What we do
The Foundation for the International Committee of the Red Cross (FICRC) was established in 1931 as an independent Swiss Foundation on a simple idea: to help the ICRC continue its lifesaving work and enhance its capacity to develop and promote international humanitarian law in peacetime as in wartime.
Ninety years on, this mission has become more relevant than ever. The Foundation acts as an investor, a laboratory and an enabler for the ICRC so it can best respond to future humanitarian needs, with the required independence and flexibility. We want to accelerate humanitarian innovation to help deliver a more relevant and sustainable impact for victims of armed conflicts and violence.
The primary objective is to substantially grow the endowment of the Foundation by engaging UHNWIs, companies, foundations and other private and public actors. We are looking for a select number of partners to scale up our activities and establish the Foundation as a key player in the humanitarian landscape.
Purpose of the position
The Event and Research Manager supports the growth of the Foundation for the ICRC through the organization of targeted events that promote the Foundation and its mission as well as through in-depth prospect identification and research on UHNWIs, foundations and companies. She/he contributes to the overall outreach strategy of the Foundation and aligns his/her work to the evolving priorities of the Foundation.
Main duties and responsibilities (1/2)
- In collaboration with the Foundation’s team, identifies potential partners for the FICRC. Upon request, provides in-depth research and analysis of UHNWIs, foundations and corporations using a variety of sources and tools.
- Prepares briefing notes and due diligence analysis of UHNWI, corporate and foundation prospects in preparation for high-level meetings.
- Monitors the philanthropic landscape and researches key trends that may impact the Foundation’s outreach strategy.
- Participates in meetings and debriefings as needed/requested to ensure outcomes and next steps are recorded and partner profiles and research notes are updated appropriately.
- In partnership with the Foundation’s team, develops an annual plan of events for the FICRC (to be organized or to attend). Proposes the corresponding investments.
- Identifies and reaches out to third parties for the organization of joint events in order to expand the reach of the Foundation.
- In collaboration with relevant partners, leads the execution of the Foundation’s public events (both virtual and/or in-person) including exhibitions, webinars, roundtables and other activities.
- Drives effective project delivery, integration and coordination through a collaborative approach and effective budgeting, project and process management, communication and reporting.
- Contributes to the promotion of the events organized by the Foundation and ensures their coverage across various channels.
- Represents the Foundation at relevant events and networking opportunities.
- Ensures that findings of events are regularly shared internally.
Main duties and responsibilities (2/2)
- Oversees the sound management and proper maintenance of the Foundation’s database.
- Ensures compliance with the Foundation’s budget envelope for events and research, constantly seeking to optimize the costs of events.
- Involves the Foundation’s governance in his/her activities as needed.
- Supports the development of tailored communication materials and marketing content if requested by the Foundation’s Director.
- Takes on projects that are not in his/her job description upon request by the Foundation’s Director and adapts his/her priorities in accordance with the evolution of the Foundation’s priorities.
- Master’s degree (or equivalent) in International Relations, Business Administration, Hospitality Management, Marketing, Communications or related fields.
- Fluent in English & French. B1 level in German is required.
- 6-9 years of overall professional experience.
- Experience in resource mobilisation, with a focus on event organization and/or prospect research.
- Experience in building and cultivating networks.
- Location: Geneva
- Type of contract: Long-term assignment
- Grade: B3
- Activity rate: 100%
- Estimated start date: 01.09.2022
- Application deadline: Sunday, the 27th of March 2022
The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.