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18-075: GBV Manager
Department:Technical Unit
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:
International Medical Corps (IMC) 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, IMC 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, IMC rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.


The GBV/CP Manager will be the focal point for IMC’s GBV and CP activities in Syria. Based in Damascus, S/he will be responsible for the managerial oversight and coordination of the IMC GBV/CP activities and projects, in particular, prevention and response activities through community centers and health facilities and community based responses for internally displaced populations (IDPs) and host communities in areas of operations, in line with local SOPs and international standards.



Program Planning 

·        Supporting the design and implementation of GBV/CP programing, including the development of technically sound and contextual psycho-social support group curricula. 

·        Work closely with the GBV technical advisor in HQ, country level senior management and IMC Program Managers based in the field to ensure achievement of IMC’s program goals. 


Program Implementation

·       Provide ongoing leadership and technical support for the establishment and implementation of GBV activities (including case management, psychosocial/emotional support, community support groups, information dissemination, risk mitigation activities and community mobilization). 


  • Support staff that are running activities in the women friendly space (WFS). Oversee girls and women's support programming including activities at WFS and work to achieve sustainable and community-owned mechanisms for these.

Contribute to Knowledge Management, Monitoring & Evaluation, and Reporting 

To contribute towards Program Learning activities in order to measure impact and ensure continuing improvement. Including but not limited to: 

·        Ensure the quality of activities through regular monitoring and technical support, data collection and management. 

  • Generate regular, accurate and timely GBV data and narrative reports for purposes of program monitoring and promoting good understanding about projects best practices and lessons learned, with management, donors, partners, and communities.  

Training/capacity building 

·        Provide ongoing oversight, technical support and mentorship to GBV staff during program implementation to ensure programming meets GBV best practice and guiding principles that prioritizes the needs of the beneficiaries. 

·        Identify staff capacity gaps in GBV both in operational locations and develop staff training plans to build capacity on GBV for social workers, women empowerment officers, and GBV outreach officers. 


Coordination and Networking 

  • Actively participate and contribute to the GBV sub-cluster, and strengthening the role of IMC as GBV actor..  
  • Attend and participate in relevant working groups, advocacy initiatives, task forces, coordination activities, and committees convened at district, regional or National level, as is possible and relevant.
  • 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.


  • 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.

·       A Diploma/Degree in Law, Social Work, Public Health, or other relevant field of study 

·       Master degree in Conflict resolution, Gender Studies, International Law, Human Rigths 

·       5-6 years’ experience in GBV and/or CP program management and field implementation of protection/GBV/CP coordination in humanitarian contexts.  

·       Experience in delivering/supporting the delivery of psychosocial support, psychological first aid and/or case management for survivors of GBV. 

·       Practical experience in GBV prevention, including social norms change and male engagement, and outreach preferred. 

·       Demonstrated experience facilitating GBV interventions with key stakeholders: community leadership structures and survivor service providers.  

·       Staff management experience. 

·       Training and capacity building skills, particularly using participatory techniques for training on different components of GBV and CP programming. 

·       Experience working directly with vulnerable populations, including IDP and refugee populations and GBV survivors in emergency response context. Experience working with adolescent and youth populations and CP topics. 

·       Familiarity with global standards and guidelines for GBV/CP programming and survivor centered approach. 

·       Able to develop effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders. 

·       Ability to exercise sound judgment, to remain flexible to a changing environment, and to make decisions independently. 

·       Strong communication skills, both oral and written