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19-243: GBV Manager
Country:Democratic Republic of Congo
Department:Technical Unit
  
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.

Background

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) confirmed its tenth outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) on August 1, 2018, just days after the Equateur Province EVD outbreak ended. The National Institute of Biomedical Research (INRB) completed the sequencing of the virus’s genome and has determined that the new outbreak, in North Kivu and Ituri, is not linked to the Equateur Province outbreak. The Ministry of Health (MoH), as of September 23, 2018, has reported 150 cases of hemorrhagic fever, with 119 confirmed as EVD and 31 probable cases of EVD. There has been a total of 100 reported deaths, out of which 69 were confirmed EVD deaths in this outbreak.

Job Purpose

Under the supervision of the GBV Coordinator, the Emergency GBV Program Manager will be based in Butembo overseeing and coordinating project implementation in the Emergency Response Zone.  The incumbent will support the Coordinator on project design, proposal writing process and reporting as well on monthly, quarterly, midterm and end of project report in line with donor’s expectation and requirements.

 

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

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 and work closely with the DRC GBV Coordinator

 

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

 

3.   Coordination

·         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 mechanism 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 emergency, in consultation with relevant partners and the GBV coordinator

·         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

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.
Qualifications:

Qualifications

·         Advanced degree in Social Work, Public Health, International Development or other relevant field of study preferred

Experience

·         Experience managing GBV prevention and response programs. Prior emergency response experience strongly preferred.

·         Experience conducting GBV assessments

·         Experience facilitating GBV trainings

Competencies

·         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, OFDA and other NGOs.

Other

·         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

. Fluent in French and English

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.