ICA recognises that experts play a key role in international
development cooperation. Top Experts, highly professional and
reputable individuals with a specialisation in a given sector and
good track record of successful projects are essential to winning
projects, as well as in achieving successful implementation.
As these Top Experts are scarce in the international development
cooperation arena, ICA has developed the idea to go a step further
in developing relations with them by integrating them into its
structure and giving them the importance they deserve.
Among others, these are some of the benefits for Top Experts in
To exchange views, practices, seek advice amongst a group of
reputable technical organisations and peers in a trusted
environment that puts quality and respect upfront. ICA Members and
Top Experts meet and exchange online in sector-specific Hubs on the
ICA Platform as well as in person during the ICA events.
To be part of the limited and exclusive ICA pool of Top Experts
and the ICA Hub in their sector of expertise.
To have a trusted direct relation with professionals from ICA
Members who can assist with procedures and give advice on issues
experts face towards client organisations or donors.
To be part of something bigger than the implementation of
single projects, to join a broader cause, whilst remaining totally
To be timely informed about interesting missions and job
opportunities published by ICA Members and other Top Experts.
To rely on ICA's network of local and international offices
worldwide; Top Experts will feel at home wherever ICA Members have
In order to join ICA, a Top Expert's candidacy needs to be
presented by an existing ICA Member Organisation, who will then act
as the Top Expert's Host. This ICA Host Member needs to demonstrate
that they have a close working relationship with the expert on
various donor-funded projects.
Interested experts can check with their close partner
organisations about their involvement in ICA, or they can submit
their CV by email with an inquiry to become a Top Expert to ICA.