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GBV Technical Advisor- DRC

05.29.2013 · Posted in General Jobs
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.
JOB SUMMARY The GBV Technical Advisor will lead efforts for the anticipated USAID Funded Eagle Program to improve gender-based violence reporting and referral systems in school communities in of Kinshasa and Lubumbashi. The position will require strong technical, leadership and coordination expertise.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Program Management/Integration • Plan with the Country Director and GBV Advisors to meet program goals and to determine operational needs • Coordinate with the GBV Advisors to ensure technical quality of programs • Work closely with Consortium counterparts to integrate program components • Identify and coordinate with local partners • Lead exercise to map GBV services • Organize and provide trainings in GBV guiding principles and referrals • Work with school communities to develop referral pathways • Develop safe and ethical reporting and referral mechanisms for school communities • Lead plans for the participatory development of communications materials • Support staff team to implement program activities and lead trainings • Compile monthly and quarterly reports, on time and with accurate data • Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed
  1. Coordination with Consortium Partners • Meet regularly with partners for collaboration and program planning • Contribute to joint action plans. • Maintain positive working relationships with all partners
  2. HR Management & Staff Support • Assist in the selection and training of qualified program staff and recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of staff in consultation with the Country Director • Supervise and mentor staff to ensure their smooth and effective operations • Develop support strategies for GBV staff and introduce principles of self care • Provide technical and program management trainings for staff
  3. Financial Management • Ensure planned program activities and related expenditures are in line with the budget and executed in a timely manner • Submit monthly cash projections
  4. Personal Conduct • Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct • Maintain confidentiality and uphold other principles in line with GBV prevention and response programming
  5. Security • Ensure application and compliance of security protocols and policies • Consider security implications of all program activities, reviewing all new initiatives with staff teams and community leaders
  6. Requirements • University degree in Social Work, Education, Public Health, or other relevant field of study • Ten years of related professional experience, with at least two years in GBV program design and implementation • Experience working in school settings • Proven experience in developing and delivering training and of group facilitation • Supervisory experience • Proven experience effectively coordinating with partners • Demonstrated respect for guiding principles of GBV prevention and response work, including application of the principle of confidentiality • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently • Ability to remain flexible and to cope with stressful situations and frustrations • Ability to work well with a team, to relate to and motivate staff effectively • Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources • Strong communication skills, both oral and written • Proficient in computer applications, especially with MS Word and MS Excel, MS PowerPoint a plus
  7. Language Skills: • Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret technical and non-technical information in both French and English • Ability to speak and understand Swahili an advantage • Ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to questions from Country Director, GBV Advisors, and consortium counterparts
How to apply:
APPLICATION PROCEDURE To officially begin the application process, qualified candidates please go to our career page http://careers.internationalmedicalcorps.org/careers.aspx , noting where you noticed the position you are applying for and complete the online employment application form.

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