Senior Gender Based Violence (GBV) Officer at the International Medical Corps (IMC)

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 under-served communities worldwide.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Officer

Location: Damboa, Borno
Career Category: Program/Project Management
Theme: Gender

Job Summary

  • The Senior GBV Officer will work under the direct supervision of the GBV Coordinator and will oversee the day-to-day implementation of program activities in Damboa.
  • He/She will lead inter-agency coordination of GBV/protection activities; organize capacity building initiatives for GBV staff and partners to improve the prevention of and response to GBV.
  • He/She will work in coordination with other IMC sectors including the Damboa Site Manager, and other actors to conduct relevant assessments (rapid, end-lines, etc) and share reports with the Program Coordinator and Programs Director to inform program design.

Technical Responsibilities

  • Work with the GBV Coordinator and GBV Manager 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.
  • 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.
  • Work in collaboration with the Protection partners to establish/reinforce appropriate community outreach and support structures as well as establish and/or reinforce referral pathways.
  • Participate in program meetings to share information and lessons learnt and make joint decisions and ensure harmonization of tools and approaches across programs.
  • Work with the GBV coordinator to conduct a GBV and situational analysis in the areas of operation.
  • Coordinate with GBV staff and volunteers to plan and implement mass awareness raising campaigns that targets gender-based violence, in partnership with other actors (Government Ministries, National and International non-organizations, etc).
  • 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.
  • Analyze trends of GBV and develop/adjust program strategies to meet need.
  • Contribute to proposal development activities (narrative and budget) through the provision of information and data on community feedback on ongoing projects and assessment of emerging needs.
  • Coordinate with GBV staff and volunteers to plan and implement mass awareness raising campaigns that targets gender-based violence, in partnership with other actors (Government Ministries, National and International non-organizations, etc).
  • Work with the GBV Coordinator to establish new Women’s Friendly Spaces/community centers as hubs for recreational activities, life skills trainings, information and case management services.
  • Document case studies, success stories and lessons learned of the program and share with the GBV Coordinator on time.
  • 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.

Qualifications and Experience

  • University Degree in Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, etc
  • Two to three years of experience in GBV prevention and response.
  • Ability and willingness to work during irregular working hours when needed.
  • Experience developing and facilitating trainings and workshops;
  • 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 staff and other stakeholders
  • Clear understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding violence against women and girls.
  • Strong background of human rights and familiarity with practical challenges faced by displaced and other vulnerable persons.
  • Experience conducting assessments and a willingness to help plan assessments;
  • Interest in building staff capacity through trainings, coaching, mentoring, etc.;

Interpersonal Skill:

  • Ability to work closely, professionally and constructively with all others regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion, race, tribe, or cultural background.
  • Sound judgment/ open minded and the ability to work under minimal supervision,
  • Strong assessment, evaluation, analysis and planning skills,
  • Interpersonal communication and proven written / presentation skills,
  • Demonstrated ability to work under stressful conditions,
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the historical and socio-political context of Damboa.

HR Management & Administration:

  • Coordinate and oversee staff leave schedules ensuring that they do not overlap or leave gaps in service delivery.
  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
  • Ensure timely completion and submission of monthly timesheets.

Monitoring & Reporting:

  • Ensure timely submission of weekly, monthly and quarterly reports in collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation team.
  • Contribute to donor report(s) as per set schedules (monthly, quarterly and annually) on activities, indicators and achievements.
  • Complete and share GBV data via GBVIMS tools and submit to the GBV Coordinator and GBVIMS Inter-Agency Coordination agency (UNFPA).


  • Plan procurement of training supplies to ensure smooth and timely implementation of activities.
  • Ensure all requisitions are submitted on-time, with appropriate and accurate supporting documentation, and are tracked in a timely manner.


  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

Deadline: 17th August, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send and address their Applications to the “Human Resource Coordinator, International Medical Corps” via: using the Job Title and Location as the subject of the email.


  • Position: Nigerian nationals only
  • Due to the urgent need of the position, appplications received will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • We are an equal opportunity organization so Borno-State Based candidates are Strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
  • Application letter and curriculum vitae should be in a single Microsoft Word Document, otherwise applications will not be considered.
  • Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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