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.
International Medical Corps has been operating in Nigeria since November 2013, and currently has projects in three States (Sokoto, Kano and Borno). In Borno, International Medical Corps has been actively implementing interventions to support vulnerable populations recently affected by conflict and displacement due to Boko Haram insurgency. Northeastern Nigeria has experienced large-scale population displacement over the last few years because of the Boko Haram insurgency. Currently it is estimated that at 2.2 million people are displaced in North-East, at 70% of them are in Borno State, living in informal settlements, host communities, and government designated formal IDP camps. Borno is one of the states most affected by the ongoing insurgency in Nigeria, where several thousands of people have been left homeless by recurrent Boko Haram attacks, forcing populations to seek safety in IDP camps, informal settlements or with host families in and around Maiduguri town, the capital city of Borno State.
With support from ECHO and OFDA, International Medical Corps is currently implementing emergency programs in Borno focusing on WASH and GBV by targeting internally displaced persons and host community. While our OFDA funded GBV program recently ended, IMC aims to build on the achievements under this program through a new GBV intervention funded through ECHO HIP 2016
The GBV Full-time Employee will provide leadership for the GBV prevention and response program supporting affected communities in North-East Nigeria.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Employee will serve as the GBV a lead on the implementation of OFDA and ECHO program in Nigeria. Specifically, the Coordinator will complete the following tasks:
Promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conduct work with the highest level of integrity. Communicate these values to staff and to partners and require them to adhere to these values.
6. Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
International Medical Corps is a ‘first-responder’ both to natural and men-made disasters and has a mandate of working in remote locations. The organization has a comprehensive security management policy and plan in place and committed to do everything possible within its remit to ensure safety and security. Notwithstanding, the mandate and programming choices of International Medical Corps require staff with high degree of resilience, extremely decisive quality and ability to move fast. 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.
These duties and responsibilities are not comprehensive enough to describe all activities, other tasks may be assigned from time to time by the Emergency Program Coordinator (EPC, Program Director (PD), Country Director (CD) and Technical Unit (TU).
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.
• Advanced degree in Social Work, Public Health, International Development or other relevant field of study preferred
• Minimum five 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 team
• Strong communication skills, both oral and written