Vacancies at International Medical Corps (IMC)

International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global, humanitarian, non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training, relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, non-political, non-sectarian 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 has been operating in Nigeria since November 2013. It currently has its country office in Abuja and field offices in Kano, Sokoto, Damboa , Dikwa and Maiduguri where it is implementing emergency Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (WASH) and Protection programs, and also building capacity of local health systems and structures, ensuring the provision of quality, accessible Nutrition and Health Care.
We are therefore looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of:

 

 

Job Title: Women Center Facilitator 
Location:
 Maiduguri, Borno, Damboa, Dikwa
Position: Nigerian nationals only
Employment type: 2 months temporary
Job Summary

  • The Women’s Center Facilitator will be responsible for organizing and implementing group psychosocial activities at the women center including skills and knowledge building activities and recreational activities.
  • She is overall lead in community mobilization for GBV awareness and sensitization at community level of the project sites in Maiduguri.

Main 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 WFS 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 / 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
  • Submit weekly and monthly activities reports to the supervisor every Friday and at the end of each month
  • 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.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors

Qualifications and Expereince

  • Bsc or HND preferably in Social science, Psychology or a related course
  • Hausa Language required; English language preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to helping others
  • Demonstrated discretion and good judgment
  • Outgoing and friendly personality
  • Facilitating group activities experience an asset
  • Previous training/experience in GBV programming an asset
  • Comfort in living and working in Maiduguri

Other Comments:

  • This is woman only position so qualified women are encouraged to apply.

 

 

Job Title: Women Center Case Worker
Location
: Maiduguri
Employment Type: 3 months temporary
Job Summary

  • The Women’s Center Case Worker will be responsible for case management and psychosocial support of vulnerable women, including survivors of violence, in the project sites in Maiduguri

Major 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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

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.

Qualification and Experience

  • B.Sc or HND preferably in Social science, Psychology or a related course
  • Demonstrated discretion and good judgment
  • Outgoing and friendly personality
  • Facilitating group activities experience an asset
  • Previous training/experience in GBV programming an asset
  • Comfort in living and working in Maiduguri
  • Hausa Language required; English language preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to helping others
  • This is a woman-only position. Qualified women applicants are encouraged to apply.

 

 

Job Title: GBV Deputy Manager
Location
: Damboa, Borno, Dikwa
Job Summary

  • The GBV Deputy Manager will lead the recruitment and training of new GBV volunteers, provide technical support to GBV staff and lead close coordination with a community-based organization (CBO) partner to ensure program quality and the achievement of program targets.

Main Responsibilities
Staff Supervision & Development:

  • Provide ongoing supervision, leadership and technical support and guidance to all GBV program staff in the field
  • Develop training and capacity building plans for all GBV program staff based on job descriptions and identified needs to encourage innovative and quality programming.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Ensure timely completion and submission of monthly timesheets, probations reviews and annual performance reviews. Coordinate and oversee staff workplans, work and vacation schedules.
  • If/as required identify staff performance issues and work with Human Resources to document and address these in accordance with the National Staff Employment Policies
  • Adapt existing training materials to reflect field adaptations and GBV staff skills requirements; modify existing training modules and tools, develop facilitation guides, and train GBV staff as required. Related training topics include: GBV core concepts, principles of case management, guiding principles of responding to GBV

Activity Planning & Implementation:

  • Work closely with GBV staff to design activities that respond to identified needs and program goals and objectives
  • Prepare and update detailed program workplans that support and achieve the overall program goal and objectives within the desired timeline (PMT)
  • 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
  • Complete and share GBV data via GBVIMS tools
  • Plan timely for procurement of resources to ensure smooth and timely implementation of activities
  • Monitor monthly expenditures and track budgets; approve expenditures to designated level
  • Closely coordinate with GBV manager and GBV consultant to ensure timely and compliant implementation of program activities and expenditures
  • Work closely with the GBV Coordinator Manager and EPC to understand program goals and to meet expectations
  • Set program strategies and a work plan, in coordination with the GBV coordinator, to meet program goals and to determine operational needs
  • Analyze trends of GBV and develop/adjust program strategies to meet need
  • Contribute to production of proposals for any new projects
  • Work with the GBV Manager and coordinator to conduct a GBV and situational analysis in the areas of operation
  • Lead the establishment of Women’s Centers/ community centers as hubs for recreational activities, life skills trainings, information and case management support
  • Identify local partners and points of service and support for individuals in need of protection assistance
  • 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.

HR Management & Staff Support:

  • Support the development of codes of conduct for GBV program staff and volunteers
  • Supervise and mentor GBV staff working for the project
  • Develop support strategies for GBV staff and volunteers and introduce principles of self-care,
  • Provide technical and program management trainings for staff and volunteers

Grant Monitoring & Reporting:

  • 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
  • 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/Consultant
  • 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
  • Provide evidence-based input in development of program proposals for expansion or continuation of GBV activities
  • Develop financial pipelines in line with program implementation plans
  • Ensure planned program activities are in line with the budget and executed in a timely manner
  • Work with Logistics to procure program supplies within program budgets
  • Adhere to IMC and donor requirements and flag any funding challenges

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
  • Coordinate with UNFPA, government and NGO partners to ensure well-coordinated prevention and response activities
  • Attend regular management meetings to share information and lessons learnt and make joint decisions and ensure harmonization of tools and approaches across programs
  • Represent IMC GBV program in all coordination meeting in the field and share the minutes with GBV Senior Management team in Maiduguri
  • Actively participate in GBV working group and relevant task force meetings for collaboration and program planning and Contribute to joint action plans
  • Work with partners and community members to monitor and strengthen referral pathways

Personal Conduct/security:

  • Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct
  • Maintain confidentiality and uphold other principles in line with protection programming
  • Ensure application and compliance of security protocols and policies
  • Consider security implications of all program activities, reviewing all new initiatives with staff teams and community leaders

Other:

  • 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 programs

Measurement Outputs and Performance Indicators:

  • Number of Training conduct for staff and other partners,
  • Number of assessment conduct or in with you have involve in,
  • Number of proposal you are involved in,
  • Number of WFS established and are functional
  • Number of coordination meeting attended and minutes shared with GBV SMT
  • Timely reports you have submitted (weekly, monthly and annually) to GBV SMT
  • Timely data reports you have submitted to M&E and GBV manager etc.

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.

Qualification and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Civil Law, Human Rights, Gender Development, Psychology or a relevant equivalent;
  • Strong background in human rights and familiarity with practical challenges faced by displaced and other vulnerable persons,
  • Direct experience and/or broad knowledge of information, referral assistance or community center-based programming;
  • 2-3 years cognate experience
  • Experience conducting assessments and a willingness to help plan assessments;
  • Familiarity with systems and concepts for monitoring and evaluating project performance;
  • 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.;
  • Experience working with local organizations in developing contexts;
  • 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
  • Experience in project management, including donor relations and staff supervision with relief/emergency response activities, especially assessment, logistics and monitoring, are an advantage.
  • 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,
  • Proven ability to manage a diverse staff group.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their application and CV’s all applications should be addressed to the “Human Resource Manager, International Medical Corps” via: [email protected]

Note:

  • Candidates MUST state the position 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.
  • Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

Application Deadline: 31st July, 2017.

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