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GBV Women Center Supervisor at International Medical Corps

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, International Medical Corps 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 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 rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:



Job Title: GBV Women Center Supervisor

Location: Maiduguri, Borno 60% field visit

Job Summary

  • The key responsibility of the GBV Women Center Supervisor is to ensure a safe, relevant, inclusive and appealing delivery of activities and services. She works as the focal point for Women Friendly Space (WFS) and plays a representative, supervisory and coordinating role.
  • She/he is responsible for ensuring that the work of the WFS is accountable towards the affected population and that the WFS team works in line with WFS principles and objectives.
  • She/he will assist with the recruitment, supervision and training of WFS staff, application of safety measures for staff and members as well as manages the report and data of the WFS.
  • She/he will collaborate with the GBV Prevention Officer and Case Work Supervisor to ensure a holistic prevention and response for GBV.

Technical Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the GBV Manager to understand program goals and to meet expectations.
  • Collaborate with the Case Work Supervisor in the development of curricula, tools and other resources for activities hosted in the WFS.
  • (Based on assessment’s findings and security recommendations) develop program strategies to ensure that activities represent and include different population groups (ethnicities, religions, vulnerabilities, age, etc.).
  • Set up and ensure the correct functioning of feedback and consultation mechanisms.
  • Support in designing program concept notes and proposals for WFS.
  • Identify and put measures in place to promote women and girls’ ownership in collaboration with staff and members.
  • Keep the WFS, its activities and material relevant and, as much as possible, innovative.
  • Analyze trends of GBV and develop/adjust program strategies accordingly.
  • Ensure availability and proper functioning of safe and reliable complaint mechanisms for safeguarding, sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), and program-related complaints.
  • Work with the Women Center Facilitator to identify strategies to promote solidarity and inclusion among WFS members.
  • Work with the outreach/prevention team to get information on trends, community dynamics, community acceptance to modify program accordingly.
  • Contribute to the development and adaptation of IEC material.
  • Participate in women’s forum meeting and ensure to discuss action points with WFS staff to inform activities.
  • Identify interaction points and linkages for the GBV response (prevention and outreach programming).
  • Work as an advocate for women and girls’ rights and needs in humanitarian forums and other relevant platforms.
  • Collaborate with humanitarian coordination mechanisms to identify and ensure the well functioning of community feedback mechanisms.

HR Management & Administration:

  • Ensure timely completion and submission of monthly timesheets, probations reviews and bi-annual performance reviews.
  • Provide regular performance feedback to staff and where necessary work with Human Resources to document staff performance issues and address these in accordance with the National Staff Employment Policies
  • 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.
  • Support the orientation, on-going development/training and build the capacity of WFS staff as required
  • Coordinate and oversee vacation schedules for all staff ensuring that leave schedules do not overlap.
  • Actively promote Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) standards within International Medical Corps and among beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.

Monitoring & Reporting:

  • Build capacity of staff in using M&E systems and tools (WFS attendance tracker, etc.)
  • Ensure timely submission of weekly and monthly program work plans and reports.
  • Support the collection, analysis and dissemination of project data and information for program review and information sharing.
  • Contribute to donor reports as per set schedules (monthly, quarterly and annually) on activities, indicators and achievements.

Finance & Procurement / Logistics:

  • In collaboration with GBV Manager, ensure purchase requests are filled in correctly and in a timely manner and that receipts are provided and well documented.
  • Follow-up on logistics/procurement to ensure timely procurement of WFS supplies.
  • Adhere to IMC and donor requirements and identify any funding challenges


  • Refrain from making false promises and commitments to the beneficiaries and work in the best interest of IMC’s mission, vision and GBV Program.
  • Foster a team spirit among GBV staff that is conducive to all staff improving their skills and knowledge base.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop the IMC GBV program

Qualification and Experience

  • Interest in building staff capacity via trainings, coaching, mentoring, etc.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work during non-traditional working hours when needed
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Microsoft, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken), Hausa, and/or Kanuri.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relationships with a diverse staff, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders
  • University degree in Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, etc.
  • Commitment and sensitivity to gender equity, gender rights, and the mitigation of GBV.
  • Strong background in human rights and familiarity with practical challenges faced by displaced and other vulnerable persons.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients at all times.
  • Experience in developing tools and conducting assessments.

Other Comments:

  • 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.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors

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.



How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application to "The Human Resource Coordinator, International Medical Corps" via the email: [email protected]



Application Deadline 4th December, 2020.



  • Nigerian nationals only
  • Qualified women are encouraged to apply
  • Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • We are an equal opportunity organization Borno State candidates are Strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
  • Candidates MUST state the position job ID 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.

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