issues related to protection and assistance to migrants in vulnerable situations.
 
 
Ms Nishanie JayamahaLearning and Programme Coordinator 
Nishanie leads ICVA's humanitarian learning stream, Annual Conference and is the focal point for Climate and Environment Change and Civil Society Space. She builds partnerships and provides support to members to better access information, tools and guidance to navigate the humanitarian sector. She also sits at the Global Protection Cluster Human Rights Task Team and in the Advisory Committee on the Climate and Environment Charter. 
 
 
Ms Keya Saha-ChaudhuryRegional Representative for Asia and the Pacific 
Keya is based in Bangkok.  She leads for the Asia and Pacific region on developing ICVA's approach and platforms of engagement in the region.  She works with ICVA members, NGO networks and humanitarian partners to ensure the implementation of ICVA’s strategy in the Asia and Pacific region.
 
 
Ms Eman Ismail, Regional Representative for MENA
Eman is based in Amman, Jordan.  She works with ICVA members, NGO networks and humanitarian partners to ensure the implementation of ICVA's strategy in the MENA region. She also leads for ICVA on the localization agenda.
 
 
Ms Stephanie YousefMENA Deputy Regional Representative 
Stephanie supports the Regional Representative in the MENA region in the implementation of ICVA's strategy in MENA.
 
 
Mr Marco RotelliRegional Representative for Africa
Based in Nairobi, Marco leads and develops ICVA’s approach and platforms of engagement for the Africa region. He is also the lead for ICVA on the Nexus Agenda.
 
 
Ms Maxine ClaytonConsultant - NGO collective advocacy and support for the East and Horn of Africa
Maxine supports the Easter Africa/Greater Horn of Africa with a specific focus on advocacy and fora and members support in Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia. 
 
 

Finance and Administration Team

Mr Fabrice Cadoux  Finance Officer
Fabrice supports the Director of Finance in all financial, accounting and human resource matters related to the efficient functioning of the ICVA Secretariat.
 
 
Ms Fiona WilkieInformation Officer
Fiona is responsible for maintaining and delivering ICVA’s information and membership services, and supporting the governance activities.
 
 
Ms Edith Mecha,  Communications Officer
Edith supports the communication processes, tools and capacities for the implementation of ICVA’s Strategy. 
 
 
Ms Mylene SotoAdministration and Events Assistant
Mylene supports the organisation of events, meetings and conferences. She also provides administrative and logistical support functions for the effective running of the ICVA Secretariat.
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