Director Finance Administration

The Role

In close collaboration with the CEO and as part of the Senior Management Team, the Director of Finance and Administration will drive the ICN’s new strategy, related to Administration, Finance and Governance, as well as Legal, IT and outsourced services.

In this senior role, s/he provides overarching leadership to the Administration, Finance and Governance teams in order to meet the priorities set by the ICN Board and Senior Management and serve our National Nurses’ Associations, the 20 million nurses they represent, and other strategic partners.

S/he sustains and builds on the ICN reputation for quality, reliability and Board satisfaction.

The Candidate

The post requires a demonstrated extensive senior leadership experience and management capabilities in Administration, Finance and Governance. An experience in leading change and transformation and the ability to work both as part of a team and autonomously. A demonstrated autonomous report writing ability in English and French is required together with the ability to deliver messaging accurately and appropriately to various audiences.

Fluency in English and French is mandatory for this role.

S/he must be self-motivated and have the necessary leadership skills to ensure the personnel dedicated to the Administration, Finance and Governance department attain the organisation’s goals and objectives, by promoting high functioning individual and team performance. S/he will safeguard the image of nursing and of ICN’s vision, mission, values and policies.

Other attributes include the ability to bring analytical, critical, innovative and creative thinking to the role as well as flexibility; and a high level of IT and digital literacy.

The Package

Permanent contract at 100% based in Geneva. Start date early 2020; to be agreed. Salary and benefits meet the market standards for Switzerland. More information is available from: Human Resources Department (

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In order to comply with Swiss authorities’ requirements, a valid Swiss working permit and/or European citizenship is required.

Closing Date for Applications

Resumé, including contact information from 2 reference persons, must be received by e-mail (, no later than midnight 1 October 2019; Greenwich Standard Time.


About ICN

Founded in 1899, ICN is the widest reaching health care organisation in the world. As a federation of national nurses’ associations (NNA’s), ICN is a not for profit, nongovernmental organisation representing millions of nurses in more than 130 countries. Operated by nurses for nurses, the organisation works to ensure quality nursing care for all; sound health policies globally; the advancement of nursing knowledge; the presence worldwide of a respected nursing profession; and a competent and satisfied nursing workforce.