International Medical Corps recruits 01 Emergency Gender-Based Violence Manager
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 underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
When catastrophe hits, International Medical Corps is often one of the first humanitarian aid organizations on the scene—providing rapid and effective aid that saves lives, reduces suffering, and promotes self-reliance.
International Medical Corps has established an International Emergency Roster to ensure that emergency positions are filled in a timely manner with professionally qualified, gender balanced, geographically diverse, linguistically able, and a highly motivated corps of professionals. The team includes coordinators, logisticians, doctors and water and sanitation experts. It also includes specialists who focus on protection, prevention of sexual violence and aid for rape survivors and mental health.
Selected Emergency Response Team (ERT) members are always on standby to deploy to a crisis within 72 hours, whether they are launching into new areas or lending support to International Medical Corps teams already on the ground. International Medical Corps maintains a roster of volunteers, staff and available specialists who have been interviewed and have completed pre-deployment paperwork, orientation and training. The roster is updated on regular basis as new responders are identified and members update their areas of expertise and other relevant information. Through this expression of interest, applicants are encouraged to submit their profiles so that their information is readily available in the International Medical Corps applicant tracking system.
The Gender Based Violence (GBV) Manager leads GBV assessments, designs and implements program interventions, integrates protection concerns, ensures compliance with safety and ethical standards. They support proposal development, data management, and reporting; hire, train, and mentor personnel, volunteers, and partners; and coordinate with relevant actors, sub/clusters, working groups, government bodies, other organizations, and partners.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
Assessment and Program Planning
- Conduct GBV assessments as required, maximizing available sources of information and opportunities for coordination, and ensuring compliance with safety and ethical recommendations
- Through assessment, identify protection concerns for women and girls, risks of GBV, points of service and support for survivors, and appropriate priorities and approaches for programming.
- Plan for appropriate emergency interventions as well as opportunities for expanded programming, including identification of local partners, support structures to reinforce, and appropriate points of entry for GBV case management services
- Prepare reports of assessment findings and recommendations
- Contribute to concept notes/proposals/consolidated appeals as needed
- Lead interventions to increase women and girls’ protection, as relevant. Interventions likely to include information dissemination, advocacy, trainings and coordination with other sectors and partners for GBV mainstreaming
- Lead the establishment and delivery of key services, as relevant. Services likely include psychosocial support for survivors of GBV, safe spaces, and support for medical response
- Ensure that all interventions comply with technical standards and safety and ethical guidelines
- Ensure appropriate community participation in the design and delivery of program activities
- Identify and build capacity of partners, staff, volunteers as relevant. Implementation is likely to involve significant training and coaching
- Conduct regular program monitoring and compile activity and donor reports as required
- Coordinate with all relevant actors and actively participate in protection/ GBV sub-cluster/working groups, coordinated assessments, mapping of services, information sharing, etc.
- Coordinate with other GBV actors, including local organizations and security representatives
- Identify and support local organizations committed to women’s rights and empowerment
- Work with partners and community members to develop a referral mechanisms for available services
- Coordinate with other sectors as possible to ensure integration of GBV concerns into various interventions, in line with the IASC GBV Guidelines
Security and Conduct
- Ensure compliance with policies and protocols
- Consider security implications of all GBV interventions, in consultation with relevant partners
- Create a safe and supportive working environment for all GBV staff and partners, including attention to team-building and self-care
Code of Conduct
It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.
- Advanced degree in Social Work, Public Health, International Development or other relevant field of study preferred
- Experience managing GBV prevention and response programs. Prior emergency response experience strongly preferred.
- Experience conducting GBV assessments
- Experience facilitating GBV trainings
- Familiarity with standards and current guidance for GBV prevention, response, and coordination, including standards for protection from SEA.
- Familiarity with humanitarian architecture and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs.
- Profound cross-cultural awareness
- Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently, as well as to work well with a team
- Extremely flexible, and the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations
- Strong communication skills, both oral and written
- Fluency in written and spoken English
- Fluency in French, Arabic or other languages desirable
In addition to the responsibilities referenced above, candidates can expect to be living and working in austere conditions. Lifting moderately heavy objects from the ground, carrying a backpack for extended periods of time, and walking or hiking in remote locations may be necessary to perform these functions.
International Medical Corps is a first-responder to natural and man-made disasters and has a mandate of working in remote locations. The organization has a comprehensive security management policy and plan in place and committed to do everything possible within its remit to ensure safety and security. Notwithstanding, the mandate and programming choices of International Medical Corps require staff with high degree of resilience, extremely decisive quality and ability to move fast.
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.
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