GBV Officer

at International Medical Corps (IMC)
Location East & West Hararghe, Oromia, Ethiopia
Date Posted October 15, 2020
Category Social Sciences
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


·   Ensure GBV program activities are delivered on time, to the highest standards, within budget and in compliance with donor regulations by effectively planning, organizing and managing all resources.

·   Work on GBV mainstreaming with all humanitarian actors/sectors based on IASC guidelines for integrating GBV in humanitarian action to non-GBV actors.

·   Work closely with the government actors to provide GBV case management services in the locations through government offices and also supports WGFS

·   Consult with women and girls through regular outreach and through WGFS-based services, as well as remote services.

·   Work on preparation of case management service including remote service provision via telephone, to continue support for survivors of GBV in coordination with government body (BOWCA)

·   Provide GBV related services in a manner which reduces the risks of transmission of the COVID-19 outbreak, and adapt good practices.

·   Procure and apply all personal protection equipment during all outreach activities for GBV staff and the community who are part of the activity

·   Coordinate through appropriate channels to raise attention to women’s and girls’ perspectives to inform a more effective and inclusive response to COVID-19.

·   Facilitate the procurement and provision of dignity kit for extremely vulnerable women and girls to ensure that they have access for hygiene material which provides safety and dignity of the women and girls and coordinate with the GBV sub cluster, government authorities, WASH, and implementing partners to review selection criteria as well as contents of dignity kits.

·   Monitor and supervise GBV assistant officer by facilitating capacity building activities to GBV assistant officers, volunteers and community structures who are working on GBV prevention and response.

·   Provide direct supervision and support to GBV assistant officers through development of weekly, monthly and quarterly work plan.

·   Prepare and submit weekly and monthly workplan and report in a timely manner to GBV senior officer. .

·   Mobilize community members to create a protective environment for women and girls and promote their safety and dignity.

·   Adapt, print and display IEC/BCC materials about GBV, Covid-19 and other related protection risk.

·   Develop and conduct GBV prevention and response related trainings and workshops for IMC GBV and other staff, partner organizations and community members on a variety of issues related to violence against women and girls and information on COVID-19 precautions.

·   Facilitate and lead community-based GBV coordination in relevant sector meetings.

·   Work in collaboration with other GBV staff to ensure ongoing needs of women and girls in the project sites are being met through prevention activities.

·   Monitor supply and logistics needs of the project and make sure materials are in place; should also ensure adherence to all relevant IMC logistics and finance policies.

·   Contribute to a positive team spirit among all IMC staff as well as partners, and community leaders.

·   Takeover any other task designated by GBV senior officer to ensure proper functioning of the GBV program.

Job Requirements

  • BA/BSc Degree in health, social work, sociology, psychology, gender, legal or other relevant fields from recognized institution.
  •  3-5 years of experience in the above-mentioned fields is required.
  • Strong facilitation skills and experience in providing trainings and presentations for diverse audience.
  • Positive attitude towards gender equality and strong commitment to support multi-sectoral GBV response interventions.
  • Previous experience or willingness/readiness to live in a hardship environment/refugee camp.
  • Excellent verbal and written proficiency in English; Oromipha language is a plus.


Applying Instructions

Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should submit their application letter by clearly stating the position that you are applying for and CV through on OR before Oct 23, 2020.

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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