Coordinator, Gender Based Violence (GBV) at the International Medical Corps (IMC)


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International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and Nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in under-served communities worldwide.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Coordinator, Gender Based Violence (GBV)

SVN No.: 327
Location: Nigeria
Category: Gender Based Violence (GBV)
Date Needed By: 1/24/2022

Program Description (Background)

  • International Medical Corps delivers programs focused on preventing and responding to GBV in four LGAs of Borno State. Programming includes direct implementation, implementation with a local partner, and reinforcement of community initiatives, including support to community volunteers who share information on GBV and its consequences and help to connect women and girls to support services.
  • In all sites, International Medical Corps delivers GBV case management services and a range of empowerment services through women and girl safe spaces (WGSS).
  • The GBV programs also train government and NGO healthcare workers and other service providers to strengthen GBV response and mitigate risks of GBV. Programming apply IRC established approaches of Engaging Men in Accountable Practice (EMAP), Economic Social Empowerment (EA$E) and Girl Shine and apply guidance and tools from IRC and IMC’s WGSS Toolkit and IMC’s Community Leaders Toolkit. 

Job Summary

  • The GBV Coordinator is responsible for senior oversight of multiple GBV programs, or a large program with multiple sites of operation.
  • This role includes strategic planning, technical leadership, capacity building, support and supervision of staff, senior internal and external coordination and representation, proposal development and reporting. 
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities
Strategic Planning:

  • Provide strategic direction and undertake analysis of GBV trends, gaps in services, and IMC’s capacities to guide IMC’s programming in country
  • Contribute to national and inter-agency strategies
  • Lead GBV assessments as required, maximizing available sources of information and opportunities for coordination, and ensuring compliance with safety and ethical standards
  • Identify and build strategic partnerships with national and local partners 
  • Ensure that programs are driven by women and girls and planned with community stakeholders
  • Identify appropriate locations and orientation for services
  • Develop concept notes / proposals / appeals as needed.

Implementation and Capacity Building:

  • Work closely with GBV Technical Advisor, country level senior management, and program team to achieve program goals
  • Ensure adherence to IMC’s GBV Minimum Standards, as well as relevant inter-agency guidelines and standards
  • Oversee program interventions, including the establishment and delivery of focused GBV response services
  • Build capacity of program staff / partners in relevant technical areas to deliver services and lead interventions
  • Organize / support / facilitate technical trainings as needed, including GBV case management and clinical response to rape and intimate partner violence
  • Establish and monitor supervision and support systems for GBV case management services
  • Establish and maintain appropriate systems for information management 
  • Ensure effective community participation throughout implementation, including leadership of women and girls  
  • Oversee appropriate prevention and awareness-raising / behavior change strategies 
  • Conduct regular program monitoring and quality assurance and apply learning for continuous improvement of interventions
  • Produce regular program reports, on time and with accurate data

Senior Coordination, Representation and Advocacy:

  • Coordinate with other service providers to ensure holistic support for survivors, including participation in strengthening GBV SOPs and referral pathways
  • Represent IMC’s GBV programming in relevant coordination meetings and with a range of stakeholders
  • Contribute to inter-agency efforts to strengthen GBV prevention and response through active participation in coordination mechanisms and promotion of sector principles, standards, and guidelines
  • Coordinate with, and build capacity of, other sectors as possible to ensure integration of GBV concerns into various services and broader humanitarian response
  • Advocate as necessary with relevant authorities, humanitarian actors, donors, and other stakeholders.

Human Resources Management:

  • Select and orient program staff / volunteers / partners for effective implementation
  • Support, coach and supervise staff to build capacity and strengthen quality of interventions
  • Develop support strategies for staff, foster teambuilding, and introduce principles of self-care
  • Provide supportive and constructive feedback, and conduct regular performance appraisals

Financial Management:

  • Develop work plans in line with financial pipelines
  • Plan and procure supplies required for program activities, in line with budget and project timelines
  • Ensure compliance with donor regulations

Security and Conduct:

  • Ensure compliance with security protocols and policies
  • Consider security implications of programs, reviewing plans with teams and appropriate stakeholders
  • Foster a safe and supportive working environment for all GBV staff / volunteers / partners
  • Exemplify core principles of GBV programming, including respect, non-discrimination, responsible use of power, nonviolence, and promotion of gender equality 
  • Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the program and organization, notably through adherence to the Code of Conduct and Ethics, including compliance with anti-harassment, safeguarding and PSEA policies
  • Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

Code of Conduct

  • As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps' and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.
  • If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one's own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps' policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.

Safeguarding

  • It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children.
  • This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons.
  • Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.
  • If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.

Job Requirements

  • Typically a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Public Health, International Development, Gender Studies or related field. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
  • Typically, 8+ years and progressive experience in GBV related projects, including minimum 5 years of GBV program design and management, and 1 year of international humanitarian experience
  • Demonstrated application of GBV core competencies and commitment to core principles of GBV programming 
  • Relevant regional experience preferred
  • Experience with humanitarian architecture and knowledge of mandates/roles of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs
  • Strong knowledge of standards and guidelines for GBV programming, coordination, and data management
  • Knowledge of standards and guidance related to protection from SEA
  • Experience with GBV case management services
  • Facilitation experience required
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Experience working with local partners and community mobilization preferred
  • Profound cross-cultural awareness 
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, remain flexible, and apply experience and guidance to evolving challenges
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Equal Opportunities

  • International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.

Misconduct Disclosure Scheme:

  • All offers of employment at International Medical Corps are subject to satisfactory references and background checks.
  • International Medical Corps participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme from the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR).
  • In accordance with this, we will request information from an applicant’s previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.
  • By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.