Senior GBV Officer – International Medical Corps (IMC)

Social Sciences and Community

International Medical Corps (IMC)

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 senior Gender Based Violence Officer is a key team member of the International Medical Corps, and will oversee the overall day to day of Gender Based Violence prevention and response interventions, including case management/psychosocial support, community mobilization for Gender Based Violence prevention, capacity building and coordination with other sectors and actors in West Hararghe, Ethiopia.  Under the direct supervision of Gender Based Violence program manager, the Senior Gender Based Violence Officer, based in Meiso, West Hararghe, will supervise Gender Based Violence Prevention officer and Response Officer. The senior Gender Based Violence officer will provide ongoing supervision, mentoring/coaching for GBV team members to ensure that the goals and objectives of the program are met in a timely and effective manner, that the approach to program implementation is participatory, that team members receive appropriate support and that a positive team spirit is fostered encouraging innovative and quality programming.


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




§  Work closely with the GBV Program Manager and GBV Specialist to understand program goals and to meet expectations

§  Contribute to ongoing assessments and analyses to better understand protection risks, to map points of service for survivors of GBV and vulnerable individuals, and to identify support structure.

§  Analyze trends of GBV and suggest ways to develop/adjust program strategies to meet needs

§  Contribute to program design and the preparation of concept notes and proposals, providing necessary field information/ data

§  Identify and reinforce existing support mechanisms and work closely with local counterparts to ensure community buy-in and cultural appropriateness of activities

§  Strengthen case management and referral systems

§  Work with teams and communities to develop appropriate prevention and awareness-raising/behavior change strategies

§  Organize and support training for healthcare providers, as needed and appropriate

§  Compile monthly and quarterly reports, on time and with accurate data

§  Coordinate with government counterparts, local and international NGOs, UN agencies, and other stakeholders to ensure holistic support for survivors, including participation in strengthening GBV SOPs and referral pathways

§  Actively participate in protection/GBV working groups and contribute to interagency initiatives, also promoting International Medical Corps as a leading agency in GBV

§  Ensure maximum visibility of International Medical Corps and relevant donors amongst the UN and NGO community

§  Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct

§  Assist in the selection, training, and support of qualified program staff

§  Develop support strategies for staff and introduce principles of self-care

§  Develop work, spending, and procurement plans in line with International Medical Corps’s financial pipelines

§  Work with Finance and Logistics to procure supplies within program budgets

§  Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed.

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.




·       MA degree or BA/BSc degree in health, social work ,sociology , psychology ,gender ,legal or other relevant fields from recognized institution

·        For MA degree 1-2 years of experience in GBV, psychological support, social work, human rights, protection, or related areas; and for BA/BSc degree 3-5 years of experience in the above mentioned fields is required.

·       Strong facilitation skills and experience providing training and presentations for diverse audience

·       Positive attitude towards gender equality and a strong commitment to support multi-sectoral GBV response interventions.

·       Excellent verbal and written proficiency in English, and Afan Oromo language is a plus.

 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 is also responsible for preventing violations of 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 of the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report them.

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’s 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.

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.