- Type de contrat: CDD
Offre d’emploi Intenational Medical Corps-IMC : 17-073: GBV Coordinator
17-073: GBV Coordinator
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.
International Medical Corps has been present in Cameroon since 2008 to provide assistance to thousands of CAR refugees sheltered in Cameroon as a consequence of the political and social troubles which occurred in CAR since 2005. The CAR refugee operations now currently span the Adamaoua, East and North regions. Since 2010, International Medical Corps has been operating in the Far North region of Cameroon implementing humanitarian health, nutrition and WASH support activities to vulnerable communities. The recent escalation of violence in the north east of Nigeria and neighboring countries since 2014, has led to the mass flow of refugees into the Far North region of Cameroon as well a large displacement of communities within the region. International Medical Corps is currently services in support of these conflict affected communities.
International Medical Corps basic package of essential health care encompasses high impact primary health care services, Water Sanitation and Hygiene as well as key nutrition, GBV and child protection interventions. Through support of existing Ministry of Health (MoH) health facilities, training of medical staff, and operation of mobile clinics, International Medical Corps offers curative and preventive consultations, maternal and child health (MCH) care, reproductive health services including skilled birth attendance, family planning (FP), syndromic management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and services of the Minimum Initial Services Package (MISP) for Reproductive Health, therapeutic and supplementary nutrition services, gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response, child protection and mental health support. International Medical Corps also focuses on building the capacity of local community structures, such as village health committees (VHCs) and community health workers (CHWs). The aim of International Medical Corps’ work is to strengthen local social services and develop capacity for greater community resilience, while maintaining flexibility and the ability to respond to the continuing instability and accompanying increasing humanitarian needs in the country.
The primary function of the GBV Coordinator is to support the field team especially the GBV Program in providing program and technical oversight to all child protection projects and support to a number of field sites. As part of the Field Programs team, the GBV Coordinator also plays an active role in planning, designing, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and expansion/development GBV program across target regions (Adamaoua, East and North regions). The GBV Coordinator is expected to conduct frequent field monitoring visits on each project to provide guidance and support.
The GBV Coordinator will have technical oversight of the GBV program across the operational area (Adamaoua, North and East regions)
Provide technical leadership to the IMC target area GBV Program in accordance with best practice and IMC policy as well as with the International norms.
Contribute to, development of operational area sector strategic direction and plans, in consultation with the technical units,
Develop standardized tools and make sure they are used efficiently in each area where GBV program is being implemented,
Assist Field Coordinator in recruitment process and staff appraisal,
Actively participate in development of concept notes, project proposals, needs assessments and budgets, donor reports to expand the program portfolio of the target area,
Determine training needs for program staff and organized part of them.
Collaborate with other technical sectors of the operational area to create holistic, streamlined relief interventions.
Work closely with GBV Managers in building their capacity for possible nationalization of the GBV Program.
Grant Planning, Implementation & Monitoring
Lead the technical implementation of the GBV Program and provide guidance to the teams to ensure that the stated goals and objectives are met, that the projects are appropriately monitored and evaluated, and that project reports are written and submitted in a timely manner,
Conduct regular field monitoring visit to make sure all activities are carried out as planned,
Prepare program work plans that meet the program objectives and prepare appropriate operational guidelines for project staff;
In collaboration with managers, develop work plans, spending plans and procurement plan and ensure they are used by them;
Ensure that project activities are implemented within the assigned budget parameters,
Review and submit reports to donors respecting the donor deadlines,
Analyze protection concerns in target area, propose new areas of work to IMC, and participate/lead in proposal development;
Oversee IMC’s relationship with implementing partners specific to the GBV Program,
Ensure regular performance monitoring of partners to achieve the set projects’ objectives; provide technical support and guidance;
Coordination & Representation
The GBV Coordinator leads the sector technical coordination and ensure coherence and overall effectiveness of each response.
He/She is responsible for components such as advocacy, community action and information dissemination that are common to GBV programs,
Develop and maintain effective coordination and long-term relationships with external stakeholders, representing IMC positions,
Effectively represents IMC at GBV forums, and any humanitarian working groups related to GBV program. Ensure that the humanitarian community is informed of IMC’s activities and promote the transition to other implementing actors when necessary.
Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IMC programs
(Post-graduate) Degree in Social Studies, Human Rights/International Humanitarian Law, Political Science or equivalent
Minimum of 5 years professional field experience in managing protection projects in complex environments or in an emergency context.
Experience in program implementation in child protection, gender based violence and protection or emergency health, strongly preferred.
Strong program/technical and budget management skills, planning, monitoring and evaluation skills
Excellent report writing abilities, ability to meet deadlines and strong attention to detail.
INGO experience required
Personal qualities: Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment,
Flexible and able to handle pressure well and work long hours in unstable environments.
Fluency in written and spoken English and French required
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