GBV Response officer

at International Medical Corps (IMC)
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted June 30, 2021
Category Health Care / Medical
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Job Purpose Summary:  

The GBV Response Officer is a key team member of International Medical Corps, and will oversee the overall day to day of GBV response interventions, including case management/psychosocial support in the target location. The GBV Response Officer will be responsible for providing day to day case management and psychosocial support to vulnerable women, including survivors of GBV coming to receive the service. The GBV Response Officer will also oversee the safe space activities including psychosocial and information sessions. The Response officer will supervise and support IDP social workers to facilitate services for vulnerable women and girls including survivors of GBV.



Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and monitor  the overall implementation of GBV program activities in the safe space based on established indicators, including collecting and analysing data and information for reporting;
  • Supervise and support the day to day activities including case management/psychosocial support, follow-up and advocacy to meet survivors’ needs.
  • Identify vulnerable women and girls including survivors of GBV who come, or refer to the safe space 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 IDP sites 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 IDP sites to ensure vulnerable women and girls including survivors of GBV who are seeking services are  referred to the women’s centre 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 ;
  • Collaborate with the safe space centre activities including psychosocial, recreational, information sessions and skills building activities for vulnerable women and girls
  • Maintain records of activities and produce regular reports including weekly updates or Situational Reports , success stories and lessons learnt;
  • Ensure safe and ethical GBV data collection and sharing based on agreed procedures and protocols;
  • Provide case management services, including interviews with clients, assessments, and care plans in collaboration with the women, children and youth affair office.



Human Resource Management & Capacity Building

  • Assist in the recruitment and  training of GBV staff
  • With support from IMC HR, conduct staff performance evaluations for all GBV staffs  in Target location  in a timely manner;
  • Adhere with IMC PSEA and safeguarding policies
  • Work with HR to ensure accuracy of all GBV program job descriptions  for staffs and their responsibilities;
  • In collaboration with GBV program manager, design and monitor capacity building strategies for all GBV staffs in target location ;
  • 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;
  • Contribute to a positive IMC team environment


Coordination & Collaboration

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all relevant stakeholders including government sectors, other partners and IDP community members in the target location and safe space centres.
  • 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 GBV program manager, promote and represent the interests of the GBV program with regards to all relevant stakeholders;
  • And any other activity as requested by the supervisor


Individual Guiding Principles

Ensure vulnerable women including survivors of GBV are safe at all times; Respect their wishes, rights and dignity; Keep their experiences confidential and do not discriminate them.


Job Requirements

1.      Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

·      Bachelor degree  in Psychology, sociology, social work or Reproductive Health or related experience

·      Minimum of four years relevant work experience in counselling, case management for GBV survivors, senior in the area of GBV services, social work experience, psychosocial support and experience in the health sector considered asset.

·      Background in SGBV, Human Rights, PSEA and/or Protection.

·      Experience in case management and psycho-social support

·      Experience working with IDP communities through community entry and dialogue

·      Excellent verbal and written proficiency in Amharic and English and different language spoken if possible. For example Ability to speak Tigrigna is an asset


  1. Additional Characteristics

·      Clear understanding of gender inequality, and issues surrounding violence against women and girls.

·      Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients at all times is essential.

·      Ability to lead, train, supervise, facilitate and motivate other GBV staff in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner.

·      Strong planning, organization and problem solving skills with ability to work both independently and within a team in a demanding work environment.

·       Excellent personnel management skills, including diplomacy, tact and negotiating skills.

·       Integrity, strong work ethic, and ability to consistently meet deadlines under pressure.

·       Experience collaborating in protection, gender and human rights related activities



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 July 05,2021

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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