Company Name:* International Medical Corps (IMC)

Posted Date: 2024-04-09

Deadline: 2024-04-15

Job Type: Full time

Salary: N/A

#Health Care, Community Service



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 for reporting

A preeminent First Responder, International Medical Corps provides emergency relief to those hit by disaster, and offers the skills needed to rebuild stronger. We train people – giving communities the tools and knowledge to be self-reliant and be their own best First Responders when disaster strikes again.

International Medical Corps focuses on the delivery of community-based primary health care. We emphasize training and education, and prioritize hiring local staff – in fact, 96% of our field-based staff and health professionals are recruited from the local community. This helps to ensure that skills and knowledge are passed on and remain long after our programs have ended. Through the integration of specialties like emergency medicine, women’s health, nutrition services, water and sanitation, and mental health into the primary health care setting, we ensure that those we serve receive holistic, comprehensive care. The value of International Medical Corps’ integrated approach to community health and well-being and our emphasis on capacity building through training are critical for the long-term growth of ‘conflict and natural disaster-affected communities’ and ‘fragile states’.


The GBV Response Officer will be responsible for providing day to day case management and psycho-social support to vulnerable women, including survivors of GBV in the refugee camps. The GBV Response Officer will also oversee Women’s and Girls’ Safe Space (WGSS) activities including psycho-social and recreational activities, information sessions and skills building activities. The Response officer will supervise Assistant GBV Response Officers and Refugee social workers to facilitate services for vulnerable women and girls including survivors of GBV

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


Primary Responsibilities

  • Primary Responsibilities
  • Identify vulnerable women and girls including survivors of GBV who come, or refer to the WGSS for support;
  • Assess the needs of vulnerable women and girls including survivors of GBV and assist them to develop an action point for meeting their needs;
  • Link vulnerable women and girls including survivors of GBV to actors to access supportive services based on their needs, choices and consent;
  • Carry out requested ethical and safe follow up visits to monitor the progress of vulnerable women and girls including survivors of GBV and provide any support needed;
  • Liaise and advocate with actors in the camp to ensure the vulnerable women and girls including survivors of GBV have access to services they need;
  • Work with community structures including women’s association in the camp to ensure vulnerable women and girls including survivors of GBV who are seeking services are referred to WGSS for assistance;
  • Work with community structures and partners to develop and maintain appropriate referral pathway to improve assistance for vulnerable women and girls;
  • Participate in GBV related outreach and community mobilization interventions including information sessions and trainings in the c
  • Supervise WGSS activities including psycho-social, recreational, information sessions and skills building activities for vulnerable women and girls and girls in the c
  • Maintain good relations with community leaders and partners in the c
  • Maintain records of activities and produce regular reports including weekly updates or Situational Reports (SitReP), success stories and lessons learnt;
  • Contribute to a positive IMC team environment

Human Resource Management & Capacity Building

  • Assist in the recruitment and training of refugee social workers, and volunteers
  • With support from IMC HR, conduct staff performance evaluations for GBV Response assistant and social workers in a timely manner;
  • In collaboration with Senior GBV officer, design and monitor capacity building strategies and mentorship for GBV Response Assistants and social workers in the refugee camp.
  • Ensure staff support and debriefing processes are in place, and that staff safety planning is conducted and regularly updated;
  • Develop, implement and promote effective team communication techniques and systems, including regular senior staff meetings;

Coordination & Collaboration

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all relevant stakeholders including Refugees and Returnees Services (RRS), UNHCR, District Women’s and Social Affairs, other partners and stakeholders in the Camp and host communities
  • Mobilize stakeholders to participate in GBV coordination and risks mitigation meetings;
  • Collaborate with other IMC sectors and operations personnel to ensure that the program is properly supported and that all project-related operational activities are conducted according to IMC HR, Logistics, Finance and other policies and procedures;
  • In collaboration with the Senior GBV and Gambella team, promote and represent the interests of the GBV program with regards to all relevant stakeholders;

Job Requirements


· Typically, Bachelor degree in social work, psychology, sociology, Gender studies, Public Health or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

· Typically, Minimum 2-3 years of experience

  • Trained on IASC GBV Case management
  • Experience in Psycho-social support, WGSS safe space activities, women empowerment, life skill trainings, counseling and GBV case management
  • Experience working in GBV programming in humanitarian context is a plus
  • Previous experience living in a hardship environment;
  • 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. 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.

    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.


    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, and any form of trafficking in persons.

    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.

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 throughwww.ethiojobs.netOn OR before April 15, 2024.

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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