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18-198: GBV Manager
Country:South Sudan
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 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 funded GBV prevention and response program in Upper Nile, Jonglei, Western Bar el Ghazal and Unity states. IMC has secured a four-year grant from DFID to implement GBV prevention and response programs in different parts of 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 primary function of the GBV Program Manager is to provide technical and managerial guidance for successful implementation of GBV prevention and response activities of International Medical Corps in Fashoda county, Upper Nile State. The GBV Program Manager will also act as site manager with the support from Malakal’s site manager to run operations of the field office.

JOB SUMMARY

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ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Programme Planning

  • Work closely with the GBV Program Coordinator, and senior management team when necessary, to ensure achievement of the GBV program goals
  • Provide strategic direction and undertake analysis of GBV trends, gaps in services, and IMC’s capacities to better address needs in the assigned field location
  • Contribute to program design and oversee the preparation of concept notes and proposals
  • Contribute to ongoing programmatic assessments and ensure continuous improvement within the GBV programme


Program Implementation and Capacity Development

  • Lead the program start-up processes and discussions with local implementing partners, government authorities and other key stakeholders
  • Provide ongoing technical support and capacity building to GBV staff during programme implementation
  • Provide technical support to strengthen and standardize programming as per global standards, including psychosocial support activities and case management systems, outreach and prevention strategies, and awareness-raising efforts
  • Organize and lead GBV technical trainings as needed for national staff
  • Provide guidance on information-sharing and data management systems at field level
  • Support the compilation of reports and assessments with accurate data
  • Raise and track procurement requests and plan the delivery and distribution of items at field level
  • Plan and monitor budget for the assigned field site


Coordination

  • Participate and contribute to the GBV working group and protection working group
  • Do advocacy for gaps and needs in the field
  • Coordinate with national and international NGOs, UN agencies and other stakeholders to ensure holistic support for survivors, including participation in strengthening GBV SOPs and referral pathways
  • Advocate for adherence to SOPs and on behalf of program teams as needed
  • Ensure maximum visibility of IMC amongst the UN and NGO community


Human Resources Management

  • Assist in recruitment and support of qualified program staff as needed
  • Promote support strategies for staff, including principles of self-care
  • Fill in for program managers as needed during any periods of extended absence, including support and supervision of program teams

 

Site management

  • Monitor and lead on spending and procurement planning of operational costs, including leading on the procurement of operational supplies
  • Ensure warehouse spot checks are planned and conducted
  • Share reports for warehouse spot checks with budget holders and the logistics team
  • Submit the monthly forecasted cash requests based on activity needs every month before the 25th
  • Coordinate site budgets with finance/admin unit to ensure adequate for support for program operations
  • Review of completed payroll and timesheets for accuracy, as required
  • Overall oversight and management of field site human resource management such as staff contracts, terminal benefits, field staff requisition review and submission, etc.
  • Submit the weekly security report and relocatable staff/site visitor list.
  • Report any incident that occurs at the project site to the country office and submit an online report through the Incident Management System in a timely manner.
  • Develop and update a site specific programmatic contingency plan.
  • Monitor security daily, including evaluations.


Security

  • Comply with security protocols and policies
  • Consider security implications of all program activities, carefully reviewing new initiatives with program teams
  • Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed
  • Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct

     

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. 

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Social Work, Sociology, Gender, Public Health, International

    Development or other relevant field of study or equivalent experience

  • Three to five years experience in GBV program design and implementation, including at least one year of international, humanitarian experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Relevant regional experience strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with standards and guidelines for GBV programming and coordination as well as guidance on protection from SEA
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, to remain flexible to a changing environment, and to work and make decisions independently