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 areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high 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.
BackgroundBy 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
The political uncertainty, fragmented governments, and instability in security have prolonged the crisis in Libya and have caused untold suffering including grave human rights violations among civilians, including migrants and refugees, and multiple internal displacements within the country. The most affected are migrants, refugees, and IDPs particularly female head of households, pregnant women and children. Libya has always been a country of destination and transit area for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers; and today, over 600,000 of them are in Libya but are particularly vulnerable to abuse and human rights violations by being captives in detention centers by the authorities and armed groups, and in the unofficial camps by traffickers whilst a huge number of them are spread in urban areas with limited access to services, basic needs, and support. Women and girls are the most vulnerable among the affected communities, and experience extreme insecurity, including a particular threat from gender-based violence (GBV), trafficking for sexual exploitation and forced labor, or being forced to resort to smuggling networks. Prostitution rings reportedly subject sub-Saharan women to sex trafficking in brothels, particularly in southern Libya. Women who have been smuggled report being raped by authority figures before being handed over to the detention centers, meaning they are unsafe in communities in the absence of law and appropriate oversight mechanisms.
Job PurposeThe GBV Sub-sector in Libya aims, in collaboration with and in support of the relevant government ministries, UN agencies, and local and international NGOs, to consolidate and coordinate the activities of all relevant stakeholders so as to provide prompt, accessible, appropriate and confidential services for GBV survivors and put in place mechanisms to prevent GBV.
The GBV sub-sector will prioritize efforts around GBV mainstreaming, advocacy, resource mobilization, training and sensitization, assessments, data collection and monitoring, information sharing, IEC materials development and standard operating procedures that will guide activities on GBV prevention, response and risk mitigation in all geographical areas in Libya targeting the host communities, IDPs, migrants, asylum seekers and refugees.
The Gender-Based Violence Sub-Sector (GBV SS) is an inter-agency coordination group part of the Protection Sector, with the aim of coordinating GBV prevention and response activities for the humanitarian response in Libya. The GBV SS is co-chaired by UNFPA and an INGO partner. International Medical Corps will host the INGO co-chair position starting by December 2018.
The GBV SS Co-Lead will work closely with the GBV SS Lead (UNFPA) to oversee GBV prevention and response coordination efforts and to represent GBV SS members to the wider humanitarian community. Within IMC the GBV SS Co-Lead reports to Country Director and works in coordination with the GBV TA for Libya.
Main ResponsibilitiesTo 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.
Standard Setting and Capacity Building
Representation and Advocacy
Code of ConductIt 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.
Equal OpportunitiesInternational 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.