Resource Mobilization Adviser (based in Kuwait)

21 January 2020

The ICRC is a neutral, independent and impartial humanitarian organization that seeks to protect and assist people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence. It is present in more than 80 countries. The ICRC’s regional delegation in Kuwait covers the GCC countries where it promotes international humanitarian law, raises awareness of humanitarian issues, and handles matters arising from armed conflicts in the region.

Purpose of the post
The Resource Mobilization Adviser’s role is crucial in the effort of the ICRC’s Regional Delegation to increase among relevant stakeholders understanding and acceptance of the organization’s mandate and  activities, and build support, including financial, for its operations worldwide.

Main responsibilities
The Resource Mobilization Adviser:
- Contributes to the Regional Delegation’s resource mobilization strategy in the GCC countries.
- Supports the Regional Delegation in strengthening its relationship with existing partners and donors, and identifies new resource mobilization opportunities, in the form of partnerships or funding agreements with new stakeholders.
- Acts as an interface between the Regional Delegation and Governments/governmental entities, supports and contributes to the negotiation of partnership agreements, including funding contracts.

- Organizes activities, social events and visits to the field and to capitals for members of the ICRC’s donor support group.
- Develops and maintains a network of relevant interlocutors, including with Governments, national societies (Red Crescent societies), the private sector, and regional organizations.
- Engages with the above-mentioned stakeholders, developing narratives and tailored information according to their interests and needs, and engaging with them through compelling communications (including to present the ICRC’s operations and thematic files)
- Manages working-level relationships with peers in partner organizations.
- Provides quantitative and qualitative analysis on the context and the relevant regional environment for decision-making linked to resource mobilization and partnerships.
- Ensures synergies and a good flow of information with other departments within the ICRC’s Regional Delegation and at headquarters, and contributes to specific multidisciplinary work streams, including those related to the perception and acceptance of the ICRC in the region.

• University degree required (BA and or MA) preferably in social science, business administration or management.
• 5-10 years’ professional experience in a similar role
• Minimum 3 years’ experience in a management role
• Experience of the functioning of the humanitarian and/or development communities
• Knowledge of humanitarian work
• Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills
• Accomplished interpersonal, networking and organizational skill
• Computer Proficiency
• Fluent in English and Arabic, spoken and written.

Start of work: As soon as possible.

“The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We
welcome applications from all qualified candidates”. Female candidates are strongly
encouraged to apply.
Please submit your letter of motivation and CV not later than 15 February 2020 to:
Only complete files matching with the profile will be considered.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
CV’s received will be subject to the rules of the Data Protection of the ICRC (Data Controller)
and will only be used for the purpose they were sent for and will not be kept after the end of the
process or shared with third parties without consent of the sender.