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21-172: Consultant - Gender-Based Violence Specialist
Country:Global
Department:Technical Unit
  
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’ GBV prevention and response programs are designed to support and empower women and girls who face increased risks of GBV during and after armed conflict and natural disasters. International Medical Corps’ priority is to strengthen core services for survivors of GBV, particularly GBV case management and psychosocial support services, as well as quality healthcare. In areas of operation, International Medical Corps works with local organizations, community-based support workers, and healthcare providers to provide survivor-centred care and support. International Medical Corps also works with communities to promote women’s equality and to combat beliefs and practices that perpetuate different forms of GBV. International Medical Corps tailors its programs to ensure activities are needs-driven, adapted for cultural and security considerations, and responsive to the nature and extent of GBV in different contexts. With focused GBV prevention and response programs in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas, International Medical Corps also contributes to the development of global standards and lessons learned for this field of work.

International Medical Corps is leading a program to develop a resource toolkit for GBV program teams to use in their work with community leaders. While leaders are widely recognized as important stakeholders in community protection, gender-based violence (GBV) programs lack specific guidance to effectively and safely engage traditional leaders, and to consider the breadth of areas in which leaders might contribute to both GBV prevention and response.

Through this program, International Medical Corps has consulted GBV specialists, reviewed available materials, conducted formative research, drafted a toolkit, and piloted this toolkit in three diverse humanitarian contexts. International Medical Corps has received a no-cost extension to complete this toolkit, which will involve a comprehensive review of organization and content, an external review, and development for online publication. Once finalized, the toolkit will be published and shared with the global humanitarian community for adaptation and application in a range of settings.

Job Purpose

Consultant will support International Medical Corps to finalize the toolkit- including development of outstanding content and review of existing materials- for publication and use of field practitioners. The Consultant will work with GBV Technical Advisors, a Program Officer as well as another GBV Specialist consultant to finalize the toolkit.

Main Responsibilities

Resource Development and Coordination
• Contribute to developing outstanding sections of the toolkit, including narrative guidance, program tools, and training materials
• Provide recommendations to the IMC team for appropriate changes ahead of external review and publication
• Revise/ write content as needed
• Contribute to plans for an external review
• Coordinate with contracted developers for editing and formatting, as needed

Reporting
• Submit timely and accurate invoices.

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:

  • Master’s degree in social work, public health, psychology, international development or related field.
  •  Excellent writing skills
  • Highly organized and self-motivated
  • Value-driven and committed to combatting violence against women and girls
  • Familiarity with international humanitarian operations, coordination structures, and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs.

Experience

  • Past experience leading development of GBV guidance and resources for publication.
  • At least ten years’ relevant experience, including direct humanitarian experience and direct experience with GBV program design and implementation.

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.