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 is currently implementing approximately 10 programs across nine sites in South Sudan. Through nearly 40 health facilities in urban and rural areas, International Medical Corps provides basic health care and integrated service provision, from preventative care to emergency surgery. To address South Sudan’s acute health worker shortage, and foster self-reliance, International Medical Corps trains health professionals and community volunteers. Also, IMC is implementing nutrition, sexual and reproductive health, mental health, and GBV and public health interventions in South Sudan.
IMC South Sudan is implementing DFID-financed GBV prevention and response program in Upper Nile, Jonglei Lakes and Unity states. IMC has secured a four year grant from DFID to implement GBV prevention and response programs in various sites across the country. This grant includes a component of protection program and income generating activities. IMC works to mainstream protection and GBV in their other programming to ensure safe access to quality services for vulnerable people. The grant runs through March of 2020.
The primary function of the GBV Coordinator is to provide technical guidance and supervision for the successful implementation of GBV prevention and response activities of International Medical Corps in multiple sites in South Sudan. He/she will also be responsible for managing donor relations and country-level representation. The Coordinator will support, encourage, and coach a large contingent of international and national GBV staff.
1. Program Planning:
2. Program Implementation and Capacity Development:
4. Human Resources Management:
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.
7. 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. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.
· Advanced degree in Social Work, Public Health, International Development or other relevant field of study preferred.
· Five to seven years of field experience, including experience in GBV program management and protection/GBV coordination.
· Ability to remain positive and professional in stressful working conditions.
· Ability to endure the constraints of hardship conditions in both a developing urban context and low resource remote field site locations.
· Relevant regional experience strongly preferred.
· Ability to exercise sound judgment, to remain flexible to a changing environment, and to make decisions independently.
· Strong oral and written communication skills.
· Ability to work well with a cross-cultural team.
· Experience working with implementing partners preferred.