Assistant(e) Social(e)

International Medical Corps

Job Summary

S/he must: Works under the direct supervision of the GBV Supervisor and the technical supervisor of the GBV Manager and is responsible for the overall Implementation of GBV activities in the Far North (Mora, Mogode and Minawao). S/he provides daily fieldwork activities, in collaboration with GBV Mobilizer and coordination of Psychosocial Care & Case Management to ensure quality and timely service delivery to the beneficiaries. The post requires an enthusiastic highly, motivated individual who has deep knowledge on GBV and harmful practices programming in both humanitarian and development settings.

The post holder will need to deliver effective, highly competent project support and is expected to consistently deliver in a person centered environment, which promotes positive relationships. S/he most ensures timely and cost effective implementation of program activities. As well as reporting closely with program and MEAL team. S/he is also expected to build the capacity of community mobilizers as well as other implementing partners on GBV.

Program management and implementation

  • Coordinate daily fieldwork activities, in collaboration with GBV Mobilizer.
  • Coordination of Psychosocial Care & Case Management:
  • Conduct community outreach to inform community members of available care and services for GBV survivors including medical, psychosocial and legal.
  • Support survivors of GBV in the community; provide basic psychosocial support, referral, case management and case follow-up on-site.
  • Ensure safety and access to timely, quality medical care.
  • Provide follow-up and additional psychosocial support as needed, including home visits.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding case information, including the appropriate documentation of new cases and storage of case notes in locked filing cabinets.
  • Be knowledgeable of guidelines and standards in providing response to GBV cases.
  • Follow GBV guiding principles of safety/security, confidentiality, respect and non-discrimination.
  • Staff the Counseling Room at the District Hospital as needed to ensure continuous coverage.

Capacity Building:

  • Supervise and build the capacity of Health Promoters in community mobilization, mass sensitization around GBV prevention and response, and other communication skills.
  • Engage GBV Mobilizer in community health education and sensitization activities.
  • Support Health Promoters to supervise CHW-led sensitization sessions after they receive formal training.
  • Support the development and implementation of trainings for IMC staff, medical personnel, youth and other actors as needed.

Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Ensure accurate data collection of field activities by GBV Mobilizer
  • Compile data and submit weekly reports to the GBV Supervisor
  • Keep accurate registers of community participation during community sensitization and skills building activities.
  • Maintains flexibility to perform other tasks when requested by the supervisor.

Education, experience and skills

Education: A degree in Social Work, Sociology, gender, Public Health, International Development or other relevant field of study, or equivalent experience


  • Two years of experience in GBV program implementation especially with refugees.
  • Relevant experience in the GBV area is strongly preferred
  • Experience working with national or international NGO supporting the health system in Cameroon
  • Experience in working in a multicultural and multiethnic environment
  • Experience in emergency response in Cameroon is a plus.
  • Reside in the Far-North region is a plus


  • Familiarity with standards and guidelines for GBV programming as well as guidance on protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA)
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, to remain flexible to a changing environment, and to make decisions independently
  • Ability to work well with a cross-cultural team
  • Strong capacity to work for long and under pressure, be dynamic, smart and proactive.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet). Able to learn and use software used for recording.
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt easily in a resource-limited environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills French and local language (Fulfulde language). Knowledge of English is a plus.


The candidate should proof Strong capacity to work for long and under pressure, be dynamic, smart and proactive


  • Engage to respect obligatory denunciation politics in case of fraud and Sexual and Exploitation Abuse;
  • Be available to conduct all others punctual works judge useful.
  • Security:
  • Ensure compliance with security protocols and policies;
  • Consider security implications of all program activities, reviewing all new initiatives with others staffs and community leaders and community volunteers.
  • 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.
  • Communicates these standards to staff, if applicable, and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.
  • 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

  • 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.

  • Safeguarding:

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.

International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please report to International Medical Corps at the website for reporting misconduct:*. Please do not submit your CV or application to this website, it will not be considered for review.*

How to apply

How to apply

Application files including: Cover letter and CV, 3 Professional references and copies of relevant supporting documents. The application file bearing the mention « application for the position of GVB Social Worker » and should be forwarded at International Medical Corps to the following address e-mail: [email protected]

NB: Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For the Country Director and by delegation the Human Resources Coordinator.

Deadline: 22-Feb-24

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