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19-152: GBV Manager
Country:Iraq
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.

Program Background

International Medical Corps in Iraq is based upon the medical and health needs encountered in various locations, with IMC supporting hospitals, primary health care centers, women's centers, Mobile Medical Units, and other health facilities throughout this area. Conversely, where it has met the needs of the local communities and established sustainable health care, IMC is a responsive and provider of emergency medical and health care, serving to the targeted vulnerable population.

Job Summary

The primary functions of the GBV Manager is to provide technical supervision and capacity building of the GBV team as well as provide quality GBV prevention and response activities and promote IMC as a leader agency in GBV in Iraq.

Main responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Program Planning

  • Work closely with the country team and GBV Technical Advisor to understand program goals and to meet expectations
  • Contribute to ongoing assessments and analyses to better understand protection risks, to map points of service for survivors of GBV and vulnerable individuals, and to identify support structures
  • Analyze trends of GBV and develop/adjust program strategies to meet needs
  • Contribute to program design and the preparation of concept notes and proposals

Program Implementation and Capacity Development

  • Identify and reinforce existing support mechanisms and work closely with local counterparts to ensure community buy-in and cultural appropriateness of activities
  • Strengthen case management and referral systems
  • Work with teams and communities to develop appropriate prevention and awareness-raising/behavior change strategies
  • Train and manage the GBV staff to become leaders of GBV prevention and response. Depending on skill sets and required roles, trainings may include: gender, guiding principles of addressing GBV, GBV case management, referral pathway development, compassionate care, facilitation skills, mobilization, project cycle management, etc.
  • Conduct regular supervision to ensure quality case management and GBV messaging.
  • Organize and support trainings for healthcare providers, as needed and appropriate
  • Contribute to information-sharing and data management systems
  • Compile monthly and quarterly reports, on time and with accurate data
  • Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed

Coordination

  • Coordinate with local and international NGOs, UN agencies and other stakeholders to ensure holistic support for survivors, including participation in strengthening GBV SOPs and referral pathways
  • Actively participate in protection/GBV working groups and contribute to interagency initiatives, also promoting IMC as a leader agency in GBV
  • 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

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

Financial Management

  • Develop work plans in line with financial pipelines
  • Work with Finance and Logistics to plan and procure supplies within program budgets
  • Ensure compliance with donor regulations

Security

  • Ensure compliance with security protocols and policies
  • Consider security implications of all program activities, reviewing all new initiatives with national staff and community leaders

Others

  • Fulfill any other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Respect the code of conduct and policies of the IMC and the standards of the GBV team
  • Adhere and uphold the IMC principle and policies (integrity, accountability and service) at the respective areas of work.

 

Code of Conduct

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.  If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.

Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Public Health, International Development or other relevant field of study

Experience

  • Three years’ experience in GBV program design and implementation, including at least one year of international, humanitarian experience
  • Training, management, and supervision experience in GBV required.
  • Trained on GBV Case management, EMAP, and SASA! preferred
  • Experience in GBV and protection work with displaced persons, refugees, returnees and vulnerable host communities.
  • Preferably has experience working in in humanitarian/low resource settings
  • Experience working in Middle East
  • Experience and skills in training non-professionals
  • Experience of advocacy / engagement with government and non-governmental organizations

Competency

  • Strong organizational and supervisory skills and interpersonal skills with the ability to work within different cultural environment.
  • Ability to work in difficult environment under very basic living conditions.
  • Ability to work within a team structure or in isolation, flexible, and can cope with stressful workloads and working with limited resources.
  • Knowledge of the IASC Guidelines on GBV in Emergency Settings.
  • Good command of English (speaking & writing)
  • Excellent command of the use of Microsoft Office especially Outlook, Work, Excel and Power Point.
  • Good communication, teamwork skills and ability to work independently.
  • Team player with high ability to work under pressure in a multi-cultural environment.

 

Equal Opportunities

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.