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18-422: GBV Technical Coordinator
Department:International Programs
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

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.

International Medical Corps has been providing GBV prevention and response activities for the CAR refugees and the host population in the Djohong Health District since 2009, and the Meiganga Health District since 2012. In 2015, to respond to the growing protection needs brought about by the violent activities of Boko Haram in the Far North region, IMC begun a GBV program in the three districts of Bourha, Mogode and Mokolo, Mayo Tsanaga Division. IMC currently operates GBV prevention and response programs in the following regions of Cameroon: Far North, East, Adamaoua and North. Programming may expand, depending on needs in the country.

Job Purpose
The primary function of the GBV Technical Coordinator is to provide technical assistance in-person and remotely to field program colleagues implementing GBV programs. S/he will have the central responsibility focused on program quality and IMC representation as far as GBV programming is concerned.

The GBV Technical Coordinator is responsible for the design and oversight of GBV program implementation in Cameroon, including staff recruitment and capacity building, strategic planning, technical advice and monitoring, reporting, and coordination (Internal and External).

The GBV Technical Coordinator reports to the Program Director, and works in close coordination with Field Coordinators, Program Officers, Finance Manager, M&E Coordinator, as well as GBV Program Managers base in various field sites, to ensure that programmatic and operational strategies are implemented as required. The GBV Technical Coordinator receives support from a GBV Technical Advisor at the global level.

Main Responsibilities
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.

Program management

  • Work closely with the Program Director, Field Coordinators and field teams to determine the operational needs of the program across all sites.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness and determine corrective action as-needed to improve goal achievement.
  • Lead strategic planning for GBV programs in all operational areas
  • Analyze trends of GBV and develop/adjust program strategies to meet needs
  • Work with teams to develop appropriate case management, psychosocial support, SBC and livelihoods interventionsReview proposals, periodic and final reports and PMT and share feedback with M&E and irrespective Program Officer
  • Monitor different projects to ensure budget, procurement and work plans are applied by field teams accordingly
  • Review different BOQ, ToR and PR from different field sites and submit to Program Director for approval
  • Conduct regular meetings with field teams (technical, pipeline,…)
  • Supervise and coach program managers and other staff staff implementing GBV programs
  • Develop support strategies for GBV staff and introduce principles of self-care
  • Organize and support clinical trainings, as appropriate.
  • Ensure programmatic compliance with IMC and different donor’s rules and regulations.
  • Lead design of assessments and contribute to production of proposals for new projects
  • Work on PMT, pipeline and compile monthly and quarterly reports, on time and with accurate data and based on each donor requirement,
  • Work closely with HQ Technical Advisor and other staff to ensure appropriate, effective, timely and coordinated project implementation.
  • Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed


  • Represent different GBV projects in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations.
  • Represent the organization at various meetings, including task force meetings, assessment missions, GBV Working Group Meeting, INGO coordination meetings as appropriate
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with other implementing and technical partners, the Ministry of Health, MINPROFF and donors.
  • Ensure maximum visibility of the organization amongst the UN and NGO community
  • Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct and Ethics

Human Resources Management

  • Assist in the selection and training of qualified program staff and contribute to staff appraisal and propose to field coordinators promotions, appropriate disciplinary action and termination of staff when appropriate
  • Supervise and mentor staff to ensure their smooth and effective operations
  • Maintain open lines of communications with all field staff

Training/ Capacity Building

  • Train GBV staff to become leaders of GBV prevention and response. Depending on skill sets and required roles, trainings may include: gender, guiding principles of addressing GBV, GBV case management, GBV case identification, referral pathway development, counseling skills, listening skills, interviewing skills, compassionate care, BCC, facilitation skills, mobilization, program cycle management, PMT, pipeline, etc.
  • Provided training and tools to staff and community leaders to facilitate prevention, monitoring and reporting capacities.
  • Facilitate training of healthcare staff in clinical management of sexual assault and other skills, as appropriate
  • Support field teams in preparation and execution of celebration of international events that would give the opportunity to communities to empower themselves and help bringing more protection for women and girls.
  • Train senior national staff to increase their responsibilities, build capacity and ensure sustainability of programs

Working Relationships

  • Maintain frequent communication with Program Director and Field Coordinators,
  • Work with Field Coordinators, program manager, finance managers/officers and Logistics staff to ensure the coordination of programs supplies are within budgeted targets
  • Interface with national government and relevant agencies as necessary


  • Ensures application and compliance of security protocols and policies
  • Consider security implications of all program activities, reviewing all new initiatives with national staff and community leaders

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.

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Public Health, International Development or other relevant field of study


  • Five years’ experience in GBV program design and implementation, of which at least three year is in developing countries
  • Proven knowledge and experience in developing and implementing community mobilization projects
  • Supervisory experience
  • Familiarity with international humanitarian operations, coordination structures, and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs


  • Profound cross-cultural awareness
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations
  • Ability to relate and motivate national staff effectively
  • Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources
  • Excellent decision making skills
  • Team player and strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Proficient in computer applications, especially with MS Word and MS Excel, MS PowerPoint a plus.
  • Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret technical and non-technical information both in the English and French language.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to questions from senior managers in the field and HQ, counterparts, government representatives and others

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.