Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Child Protection (CP) Coordinator

International Medical Corps

JOB SUMMARY

Coordinator, GBV & Child Protection is responsible for senior oversight of both Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Child Protection (CP) programs, including multiple sites of operation. This role includes strategic planning, technical leadership, capacity building, support and supervision of staff, senior internal and external coordination and representation, proposal development and reporting.

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

MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategic Planning

  • Provide strategic direction and undertake analysis of GBV and CP trends, gaps in services, and IMC’s capacities to guide IMC’s programming in country
  • Contribute to national GBV, CP and protection and inter-agency strategies
  • Lead GBV and CP assessments as required, maximizing available sources of information and opportunities for coordination, and ensuring compliance with safety and ethical standards
  • Ensure that GBV programs are driven by women and girls and planned with community stakeholders
  • Identify appropriate locations and orientation for services
  • Develop concept notes/proposals/appeals as needed

Project Management

  • Liaise with in-country, regional and headquarters on grants and program management related activities (proposals, modifications, reports , updates and ad hoc information requests).
  • Contributing and participating in donor meetings as required.
  • Lead the development of GBV and CP proposals, concept notes, and appeals
  • Develop and implement quality GBV, CP programs that are consistent with identified needs and with IMC Minimum Standards for both GBV and CP.
  • Lead the sector’s project kick-off, close-out, and review meetings as needed, ensuring timely documentation and action point follow-up.
  • Ensure effective collection, management, and consolidation of data in line with ethical standards, IMC Data Protection standards, and survivor centered approach, and timely submission of donor reports.
  • Ensuring that protection related funds are being used in accordance with the donor’s requirements, including quality and timely reporting, as well as trend analysis.
  • Overseeing pipeline preparation for the department, ensuring that monthly variances are monitored and cost forecasts accurate, realistic and based on the documents submitted to procurement department
  • Ensure timely submission of donor, humanitarian coordination forum reports and requests in coordination with grants department.
  • Ensuring integration of health, GBV, and CP interventions through coordination with health and senior management
  • Monitoring performance against the set indicators, donor requirements, and IMC program guidelines

Senior Coordination, Representation and Advocacy

  • Contribute to senior level coordination with other departments in the mission.
  • Participate in the coordination mechanisms and represent IMC in advocacy with donors, partners, and authorities.
  • Participate in meetings, working groups, and/or committees related to GBV, Child Protection, and Protection.
  • Coordinate with other service providers to ensure holistic support for GBV survivors and vulnerable children, including participation in strengthening SOPs and referral pathways
  • Represent IMC’s GBV and CP programming in relevant coordination meetings and with a range of stakeholders
  • Contribute to inter-agency efforts to strengthen CP and GBV prevention and response through active participation in coordination mechanisms and promotion of sector principles, standards, and guidelines
  • Coordinate with, and build capacity of, other sectors as possible to ensure integration of GBV and CP concerns into various services and broader humanitarian response
  • Advocate as necessary with relevant humanitarian actors, donors, and other stakeholders

Human Resources Management

  • Select and orient program staff/volunteers/partners for effective implementation
  • Support, coach and supervise staff to build capacity and strengthen quality of interventions
  • Develop support strategies for staff, foster teambuilding, and introduce principles of self-care
  • Provide supportive and constructive feedback, and conduct regular performance appraisals

Financial Management

  • Develop work plans in line with financial pipelines
  • Plan and procure supplies required for program activities, in line with budget and project timelines
  • Ensure compliance with donor regulations

Security and Conduct

  • Ensure compliance with security protocols and policies
  • Consider security implications of programs, reviewing plans with teams and appropriate stakeholders
  • Foster a safe and supportive working environment for all GBV staff/volunteers/partners
  • Exemplify core principles of protection programming, including respect, non-discrimination, responsible use of power, nonviolence, and promotion of gender equality
  • Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the program and organization, notably through adherence to the Code of Conduct and Ethics, including compliance with anti-harassment, safeguarding and PSEA policies

Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

Code of Conduct As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.

If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.

Safeguarding It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.

Equal Opportunities 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• Typically a Bachelor’s degree in related field. Advanced degree an advantage, particularly in related fields including Social Work, Public Health, International Development or Gender Studies. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. • Typically, 8+ years of related experience, including GBV and CP program design and management • At least one year of international, humanitarian experience • Demonstrated application of GBV core competencies and commitment to core principles of protection programming • Relevant regional experience preferred • Experience with humanitarian architecture and knowledge of mandates/roles of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs • Strong knowledge of standards and guidelines for GBV and CP programming, coordination, and data management • Knowledge of standards and guidance related to protection from SEA and child safeguarding • Experience with GBV and CP case management services • Facilitation experience required • Supervisory experience required • Experience working with local partners and community mobilization preferred • Profound cross-cultural awareness • Ability to exercise sound judgment, remain flexible, and apply experience and guidance to evolving challenges • Strong communication skills, both oral and written

Additional Technical or Language Requirements

  • Arabic is desired

MISCONDUCT DISCLOSURE SCHEME

All offers of employment at International Medical Corps are subject to satisfactory references and background checks. International Medical Corps participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme from the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR). In accordance with this, we will request information from an applicant’s previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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