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21-057: GBV Coordinator
Country:Iraq
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.

Background

The IMC GBV program has been providing, directly, gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response services to women and girls, in various locations. GBV services provided includes, structured psychosocial support services at the women and girls safe space with a key focus on specialized GBV case management services, GBV prevention through awareness raising and sensitization session and use of engaging men through accountable practices (EMAP)to address harmful gender norms, participation in GBV coordination groups, engagement with external actors and key community structures in addition, implementation of adolescent girls’ program. The GBV services are integrated with Medical and MHPSS and are provided in a variety of settings, including primary and secondary healthcare facilities. IMC also aims to improve the quality of GBV services provided through various capacity building initiatives, trainings and robust supervision.

Job Purpose

The GBV Coordinator is responsible for senior oversight of multiple GBV programs, with multiple sites of operation. This role includes strategic planning, technical leadership, capacity building, support and supervision of staff, senior internal and external coordination and representation, proposal development and reporting.

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.

Strategic Planning

  • Provide strategic direction and undertake analysis of GBV trends, gaps in services, and IMC’s capacities to guide IMC’s programming in country
  • Contribute to national and inter-agency strategies
  • Lead GBV assessments as required, maximizing available sources of information and opportunities for coordination, and ensuring compliance with safety and ethical standards
  • Identify and build strategic partnerships with national and local partners
  • Ensure that programs are driven by women and girls and planned with community stakeholders
  • Identify appropriate locations and orientation for services
  • Develop concept notes/proposals/appeals as needed

Implementation and Capacity Building

  • Work closely with GBV Technical Advisor, country level senior management, and program team to achieve program goals
  • Ensure adherence to IMC’s GBV Minimum Standards, as well as relevant inter-agency guidelines and standards
  • Oversee program interventions, including the establishment and delivery of focused GBV response services
  • Build capacity of program staff/partners in relevant technical areas to deliver services and lead interventions
  • Organize/support/facilitate technical trainings as needed, including GBV case management and clinical response to rape and intimate partner violence
  • Establish and monitor supervision and support systems for GBV case management services
  • Establish and maintain appropriate systems for information management
  • Ensure effective community participation throughout implementation, including leadership of women and girls 
  • Oversee appropriate prevention and awareness-raising/behavior change strategies
  • Conduct regular program monitoring and quality assurance and apply learning for continuous improvement of interventions
  • Produce regular program reports, on time and with accurate data

Senior Coordination, Representation and Advocacy

  • Coordinate with other service providers to ensure holistic support for survivors, including participation in strengthening GBV SOPs and referral pathways
  • Represent IMC’s GBV programming in relevant coordination meetings and with a range of stakeholders
  • Contribute to inter-agency efforts to strengthen GBV prevention and response through active participation in coordination mechanisms and promotion of sector principles, standards, and guidelines
  • Coordinate with, and build capacity of, other sectors as possible to ensure integration of GBV concerns into various services and broader humanitarian response
  • Advocate as necessary with relevant authorities, humanitarian actors, donors, and other stakeholders

Human Resources Management

  • Select and orient program staff/volunteers/partners for effective implementation
  • Support, coach and supervise staff to build capacity and strengthen quality of interventions
  • Develop support strategies for staff, foster teambuilding, and introduce principles of self-care
  • Provide supportive and constructive feedback, and conduct regular performance appraisals

Financial Management

  • Develop work plans in line with financial pipelines
  • Plan and procure supplies required for program activities, in line with budget and project timelines
  • Ensure compliance with donor regulations

Security and Conduct

  • Ensure compliance with security protocols and policies
  • Consider security implications of programs, reviewing plans with teams and appropriate stakeholders
  • Foster a safe and supportive working environment for all GBV staff/volunteers/partners
  • Exemplify core principles of GBV programming, including respect, non-discrimination, responsible use of power, nonviolence, and promotion of gender equality
  • Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the program and organization, notably through adherence to the Code of Conduct and Ethics, including compliance with anti-harassment, safeguarding and PSEA policies

Code of Conduct

As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.

It is all staff 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 and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If a staff sees, hears or is made aware of any suggested activities then the staff has an obligation to report.

Qualifications:
  • Typically, a Bachelor’s degree on related field required. Advanced degree is preferable, particularly in related fields including Social Work, Public Health, International Development or Gender Studies. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Experience

  • 8+ years of relevant and progressive experience in GBV related projects, including minimum 5 years of GBV program design and management, and 1 year of international humanitarian experience
  • Demonstrated application of GBV core competencies and commitment to core principles of GBV programming
  • Relevant regional experience preferred
  • Experience with humanitarian architecture and knowledge of mandates/roles of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs
  • Strong knowledge of standards and guidelines for GBV programming, coordination, and data management
  • Knowledge of standards and guidance related to protection from SEA
  • Experience with GBV case management services
  • Facilitation experience required
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Experience working with local partners and community mobilization preferred

Competency

  • Profound cross-cultural awareness
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, remain flexible, and apply experience and guidance to evolving challenges
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written

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.