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Head of Resource Mobilization Strategy Delivery

Requisition ID:  17681
Region:  Europe (HQ)
Contract type:  Open-ended contract

What we do


The International Committee of the Red Cross responds to worldwide humanitarian needs through its global network of delegations. The ICRC is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance. 

The Resource Mobilization Division (REM) manages the institutional relationship between ICRC and its various donors, supporters, and partners, leading efforts to mobilise the financial support required by the organisation to fulfil its humanitarian mandate. The REM Division is also currently leading the transforming of resource mobilisation activities at the ICRC through the implementation of the ambitious new Resource Mobilisation Strategy 2030. Through partnerships, particularly with the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, and innovation in its own resource mobilisation activities, the implementation of this strategy seeks to strengthen the ICRC’s financial resilience and ability to attract support in a future where growing humanitarian needs continue to outstrip the resources available to address them.



The Head of Resource Mobilization (REM) Strategy Delivery oversees the operationalization of the ICRC’s Resource Mobilization Strategy from both a portfolio/programme/project management perspective and the achievement of the specific organizational changes and resource mobilization outcomes envisaged by the Strategy. S/he manages a complex, long term process of change across the ICRC including from within REM and ensures that strategy review, business planning, REM performance, environmental awareness and research and development activities add up to an ICRC Resource Mobilization capability that is fit for the future. S/he is part of the REM senior management team and the REM Etat Major team.

Reports to (role)



  • Head of Resource Mobilization.



  • Internally, interacts as necessary across all levels of the organisation from DIR_GEN to technical (PMO, FAD, ASSIST_DATA, PME, etc.) teams at HQ. Some engagement with Delegation management teams.
  • Externally, interacts with counterparts in humanitarian and other organisations, think tanks and academic bodies, consultants and other external experts, donor representatives and the Movement.

General Duties


  • Understands and adheres to the seven Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
  • Understands and adheres to the ICRC Code of Conduct.
  • Understands the roles of the components of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
  • Respects and observes staff regulations and security rules at all times.
  • Represents the ICRC in a professional manner at all times.
  • Develops and maintains a pleasant and conducive working environment with colleagues and line managers.
  • Performs all duties with the highest level of confidentiality in the interest of the employees and the ICRC.
  • May be asked to perform tasks not covered in this job description and to provide support to other departments when necessary.

Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities


  • Supervises the delivery of the workstreams of the Resource Mobilization Strategy Implementation plan and other transformation projects in Resource Mobilization.
  • Oversees change management and learning associated to transformation processes.
  • Ensures that strategic planning carried out by Centers of Expertise and REM Products teams align with the objectives of the Resource Mobilization Strategy.
  • Directs the alignment of regional prototypes with the objectives of the Resource Mobilization Strategy.
  • Supervises the establishment and operation of the performance and risk monitoring approach to the delivery of strategic objectives.
  • Oversees the building and managing of an intelligence driven approach to Resource Mobilization.
  • Determines the building and managing a Research and Development architecture across the ICRC’s Resource Mobilization function.
  • Manages and develops of REM fundraising governance policies, frameworks, systems and processes.
  • Conducts the design and management of fundraising investment processes.
  • Leads Strategic Reviews, strategy progress reporting.

People management responsibilities


  • Understands and supervises the Performance Management & Development (PMD) activities for employees under their supervision.
  • Makes sure that deadlines for the PMD cycle are met.
  • Engages in ongoing and continuous feedback and support, particularly for employees under their supervision, but also other staff members.
  • Organizes regular meetings within their team to ensure optimal coordination of the work and proper flow of information.
  • Ensures that job descriptions for employees under their supervision are up to date; seeks feedback and support from the HR Department if needed.
  • Plans and coordinates the annual leave of the employees under their supervision ensuring continuity of the operations throughout the year and making sure that there are no outstanding holiday balances at the end of the year.
  • Coordinates and supports the employees under their supervision in their personal development by coaching and advising them on internal and external training and development possibilities.

Certifications / Education required


  • University degree or advanced certification in Business or Management.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Computer proficiency.

Professional Experience required


  • Typically, 15+ years professional experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementation of strategies. 
  • Experience in managing projects and teams and in managing transformation programs.
  • Experience in representation and networking.

Additional information


  • Location: Geneva
  • Type of contract: Required Rotation
  • Grade: D1
  • Activity rate: 100%
  • Estimated start date: 1st of December 2021
  • Application Deadline:  Sunday 19th of September 2021


The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.