Field GBV Program Manager

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Development and Project Management, Community Service
Bokolmayo /Melkedida, Somali 
Career Level:
Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)
Employment Type:
Full time

Job Description

International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please report to International Medical Corps at the website provided at the end of this document.     

Job Description

  International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, non profit 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, non- political, non sectarian 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 in Ethiopia has been operational since 2003. Presently, IMC Ethiopia is implementing different projects in different parts of the country.


Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:


The primary functions of the GBV Program Manager is to oversee the implementation of quality GBV prevention and response activities, building capacity and promote International Medical Corps as a leader agency in GBV.


-          Work closely with the GBV/ PSEA Program Manager and GBV Specialist to understand program goals and to meet expectations

-          Contribute to ongoing assessments and analyses to better understand protection risks, to map points of service for survivors of GBV and vulnerable individuals, and to identify support structures

-          Analyze trends of GBV and suggest ways to develop/adjust program strategies to meet needs

-          Contribute to program design and the preparation of concept notes and proposals, providing necessary field information/ data

-          Contribute to developing and adopting the GBV Strategy

-          Program Implementation and Capacity Development

-          Identify and reinforce existing support mechanisms and work closely with local counterparts to ensure community buy-in and cultural appropriateness of activities

-          Strengthen case management and referral systems

-          Work with teams and communities to develop appropriate prevention and awareness-raising/behavior change strategies

-          Support GBV staff to become leaders of GBV prevention and response. Depending on skill sets and required roles, trainings may include: gender, guiding principles of addressing GBV, GBV case management, referral pathway development, compassionate care, facilitation skills, mobilization, project cycle management, etc.

-          Organize and support trainings for healthcare providers, as needed and appropriate Contribute to   information-sharing and data management systems

-          Compile monthly and quarterly reports, on time and with accurate data

-          Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed


-          Coordinate with local and international NGOs, UN agencies and other stakeholders to ensure holistic support for survivors, including participation in strengthening GBV SOPs and referral pathways

-          Actively participate in protection/GBV working groups and contribute to interagency initiatives, also promoting International Medical Corps as a leader agency in GBV

-          Ensure maximum visibility of International Medical Corps and relevant donors amongst the UN and NGO community

-          Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct


Human Resources Management

-          Assist in the selection, training and support of qualified program staff

-          Develop support strategies for staff and introduce principles of self-care

Financial Management

-          Develop work, spending and procurement plans in line with International Medical Corps ’s financial pipelines

-          Work with Finance and Logistics to procure supplies within program budgets

-          Ensure compliance with donor financial regulations

Individual Guiding Principles

Ensure vulnerable women including survivors of GBV are safe at all times; Respect their wishes, rights and dignity; Keep their experiences confidential and do not discriminate them.

Job Requirements



-          BA or 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 in a humanitarian/ camp setting

-          Proven knowledge and experience in developing and implementing community mobilization projects


Supervisory experience

-          Familiarity with standards and guidelines for GBV programming and coordination as well as guidance on protection from SEA

-          Experience in representing and promote the agency in relevant coordination forum.

-          Ability to exercise sound judgment, to remain flexible to a changing environment, and to make decisions independently

-          Ability to work well with a cross-cultural team

-          Strong communication skills, both oral and written

-          Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please notify International Medical Corps at  [email protected] .

How to Apply

Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should submit their application letter and CV by clearly stating the position that you are applying for through  On OR before September 24, 2021.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note : IMC is equal opportunity employer and hence candidate from all background: religion, ethnic group, qualified women and people living with disabilities, etc are all encouraged to apply.

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