• 15-590 GBV Program Consultant at International Medical Corps

  • Posted on: 13 June, 2015 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • BACKGROUND

    International Medical Corps, a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs, seeks candidates for the position of GBV Program Consultant in Nigeria.  

    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.

    International Medical Corps is initiating services in northern Nigeria to support vulnerable populations recently affected by conflict and displacement.

    15-590 GBV Program Consultant

     

    JOB SUMMARY

    The GBV Program Consultant will provide technical leadership to the start-up of a GBV prevention and response program supporting affected communities in North-East Nigeria. The GBV prevention and response program will be implemented in coordination with local partners and the State Ministry of Women Affairs  

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

    1.    Coordination

    • Work closely with International Medical Corps' local partner to plan activities
    • Coordinate with relevant government authorities and international, national and local organizations
    • Coordinate with other sectors as possible to ensure integration of GBV concerns into various services  

    2.    Program Planning 

    • Conduct further assessment of the local partner and health sector capacity to identify gaps and areas for  improvement
    • Work with local partner to plan GBV intervention
    • Conduct situational analysis in new areas of intervention to determine the feasibility of particular approaches and interventions
    • Identify locations to establish safe spaces for women and girls, where possible. 
    • Lead the implementation of regular safety audits and share results with partners.
    • Contribute to concepts or proposals as requested  

    3.    Implementation and Capacity Development 

    • Develop a capacity building plan for the local partner and the health sector
    • Support local partner to build a project team and initiate services as planned
    • Train partner staff and volunteers in technical areas, including individual and group psychosocial support services
    • Establish referral procedures between International Medical Corps supported services and external services
    • Establish safe information sharing procedures
    • Organize and co-facilitate trainings for healthcare providers in clinical management of rape
    • Organize and facilitate GBV mainstreaming trainings for other sector actors
    • Compile monthly and quarterly reports, on time and with accurate data
    • Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed 

    4.    Human Resources 

    • Recruit national staff and support the recruitment of partner staff
    • Train and orient project staff and volunteers to their roles
    • Develop support strategies for staff and introduce principles of self-care  

    5.     Financial Management 

    • Develop workplans in line with financial pipelines
    • Coordinate with local partner to submit financial reports 

    6.    Security and Conduct 

    • Ensure compliance with security protocols and policies
    • Consider security implications of all program activities, in consultation with partner organizations
    • Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct and Ethics 

    Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.

    QUALIFICATIONS

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

    SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:

    1.  Requirements  

    • Master’s degree in Social Work, Public Health, International Development or other relevant field of study
    • Three years experience in GBV program design and implementation, including at least one year of international, humanitarian experience
    • Past experience with GBV case management and psychosocial support services
    • Experience working with national partners
    • Remote management experience preferred
    • Supervisory experience preferred
    • Relevant regional experience preferred
    • Familiarity with standards and guidelines for GBV programming and coordination as well as guidance on protection from SEA
    • Familiarity with international humanitarian operations and coordination structures
    • Ability to exercise sound judgment, to remain flexible to a changing environment, and to make decisions independently
    • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
    • Capacity to work and live in insecure areas with a volatile and quickly changing security environment  

    2.    Language Skills:  

    • Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret technical information in the English language.
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to questions from management, technical advisors, and counterparts 

    3.    Conditions: 

    • Accommodation, and transportation provided by the organization
    • Medical Evacuation service and competitive benefits provided by the organization
    • Further information regarding security available during the interview process
    • While performing duties of the job, the employee frequently works in precarious and remote places. Regularly work in outdoor, extreme weather conditions
    • The position is based in Abuja, with frequent travels to Borno State (up to 70% of the time) 

    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.

    Method of Application

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