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18-396: GBV Coordinator
Country:South Sudan
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 underserved communities worldwide. By 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.


International Medical Corps is currently implementing approximately 10 programs across nine sites in South Sudan. Through nearly 40 health facilities in urban and rural areas, International Medical Corps provides basic health care and integrated service provision, from preventative care to emergency surgery. To address South Sudan’s acute health worker shortage, and foster self-reliance, International Medical Corps trains health professionals and community volunteers. Also, IMC is implementing nutrition, sexual and reproductive health, mental health, and GBV and public health interventions in South Sudan. 

IMC South Sudan is implementing DFID-financed GBV prevention and response program in Upper Nile, Jonglei Lakes and Unity states. IMC has secured a four year grant from DFID to implement GBV prevention and response programs in various sites across the country. This grant includes a component of protection program and income generating activities. IMC works to mainstream protection and GBV in their other programming to ensure safe access to quality services for vulnerable people. The grant runs through March of 2020. 


The primary function of the GBV Coordinator is to provide technical guidance and supervision for the successful implementation of GBV prevention and response activities of International Medical Corps in multiple sites in South Sudan. He/she will also be responsible for managing donor relations and country-level representation. The Coordinator will support, encourage, and coach a large contingent of international and national GBV staff. 


1.    Program Planning: 

  • Work closely with the GBV technical advisor in HQ, country level senior management, the GBV Manager and GBV Program Managers based in the field to ensure achievement of IMC’s program goals  
  • Provide strategic direction and undertake analysis of GBV trends, gaps in services, and IMC’s capacities to better address needs  
  • Contribute to program design and oversee the preparation of concept notes and proposals 
  • Contribute to ongoing programmatic assessments  
  • Any other task as necessary to complete the work as a GBV coordinator   


2.    Program Implementation and Capacity Development: 

  • Provide ongoing technical support and capacity building to GBV staff during programme implementation. Organize and lead GBV technical trainings as needed  
  • Provide technical support to strengthen and standardize programming across sites, including psychosocial support activities and case management systems, outreach and prevention strategies, and awareness-raising efforts 
  • Contribute to healthcare trainings to improve clinical response of rape  
  • Provide guidance on information-sharing and data management systems 
  • Compile monthly and quarterly reports, on time and with accurate data 
  • Work with implementing partners to ensure prompt implementation of program per global standards 

3. Coordination: 

  • Participate and contribute to the Juba-based GBV sub-cluster 
  • Advocate for adherence to SOPs and on behalf of program teams as needed 
  • Ensure maximum visibility of IMC amongst the UN and NGO community 
  • Coordinate internally to support mainstreaming of GBV and protection in IMC South Sudan 
  • Coordinate and collaborate with implementing partners, and support their capacity building  

4. Human Resources Management: 

  • Assist in recruitment and support of qualified program staff as needed  
  • Promote and support strategies for staff to do self-care 
  • Regular field visits to support field teams 
  • Conduct staff appraisals  

5. Security: 

  • Comply with security protocols and policies  
  • Consider security implications of all program activities, carefully reviewing new initiatives with program teams 
  • Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed 
  • Experience with proposal writing, reporting and M&E 
  • Experience working with income generating activities preferred 

6. Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: 

Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps. 


7. 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. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.  




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


·        Five to seven years of field experience, including experience in GBV program management and protection/GBV coordination.  


·        Ability to remain positive and professional in stressful working conditions.  

·        Ability to endure the constraints of hardship conditions in both a developing urban context and low resource remote field site locations.  

·        Relevant regional experience strongly preferred.  

·        Ability to exercise sound judgment, to remain flexible to a changing environment, and to make decisions independently.  

·        Strong oral and written communication skills.  

·        Ability to work well with a cross-cultural team.  

·        Experience working with implementing partners preferred.