GBV Coordinator

GBV Coordinator

IMC - International Medical Corps


Job Purpose

The primary function of the GBV Coordinator is to provide technical guidance and supervision for the successful implementation of GBV prevention and response activities of International Medical Corps in multiple sites in Mali.

The primary function of the GBV Coordinator includes supporting the field teams and the Mdeical Director in the implementation of program activities, ensuring high quality standards, contributing in proposal development and in reporting. S/he works closely with the team to build effective monintoring systems to collect basic information about activities and to ensure project quality assurance and consistency of all current and future projects across the Mission.

The GBV Coordinator reports to the Field Coordinator of Timbuktu and works closely with the Medical Director and other Sector Leads/Field Coordinators.

Main Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Program Planning

  • Work closely with the GBV technical advisor in HQ, country-level senior management, the GBV Manager and GBV Officers based in the field to ensure achievement of IMC’s program goals.
  • Provide strategic direction and undertake analysis of GBV trends, gaps in services and IMC’s capacities to better address needs.
  • Contribute to program design and oversee the preparation of concept notes and proposals.
  • Contribute to ongoing programmatic assessments.

Program Implementation and Capacity Development

  • Provide ongoing technical support and capacity-building to GBV staff during program implementation. Organize and lead GBV technical trainings as needed.
  • Provide technical support to strengthen and standardize programming across sites, including psychosocial support activities and case management systems, outreach and prevention strategies, and awareness-raising efforts.
  • Contribute to healthcare trainings to improve clinical response of rape.
  • Provide guidance on information-sharing and data-management systems.
  • Compile monthly and quarterly reports, on time and with accurate data.
  • Work with implementing partners to ensure prompt implementation of programs per global standards.
  • Develop and strengthen referral systems.
  • Coordinate with religious leaders and women’s associations to strengthen support and information networks.


  • Participate and contribute to the Bamako-based GBV sub-cluster as needed and coordinate with local and international organizations, UN Agencies and other stakeholders to ensure a holistic support of survivors.
  • Advocate for adherence to SOPs and on behalf of program teams as needed
  • Ensure maximum visibility of IMC amongst the UN and NGO communities.
  • Coordinate internally to support mainstreaming of GBV and protection in IMC-Mali programming.

Human Resources Management

  • Assist in recruitment and support of qualified program staff as needed.
  • Promote and support strategies for staff to do self-care.
  • Fill in for program officers as needed during any periods of extended absence, including support and supervision of program teams.
  • Regular field visits to support field teams.
  • Conduct staff appraisals.

Financial Management

  • Develop work plans in line with financial pipelines.
  • Work with Finance and Logistics to plan and procure supplies within program budgets.
  • Ensure compliance with donor regulations.


  • Comply with security protocols and policies.
  • Consider security implications of all program activities, carefully reviewing new initiatives with program teams.
  • Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed.

Code of Conduct

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.


  • Advanced degree in social work, public health, international development or other relevant field of study preferred.


  • A minimum of five to seven years of field experience, including experience in GBV program management and protection / GBV coordination.
  • Familiarity with international humanitarian operations, coordination structures, and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs.
  • Emergency response experience.
  • Experience in developing strategies to transform emergency programs into long-term programming.


  • Cross-cultural awareness and insight into health care issues.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and make decisions with limited supervision.
  • Extremely flexible, and has the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.
  • Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively.
  • Team player with strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources.
  • Ability to work well with a cross-cultural team.
  • Must work independently under difficult conditions.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and make decisions independently.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to questions from senior managers in the field and HQ, counterparts, government representatives and others.


  • Fluency in both French and English is essential

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