Job Opportunities at International Medical Corps

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.

We are recruiting to fill the positions of:

Job Title: GBV Case Worker

Job ID: MDG / GBV / 04
Locations: MMC (Maiduguri Metropolitan City), Jere, Mafa & Kondoga LGAs of Borno State
Slots: 4

Job Summary
The Case Worker will be responsible for case management and psychosocial support of vulnerable women, including survivors of violence, in one of the project sites in MMC.

Main Responsibilities

  • Provide direct, one-on-one and ongoing case management services, including safety planning
  • Provide direct, one-on-one emotional support to survivors throughout case management process including final case evaluation and closure
  • Provide referrals for survivors to other services including child protection and specialized mental health services, accompany of survivors where appropriate and conduct follow- up to ensure appropriate services have been provided to the survivor.
  • Identify gaps in referral services and report these gaps to the GBV Manager for action.
  • Liaise with community volunteers for purposes of survivor follow-up as part of case management to individual survivors.
  • Conduct an analysis of trends of GBV incidences and related information on a quarterly basis and present report to the GBV manager for advocacy and program future program
  • Contribute to a positive team environment
  • Practice self-care
  • Maintain confidentiality and ethical conduct
  • Submit weekly and monthly activities reports to the supervisor every Friday and at the end of each month
  • Ensure survivor-centered services, including adherence to guiding principles of respect, confidentiality, safety and security and non-discrimination
  • Complete and maintain case management records to maximize confidentiality and safety
  • Participate in case review meetings and referral coordination meetings if needed
  • Submit case management reports on a weekly and monthly basis

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • None

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors

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.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Educated to university level (First degree or HND preferably in social science, psychology or a related)
  • Hausa, Kanuri and English languages required.
  • Experience working with survivors of GBV an asset
  • Comfortable in living and working in MMC
  • Demonstrated commitment to helping others.
  • Demonstrated discretion and good judgment

Key Competencies:

  • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.
  • Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver IMC’s strategic objectives.
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations.
  • Commitment to and understanding of IMC’s aims, values and principles.
  • Should be a team player and culturally sensitive.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as Ms Word, email and utilization of the internet

Job Title: GBV Manager

Job ID: MDG / GBV / 01
Location: Maiduguri, 60% coverage to Mafa, Jere & Konduga LGAs, Borno

Job Summary
The GBV Manager is responsible for promoting the understanding of gender and GBV issues among Nigerian government officials, in particular within the judicial branch, Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Women Affairs as well as managing a GBV response and prevention program at the field level. EMAP/Prevention Officer, EA$E Officer, Casework Supervisor and Women Center Supervisor will directly report to the GBV Manager.

Programmatic:

  • Work with the GBV Coordinator to oversee project activities and provide advice, support and assistance in the development of training materials, BCC materials and methodologies, etc., as necessary in order to achieve project goals.
  • Prepare and update detailed program work plans that support and achieve the overall program goal and objectives within the desired timeline
  • Provide direction and monitor staff in their implementation of the workplan and quality of technical activities, share relevant information and direction to improve quality and achieve time-bound goals
  • Plan timely for procurement of resources to ensure smooth and timely implementation of activities
  • Actively participate in the development of new programming ideas and proposals.
  • Work with the GBV Coordinator to monitor monthly expenditures and track budgets; approve expenditures to designated level.
  • Organize and facilitate trainings to develop capacity of GBV staff and other partner organizations to respond to cases of GBV in line with international standards
  • Closely coordinate with GBV Coordinator and staff to ensure timely and compliant implementation of program activities and expenditures.
  • Undertake regular communication with GBV staff to assess progress and identify technical quality issues and/or other implementation issues, provide solutions and implement modifications as required.
  • Document case studies, success stories and lessons learned of the program and share with the GBV Coordinator on time.
  • In collaboration with the GBV Coordinator establish and maintain a network of referral agencies in relevant areas. This will involve determining who provides what service, where, what the referral criteria and process are. Maintain regular contact with services and agencies.
  • In collaboration with the GBV Coordinator, coordinate with IMC GBV staff in all operational areas the participatory design and implementation of national awareness-raising campaigns that targets gender-based violence, in partnership with other actors (GoN Ministries, National and International organizations, the UN, etc).
  • Conducts assessments, identifies needs and prioritized activities.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other IMC programs (Nutrition, WASH, and Health) and key stakeholders at field level to enhance multi-agency and multisectoral cooperation and coordination, especially among those agencies who provide referral services.**

Human Resource & Staff Development:

  • Provide ongoing supervision, leadership and technical support and guidance to all GBV program staff
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Provide regular performance feedback to staff and where necessary work with Human Resources to document staff performance issues and address these in accordance with the National Staff Employment Policies.

Grant Monitoring & Reporting:

  • Build capacity of staff in using M&E systems and tools
  • Draft weekly program updates in collaboration with GBV Program Assistants and the GBV Coordinator
  • Contribute to internal and donor reports as per set schedules (bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually) on activities, indicators and achievements.
  • Support the collection, analysis and dissemination of project data and information for program review and information sharing

Coordination & Representation:

  • Coordinate and advocate with other governmental and non-governmental service providers to promote mainstreaming of GBV across sectors and delivery of quality multi-sectoral GBV response, at the national level
  • Attend regular management meetings in field level to share information and lessons learnt and make joint decisions and ensure harmonization of tools and approaches across programs.
  • Ensure establishment of, and IMC participation in, GBV coordination meetings at LGA level and ensure written minutes and reports are shared with the GBV Coordinator

Other:

  • Refrain from making false promises and commitments to the beneficiaries and work in the best interest of the IMC GBV Program.**
  • Foster a team spirit among GBV staff that is conducive to all staff improving their skills and knowledge base.**
  • Consistently and proactively monitor the safety and security of the team, promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IMC management.**
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IMC GBV program.

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors

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.

Qualifications and experience

  • University degree in Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, Counselling, etc
  • Thorough awareness and knowledge of gender and gender-based violence issues.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in managing gender and development or programs providing services to survivors of gender-based violence.
  • Belief in and commitment to gender equality, and to changing attitudes and behaviors that condone violence against women.
  • Proven track record in staff and stakeholder training and capacity building.
  • Knowledge, skill and experience in participatory methods for community mobilization.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and project management skills.
  • Experience supervising and mentoring staff.
  • Previous experience living and working in a post-conflict environment.
  • Experience with capacity building of local partners, preferably in a post-conflict setting.
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Microsoft, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) Hausa is a must.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with staff and other stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with staff and other stakeholders.

Job Title: GBV / EMAP Prevention Officer

Job ID: MDG / GBV / 02
Location: Maiduguri, Borno 60% field visit

Job Summary

  • The GBV Prevention/EMAP Officer will be responsible for the overall implementation of the GBV prevention/outreach activities implemented as part of the GBV program in Borno State.
  • This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Mobilizing communities to develop and implement strategies to prevent GBV and secure a thriving environment for survivors of GBV;
    • Implementation of outreach/community awareness raising activities;
    • Implementation of evidence-based GBV prevention approaches (EMAP, SASA!, etc.); and,
    • The direct supervision of community outreach volunteers.
  • The GBV Prevention Officer will conduct thorough assessments to ensure that sensitization sessions meet the needs of the community.
  • The GBV Prevention Officer will promote community-led initiatives that improve the security conditions of women, children and survivors of GBV.
  • She/he will plan and implement training as necessary and will work with other GBV staff to assess and meet training needs. This position reports directly to the GBV Manager.

Specific Responsibilities
The responsibilities of the GBV Prevention Officer include but are not limited to the following:

Program Development and Implementation:

  • Utilize participatory methodology and adult education techniques to assist communities in developing community-driven prevention and response plans.
  • Conduct focus group discussions and keep detailed documentation about the information gathered. Consider this information in planning and conducting animation, sensitizations, and in the design of information, education and communication materials.
  • With community input, develop community education methods which many include workshops, drama, games, debates, poster contests, youth clubs, and other creative methods.
  • Organize trainings and sensitization sessions for women’s groups, men’s groups, youth groups, community leaders, religious leaders, local authorities, NGOs/CSOs on GBV issues.
  • Promote active community participation in prevention and response to GBV.
  • Raise awareness and promote changes in attitudes and behaviors re: gender, gender equality, gender mainstreaming and GBV.
  • Actively participate in all Training of Trainers sessions in GBV prevention approaches (EMAP, etc)
  • Build capacity of Community Outreach Volunteers on EMAP curriculum, etc.**
  • Supervise the facilitation of EMAP activities and other outreach activities.**
  • Encourage greater self-reliance among women in the community.
  • Promote involvement of men and youth.
  • Communicate with the supervisor on program progress, constraints, training needs identified and other matters pertaining to the operations of the GBV program.
  • Work with the GBV Manager to create detailed weekly and monthly work plans.
  • Maintain confidentiality and uphold other principles in line with the GBV programming.
  • Attend staff meetings and training events as required.

HR Management & Staff Support:

  • Supervise and mentor Community Outreach Volunteers.
  • Support the orientation, on-going development/training and capacity building of staff as required.
  • Identify training opportunities for staff through various methodologies: e.g. online, workshop, collaboration with other NGOs, etc
  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
  • Adhere to IMC procedures in preparing the necessary documentation for procuring training approval, materials, and payments for vendors etc, in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct.
  • Consider security implications of all program activities, reviewing all new initiatives with staff teams and community leaders.

Other:

  • Refrain from making false and unrealistic promises and commitments to the beneficiaries and work in the best interest of the IMC GBV Program.
  • Foster a team spirit among the GBV team that is conducive to all staff improving their skills and knowledge base.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop the IMC GBV program

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors

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.

Qualification, Experience and Skills

  • University degree in civil law, human rights, gender, development, psychology, social work or gender-related programs;
  • Willingness to travel to field locations and to spend time.
  • Advanced understanding of the root causes of violence against women and girls
  • Experience in implementing and facilitating EMAP and other GBV prevention curriculums
  • Strong background in human rights and familiarity with practical challenges faced by displaced and other vulnerable persons,
  • Experience conducting assessments and a willingness to help plan assessments;
  • Commitment to supporting quality programs through promotion and integration of protection principles in project work in line with international best practices (meeting or exceeding minimum standards);
  • Interest in building staff capacity via trainings, resource development, shadow visits, etc.;
  • Ability and willingness to maintain regular presence at project sites (including all outreach and community center locations);
  • Proven experience in humanitarian action and in fragile contexts
  • Ability and willingness to work during irregular working hours when needed
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Microsoft, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) Hausa and Kanuri is a must.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with local staff and other stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to work and live in very basic living conditions in deep field locations.
  • Ability to work under pressure, with minimal supervision,
  • Self-starter.

Job Title: GBV WGSS Facilitator

Job ID: MDG / GBV / 03
Locations: MMC (Maiduguri Metropolitan City), Jere, Mafa & Kondoga LGAs of Borno State
Slots: 4 Positions

Job Summary
The WGSS Facilitator will be responsible for organizing and implementing group psychosocial activities at the women center including skills acquisition, knowledge building activities and recreational activities.

Responsibilities

  • In coordination with beneficiaries, identify relevant skills building and recreational activities to be conducted at the women friendly spaces and draw up a schedule for activity implementation
  • In coordination with volunteers / partners a weekly schedule for activities in the women center.
  • Identify and make a requisition for all materials required to conduct Women Friendly Space activities
  • Organize feedback sessions each quarter with beneficiaries of WGSS activities to identify strengths and weaknesses of the space and identify solutions for sharing with GBV manager for improvement.
  • Coordinate with the case worker to ensure survivors who have been referred to the women center receive timely and quality services.
  • In coordination with the GBV Manager, identify barriers to GBV and develop subsequent messages to overcome the barriers
  • In coordination with women, leaders IOM/SEMA/NEMA organize and oversee the implementation on calendar day celebrations such as 16 days of activism, international women’s day, day of the African child, international day of the girl child etc.
  • Conduct training and coaching sessions for volunteers / partners to deliver appropriate GBV messages to community members.
  • Supervise community volunteers / partners during field work to ensure correct GBV messages are disseminated to the community.
  • Conduct weekly meetings with volunteers / partners to collect sensitization reports, develop messages for the following week.
  • Organize and implement bi weekly discussions with men in the community on GBV related topics
  • Organize and implement monthly discussion sessions with adolescents on GBV related topics
  • Compile weekly and monthly WFS activity reports
  • Contribute to a positive team environment
  • Practice self-care
  • Maintain confidentiality and ethical conduct

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • None

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors

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.

Qualification and Experience

  • Educated to university level (First degree or HND preferably in social science or a related field)
  • Hausa Language required; English language preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to helping others
  • Demonstrated discretion and good judgment
  • Outgoing and friendly personality
  • Experience facilitating group activities an asset
  • Previous training/experience in GBV programming an asset
  • Comfort in living and working in Maiduguri
  • This is a woman-only position. Qualified women applicants are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV addressing it to “The Human Resource Coordinator, International Medical Corps” to: imcnigeriavacancy@internationalmedicalcorps.org

Note

  • Candidates MUST state the position JOB ID ( MDG/GBV/04) and location they are applying for as the subject of their email, application letter and curriculum vitae should be in a single Microsoft Word Document, otherwise applications will not be considered.
  • We are an equal opportunity organization Borno State Based candidates are Strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
  • Nigerian nationals only
  • Qualified women are encouraged to apply.
  • Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted

Application Deadline 23rd November, 2020.

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