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19-260: GBV Program Manager
Country:Afghanistan
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 underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest 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.

International Medical Corps is currently implementing approximately 6 programs across eight provinces ( Kabul , Nangarhar , Laghman , Kunar , Nuristan , Jawzjan , Balkh and Samangan )   in Afghanistan that include provision of medical, psychosocial support and referral services for survivors of GBV through  Family Protection Centers, Health Facilities and Community-based Support mechanisms, including training Health Workers, Community Volunteers  and local stakeholders in GBV concepts  and referral.

GBV Program in Afghanistan: International Medical Corps works to discourage the attitudes and behaviors that contribute to incidents of GBV in Afghanistan. We also use targeted social and behavior change activities to reduce the stigma of survivors. The current IMC Health Sector Response to GBV program serves four provinces-Kabul, Balkh, Samangan, and Jawzjan IMC works in close coordination with the Gender Directorate of the MoPH to implement an UNFPA-funded integrated health and women’s protection program focused on strengthening the capacity of the local health system in four targeted provinces to effectively respond to the needs of GBV survivors. Project activities provide comprehensive GBV case management services including the coordination of medical care, psychosocial support and counseling, legal, and referral services. Capacity building efforts aim to increase knowledge and skills of health professionals, social workers, and key actors related to GBV-specific information management, psychosocial support interventions, as well as establishing standard operating procedures and effective referral pathways for the health sector.    

 

The primary function of the Protection (GBV) Program Manager is to provide technical and managerial guidance for successful implementation of GBV prevention and response activities of International Medical Corps, funded by a variety of donors.  The GBV program has been growing in the past year, and expanded specifically the grass-root based approach. Currently IMC Afghanistan have two main approaches to GBV. One is through family protection centers at hospitals where medical, legal and counselling can be accessed. The other approach is through mobile units, visiting villages and towns in northern and eastern regions. In the grassroots approach, IMC provides counselling to survivors, and vulnerable groups, and run women friendly spaces providing women a space to socialize and access information. The work in the communities are supported by focal points allowing for continuous awareness raising and liaising survivors with services. 


 Main Responsibilities 

  1. Work closely with GBV site Managers, Program Director, Program Coordinator and senior management team (DCD and CD) when necessary, to ensure achievement of GBV program goals
  2. Provide strategic direction and undertake analysis of GBV trend, gaps in services and IMC capacities to better addresses in the assigned field location 
  3. Contribute to program design and oversee the preparation of concept notes and proposals 
  4. Contribute to ongoing programmatic assessment, evaluation and ensure continues improvement within GBV program.
  5. Lead the program start-up processes and discussions with, government authorities and other key stakeholders
  6. Provide technical support to strengthen and standardize programing as per global standards , including psychosocial support activities and case management systems, outreach and prevention strategies, and awareness-raising efforts
  7. Organize and lead GBV technical trainings as needed for national staff
  8. Provide guidance on information-sharing and data management systems  
  9. Support the compilation of reports and assessments with accurate data
  10. Raise and track procurement requests and plan the delivery and distribution of items Prepare donor reports
  11. Participate and contribute to the GBV working group , GBV Sub Cluster  and protection Cluster working group Do advocacy for gaps and needs identified  
  12. 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
  13. Advocate for adherence to SOPs and on behalf of program teams as needed Ensure maximum visibility of IMC amongst the UN and NGO community
  14.  Interact with donors and other stakeholders as needed for program success and development.
  15. Assist in recruitment and support of qualified program staff as needed
  16. Promote support strategies for staff, including principles of self-care
  17. Fill in for site managers as needed during any periods of extended absence, including support and supervision of program teams
  18.  Help develop national staff to take more responsibility


     

             

     

Qualifications:
  1. Advanced degree in Social Work, Sociology, Gender, Public Health, International Development or other relevant field of study or equivalent experience. 
  2.  At least 3 years’ experience in GBV program design and implementation, including at least one year of international, humanitarian experience Supervisory experience 
  3. Relevant regional experience strongly preferred. 
  4. Specific experience of designing and managing USAID //OFDA and other major donor projects. 
  5. Experience in Conflict area. 
  6. Familiarity with standards and guidelines for GBV programming and coordination as well as guidance on protection from SEAAbility to exercise sound judgment, to remain flexible to a changing environment, and to work and make decisions independently 
  7. Strong communication, management, grant and donor 
  8. English fluency required 
  9. Dari or Pashto proficiency will be an added advantage.





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