Donor Assurance and Accountability Officer - Manila

Long-term contract
Localisation Manila, Philippines
No remote
4 yrs of exp.
Posted on 05-30-2024

International Committee of the Red Cross - ICRC

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian help for people affected by conflict and armed violence and to promote the laws that protect victims of war.

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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.


  • 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

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