The ICVA Secretariat office is located in Geneva, Switzerland.
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
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.
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.
Jeremy engages in the IASC humanitarian coordination mechanisms including the Emergency Directors Group and with the Humanitarian Leadership Support Unit (Humanitarian Coordination Pool).
Jérôme is the primary focal point on topics and issues related to forced displacement. He also leads on ICVA's work promoting civil society engagement in the development of a "Refugee Compact".
Loise supports ICVA's work in forced migration.
Based in the US, Jeremy is responsible for the ICVA's work around humanitarian financing, the Grand Bargain and donor conditions.
Alon supports ICVA's work in humanitarian financing.
Vania supports engagement with ICVA’s diversity priorities and supports members on issues related to protection and assistance to migrants in vulnerable situations.
Nishanie leads ICVA's humanitarian learning stream, and looking at new ways to reach out to members and NGOs to support their access to information and understanding of the humanitarian sector. Nishanie is also in charge of the shrinking space portfolio.
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.
Qingrui is based in Bangkok and Bejing. She supports the Regional Representitive in the Asia and Pacific region on developing ICVA's approach and platforms of engagement. She works with ICVA members, NGO networks and humanitarian partners to ensure the implementation of ICVA’s strategy in the Asia and Pacific region. She is responsible for the China engagement portfolio.
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.
Stephanie supports the Regional Representitive in the MENA region in the implementation of ICVA's strategy in MENA.
Marco is based in Nairobi, Kenya. He leads for the AFRICA region in developing ICVA’s approach and platforms of engagement. He leads for ICVA on the Nexus Agenda.
Addis is based in Addis Ababa. He supports the ICVA Africa team to pursue ICVA's overall strategy on forced displacement, humanitarian financing, coordination and partnership in the region. Addis is in charge of the relations with the African Union.
Obele is Christian Aid’s Programme Coordinator, based in Abuja, Nigeria and has been seconded to ICVA to support NGO Fora from May-December 2020.
Finance and Administration Team
Fabrice supports the Director of Finance in all financial, accounting and human resource matters related to the efficient functioning of the ICVA Secretariat.
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.
Christian supports the communication processes, tools and capacities for the implementation of ICVA’s Strategy 2019-2021.
Fiona is responsible for maintaining and delivering ICVA’s information and membership services, and supporting the governance activities.