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18-380: GBV Manager - Roster for Emergency Responses
Department:Humanitarian Response
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.


When catastrophe hits, International Medical Corps is often one of the first humanitarian aid organizations on the scene—providing rapid and effective aid that saves lives, reduces suffering, and promotes self-reliance.

 International Medical Corps has established an International Emergency Roster to ensure that emergency positions are filled in a timely manner with professionally qualified, gender balanced, geographically diverse, linguistically able, and a highly motivated corps of professionals. The team includes coordinators, logisticians, doctors and water and sanitation experts. It also includes specialists who focus on protection, prevention of sexual violence and aid for rape survivors and mental health.

Selected Emergency Response Team (ERT) members are always on standby to deploy to a crisis within 72 hours, whether they are launching into new areas or lending support to International Medical Corps teams already on the ground. International Medical Corps maintains a roster of volunteers, staff and available specialists who have been interviewed and have completed pre-deployment paperwork, orientation and training. The roster is updated on regular basis as new responders are identified and members update their areas of expertise and other relevant information. Through this expression of interest, applicants are encouraged to submit their profiles so that their information is readily available in the International Medical Corps applicant tracking system.


The primary function of the Emergency GBV Manager is to ensure GBV concerns are integrated into emergency response activities and to lead GBV coordination and program implementation.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.

1. Program Planning
• Work closely with the Team Leader/Country Director to meet understand program goals and to meet expectations
• Lead/participate in a coordinated rapid assessment to better understand risks of GBV, to map points of service for survivors of GBV, and to identify support structures
• Initiate planning for longer-term GBV prevention and response activities, including case management systems, as emergency stabilizes
• Contribute to production of proposals for any new projects

2. Coordination
• Coordinate with all relevant actors and actively participate in GBV working group or sub-cluster (where active)
• As needed, support GBV coordination groups to develop inclusive membership, terms of reference, information management systems, standard operating procedures, and to build capacity of GBV partners
• Work with partners and community members to develop a referral pathway and referral mechanism for AoR
• Coordinate with other sectors and participate in additional cluster working groups to ensure integration of GBV concerns into various services

3. Training
• Organize and lead trainings for partner organizations working in various sectors
• Organize and lead trainings for key groups of first responders
• Organize and co-facilitate trainings for medical practitioners
• Identify and train community-based volunteers for prevention activities and support of survivors
• Build capacity of local organizations providing psychosocial support

4. Representation
• Represent the organization at meetings as appropriate
• Ensure maximum visibility of the agency 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 5. Human Resources Management
• Assist in the selection, training and support of qualified program staff
• Develop support strategies for staff and introduce principles of self care

6. Security
• Ensures application and compliance of security protocols and policies
• Consider security implications of all program activities, reviewing new initiatives with national staff, partners and community leaders.
• Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.

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
  • Three years of field experience, including experience in GBV program management and GBV coordination or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in emergencies and conflict areas strongly preferred
  • Relevant regional experience strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with standards and guidelines for GBV programming and coordination as well as guidance on prevention of SEA
  • Familiarity with international humanitarian operations, coordination structures, and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs 
  • Fluency in another language such as French, Arabic, or Spanish is an advantage 
  • 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
  • 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