Ogłoszenie numer: 7201167, from 2022-07-19

Consultant - GBV Capacity Development Specialist

Location: Warszawa


Job description

Purpose of the Assignment: 

The GBV Specialist focused on capacity development is responsible for leading trainings and supporting GBV staff and/or partner organizations to strengthen capacity for GBV prevention and response.  


Scope of the Assignment:   


  • Work closely with GBV Coordinator/GBV Manager/GBV Technical Advisor, as relevant, to achieve program goals 
  • Coordinate with partner agencies, as relevant, to organize training and support capacity building needs 
  • Support recruitment of new staff to strengthen organizational capacity for GBV response services 
  • Ensure adherence to IMC’s GBV Minimum Standards, as well as relevant inter-agency guidelines and standards 
  • Coordinate with Logistics and other departments to plan trainings 

Capacity Building 

  • Lead direct trainings and ToTs in basic GBV response and GBV integration for partners, volunteers, and focal points 
  • Lead trainings in GBV case management for dedicated GBV responders 
  • Lead trainings in GBV core concepts, GBV risk mitigation, and PSEA 
  • Lead other technical trainings, as needed 
  • Lead both remote and in-person trainings   
  • Coordinate with MHPSS and Child Protection specialists for integrated capacity building initiatives 

Project Management 

  • Conduct regular monitoring and evaluation of trainings and track participation  
  • Plan and procure supplies required for trainings, in line with budget and project timelines 
  • Contribute to regular program reports, on time and with accurate data 
  • Ensure compliance with donor regulations

Security and Conduct 

  • Ensure compliance with security protocols and policies 
  • Foster a safe and supportive working environment for all GBV staff, volunteers, and partners 
  • Exemplify core principles of GBV programming, including respect, non-discrimination, responsible use of power, nonviolence, and promotion of gender equality  
  • Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the program and organization, notably through adherence to the Code of Conduct and Ethics, including compliance with anti-harassment, safeguarding and PSEA policies 

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. 


Deliverables Description:  

Report on a regular basis as defined by the supervisor, country representative – regular program activities, assessment, activity implementation, HQ requests, donor applications.  


Implementation of the  Assignment Deliverables:

Consultant will join meetings of the country team to support all. 

In addition, consultant will have a weekly 1:1 with the Country Representative to prioritize activities, ensure ongoing progress toward goals, and review deliverables. 


  • Bachelor’s degree, or relevant level of experience required 
  • Minimum three years related experience, including GBViE programming and training 
  • Demonstrated application of GBV core competencies and commitment to core principles of GBV programming  
  • Relevant regional experience strongly preferred 
  • Strong knowledge of standard GBViE technical resources and approaches 
  • Knowledge of standards and guidance related to protection from SEA 
  • Familiarity with GBV case management services 
  • Facilitation experience required 
  • Experience working with local partners and community mobilization preferred 
  • Profound cross-cultural awareness  
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, remain flexible, and apply experience and guidance to evolving challenges 
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written 
  • English as well as at least one of the following languages is required, with preference for multiple languages: Ukrainian, Polish, Belarusian, Russian 

Please note this position is advertised as a consultant with the possibility of moving to a national position under an employment contract



Payments are delivery-based. Any deliverable not meeting the required specifications will have to be reworked and resubmitted at no additional cost.  Payments are made upon submission of progress reports on completed tasks, outlined against planned outputs. Based on the report and satisfactory performance, payments will be certified by the supervisor. 


Title Rights:

International Medical Corps shall be entitled to all property rights including but not limited to patents, copyrights and trademarks with regard to material, which bears a direct relation to, or is made in consequence of, the services provided to the organization by the consultant.   



Consultants are fully responsible for arranging, at their own expense, such life, health and other forms of insurance covering their period of service on behalf of International Medical Corps as they consider appropriate.  Consultants are not eligible to participate in life or health insurance schemes available to International Medical Corps employees 



International Medical Corps undertakes no liability for taxes, duty or other contributions payable by the consultant on payments under this contract.   


Termination of Contract:

Either party may terminate this contract before the expiry date of the contract by giving notice in writing to the other party.   


The period of notice shall be 5 days in case of contract less than 2 months duration and 30 days in the case of contracts for longer periods; provided however that the in the event of termination on the grounds of misconduct or the in the event of termination on the grounds of misconduct or poor performance by the consultant, International Medical Corps shall be entitled to terminate the contract without notice. In the event of the contract being terminated prior to its due expiry date, the consultant shall be compensated pro rata for no more than the actual amount of work performed to the satisfaction of International Medical Corps. 


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.

The position is based in Poland and may require in country travel based on security.


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.



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.

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