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16-705: GBV Program Consultant

Country: Nigeria

Department: International Operations

Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

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.

PROGRAM BACKGROUND

International Medical Corps delivers services in northern Nigeria to support vulnerable populations recently affected by conflict and displacement. A GBV prevention and response program was initiated in Borno State in 2015.

JOB SUMMARY

The GBV Program Consultant will provide technical leadership for the GBV prevention and response program supporting affected communities in North-East Nigeria.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSABILITIES:

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

11. Implementation and Capacity Development

• Lead the design and delivery of major program activities, including the establishment and delivery of focused support services

• Train program staff, volunteers, and partner organizations in technical areas, including psychosocial support and case management services

• Establish and monitor supervision and support systems for case management 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

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

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

2. Coordination

• Coordinate with other service providers to establish and strengthen referral systems for survivors of GBV

• 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

3. Program Planning

• Conduct situational analyses as appropriate to determine the feasibility of particular approaches and interventions

• Support team to identify locations to establish safe spaces for women and girls

• Lead the implementation of regular safety audits and share results with partners.

• Contribute to concepts or proposals as requested

4. 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

Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.

Qualifications:

  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 provided by the organization

    • Further information regarding security available during the interview process

More Information

  • Job City Borno
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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.

We assist those in urgent need anywhere, anytime, no matter what the conditions, providing lifesaving health care and health care-related emergency services—often within hours.

 

As conditions ease, we work with local leaders to rebuild stronger. In non-emergency settings, our focus is development. Through our training programs, we pass essential skills into local hands, preparing those in disaster-prone areas to better withstand adversity. Embedding these skills into the community lies at the heart of what we do: build self-reliance. It gives people hit by tragedy a sense of ownership over their own recovery and the ability to shape their own future as they rebuild. And wherever it occurs, it is an investment that benefits us all because it prepares local residents to be their own best First Responders should disaster strike.

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