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ICAN is recruiting a new Executive Director


The Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is now looking for their next Executive Director to guide and coordinate the global campaign. 

Requirements for a new Executive Director

Following the successful leadership of Beatrice Fihn, ICAN is looking for a new Executive Director to lead the coordination of ICAN as a global civil society partnership, act as the visible spokesperson for the campaign, represent ICAN in a variety of fora, liaising with donors, and engage with a range of audiences. The appointee will manage a dynamic and motivated staff team and oversee the development and management of budgets and business plans, overseeing the management of the ICAN staff and the ICAN head office based in Geneva. More details here.

About the Recruitment process

ICAN is working with the HR consultancy firm called Perrett Laver, which specialises in recruitment for mission-driven organisations and campaigns, to support the recruitment and to ensure that the process conforms to the highest standards of fairness and equity. ICAN’s governance body, the International Steering Group (ISG), is responsible for  overseeing the process and will be reviewing and completing this recruitment soon. 

To learn more about the role and the application process please download the full job advert and description here. The deadline of applications is Friday 24 March at 09:00 CET.


About ICAN

ICAN is a dynamic and energetic campaign coalition consisting of 650 non-governmental organisations from 110 countries around the world. The campaign is determined to mobilise civil society around the world to support the objective of stigmatising, prohibiting, and eliminating nuclear weapons. ICAN led the ground-breaking efforts to achieve the first-ever multilateral treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) was adopted at the United Nations in 2017, and entered into force in 2021.