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Oct 16, 2017

International Medical Corps GBV Manager Job Vacancy

International Medical Corps
Employment Opportunity: GBV Manager
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. 

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.

Job Purpose / Summary: The GBV Manager will be the focal point for IMC’s GBV activities in Somalia. Based in Somalia, they will be responsible for the managerial oversight and coordination of the IMC GBV Project, in particular, prevention and response activities through health facility and community based responses for internally displaced populations (IDPs) and host communities in areas of operations, in line with local SOPs and international standards.

Core functions and responsibilities
Program Planning
  • Supporting the design and implementation of GBV programing, including the development of technically sound and contextual psycho-social support group curricula.
  • Work closely with the GBV technical advisor in HQ, country level senior management and IMC Program Managers based in the field to ensure achievement of IMC’s program goals.
Program Implementation:
  • Provide ongoing leadership and technical support for the establishment and implementation of GBV activities (including case management, psychosocial/emotional trauma support, community support groups, information dissemination, risk mitigation activities and community mobilization).
  • Support staff that are running activities in the women friendly space (WFS). Oversee girls and women's support programming including activities at WFS and work to achieve sustainable and community-owned mechanisms for these.
Contribute to Knowledge Management, Monitoring & Evaluation, and Reporting

To contribute towards Program Learning activities in order to measure impact and ensure continuing improvement. Including but not limited to:
  • Ensure the quality of activities through regular monitoring and technical support, data collection and management.
  • Generate regular, accurate and timely GBV data and narrative reports for purposes of program monitoring and promoting good understanding about projects best practices and lessons learned, with management, donors, partners, and communities.
Training/capacity building
  • Provide ongoing oversight, technical support and mentorship to GBV staff during program implementation to ensure programming meets GBV best practice and guiding principles that prioritizes the needs of the beneficiaries.
  • Identify staff capacity gaps in GBV both in operational locations and develop staff training plans to build capacity on GBV for social workers, women empowerment officers, and GBV outreach officers.
Coordination and Networking
  • Participate and contribute to Somalia based GBV sub-cluster.
  • Attend and participate in relevant working groups, advocacy initiatives, task forces, coordination activities, and committees convened at district, regional or National level, as is possible and relevant.
Qualifications and Requirements
  • A Diploma/Degree in Social Work, Public Health, Community Health, Nursing/Clinical Medicine or other relevant field of study
  • 3-5 years’ experience in GBV program management and field implementation of protection/GBV coordination in humanitarian contexts.
  • Experience in delivering psychosocial support, psychological first aid and/or case management for survivors of GBV.
  • Practical experience in GBV prevention, including social norms change and male engagement, and outreach preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating GBV interventions with key stakeholders: community leadership structures and survivor service providers.
  • Staff management experience.
  • Training and capacity building skills, particularly using participatory techniques for training on different components of GBV programming.
  • Experience working directly with vulnerable populations, including IDP and refugee populations and GBV survivors in emergency response context. Experience working with adolescent and youth populations desirable.
  • Familiarity with global standards and guidelines for GBV programming a.
  • Able to develop effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, to remain flexible to a changing environment, and to make decisions independently.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
Language Skills: Fluency in English and Somali.

Please note that this is a national position.

How to Apply:
IMC Somalia is inviting qualified candidates who meet the above requirements to send cover letter and CV to the following email address: [email protected] 

Please indicate the job title in the email subject line clearly. 

Deadline for applications: 27th October 2017. 

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS is an equal opportunity employer

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