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19-253: GBV Technial Specialist
Department:International Programs
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

The GBV Technical Specialist will ensure the principles of effective and high quality GBV programming are applied by providing technical support and supervision consistent with international and national standards and ensure that program design and implementation creates no harm in the communities, promotes humanitarian principles and has positive impact. The GBV Technical Specialist will be responsible for strategy development, program design, implementation, standardization, and evaluation of all GBV-related activities in IMC Ukraine integrated protection program. The GBV Technical Specialist will be based in Mariupol with regular travel to project sites. 

Major Areas of Responsibility 


  1. Program Quality and Impact 
  • Promote excellence in IMC Ukraine GBV programs through ongoing technical support for field based program-staff with technical support from HQ;
  • Provide overall leadership for the GBV programs, ensuring quality of activities and targeted impact, and compliance with IMC and donor regulations;
  • Develop and support collection, analysis and use of data to improve GBV program implementation and promote effective monitoring and evaluation systems;
  • Support Project Manager to fulfill their budget-holder responsibilities;


    1. Program Design and Strategy 
  • Ensure that new proposals promote high quality programming by responding to identified needs, taking into account recognized best practices, minimum standards and lessons learned from earlier programs;
  • Participate in the development of program budgets;
  • Lead and participate in proposal development to sustain GBV program activities;


    1. Capacity Building and Human Resources Management 
  • Support capacity building activities for local partners, and staff to design, implement and monitor high quality programming through mentoring, training and evaluations;
  • Set performance objectives with all supervisees and conduct scheduled performance evaluations;
  • Ensure that all supervisees complete the performance management cycle with their own supervisees;
  • Participate in hiring, selection and training of new staff as needed.


    1. Representation / Coordination 
  • Ensure that IMCs contribution to the GBV sector in Ukraine is recognized and valued by stakeholders, through proactive representation in meetings and coordination activities;
  • Engage regularly with potential local and international partners to coordinate GBV activities and explore possible partnerships;
  • Provide proper representation in cluster, reference group meetings and ad hoc working groups.

The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
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  • University degree in social sciences and/or development; 
  • Minimum 4-5 years GBV program management experience, preferably in protracted crisis contexts, working with an international NGO;
  • Thorough understanding and experience in survivor centered case management services and ability to adapt psychosocial knowledge and skills to cultural context;
  • Thorough knowledge of gender-based violence prevention and response program model in humanitarian contexts;
  • Experience in community-based approaches and knowledge of community based protection;
  • Demonstrated experience with capacity building and remote management of partner organizations;
  • Understanding of GBV Coordination in humanitarian contexts; 
  • Experience in supervising, guiding and training staff, individually or in groups;  
  • Experience planning/collaborating with government officials, other health, social protection staff, and organizations;
  • Demonstrated experience of monitoring and evaluating projects;
  • Proposal and grant writing experience;
  • Excellent report writing, research documentation and presentation skills;
  • Excellent computer, writing, and communication skills;
  • Fluent in English, working knowledge of Russian and/or Ukrainian is an asset.