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19-137: GBV Program 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 areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high 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.

Role Summary

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 South Sudan.

Main Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Program 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 program

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


  • 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


  • 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
It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.  If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.


  • Advanced degree in Social Work,Sociology, Gender, Public Health, International Development or other relevant field of study or equivalent experience 


  • At least 5 years experience in GBV program design and implementation, including at least one year of international, humanitarian experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Relevant regional experience strongly preferred
  • Specific experience of designing and managing DFID and other major donor projects (desired)


  • 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
  • Strong communication, management, grant and donor
  • English fluency required
  • Arabic proficiency will be an added advantage

Equal Opportunities

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.