Director of Policy

Director of Policy

ICVA - International Council of Voluntary Agencies

Geneva, Switzerland

Objective of the position

The Director of Policy is responsible for supporting the development of ICVA’s strategy on the global policy issues linked to the thematic focus of the Strategy.

Responsibilities and activities

Strategic Direction and Implementation

  • Contributes to the strategic direction of the organization;
  • In co-lead with the Director of Programmes, oversees the strategic analysis of programmes and policy positioning of the organization according to ICVA’s priorities;
  • Ensures the global policy work is achieved and communicated in a coherent manner with the regional and national levels.

Policy team management

  • Leads and manages by motivating staff and by encouraging good performance and values;
  • Ensures the work plan objectives are achieved, communicated and shared and contribute to ICVA’s strategic objectives;
  • Allocates resources as to ensure staff can complete their responsibilities to their highest potential;
  • Initiates policy activities that are resourced and are as effective and efficient as possible;
  • Ensures that all implemented activities are relevant to the mission and vision of the organization.

External Partnership and Representation

  • In coordination with the rest of the ICVA team, engages with external stakeholders as to build and maintain essential relationships contributing to ICVA’s strategic objectives;
  • Support and connect with the ICVA members;
  • In close interaction with the other senior staff including the Regional Representatives, Director of Programmes and the Executive Director, be part of the public face of ICVA.

Grant Management

  • Supports the Executive Director on strategic engagement with donors;
  • Identifies fundraising strategies and carries out fundraising efforts that benefit and complement the mission of ICVA;
  • Overseas a portfolio of grants including ensuring high quality reports to donors.

Specificities on policy (not limited to)

  • She/he is in charge of developing ICVA’s position and policy in regards to the humanitarian financing issues;
  • She/he is in charge of coordinating and developing ICVA’s engagement in the IASC Working Group, Deputies’ Forum and the IASC Principals Forum;
  • She/he is in charge of coordinating ICVA’s engagement in the Grand Bargain;
  • She/he is in charge of leading strategically ICVA’s engagement with UNHCR and IOM.

Organizational Setting

  • The Director of Policy reports to the Executive Director;
  • She/he is part of the Senior Management Team to provide leadership to the organization;
  • In close collaboration with the Director of Programmes,she/he ensures coherence between the global level policy and the regional and national work;
  • She/he has management responsibilities for a policy team.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • At least 12 years of relevant international and/or developing country experience, including at global levels. Excellent understanding of the NGO sector and of humanitarian action;
  • Extensive experience managing teams, with senior technical professionals, on complex issues;
  • Well developed understanding of global current issues;
  • Well developed communication and public relations skills;
  • Well developed strategic and conceptual skills;
  • An analytical mind set with great problem-solving abilities;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and listening skills;
  • Fluency in English.

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