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17-433: GBV Manager
Country:Iraq
Department:International Operations
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

BACKGROUND 

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.

 

JOB SUMMARY

The GBV Manager is a temporary position to support the set-up of the GBV component in IMC new program during 2 months. The GBV Manager will be responsible for the design, roll-out and oversight of the GBV program component of Emergency Protection Program in full compliance with the International Medical Corps’ policies and procedures in the designated areas. S/he will together with the Coordinator be responsible in the overall, for ensuring the quality of the project implementation through technical support, work planning, coordination (internal and external, staff capacity building. The prime responsibilities will be to set up the GBV component of IMC intervention, ensuring quality prevention and response services and activities, train national team to manage the day-to-day activities a; provide support in the technical training of the program staff, contribute to appropriate multi-sectoral coordination, assess and respond to evolving risks and needs of the target population.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

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 country management team and national team to set up the GBV intervention 
    • Set program strategies and a work plan with the involvement of the national team, in coordination with MHPSS, to meet program goals and to determine operational needs 
    • Analyze trends of GBV and develop/adjust program strategies to meet needs 
    • Contribute to production of proposals for any new projects 
    • Ensure GBV best practices, guiding principles and IMC Minimum Standards are followed and respected in IMC GBV program.

       

  2. Program Management 

     

    • Train the national team in GBV program management, ensure that the necessary tools and mechanisms are in place
    • Work with MHPSS to conduct a situational analysis in areas of operation to determine best implementation strategy 
    • Lead on the establishment of the mobile GBV teams integrated in the mobile medical units
    • Identify local partners and points of service and support for individuals in need of GBV specialized assistance  
    • Work in collaboration with the GBV partners to establish/reinforce appropriate community outreach and support structures as well as establish and/or reinforce referral pathways 
    • Train GBV staff to provide GBV psychosocial support and emergency GBV case management services  
    • Together with MHPSS, establish emergency case management systems  
    • Identify and train community-based volunteers for prevention activities and referral of survivors 
    • Organize and lead trainings for partner organizations working in various sectors  
    • Together with UNFPA organize and co-facilitate trainings for medical practitioners in clinical care for sexual assault survivors 
    • Support the development of strategies for community mobilization around GBV  
    • Support the integration of GBV consideration and guiding principles into mobile medical units 
    • Compile monthly and quarterly reports, on time and with accurate data 
    • Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed 

       

  3. Coordination 

     

    • Coordinate with UN, government and NGO partners to ensure well-coordinated prevention and response activities 
    • Actively participate in GBV sub cluster and relevant task force meetings for collaboration and program planning and Contribute to joint action plans 
    • Work with partners and community members to monitor and strengthen referral pathways 
    • Coordinate with other sector actors and working groups to ensure GBV integration 
    • Work closely with other sectors and consortium counterparts to integrate program components 
    • Maintain positive working relationships with all partners 

       

  4. HR Management & Staff Support 

     

    • Support the development of codes of conduct for GBV program staff and volunteers 
    • Recruit GBV Program Staffs to implement activities, identify the gaps in the capacity and provide them the needed training according to each one’s role and in line with the GBV Core competences.  
    • Supervise and mentor GBV team and other staff working for the project on a daily base 
    • Develop support strategies for GBV staff and volunteers and introduce principles of self-care 
    • Provide technical and program management trainings for staff and volunteers 

       

  5. Representation 

     

    • Represent the organization at meetings as appropriate  
    • Ensure maximum visibility of the agency amongst the UN, Government 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 

       

  6. Financial Management 

     

    • Support the national team in the financial management of the GBV component
    • Support the national team to develop financial pipelines in line with program implementation plans 
    • Support the national team to ensure planned program activities are in line with the budget and executed in a timely manner 
    • Support the national team to work with Logistics to procure program supplies within program budgets 
    • Adhere to IMC and donor requirements and flag any funding challenges 

       

  7. Personal Conduct/security

 

  • Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct 
  • Maintain confidentiality and uphold other principles in line with protection programming 
  • Ensure application and compliance of security protocols and policies  
  • Consider security implications of all program activities, reviewing all new initiatives with staff teams and community leaders 

 

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.


“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.”

Qualifications:

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

  • Advanced degree in Social Work, Public Health, International Development or other relevant field of study preferred 
  • Three years of field experience preferred, and experience in GBV program management a must 
  • Experience in emergencies and conflict areas strongly preferred 
  • Familiarity with standards and guidelines for GBV programming and coordination as well as guidance on prevention of SEA 
  • Familiarity with approaches for community and individual psychosocial support 
  • 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 the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations 
  • Excellent decision making skills 
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written 
  • Ability to work well with a team 
  • Proficient in computer applications, especially with MS Word and MS Excel, MS PowerPoint 

  

 “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.”