- January 3, 2024
- Posted by: strategia
- Category: Humanitarian Jobs
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, a war has raged with no end in sight. Almost twice as many civilians have been killed and injured during the first year of the war than the casualties recorded in the previous eight years of conflict. International Medical Corps has been working in Ukraine since 1999, and has maintained a continuous presence in country since 2014. Since February 2022, the organization has rapidly expanded services throughout the country, providing emergency, primary and mental health services; distributing medicines, medical equipment and supplies to health facilities; rehabilitating damaged or destroyed health facilities; providing training to health workers on trauma care and other topics; ensuring access to safe water and distributing hygiene supplies; providing cash assistance and nutrition services; and working with authorities and local partners to coordinate the delivery of protection-related services. As of March 2023, International Medical Corps has reached more than 6 million people in Ukraine, Poland and Moldova with critically needed supplies and health services, including hundreds of thousands of primary outpatient health consultations, and trained thousands of people on key health, mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), gender-based violence (GBV), and nutrition courses and topics, alongside other activities.
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:
MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- 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 needed
Implementation and Capacity Building
- Work closely with GBV Technical Advisor, GBV Coordinator (where relevant), 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 data
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
- 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
Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.
- 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.
- Typically, 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
- 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
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. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report. If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.
It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons.
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.
Misconduct Disclosure Scheme
All offers of employment at International Medical Corps are subject to satisfactory references and background checks. International Medical Corps participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme from the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR). In accordance with this, we will request information from an applicant’s previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.