GBV Coordinator

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 24 August 2021
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 23 September 2021

International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through healthcare 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 healthcare 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 healthcare systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance


International Medical Corps began working in the conflict-ridden region of South Sudan since 1994, nearly 20 years before a 2011 national referendum led to the southern-most states of Sudan becoming an independent nation. Today, amidst ongoing violence, we work with the government of South Sudan to strengthen local healthcare capacity in five of the country’s 10 states and deliver health services to nearly 1.3 million South Sudanese. Through 27 health facilities in urban and rural areas, International Medical Corps provides basic healthcare and integrated services, from preventative care to emergency surgery, coupled with emergency preparedness and response interventions. We also run programs to provide nutrition services, battle gender-based violence and support mental health.
Violence against women and girls is an endemic problem in South Sudan, exacerbated by ongoing conflict and chronic displacement. International Medical Corps puts GBV prevention and response at the core of its lifesaving interventions. Our programs are tailored to support and empower women and girls who are most affected by abuse and violence, and who face particular risks during and after armed conflict and natural disaster. International Medical Corps’ priority is to strengthen core services to survivors of GBV and other vulnerable women and girls in Western Bahr el Ghazal, Upper Nile, Unity and Jonglei. Our services include survivor-centered case management and psychosocial support to enhance healing and recovery. International Medical Corps works to ensure that survivors’ holistic needs are met by providing multi-sectoral service, referring to health centers for clinical management of rape and to legal justice services based on the needs and wishes of survivors.
In addition, we run women- and girl-friendly spaces in the IDP camps in Wau and Malakal, as well as within communities in Nyal, Aburoc, Malakal Town and greater Wau. In these spaces, women and girls can socialize, create stronger networks, while accessing information and skill building activities such as make handicrafts. Further, we empower members of the wider community to promote women’s equality, combatting beliefs and practices that perpetuate different forms of GBV through community sensitizations, house-to-house outreach and education sessions on how to identify and support survivors of GBV. The Coordinator is also in charge of overseeing the technical work of implementing partner.


The GBV Coordinator is responsible for senior oversight of multiple GBV programs, or a large program with multiple sites of operation. This role includes strategic planning, technical leadership, capacity building, support and supervision of staff, senior internal and external coordination and representation, proposal development and reporting.

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


Strategic Planning
• Provide strategic direction and undertake analysis of GBV trends, gaps in services, and IMC’s capacities to guide IMC’s programming in country
• Contribute to national and inter-agency strategies
• Lead GBV assessments as required, maximizing available sources of information and opportunities for coordination, and ensuring compliance with safety and ethical standards
• Identify and build strategic partnerships with national and local partners
• Ensure that programs are driven by women and girls and planned with community stakeholders
• Identify appropriate locations and orientation for services
• Develop concept notes/proposals/appeals as needed

Implementation and Capacity Building
• Work closely with GBV Technical Advisor, country level senior management, and program team to achieve program goals
• Ensure adherence to IMC’s GBV Minimum Standards, as well as relevant inter-agency guidelines and standards
• Oversee program interventions, including the establishment and delivery of focused GBV response services
• Build capacity of program staff/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 and maintain appropriate systems for information management
• Ensure effective community participation throughout implementation, including leadership of women and girls
• Oversee appropriate prevention and awareness-raising/behavior change strategies
• Conduct regular program monitoring and quality assurance and apply learning for continuous improvement of interventions
• Produce regular program reports, on time and with accurate data

Senior Coordination, Representation and Advocacy
• Coordinate with other service providers to ensure holistic support for survivors, including participation in strengthening GBV SOPs and referral pathways
• Represent IMC’s GBV programming in relevant coordination meetings and with a range of stakeholders
• Contribute to inter-agency efforts to strengthen GBV prevention and response through active participation in coordination mechanisms and promotion of sector principles, standards, and guidelines
• Coordinate with, and build capacity of, other sectors as possible to ensure integration of GBV concerns into various services and broader humanitarian response
• Advocate as necessary with relevant authorities, humanitarian actors, donors, and other stakeholders

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 programs, reviewing plans with teams and 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.

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.
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. 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.
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.


• 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, 8+ years’ and progressive experience in GBV related projects, including minimum 5 years of GBV program design and management, and 1 year of international humanitarian experience
• Demonstrated application of GBV core competencies and commitment to core principles of GBV programming
• Relevant regional experience preferred
• Experience with humanitarian architecture and knowledge of 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 GBV case management services
• Facilitation experience required
• Supervisory experience required
• 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

This vacancy is archived.

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