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.
Lead GBV assessment, coordination, recruit and train volunteers/ partners, organize and emergency program interventions, integrate protection concerns
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.
1. 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
2. Program Implementation
· 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
4. 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
· Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through adherence to the Code of Conduct and Ethics
Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.
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.
International Medical Corps UK 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