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6 Sep 2020

GBV Program Manager

Job Description

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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 is currently implementing approximately 10 programs across nine sites in South Sudan. Through nearly 40 health facilities in urban and rural areas, International Medical Corps provides basic health care and integrated service provision, from preventative care to emergency surgery. To address South Sudan’s acute health worker shortage, and foster self-reliance, International Medical Corps trains health professionals and community volunteers. Also, IMC is implementing nutrition, sexual and reproductive health, mental health, and GBV and public health interventions in South Sudan.
IMC South Sudan is implementing DFID funded GBV prevention and response program in Upper Nile, Jonglei, Western Bar el Ghazal and Unity states. IMC has secured a four-year grant from DFID to implement GBV prevention and response programs in different parts of the country. This grant includes a component of protection program and income generating activities. IMC works to mainstream protection and GBV in their other programming to ensure safe access to quality services for vulnerable people

The primary function of the GBV Program Manager is to provide technical and managerial guidance for successful implementation of GBV prevention and response activities of International Medical Corps in Fashoda county, Upper Nile State

Job Purpose

The primary function of the GBV Program Manager is to provide technical and managerial guidance for successful implementation of GBV prevention and response activities of International Medical Corps in Fashoda county, Upper Nile State

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.

Program Planning

  • 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

  • Lead the program start-up processes and discussions with local implementing partners, government authorities and other key stakeholders
  • 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

Financial Management (when/if applicable in country)

  • 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

  • Bachelor’s degree, or relevant level of experience required. Advanced degree an advantage, particularly in related fields including Social Work, Public Health, International Development or Gender Studies.

Experience

  • Three to five years’ experience in GBV program design and implementation, including at least one year of international, humanitarian experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • 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

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.

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