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17-373: Consultant: CoP Facilitator
Department:Technical Unit
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

Period of Performance:  28 Nov 2017 – 27 Sep 2018

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.

Programme Background:
Managing Gender-based Violence in Emergencies (MGBViE) is a multi-phased learning programme designed to expand the pool of qualified GBV programme managers who can lead GBV prevention and response interventions in humanitarian settings. MGBViE includes three phases:  Phase I—a self-guided e-learning introductory course; Phase II—a face-to-face training workshop for graduates of Phase I; and, Phase III—continued learning, including mentorship and networking opportunities. 

With support from BPRM, International Medical Corps is organizing MGBViE learning opportunities to support capacity development of GBV professionals. To advance MGBViE Phase III, International Medical Corps will support the GBV AoR to launch a virtual Community of Practice (CoP). The CoP will offer a structured space for both emerging and experienced GBV specialists to connect across geographic locations, share experiences, and discuss challenges and ideas. The CoP should promote best practice and build common capacities across field sites.

The consultant CoP Facilitator will lead and guide the virtual CoP, including development and maintenance of CoP content; facilitation and management of CoP discussions; fostering of regular, meaningful, and constructive participation in the CoP; and regular monitoring and evaluation of CoP activity and learning objectives.

Task Description:
Consultant will serve as the GBV AoR Community of Practice Facilitator on the Global MGBViE program. Specifically, Consultant will complete the following tasks:

  •  Work closely with the GBV AoR Coordination team and the GPC CoP team to develop and lead the virtual CoP. This may require travel.
  • Create and curate content, drawing on relevant resources, case studies, toolkits, best practices, lessons learned, useful articles and reports
  • Grow CoP membership and work to connect members with counterparts for meaningful exchanges
  • Initiate, monitor, and facilitate discussions, including management of inappropriate discussions
  • Act as a thematic resource person providing basic technical support on GBViE content areas and related capacity building, guidance and general support to CoP users.
  • Manage day-to-day online functioning of the CoP. Provide basic technological support to members regarding use of the website/participation in the platforms
  • Connect with relevant counterparts, including GBV specialists and representatives of other CoPs
  • Update members with news related to training opportunities, conferences, etc.
  • Link the CoP to external resources, learning opportunities, webinars, other CoPs and social media
  • Monitor CoP participation; conduct regular analysis of participation, activity, and engagement; apply analysis to strengthen CoP
  • Conduct annual survey of CoP members

 Deliverables/Due Dates/Payment Schedule:



Due Date

1. A clear CoP Workplan


2. Daily facilitation of CoP


3. Quarterly analytic and narrative reports


4. Annual survey report


5. Production of communication materials related to CoP




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. 

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

• Advanced degree or equivalent in gender studies, social work, anthropology, public health, or other related field
• 5 to 7 years of relevant experience, including humanitarian field experience, GBV program management, GBV coordination, CoP facilitation
• Familiarity with humanitarian architecture and coordination mechanisms. Experience in interagency cooperation is highly desirable
• Excellent knowledge in theory and practice of GBV prevention and response, including the survivor-centered approach and multi-sectoral GBV response
• Significant professional GBV contacts
• High degree of familiarity, proficiency, and ease with social media and online communities
• Superior skills in facilitation, group management, and collaborative learning with a strong preference for those using technology platforms as a tool for learning, collaboration, and group work
• Proven experience in adult education, capacity building, education/training, planning and evaluating trainings, collaborative learning, or other learning activities
• Ability to work with a wide range of diverse stakeholders such as national and international NGOs, governments and local authorities, donors, international organizations
• Experience in the effective design and implementation of data collection and analysis
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: the ability to successfully and effectively communicate with people in a multi-cultural environment, across time zones and continents