Senior GBV Officer at International Medical Corps

MEAL Officer at International Medical Corps (IMC)

Position: Senior GBV Officer


International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.



The senior GBV Officer is a key team member of International Medical Corps’ Somalia GBV program and will oversee the overall day to day of GBV prevention and response interventions, including case management/psychosocial support, community mobilization for GBV prevention, capacity building and coordination with other sectors and actors in Banadir, Middle Shabelle, Mudug and Bay regions in Somalia. Under the direct supervision of GBV program coordinator, The Senior GBV Officer, based in Mogadishu, will supervise 4 GBV officers and 3 Mobile team leaders. The senior GBV officer will provide ongoing supervision, mentoring/coaching for 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.

Main Tasks and responsibilities

  • Coordinate and monitor the overall implementation of GBV program activities in-country based on established indicators, including collating, and analyzing data and information for reporting
  • Supervise and support the day-to-day activities including case management/psychosocial support, follow-up, and advocacy to meet beneficiaries needs, community mobilization to prevent GBV risks, build community capacity to prevent and respond to GBV incidents
  • Provide on-going direct supervision to GBV staff, including assisting in the development of individual work plans for GBV staff
  • Develop and monitor program plans, including activity, procurement, and spending – related to GBV prevention and response activities
  • Ensure safe and ethical GBV data collection and sharing based on agreed procedures and protocols
  • Conduct regular meetings with team members and community members to assess progress toward objectives, discuss issues and assist in finding solutions to challenges identified
  • Ensure timely submission of activity reports on weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis and ensure proper filing
  • Assist the GBV Program coordinator in GBV program development, proposal writings and donor engagements

Human Resource Management & Capacity Building

  • Assist in the recruitment and training of GBV staff and refugee volunteers.
  • With support from IMC HR, conduct staff performance evaluations for the GBV staffs in a timely manner.
  • Work with the GBV Coordinator and HR to ensure accuracy of all GBV program job descriptions for staffs and their responsibilities
  • In collaboration with GBV program coordinator, design and monitor capacity building strategies for all GBV staffs
  • 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

Coordination & Collaboration

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all relevant stakeholders including the Protection cluster, GBV AoR, other partners and community members in target locations
  • Mobilize stakeholders to participate in GBV coordination and risks mitigation meetings
  • 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

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.



Bachelor’s degree in sociology, social work or Reproductive Health or related experience background in SGBV, Human Rights and/or Protection. An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.


  • A minimum of 3-4 years’ work experience in GBV prevention and response programming
  • Experience in project and team management
  • Demonstrated ability to assess supervise and co-ordinate technical work in GBV prevention and response in humanitarian and recovery settings.
  • Experience in budget management and procurement planning
  • Knowledge of international standards and best practices related to GBV prevention and response.
  • Knowledge of Somali culture, society, and language.

Skills and competencies

  • Thorough understanding of best practices in GBV response and GBV primary prevention and risk reduction
  • A clear understanding of gender, human rights, and issues surrounding violence against girls.
  • Strong ability to organize work, meet deadlines and prioritize work under pressure.
  • Fluency in English, and Somali (written and spoken).
  • Fulfill any other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Respect the code of conduct and policies of the IMC and the standards of the GBV team
  • Adhere to and uphold the IMC principle and policies (integrity, accountability, and service) in the respective areas of work
  • Consistently and proactively monitor the safety and security of the team, promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IMC management


IMC is a humanitarian organization involved in emergency programmers. All IMC staff are to be flexible and willing to assist in IMC operations as and when required.

Code of Conduct:

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to IMC 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.

Compliance & Ethics:

Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values

Equal Opportunities:

International Medical Corps is a ‘first-responder’ both to natural and men-made disasters and has a mandate of working in remote locations. The organization has a comprehensive security management policy and plan in place and committed to do everything possible within its remit to ensure safety and security. Notwithstanding, the mandate and programming choices of International Medical Corps require staff with high degree of resilience, extremely decisive quality and ability to move fast. 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.

How to apply

IMC Somalia is inviting qualified candidates who meet the above requirements to send their cover letter and CV to the following email addresses: indicating the name of the job and Location as Senior GBV Officer-Mogadishu in the email subject clearly.

Deadline for applications is June 9, 2023.

**Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis**

*The position is contingent upon successful bidding and donor agreement*

International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please notify International Medical Corps at do not submit your CV or application to this email address as it will not be considered for review.


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