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Co-Lead, Gender-Based Violence Sub-Cluster

Ankara (Turkey)

  • Organization: IMC - International Medical Corps
  • Location: Ankara (Turkey)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Gender-based violence
  • Closing Date: 2016-03-16

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Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

The Turkey GBV Sub Cluster (SC) was formally established in March 2015. International Medical Corps hosts one of the coordinators who is coordinating the GBV SC co-lead with UNFPA. Throughout 2015 and the beginning of 2016 the GBV SC maintained the focus on increasing availability of GBV response services as well as on prevention activities. Efforts have been made to ensure coherence with the work plans 2015 and 2016 with the aim of strengthening and harmonizing the GBV intervention in the areas of intervention. The main priorities of the GBV SC are 1) Increasing the availability and quality of multi-sectorial response services for GBV survivors; 2) Strengthening GBV prevention interventions within communities and with other humanitarian sectors and 3) Improving the level of coordination among GBV actors and with other sectors. The GBV SC worked through different approaches to go toward the fulfilment of those priorities.

The GBV SC develops and implements strategies and priorities to ensure both the good quality of GBV programming and the integration of GBV in the multi-sectoral humanitarian response.

The GBV SC is part of the Protection Cluster, and the Inter Cluster Coordination Group. It is also represented in Humanitarian Coordination meeting and other inter-sector and inter-agency forum.

The GBV sub-cluster is co-led by IMC and UNFPA. The GBV SC coordinators ensures leadership, coordination, planning, and strategy development on behalf of participating agencies that are members of the GBV SC.


Strategic direction and coordination:

• Convene and facilitate GBV SC meetings in line with the Principles of Partnership, ensuring that meetings are consultative and results-oriented;

• Work to identify international and Syrian organizations with an interest and/or capacity to implement GBV prevention and response programs, and encourage their active participation in the GBV SC and its capacity-building and information sharing and reporting initiatives;

• Proactively represent the GBV SC in the Protection Cluster, Inter-Cluster and HCM, ensuring consultation with GBV SC members on key messages, including identification of gaps in funding and service provision,

• Support the roll out, implementation and monitoring of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and referral pathways for all actors involved in GBV response

• Coordinate and maintain operative both the SOPs steering committee and the Health-GBV Task force. Facilitate the establishment of new relevant subsidiary bodies where necessary

• Provide guidance and technical support not only during the usual day by day activities but also during emergency responses, Humanitarian Polled Found allocations and GBV campaigns.

• Plan, strategize and support the allocation of different kind of funds for GBV programming through proposal screening and revision, prioritization and technical guidance.

• Support Gen Cap and other cluster coordinators in promoting inter cluster and inter agency GBV initiatives such as: Roll out of new IASC GBV Guidelines and implementation of PSEA system.

• Coordinate Dignity Kits Distributions and programs in collaboration with the WASH Cluster IMO

Capacity development:

• Address training and capacity building needs through the identification of training resources and opportunities

• Coordinate and contribute initiatives to build the capacity of GBV SC members and other humanitarian cluster partners

• Support the organization and the delivery of trainings and workshops on GBV for members of the GBV SC;

• Work with partners to develop and/or revise GBV materials according to best practices and local context with a view to implementing training sessions.

• Support and monitor medium and long term capacity building initiatives that are dedicated to the GBV SC partners

Standards setting and implementation:

• With the support of global resources, facilitate mainstreaming of GBV risk mitigation in the work of other clusters as well as within the protection and the GBV Sub/Cluster

• Develop guidelines, tools on defining minimum standards for service provision to survivors of GBV in collaboration with the GBV SC members

• Work to ensure that activities of the GBV SC adhere to inter-agency guidelines and global standards

Information management and reporting:

• In collaboration with Protection and Child Protection SC, provide relevant information for humanitarian dashboard and quarterly report

• Work in strong collaboration with Regional GBV Focal Point to create assessment and rapid assessment tools and maps

• In collaboration with the Protection Coordinators and Information Management Officer, work to ensure monitoring and reporting on activities, needs, and performance against the Humanitarian Response Plan and GBV Sub Cluster strategy

• Gather, provide and review relevant information through partners reporting, proposals and assessments for different humanitarian processes. Qualifications:


• Master’s degree in Social Work, Human Rights, International Development or other relevant field of study
• Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in GBV programming in humanitarian context, with an active coordination role in the GBV WG/Sub Cluster. Past experience in coordinating a cluster/WG is strongly preferred.

• English language proficiency is required. Ability to speak and understand Arabic is preferred.


Program design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
Coordination/leadership in GBV coordination bodies is strongly preferred while proactive participation in GBV Sub cluster’s activities is a requirement

• Using and promoting international GBV guidelines, minimum standards and to have a clear understanding of regional and global GBV bodies

• Liaison with a broad range of stakeholders, including international donors, UN agencies and NGOs, OCHA and international human right organizations

• Deep understanding of the humanitarian coordination system and cluster approach as well as good knowledge of IHL

• Good training, coaching and mentoring skills

• High level of writing and communication skills


•Networking, Interpersonal and negotiation skills;

• Self-awareness;

•Flexibility and stress tolerance

•Proactive problem solving

•Strong organizational skills and capacity to self-manage

• Essential managerial skills

• Demonstrated team building and communication skills

• Able to manage and work in or with a multidisciplinary team

• Excellent written and oral presentation skills

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