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17-261: GBV Consultant
Country:South Sudan
Department:International Operations
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.

Terms of Reference

Consultancy to fill the position of GBV Coordinator temporarily while recruitment for a full time staff is finalized.

  1. Background

    International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian organization that responds to conflict, natural disasters, and health crises around the world, dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care and health care-related activities. International Medical Corps has been working in South Sudan since 1994, and has remained throughout times of war and crisis to provide care to people when they are most vulnerable and to help them recover when fighting ceases.

    IMC has been implementing a GBV response and prevention program in South Sudan since April 2014. The program was started in Malakal POC and has since expanded to Wau Shilluk and Malakal town in upper Nile state. IMC is currently implementing a four (4) year project ( 1st July 2016-31st March 2020) under the Humanitarian Assistance and Resilience Building in South Sudan (HARRIS) funded by Department for International development (DFID). The project is titled, ‘GBV Prevention and Response for conflict-affected populations in South Sudan’. The project is being implemented in three states namely; Jonglei, Upper Nile and Unity.  The program is currently working in four states across the country; Jonglei, Upper Nile, Unity and Western Bahr el Ghazal states. IMC is covering five field sites, and works together with an implementing partner for additional four sites within the same states, however different locations. IMC provides emergency case management and psychosocial support services, access to CMR services, risk mitigation efforts, information dissemination and capacity building for partners and key community structures. The current project also has a component of income generating activities (IGA) and a small component of protection.

  2. The project aims

    The project aims to empower communities and build resilience through promoting social and behavioral change to address the root causes of GBV and improve safe access to quality survivor-centered GBV services for survivors of GBV. IMC will provide comprehensive service including Clinical Management of Rape (CMR), Psychosocial Support (PSS), case management and risk mitigation. Need-based income generating activities (IGA) will also be introduced for vulnerable women with the necessary technical and financial support to empower women economically and reduce the risk of GBV especially domestic violence, sexual exploitation and abuse.

  3. Consultant will serve as the Interim GBV Coordinator on the DFID HARRIS program  in South Sudan.  Specifically, Consultant will complete the following tasks:

     The scope of the role is:

    • Continuously technical support of the implementation of the GBV portfolio;
    • Continuous support to ensure sound financial, management and administration of the portfolio;
    • Work with the GBV Managers in the field, logistics and finance in Juba and senior management team to ensure implementation
    • Review tools in place for data collection, implementation and technical assurance;
    • Support the standardization of the technical tools/approaches across field sites (including with implementing partner) as appropriate;
    • Provide support to protection and livelihoods staff;
    • Work closely with implementing partner to ensure sound programming.
    • The consultant is expected to maintain the programming, and build on the foundations put in place of predecessor;
    • Meet with donors and other stakeholders as necessary. Participate in coordination meetings when necessary;
    • Other tasks not listed, as is needed for sound programming and project management/coordination.
  1. Project impact

    Communities in Jonglei, Unity, Western Bahr el Ghazal and Upper Nile States empowered and resilient to threats of GBV

    Agreed impact indicators

  • Proportion of women who participate in livelihoods activities who report increased decision-making power
  • Proportion of community member who report improved safety and protection against GBV linked to established mechanisms in the community  

    The project will focus on delivering the following outcomes:

  1. Outcome1: Women and girls in Upper, Jonglei and unity states have access to basic services, increased participation in economic opportunities and decision making by 2020.
  2. Aims and Objective of the Baseline Survey

    The overall aim is to fill the position of GBV Coordinator in the interim while the recruitment process is fulfilled. This means taking up the managerial, administrative and technical role as GBV coordinator for a program that includes protection and livelihoods components. 

    The role will require to ensure basic tools for program management, data collection, data analysis, program management, and technical coherence per global standards are maintained. This includes maintaining and building the relationship and ensuring support to the implementing partner.

    Specific objectives

    To ensure continuous support to GBV Managers based in field locations, and ensure sound programming as an interim GBV Coordinator. The role includes these specific objectives:

    1. Ensure that the GBV portfolio is technically and managerially supported;

Responsibilities/ Key Deliverables

Specific responsibilities of the consultant will include the following:

  1. To work closely with IMC GBV Managers based in the field, to ensure they receive the support needed technically and managerially.
  2. Ensure sound data collection for monthly and quarterly reports from staff and implementing partners
  3. Work closely with implementing partner to support the fulfillment of portfolio;
  4. Work on reports and proposals as needed;
  5. Work closely with the HQ technical support;
  6. Any other tasks related to program management that may arise;
  7. Make a final report containing hand over notes, recommendations for improvement of program, and related issues. 

Duration of the Consultancy

The Consultancy is expected to take a period of 3 months, with the possibility of extension for another 3 months.

  1. Ownership of outputs

    The outputs of this contract as stipulated in the Terms of Reference belong to IMC South Sudan.

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

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. 


The successful consultant will have a solid track record on the criteria below, with examples of evidence for each.  The Company or consultant engaged to undertake the assignment must fulfil the following requirements

  • Advanced degree in Social Work, Public Health, International Development or other relevant field of study preferred
  • Minimum five – seven years of field experience, including experience in GBV program management and protection/GBV coordination
  • Experience with proposal writing, reporting and M&E
  • Experience working with income generating activities preferred
  • Experience working with implementing partners preferred
  • Relevant regional experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, to remain flexible to a changing environment, and to make decisions independently
  • Ability to work well with a cross-cultural teamStrong communication skills, both oral and written.