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17-402: Emergency Gender-Based Violence(GBV) Manager
Department:International Programs
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

Department:  Humanitarian Response Team (HRT)

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 for rapid response to emergencies. International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

Program Background

International Medical Corps is a ‘first-responder’ both to natural and man-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 a high degree of resilience, sound judgment, the ability to move fast, and the willingness to travel and work in unstable situations and harsh conditions.

The primary function of the Emergency GBV Manager is to ensure GBV concerns are integrated into emergency response activities and to lead GBV coordination and program implementation.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.

1. Program Planning
• Work closely with the Team Leader/Country Director to meet understand program goals and to meet expectations
• Lead/participate in a coordinated rapid assessment to better understand risks of GBV, to map points of service for survivors of GBV, and to identify support structures
• Initiate planning for longer-term GBV prevention and response activities, including case management systems, as emergency stabilizes
• Contribute to production of proposals for any new projects

2. Coordination
• Coordinate with all relevant actors and actively participate in GBV working group or sub-cluster (where active)
• As needed, support GBV coordination groups to develop inclusive membership, terms of reference, information management systems, standard operating procedures, and to build capacity of GBV partners
• Work with partners and community members to develop a referral pathway and referral mechanism for AoR
• Coordinate with other sectors and participate in additional cluster working groups to ensure integration of GBV concerns into various services

3. Training
• Organize and lead trainings for partner organizations working in various sectors
• Organize and lead trainings for key groups of first responders
• Organize and co-facilitate trainings for medical practitioners
• Identify and train community-based volunteers for prevention activities and support of survivors
• Build capacity of local organizations providing psychosocial support

4. Representation
• Represent the organization at meetings as appropriate
• 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 5. 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

6. Security
• Ensures application and compliance of security protocols and policies
• Consider security implications of all program activities, reviewing new initiatives with national staff, partners and community leaders.
• Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.

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. 


Qualifications/Essential Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in Social Work, Public Health, International Development or other relevant field of study preferred
  • Experience managing GBV prevention and response programs. Prior emergency response experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience conducting GBV assessments
  • Familiarity with standards and current guidance for GBV prevention, response, and coordination, including standards for protection from SEA.
  • Familiarity with humanitarian architecture and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs.
  • Profound cross-cultural awareness
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently, as well as to work well with a team
  • Extremely flexible, and the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written


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.