Implementation Process

GBVIMS Implementation Process for Organizations that Provide Services to GBV Survivors Headquarters & Field

  1. Participate in an in-person or web-based orientation to the GBVIMS, read the briefing materials and familiarize yourself with the GBVIMS tools.
  2. Request and participate in an individual consultation with a member of the GBVIMS Steering Committee.
  3. Designate a point person for the GBVIMS at your Headquarters.
  4. Develop an implementation plan and technical support plan (start small and build from there!) (See implementation planning below)
  5. Communicate with the GBVIMS Steering Committee on progress/challenges and request technical support as needed.
  6. Share lessons learned with other organizations/agencies providing GBV services.
  7. Become a champion for good practice! Incorporate messaging around best practices in your advocacy efforts.

Implementation Planning

  • Identify key field staff to work on the GBVIMS
  • Map the existing structure and flow of information at your pilot field program, assess existing data security at each site
  • Develop a site-specific implementation plan
  • Modify the GBVIMS tools to your context, the GBVIMS already has basic tools for psychosocial and health service providers that can be further modified to your context.
  • Ensure your staff is trained on the new tools and data gathering procedures
  • Implement the GBVIMS (including the information-sharing protocol, if your organization shares data with other organizations or a GBV Coordinating Agency)
  • Monitor GBVIMS usage
  • Analyze and use data

 GBVIMS Implementation Process for Coordinating Agencies – Field

  1. Contact the person in your agency (at HQ level) who is the Focal Point for GBVIMS (if you are with UNHCR, UNFPA, UNICEF or WHO and you do not know, you can always ask us at GBVIMS@gmail.com)
  2. Participate in an in-person or web-based orientation to the GBVIMS – watch both versions 1) for service providers and 2) for coordinating agencies.
  3. Read the briefing materials and familiarize yourself with the tools.
  4. Designate a point person for the GBVIMS.
  5. Request and participate in a consultation from your in-house Focal Point. If you do not have one, then request and participate in a consultation with a member of the GBVIMS Steering Committee.
  6. Initiate an inter-agency dialogue around the GBVIMS with the appropriate actors (those that provide specific services to GBV survivors and those requesting GBV data to improve their programming and advocacy).
  7. Develop an implementation plan with each participating service provider.
  8. Develop a technical support plan.
  9. Train, implement & monitor.
  10. Design and implement a process to develop the information-sharing protocol.
  11. Analyze and use data.
  12. Communicate with the GBVIMS Steering Committee on progress/challenges and request technical support as needed.
  13. Become a champion for good practice! Practice what you preach!