GBV Officer

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International Medical Corps
Apply by 12 September 2009
Mid-level , Field assignment
Posted on 12 August 2009

Job Description

COUNTRY: Ethiopia




He/She will have extensive experience in GBV and psychosocial support programming, and will facilitate training and adopting of training manuals with the refugee community.

  1. Responsible for the overall management, planning assessing, implementing, and reporting of the program.
  2. Collaborate with IMC's medical director to coordinate GBV medical response training of medical staff on STI treatment, post-rape management using kits/.
  3. Coordinate activities with all camp stakeholders, build strong working relationships with the refugee community, and also represent IMC at all camp coordination and GBV taskforce meetings together with his/her national counterpart.
  4. Train and mentor their national counterpart to ensure local staff capacity building and the building of GBV skills in Ethiopia. The trainings include:
  • a) 9 day Clinical Management of GBV Training for 15 ARRA/ hospital health staff
  • b) 7 day Basics of GBV/ SEA training for 20 ARRA/ NGO staff
  • c) 7 day referral pathway/ SEA complaints procedure training for 20 ARRA/ NGO staff
  • d) 7 day Psychosocial Support Training for 20 ARRA/ NGO staff
  • e) 5 day Basics of GBV/SEA training for 200 refugee community leaders
  • f) 14 day GBV awareness training for 20 community mobilizers
  • g) 14 day training for 6 refugee social workers
  • h) 5 day basics training of GBV/SEA for 200 refugee community leaders


  1. Masters in Public Health or Social Work with focus on Reproductive Health
  2. Background in Gender-Based Violence, Human Rights and Protection
  3. 5 years in developing or post-conflict environment at a program management level.
  4. Previous experience living in a hardship environment
  5. Sensitivity to the cultural setting and Gender-Based Violence related issues
  6. Excellent oral and written communication skills
  7. Fluency in English


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, IMC 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 areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, IMC rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.


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