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21-077: GBV Manager
Country:Central African Republic
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

International Medical Corps interventions in the Central African Republic consist of the provision emergency Health, and Nutrition Care services, as well as emergency Protection assistance in response to gender-based violence perpetrated against Internally Displaced People and vulnerable host communities, affected by conflict. While providing basic primary health care services to the beneficiaries, International Medical Corps also focuses on capacity building of existing human resources, in order to deliver and take ownership of health, nutrition and protection programs implemented by International Medical Corps, thus assuring the sustainability of the health program for the coming years.

International Medical Corps, with the support of OFDA, DFID and ECHO, acts as a first responder to the CAR humanitarian crisis in Ouaka, Vakaga and Haute-Kotto Provinces. International Medical Corps has also extended its partnership with the EC, through the Bekou Trust Fund, to carry out a multi-year project; The CAR Health System Strengthening Project.

IMC’s protection activities are largely focused on Gender Based Violence (GBV) prevention and response. IMC is expecting funding from Bekou for protection-GBV program. The major component of the program is prevention activities through the SASA! Approach, response activities including economic assistance such as Income Generating Activity (IGA), Villages Saving and Loan Association (VSLA), case management and psychosocial support within the women and girls safe space. The objective of the project is to improve capacity of local partners to build community resilience engaging community-based organization.

Job Purpose

The GBV Manager is responsible for implementation of a GBV program, including technical oversight of services and activities, capacity building, support and supervision of staff, internal and external coordination, and reporting.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation:

The main function of the GBV Technical Manager is to provide technical and programmatic guidance to IMC’s Bekou project implementing partners, IMC staff and implements GBV programming in Bambari.

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.

  • Lead GBV assessments as required, maximizing available sources of information and opportunities for coordination, and ensuring compliance with safety and ethical standards
  • Identify local partners and women’s networks to reinforce local efforts to promote women’s and girls’ rights and address GBV
  • Ensure that programs are driven by women and girls and planned with community stakeholders
  • Identify appropriate locations and orientation for services, including women and girls’ safe spaces
  • Contribute to concept notes/proposals/appeals as neede

 Implementation and Capacity Building

  • Work closely with GBV Coordinator,country level senior management, and program team to achieve program goals and ensure quality of GBV prevention and response initiatives
  • Ensure adherence to IMC’s GBV Minimum Standards, as well as relevant inter-agency guidelines and standards
  • Lead the delivery of program interventions, including the establishment and delivery of focused GBV response services
  • Build capacity of program staff/volunteers/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 appropriate systems for information management
  • Ensure effective community participation throughout implementation, including leadership of women and girls
  •  Work with teams and communities to develop appropriate prevention and awareness-raising/behavior change strategies
  • Lead regular program monitoring and apply learning for continuous improvement of interventions
  • Contribute to regular program reports, on time and with accurate dat

Coordination, Representation and Advocacy

  • Coordinate with other service providers, and collect community input, to establish and strengthen referral pathways
  • Actively participate in relevant coordination meetings ensuring IMC GBV program visibility within the relevant coordination forums
  • Coordinate with, and build capacity of, other sectors as possible to ensure integration of GBV concerns into various services and broader humanitarian response
  • Represent program goals and GBV standards, advocating as necessary with relevant leaders, authorities, and humanitarian actors

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 all program activities, reviewing initiatives with 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

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:
  • Typically a Bachelor’s Degree in social work, public health, international development, gender studies, or related field. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Experience

  • 7+ years’ relevant and progressive experience with GBV programming
  • Demonstrated application of GBV core competencies and commitment to core principles of GBV programming
  • Experience working in humanitarian contexts preferred
  • Relevant regional experience preferred
  • Familiarity with humanitarian architecture and the mandates/roles of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs
  • Three to five years’ experience in GBV program design and implementation, including at least 3+ years of experience in working on women empowerment activities in humanitarian settings
  • Supervisory experience  
  • 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  
  • Three or five years’ experience in GBV program design and implementation
  • Supervisory experience
  • Familiarity with standards and guidelines for GBV programming and coordination as well as guidance on protection from SEA
  • Ability to exercise sound judgmentand analysis to remain flexible to a changing environment, and to work and make decisions independently
  • Ability to work in difficult environments (Post-conflict/Conflict affected area) under very basic living conditions.
  • Good knowledge of CAR context is an added advantage
  • Deep cross-cultural awareness and understanding women’s protection issues in multicultural context

 Competency

  • 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, or strong knowledge of, GBV case management services
  • Knowledge of, and/or experience with, relevant program approaches, eg. WGSS, Life Skills, EA$E, EMAP, SASA!, etc.
  • Facilitation experience
  • Commitment to supportive supervision
  • Experience working with local partners and community mobilization preferred
  • 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
  • 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
  • Strong organizational skills.

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.