International Medical Corps’ GBV prevention and response programs are designed to support and empower women and girls who are most at risk of GBV and who face particular risks during and after armed conflict and natural disasters. International Medical Corps’ priority is to strengthen core services for survivors of GBV, particularly case management and psychosocial support services, as well as quality healthcare. In areas of operation, International Medical Corps works with local organizations, community-based support workers, and healthcare providers to provide survivor-centred care and support. International Medical Corps also works with communities to promote women’s equality and to combat beliefs and practices that perpetuate different forms of GBV. International Medical Corps tailors its programs to ensure activities are needs-driven, adapted for cultural and security considerations, and responsive to the nature and extent of GBV present in different contexts. With focused GBV prevention and response programs in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, and International Medical Corps also contributes to the development of global standards and lessons learned for this field of work.
International Medical Corps is leading a program to develop a resource toolkit for GBV program teams to use in their work with community leaders. While leaders are widely recognized as important stakeholders in community protection, gender-based violence (GBV) programs lack specific guidance to effectively and safely engage traditional leaders, and to consider the breadth of areas in which leaders might contribute to both GBV prevention and response.
Through this program, International Medical Corps will consult GBV specialists, review available materials, and conduct formative research in three diverse humanitarian contexts to develop a draft toolkit, which will then be piloted in those contexts. Once finalized, the toolkit will be published and shared with the global humanitarian community for adaptation and application in a range of settings.
The GBV Specialist- Community Leaders will be dedicate his/her time to the development and piloting of a program toolkit, including both program guidance and training materials, to assist GBV programs in their work with traditional leaders.
This position will report to International Medical Corps’ Senior GBV Advisor. The position is home based and will involve approximately 20% travel.
Field Support: Training and Capacity Building
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.