GBV Prevention officer – International Medical Corps Vacancy Announcement

GBV Prevention officer – International Medical Corps Vacancy Announcement, July 11 2023


Organization: International Medical Corps

Position: GBV Prevention officer

Location: Adirkay and Mythebrie

Employment: Full time

Date of Announcement:

Deadline: July 17, 2023




Job Description

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Summary of  Job Description


The GBV prevention Officer will lead community mobilization and awareness-raising interventions to prevent incidents of GBV.  The GBV prevention Officer will work with GBV response officer and other implementing partners and Government to identify any protection concern(s) for women and girls in targeted woredas through discussions, meetings, outreach campaigns and share with actors for appropriate actions.

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



    • ·         Work with International Medical Corps GBV response team, community structures and partners to identify causes and contributing factors for violence against women and girls in the targeted woreda.·         Engage community members and structures including Men, boys, women, and girls to design participatory strategies and actions to prevent GBV in the community.

      ·         Mobilize and engage community members, structures and partners in   prevention and response events in the targeted woreda including discussions, trainings, and other means of bridging communities.

      ·         Coordinate with partners to integrate GBV prevention activities in their activities.

      ·         Facilitate community events such as 16 Days of Activism and International women’s day to create awareness on the prevention of and response to GBV.

      ·         Responsible for the overall implementation of GBV mitigation and prevention activity and work closely with community representative and other protection actors to aware the community about GBV in the target woredas.

      ·         Develop Terms of Reference (TOR) for all prevention training activities

      ·         Provide different training for project staff, other implementing partners, and Government sectors on GBV basic concepts, guiding principles of GBV and referral pathway of GBV.

      ·         Organize and facilitates IASC guidelines training for integrating GBV activities, strategies and gender perspectives in humanitarian action for service providers

      ·         Provide PSEA training for IMC GBV, and other sectors and implementing partners

      ·         Capacitate project community mobilizers through on job training, coaching and mentoring sessions

      ·         Involve on hiring of community mobilizers with IMC HR team and program team

      ·         Organize and conduct awareness sessions through various means approaching community modalities.

      ·         Involve in production of context based IEC/BCC material

      ·         Deliver and submit regular project report and weekly update to senior GBV Officer

      ·         Attend in regular GBV meeting at woreda level and represent IMC interests.

    Human Resource Management & Capacity Building

    • Assist in the recruitment and training of GBV staff
    • With support from IMC HR, conduct staff performance evaluations of GBV staff in a timely manner.
    • Adhere with IMC PSEA and safeguarding policies
    • Work with HR to ensure accuracy of all GBV program job descriptions for staff and their responsibilities.
    • In collaboration with GBV program manager, design and monitor capacity building strategies for GBV staff.
    • 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 CBOs.
    • 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 always safeRespect their wishes, rights and dignity; Keep their experiences confidential and do not discriminate them.




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, 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.

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Job Requirements



  • BSc degree in Social Work, Public health, nursing, gender, preferred MS and he/ she must have at least three years’ proven exposure in refugee or humanitarian crises is encouraged and minimum of   two years’ work experience in NGO is required.
  • A trained community mobilizer in a reputable organization
  • Background in GBV, Human Rights and/or Protection.
  • Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization
  • Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization.
  • Ability to lead, train, supervises, facilitate, and motivate other GBV field workers in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful, and supportive manner.
  • Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, work over-time when needed and able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team essential.
  • Ability to speak the local languages is mandatory.
  • Ability to communicate well in English as well as write clear and concise reports in English is plus.

Additional Characteristics

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

·         Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients always 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.




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   through  OR before July 16, 2023.

Female Applicants  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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