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Advisor, Global GBV Technical Unit, Intl

Ukraine | Poland

  • Organization: IMC - International Medical Corps
  • Location: Ukraine | Poland
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Gender-based violence
  • Closing Date: 2022-06-03

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International Medical Corps, which has a history of providing healthcare services and training in Ukraine that dates back to 1999, is expanding its activities in the country and the surrounding region in response to the war there.

The situation throughout Ukraine is deteriorating rapidly as the conflict intensifies, prompting a sharp increase in humanitarian needs as access to essential services and supplies are disrupted and more and more people flee their homes. In addition, millions of Ukrainians have fled to neighboring countries, including Moldova, Poland and Romania, increasing pressure on host governments as they work to provide shelter and essential services to the new arrivals.

Our response activities will include operation of mobile medical teams and providing emergency and primary health services, mental health and psychosocial support, gender-based violence services, child protection, nutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene. If requested, we also are prepared to deploy our Emergency Medical Team and mobile health facility to provide emergency and primary healthcare wherever it is needed.

Position includes travel in Ukraine and border countries.

Candidates will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Measles and any other mandatory vaccine requirement (country dependent) prior to deployment. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law. Applicants should be aware that for certain positions involving emergency deployments, accommodations that involve remaining unvaccinated against COVID-19 may not be deemed reasonable. International Medical Corps will engage in the interactive process on an individualized basis in light of each particular role.


The GBV Global Advisor Technical Unit provides technical support and guidance to the design and implementation of GBV prevention and response programs, including support to relevant emergency response operations. The GBV Advisor also contributes to global projects and resource development, research and learning, inter-agency GBV coordination and representation, and advocacy initiatives.
The GBV Advisor Global TU is expected to travel regularly for direct operational support, as well as representation at relevant forums.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation:


Technical Support for Program Design and Implementation
• Support teams to design, conduct and analyse assessments.
• Work with teams to design appropriate GBV prevention and response programs, including approaches for implementation, program timelines, staffing structures, and required budgets.
• Provide regular input and review of proposals and program reports.
• Explore and encourage integration of GBV concerns and activities into existing or planned public health programs, including reproductive and primary health, mental health and psychosocial, and youth programming.
• Maintain regular contact with program teams in select countries, as well as relevant regional platform, to stay abreast of issues, program concerns and needs for assistance.
• Conduct field visits to select countries to provide support, guidance, and recommendations for improved programming.
• Develop and deliver technical trainings for field staff, volunteers, and partner organizations.
• Support the recruitment and retention of GBV specialists to lead country operations.
• Contribute to the development of guidance notes, tools, and resources for HQ staff and field teams.
• Contribute to knowledge management through the production and dissemination of case studies, promising practices, and lessons-learned documents.
• Maintain abreast of developments in the field, including new research and new standards and guidance

Emergency Response
• Provide remote or direct technical support to new emergency response operations, where relevant.
• Support program design and proposal development for new emergencies.
• Coordinate with national/regional/global partners and experts to support new emergencies and recruit staff.
• Contribute to advocacy for attention to GBV in new emergencies.

Representation and Other Responsibilities
• Meet with partners and donor representatives as necessary.
• Participate in relevant coordination forums.
• Support the development and implementation of global GBV projects, as relevant.
• Contribute to maintenance of good working relations within and between International Medical Corps’ departments and offices
• Foster a safe and supportive working environment for all GBV staff and partners
• Exemplify core principles of GBV programming, including respect, non-discrimination, responsible use of power, nonviolence, and promotion of gender equality
• Remain flexible in adopting additional responsibilities based on organizational and programming needs, in coordination with the Senior GBV Advisor and other members of the GBV Technical Advisory Team

Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

Code of Conduct
As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.
If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.
It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.
Equal Opportunities
International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.


• Typically a Master’s Degree in social work, public health, international development, gender studies, or related field. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
• Typically, 12+ years’ relevant experience, including experience with GBV program design and implementation and experience in humanitarian settings
• Commitment to safeguarding and demonstrated adherence to core values of GBV programming
• Demonstrated skill in conducting analysis and evaluation of technical aspects of proposals and programs.
• Strong understanding of current issues and emerging practices in GBV prevention and response programming.
• Experience with humanitarian architecture and knowledge of mandates/roles of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs
• Strong written and oral communications skills including ability to write technical documents and give presentations for colleagues in and outside of IMC
• Demonstrated flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities and environments.
• Strong interpersonal skills and experience working effectively independently and as a member of a team.
• Interest in international travel, including to remote and volatile locations, with expected 25% travel


Eligibility to work in the European Union or Ukraine desirable.
Fluency in Russian, Ukrainian, Polish or other relevant language preferred.

Misconduct Disclosure Scheme

All offers of employment at International Medical Corps are subject to satisfactory references and background checks. International Medical Corps participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme from the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR). In accordance with this, we will request information from an applicant’s previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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