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  • Organization: MDM - Médecins du Monde
  • Location: Maiduguri | Nigeria
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Gender-based violence
    • Managerial positions
    • Drugs, Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism and Human Trafficking
    • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Closing Date: 2018-12-15

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Gender based violence coordinator (M/F) – Nigeria

Maiduguri (Nigeria) | Nigeria

For more than 30 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organisation committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies.
Those working for this independent organisation do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations.
MdM currently works in more than 45 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: emergency and crisis, sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction, migrants and displaced populations (health rights), health and environment.

Violence in the northeast of the country has caused massive displacement and at the same time restricted movement. It has disrupted food supplies, seriously hindered access to basic services, and limited agricultural activities. Since February 2016, as humanitarian access is increasing, extreme food insecurity and malnutrition conditions have been revealed in Borno state.
As of 3rd August, 1.82 million people are estimated to be displaced within/from of Borno state, from which 1.63 million actually stayed within the state. Most of them (more than 1.2m) are living in Maiduguri with the host community and others in formal and informal camps.
MdM has started since October 2016 an emergency response to this crisis, in the Borno state. In 2018, MdM strategy in Borno state will focus on improving access to:

  1. Free comprehensive PHC services;
  2. Quality nutrition treatment for malnourished children;
  3. Mental health and psychosocial support;
  4. Lifesaving medical care, holistic referral services for survivors of gender based violence.
    MdM is currently implementing an emergency response program in Borno state. The program is implemented around the main components: improving access to primary health care, nutrition treatment (severe acute malnutrition), gender based violence survivors’ treatment, mental health and psychological support.
    In 2018, MdM runs directly 4 clinics (3 in Maiduguri, 1 in Damboa) and support 3 health facilities (1 in Mainok and 2 in Damboa).


Under the responsibility of the medical coordinator, you make sure that GBV activities are integrated within the medical services package delivered to IDPs and host population in MdM’s clinics. You have functional links with the health program coordinator and mental health and psychosocial services coordinator.

More specifically, your responsibilities are to:

  1. Organization, coordination and supervision of GBV activities
    -Follow-up the smooth implementation of GBV activities and suggest adjustments of the strategy if needed
    -Ensure the quality of activities through regular monitoring and technical support, data collection and management, and provide guidance in case of difficulties
    -Carry out and update a mapping of all actors responding to GBV and develop a strong network
    -Lead on coordination with other actors to ensure safe referral for GBV Survivors and make sure MdM internal referral pathway respect the guiding principles of the response to GBV
    -Coordinate with MdM’s national partner the implementation of the sensitization and awareness raising component
    -Coordinate the community mobilization activities in close collaboration with our partner, GBV actors as well as other stakeholders (ex: community leaders …)
    -Coordinate the definition of the communication strategy and communication mediums
    -Ensure the capitalization of MdM GBV component implementation

  2. Human resources, capacity building / training
    -Supervise the GBV supervisor
    -Identify the capacity building needs of MdM and partner’s team and provide trainings
    -Organize and/or facilitate trainings on the response to GBV
    -Provide technical support to MdM partner for the smooth implementation of sensitization and awareness raising activities and the definition of key messages
    -Collaborate with the medical team and particularly the sexual and reproductive health department to set up trainings and follow-up of the activities
    -Collaborate with the mental health and psychosocial coordinator in order to define and implement psychosocial care to GBV survivors

  3. Communication & advocacy
    -Participate in the development of external and internal communication tools in order to promote MdM operational model
    -Take part, if necessary, with the MdM team, partners or other actors to advocacy activities

  4. Reporting, information management, coordination / representation
    -Make sure the GBV data collection system is in place, respect confidentiality and safety and that GBV data collection tools are properly used and indicators monitored by the medical and MHPSS teams
    -Participate to the GBV sub sectors meetings and actively contribute to coordination efforts
    -Contribute to MdM monthly report and bimonthly sitrep
    -Contribute to the preparation of new proposals or reports to donors

Status : Employee Contract : Fixed-term contract
Duration : 9 months

Starting date: 1st of December 2018
Position based in Maiduguri

Salary: to be defined
Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
Transportation cost (home-work), vaccines and visas covered
22.5 RTT per year
5 weeks of paid leaves per year
Health insurance (60% covered by MdM)
Insurance (repatriation…)
Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility
Single posting

Master’s degree in relevant field (public health, social work, development studies, humanitarian affairs)
Demonstrated 2-3 years professional experience in humanitarian settings
At least 1 year of direct management of GBV programs in the field
Excellent knowledge of international standards and guidelines on GBV in humanitarian settings
Good knowledge of WHO ethical data sharing guidelines

Ability to take initiative, work independently and foster a team environment
Strong organizational, oral and written communication and coordination skills
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
Good sense of diplomacy and understanding of international global political issues

Languages: English fluent
French is an added value

You are committed to MdM’s values as an organization and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.

Médecins du Monde reserves the right to fill the vacancy before the closing date for applications.
MdM stands up for the integration of people living with disabilities and fights against discrimination.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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