Donor Assurance and Accountability Officer (for Philippine Residents Only)

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International Committee of the Red Cross


CONTEXT

The Resource Mobilization Division (REM) is in charge of coordinating resource mobilization efforts across the institution to engage with multiple stakeholders ranging from donor governments, multilateral institutions, National Societies, the private sector including corporates, foundations, high-net-worth individual (HNWI), ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWI) and the general public to maintain a sustainable stream of quality income for ICRC’s humanitarian operations worldwide.

REM is actively engaged in implementing resource mobilization plans to generate over CHF 2 billion in income for increased humanitarian operations worldwide. The budget has grown by 50% in the past five years and is on a steady and measured growth path. REM is the division that works directly with donors and transversally within the ICRC to enlarge the base of donors and ensure that the ICRC is and remains the “partner of choice” for traditional and new donors who want to invest in independent humanitarian action.

Within REM, the Clearing House unit helps relationship managers to negotiate, conclude and manage successful and lasting relationships with donors and partners, by ensuring that ICRC commitments comply with its internal corporate policies and frameworks, and its capacity to carry them out. As part of the Clearing House unit activities, the Donor Assurance & Accountability Officer manages donor requirements, audit and assurance exercises, and ensures a coherent, consistent and coordinated institutional response to donors.

JOB PURPOSE

The Donor Assurance and Accountability officer supports the institution, the division and, more broadly, donor relationship managers in relation to donor requirements and assurance needs. S/He ensures coherent, consistent and coordinated response to donors regarding their requirements and assurance exercises (including audits, evaluations, questionnaires etc). S/He plays a crucial role on donor-related queries related to institutional discussions and thematic workstreams and helps shape institutional positioning and policies by incorporating donors’ expectations and requirements.

RELATIONSHIPS

  • Internally, interacts with all REM units in the field and in HQs, other departments and units, specialists functions (metiers), field-based managers/coordinators and delegations.
  • Externally, interacts with peers in other organizations.

ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides support to donor relationship managers and liaise with relevant internal experts to respond to donor requirements in coherent, consistent, and coordinated manner.
  • Contributes to the development of knowledge and intelligence in relation to donor requirements.
  • Provides guidance and support to internal stakeholders, at the headquarters and in the field, in the preparation and conduct of audits, assurance and evaluative exercises requested by donors.
  • Works with cross-organisational teams on thematic workstreams to assist in developing and aligning policies and practices in relation to donor requirements.
  • Serves as one of the focal points to the division and department in relation to donor assurance and compliance questions.
  • Provides support and expertise in the review of funding agreements.

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS

  • Advanced university degree (or equivalent experience) in policy making, law, and/or communications, and/or international relations or similar.
  • 4 to 6 years’ overall professional experience
  • Ideally 3 years’ professional experience in the field of performance management, with a particular focus on planning, monitoring and reporting methodologies.
  • Experience in participating in complex, cross-team projects and in working efficiently and effectively across multiple priorities.
  • Fluent command in English; French, Spanish, Arabic or German an asset
  • Strong Computer proficiency, in particular for data analytics
  • Exemplary research and analytical skills
  • Ability to assimilate and deliver complex information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Highly organised with excellent co-ordination, diplomatic and facilitation skills
  • Ability to create and foster a supportive and enabling environment.
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
  • Proficient presentation skills
  • Interest or experience in humanitarian negotiation with other humanitarian actors and/or representatives of donor countries
  • Experience in humanitarian/development policy work
  • Field experience with the ICRC or International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement an asset

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Diverse and humanitarian-minded workforce
  • An opportunity to contribute to institutional efforts to protect and assist conflict victims worldwide.
  • Training opportunities
  • Flexible work schedule (optional)

How to apply

Qualified applicants are requested to submit their comprehensive and updated resume alongwith their motivation letter to https://careers.icrc.org/job-invite/24958/

Only applications received through the career page link will be pre-screened/processed.

Deadline of application: 07 June 2024

Target Start Date: Immediately

Office Address: 32/F Petron Mega Plaza, 358 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City, Philippines

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Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

This vacancy is open for Philippine residents only.

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