Private Sector Engagement, Movement Fundraising Specialist

International Committee of the Red Cross

Reports to (role)

Income Stream Coordinator Private Sector Engagement (PSE) for Eurasia


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) 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.

In the context of growing humanitarian needs, the ICRC launched its Resource Mobilization Strategy 2020-2030 to guide fundraising over the course of the next decade. It provides ambitious targets, including for income from the private sector. This strategy is underpinned by the Movement-wide Principles for Resource Mobilization, agreed at the 2017 Council of Delegates, which articulate a vision in which resource mobilization within the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement becomes more than the sum of individual efforts by different Movement components. Fundraising at the ICRC is geared towards making this vision a reality.


The ICRC sees substantial further potential in greater collaboration with Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement partners in engaging private sector supporters to ensure that our Movement secures the resources it needs to continue to alleviate human suffering around the world. This role will help lead this work across the Eurasia Region, working to identify, prioritise, develop, and maintain private sector fundraising collaboration opportunities with Red Crescent and Red Cross National Societies (National Societies) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

This role requires flexibility, agility, strong influencing skills and broad private sector development experience to build fundraising partnerships which drive value for all involved. The post-holder will work collaboratively and effectively to track, advise on and advance a growing range of Movement resource mobilization-related workstreams and partnerships.


• Externally: Interacts with National Society fundraising and communication department teams as well as, potentially, with supporters from the private sector.

• Internally: Interacts in a “networked approach” with the Private Sector Engagement (PSE) Eurasia team, as well as with the Centers of Expertise (CoE) for Movement Fundraising and PSE, and the Movement cooperation colleagues in Geneva and in respective delegations. Interacts across hierarchies and works with the relevant Departments to present the ICRC in a convincing and appealing manner to their stakeholders and supporters.

Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities

• In coordination with the PSE Eurasia team and the MOV and PSE CoEs, support the development of and the engagement around PSE frameworks and modalities for Movement collaboration in the region. Develop contextualized action plans for engaging on PSE initiatives with National Societies and the IFRC.

• Build and maintain tailored relationships with National Societies’ fundraising counterparts to support them in their PSE efforts for ICRC operations and the wider Movement.

• Identify opportunities to fundraise together with National Societies including undertaking market research, prospect research and exploring collaboration models on operational or thematic programmes of shared interest. Together with National Societies, develop approaches relevant to specific audiences and engage supporters according to their intent and requirements.

• Plan, commission and participate in the development of cases for support, value propositionsand/or campaigns in collaboration with National Societies. Ensure proper stewardship from the ICRC’s side (due diligence, acknowledgment, follow-up, reporting, etc).

• Share information, updates, content and fundraising communication assets with National Societies to enable them to fundraise effectively for the ICRC’s activities within and alongside the wider work of the Movement. Gather feedback on these products and provide information needed to adapt them to best meet partners’ expectations.

• Liaise with PSE Eurasia colleagues to ensure alignment and effective use of fundraising synergies and products for PSE audiences with and through Movement partners. Ensure the monitoring of results and identify risks and actions needed to mitigate the impact on revenue.

• Ensure that National Society PSE interactions are stewarded in a timely manner and recorded appropriately in relevant systems. Ensure compliance with data protection laws and ICRC policies.

• Contribute to annual income forecasts and budgeting process.

• Keep abreast of regional Movement fundraising developments, initiatives, and campaigns to serve as a reference within the team in the adoption of most appropriate strategies to pursue fruitful Movement partner engagement. Ensure an overview of Movement-wide initiatives relevant to PSE Eurasia (e.g. the Virtual Fundraising Hub, National Society Investment Alliance, etc.).

• Engage in regional Movement fundraising exchanges (e.g. skillsharing events, communities of practice).

• Provide support for other queries and activites relating to National Societies, Movement Resource Mobilization and relevant Movement initiatives as required.

Education & Key Competencies

• University degree or an equivalent combination of education and / or experience in marketing/business administration or international affairs / social sciences.
• Fluency in English

• Fluency in French or other European languages can be an asset.
• Excellent computer proficiency.

• Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
• Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills.
• Excellent conceptional / analytical thinking skills. Proven ability to synthezise information.
• Committed and highly motivated team player who are able to work under pressure.
• Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with international team members.
• Good understanding of current humanitarian issues and priorities.

Professional Experience required

• Ideally 6-9 years’ overall professional experience (i.e. relationship management, humanitarian action, etc.)
• Experience including fundraising experience within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is a strong asset.
• Successful experience in fundraising from private sources for charitable causes (international experience an asset).

• Experience and knowledge in the Eurasia philanthropy fundraising ecosystem.
• Demonstrated experience on multi-stakeholder projects, coordinating and consolidating different interests and finding solutions in a collaborative and co-creational manner
• Demonstrated experience in summarizing complex subjects into simple, compelling and actionable concepts andability to share across a number of audiences.
• Experience in drafting communication and engagement strategies.

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.

Additional information

Location: Geneva
Type of contract: Basic open-ended
Type of assignment: Long-term assignment
Activity rate: 100%
Grade: B3
Target starting date: ASAP
Application deadline: 31 March 2024

Our Values

  • At the ICRC, we value impact, collaboration, respect, and compassion. We seek candidates who demonstrate behaviors based on these shared values. For more information on the ICRC values, please visit this page.

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