Emergency GBV Manager

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: International Medical Corps
Closing date: 10 May 2021

International Medical Corps provides emergency relief to those struck by disaster no matter where they are, no matter what the conditions, working with them to recover, rebuild and gain the skills and tools required for self-reliance. To learn more about our mission visit: https://internationalmedicalcorps.org/who-we-are


The conflict that started in Tigray region of Ethiopia in the beginning of November has progressively worsened leading to displacement of population and adding to the already existing needs. The numbers of refugees seeking safety in neighboring Sudan are reported to have gone over 62,000 crossing the border. As per recent report, over 1,7Million people have been displaced within Tigray fleeing conflict. High displacement have been reported from Western and Central part Tigray toward Shire. As of March 2021, approximately about 355,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have been identified in 14 sites, mostly concentrated in schools, universities and among host communities. In search for better shelter, the IDPs have started moving from site to site, increasing the risks of COVID-19 disease transmission in an already affected population.


​​The Emergency GBV Manager is responsible for implementation of the Tigray Emergency GBV program, including technical oversight of services and activities, capacity building, support and supervision of staff, internal and external coordination, and reporting.

​​The Emergency GBV Manager will work closely and report to the Emergency Program Manager, based in Dansha and oversee all Tigray GBV Emergency related activities. S/he lead possible assessments, outline needs and provide overall strategic leadership to the International Medical Corps team including fiduciary planning, human resource management, and develop project proposals and program designs with the support of various functions within the organization.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Program Planning

  • Lead GBV assessments as required, maximizing available sources of information and opportunities for coordination, and ensuring compliance with safety and ethical standards

  • Identify local partners and women’s networks to reinforce local efforts to promote women’s and girls’ rights and address GBV

  • Ensure that programs are driven by women and girls and planned with community stakeholders

  • Identify appropriate locations and orientation for services, including women and girls safe spaces

  • Contribute to concept notes/proposals/appeals as needed

​​Implementation and Capacity Building

  • Work closely with GBV Technical Advisor, GBV Coordinator (where relevant), country level senior management, and program team to achieve program goals and ensure quality of GBV prevention and response initiatives

  • Ensure adherence to IMC’s GBV Minimum Standards, as well as relevant inter-agency guidelines and standards

  • Lead the delivery of program interventions, including the establishment and delivery of focused GBV response services

  • Build capacity of program staff/volunteers/partners in relevant technical areas to deliver services and lead interventions

  • Organize/support/facilitate technical trainings as needed, including GBV case management and clinical response to rape and intimate partner violence

  • Establish and monitor supervision and support systems for GBV case management services

  • Establish appropriate systems for information management

  • Ensure effective community participation throughout implementation, including leadership of women and girls

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

  • Lead regular program monitoring and apply learning for continuous improvement of interventions

  • Contribute to regular program reports, on time and with accurate data

​​Coordination, Representation and Advocacy

  • Coordinate with other service providers, and collect community input, to establish and strengthen referral pathways

  • Actively participate in relevant coordination meetings ensuring IMC GBV program visibility within the relevant coordination forums

  • Coordinate with, and build capacity of, other sectors as possible to ensure integration of GBV concerns into various services and broader humanitarian response

  • Represent program goals and GBV standards, advocating as necessary with relevant leaders, authorities, and humanitarian actors

​​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 all program activities, reviewing initiatives with appropriate stakeholders

  • Foster a safe and supportive working environment for all GBV staff/volunteers/partners

  • Exemplify core principles of GBV 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.

​​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.

​​It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If a staff sees, hears or is made aware of any suggested activities then the staff has an obligation to report.

​​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.


  • Bachelor’s degree, or relevant level of experience required. Advanced degree an advantage, particularly in related fields including Social Work, Public Health, International Development or Gender Studies.


  • Minimum Five years related experience, preferably direct experience with GBV programming, years with increasing responsibilities including at least two to three years in similar management position in an INGO environment.

  • Demonstrated application of GBV core competencies and commitment to core principles of GBV programming

  • Experience working in insecure and volatile humanitarian contexts preferred

  • Project management experience in a developing country or similar context including responsibility for budget control, strategy, human resources and planning

  • Relevant regional experience preferred

  • Experience with, or strong knowledge of, GBV case management services

  • Knowledge of, and/or experience with, relevant program approaches, eg. WGSS, Life Skills, EA$E, EMAP, SASA!, etc.

  • Facilitation experience

  • Experience working with local partners and community mobilization preferred

Competency (List technical expertise and soft skills required including languages)

  • Proven capabilities in leadership

  • People Management

  • Commitment to Humanitarian Principles

  • Behavioral Flexibility

  • Result and Quality Orientation

  • Teamwork and Cooperation

  • Must have excellent self-motivation skills

  • Familiarity with humanitarian architecture and the mandates/roles of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs

  • Strong knowledge of standards and guidelines for GBV programming, coordination, and data management

  • Knowledge of standards and guidance related to protection from SEA

  • Commitment to supportive supervision

  • Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organization skills

  • Profound cross-cultural awareness

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, remain flexible, and apply experience and guidance to evolving challenges

  • Fluent in English

  • Computer literacy

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written

  • Ability to travel, leave in remote area and insecure location

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.

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