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18-280: GBV Specialist
Country:Cameroon
Department:International Programs
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:
The primary functions of the GBV Specialist is to oversee the implementation of quality GBV prevention and response activities, building capacity and promoting IMC as a leading agency in GBV. The incumbent will spend 50% visiting other regions under his/her responsibility.

1.          Program Planning
- Work closely with the GBV Program Managers to understand program goals and to meet expectations
- Contribute to quality assessments planned by IRC in collaboration with IMC under the project “ Developing an Inter-agency Women and Girls’ Safe Space Toolkit for Humanitarian Settings”
- Analyze trends of GBV and suggest ways to develop/adjust program strategies to meet needs
- Contribute to program design and the preparation of concept notes and proposals and reports
- Review PMT (Project management tools) including pipelines from East, Adamaoua and North Regions

2.        Program Implementation and Capacity Development
- Identify and reinforce existing support mechanisms and work closely with local counterparts to ensure community buy-in and cultural appropriateness of activities
- Strengthen case management and referral systems
- Work with teams and communities to develop appropriate prevention and awareness-raising/behavior change strategies
- Support GBV staff to become leaders of GBV prevention and response. Depending on skill sets and required roles, trainings may include: gender, guiding principles of addressing GBV, GBV case management, referral pathway development, compassionate care, facilitation skills, mobilization, project cycle management, etc.
- Organize and support trainings for healthcare providers, as needed and appropriate
- Contribute to information-sharing and data management systems
- Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed

3.        Coordination
- Coordinate with local and international NGOs, UN agencies and other stakeholders to ensure holistic support for survivors, including participation in strengthening GBV SOPs and referral pathways
- Actively participate in protection/GBV working groups and contribute to interagency initiatives, also promoting IMC as a leader agency in GBV
- Ensure maximum visibility of IMC and relevant donors 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

4.        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

5.        Financial Management
- Review work, spending and procurement plans in line with IMC’s financial pipelines
- Ensure compliance with donor financial regulations

6.        Security
- Ensure compliance with security protocols and policies
- Consider security implications of all program activities, reviewing all new initiatives with national/ field staff and community leaders and incentive workers or volunteer

Qualifications:

BA or Master’s degree in Social Work, Public Health, International Development or other relevant field of study

Experience (Identify specific experiences necessary for this position)

- Three to Five years’ experience in GBV program design and implementation, including at least two years in a humanitarian/ camp setting
- Familiarity with standards and guidelines for GBV programming and coordination as well as guidance on protection from SEA
- Experience in representing and promote the agency in relevant coordination forum.

Competency (List technical expertise and soft skills required including languages)

- Proven knowledge and experience in developing and implementing community mobilization projects
- Supervisory skills
- Ability to work well with a cross-cultural team
- Strong communication skills, both oral and written
- Flexibility
- Ability to exercise sound judgment, to remain flexible to a changing environment, and to make decisions independently