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19-166: GBV and Psychosocial Technical 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. 

 

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 

 

Job Purpose 

The primary function of the GBV and PSS Technical Manager is to provide technical and programmatic guidance to IMC’s GBV programme implementing partner, Health Link South Sudan (HLSS). HLSS implements GBV programming in three locations under DFID HARISS in Jonglei and Upper Nile States. 

 

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. 

Technical Program support: 

·       Support HLSS to utilize GBV global standards and guidelines for the implementation of their programme  

·       Support in the development of training and outreach materials.  

·       Support in the facilitation of trainings to HLSS’s staff.  

·       Conduct regular field visits to all three sites to provide support, identify capacity building needs and monitor the progress of the project  

·       Provide standardized monitoring and evaluation tools and guidance on how to use these  

·       Support in the use of the GBVIMS and safe information sharing procedures  

·       Support in planning for key events (IWD and 16 days of campaigns) 

·       Support in preparing quality and timely programme progress report, and feeding into the overall DFID quarterly and end line reports 

·       Support in the AAP strategy  

·       Support GBV coordinator in providing capacity building and guidance to IMC GBV teams.  

Coordination: 

·       Organize bi-weekly meetings with the GBV programme manager to review progress and technical capacity building plan  

·       Work with HLSS on feedback from ELFSS assessments, and support HLSS in addressing the feedback  

·       Organize and lead the quarterly project steering committee with IMC’s and HLSS SMT and GBV programme management team  

·       Coordinate with IMC’s EEL Manager for support for HLSS’s EEL componentKeep informed IMC’s GBV Coordinator about general progress from the partner, challenges and planning  

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  

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

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

Experience 

  • Three to five years experience in GBV program design and implementation, including at least 2 years 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  

Desirable: 

·       Specific experience of designing and managing DFID and other major donor projects. 

Competency 

·       Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the responsibilities specific to the job, as well as the ongoing capacity to stay abreast of changes in job functions  

·       Demonstrates the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with other employees Maintains good work relationships both internally and externally and has the ability to work productively as a team  

·       Demonstrates the ability to make good decisions about what should be done given a specific situation. Thinks carefully before taking action and behaves appropriately for the circumstances  

·       Demonstrates the ability to use creativity, reasoning, past experience, information and available resources to resolve issues  

·       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 standards to partners and requires them to adhere to these values  

·       Takes responsibility for actions, decisions, and outcomes. Can confidently take the lead role on a team, if and when necessary  

Language:  

   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.