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Gender based violence (GBV) coordinator (M/F) - NIGERIA

Date de publication : 02/09/2017 - Expiration :30/09/2017
Informations générales
Entreprise médecins du monde Lieu Maiduguri (Nigéria)
Type de contrat CDD  
Fonction : Santé / Social  
Secteur d'activité Santé-Social  
Présentation entreprise
Médecins du Monde, association médicale militante de solidarité internationale, s'engage depuis plus de 30 ans à soigner les populations les plus vulnérables ici et là-bas, à témoigner des entraves constatées quant à l’accès aux soins, à obtenir des améliorations durables des...
Description du poste

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 44 countries across all continents where it focuses on 4 priority areas: caring for the health of migrants and displaced persons, promoting sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction associated with drug use, emergencies and crisis.

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 is starting an emergency response to this crisis, in the Borno state and is looking for experienced human resources to join our team on the field in the coming weeks.







As the GBV coordinator, you will be responsible of ensuring GBV activities are integrated within the medical services package delivered through mobile clinics to IDPs and host population. You will define MdM strategy for the response to GBV in Nigeria in close collaboration with the General Coordinator, the Medical Coordinator and the GBV Desk Officer.




More specifically you will ensure :

1. Organization, coordination and supervision of GBV activities

- Prepare and contextualize GBV policy documents based on global best practice and local law and context for MdM Nigeria.

- Follow-up the implementation of GBV activities, in close collaboration with the medical department and other GBV actors.

- 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 to foster information exchange and synergies.

- 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.

- Actively participate to coordination efforts with GBV actors (ex: GBV sub cluster).

- Identify a national partner, formalize the partnership (MoU) for the implementation of the “sensitization / awareness raising” component and provide technical support.

- 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 (radio, press, posters, leaflets…)

- Ensure the capitalization of MdM GBV component implementation.

2. Human resource, capacity building / training

- Define the job descriptions and supervise, in close collaboration with the admin department, the recruitment of the GBV team.

- Identify the capacity building needs of MdM and partner’s team related to GBV and provide trainings.

- Organize and/or facilitate trainings on the response to GBV, in line with MdM training materials available.

- Provide technical support to MdM partner for the good implementation of the “sensitization / awareness raising” component or any relevant topic related to MdM GBV strategy.

- Collaborate with the medical team and particularly the sexual and reproductive health department of MdM to set up trainings and follow-up of the activities and the quality of the medical care for victims of GBV.

- Collaborate with the Mental Health and Psychosocial Coordinator in order to define and implement psychosocial care of GBV survivors.

3. Advocacy

- Take part, if necessary, with the MdM team, partners or other actors to advocacy activities.

4. Reporting, information management, coordination / representation

- Increase and enhance program monitoring and evaluation, and determining impact, wherever possible, including the use of standard indicators

- Share to the General Coordinator, the Medical Coordinator and the medical department any difficulties met in the field and propose solutions or adjustments.

- Participate to internal MdM meetings - Participate to the GBV sub sectors meetings and actively contribute to coordination efforts.

- If needed, participate to meetings with the State Ministry of Health or other stakeholders involved in GBV.

- 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 : 6 months 


Position to be filled as soon as possible 

Single posting 







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.


Profil recherché

Master’s degree in relevant field (public health, social work, development studies, humanitarian affairs, or related social sciences disciplines
Demonstrated 2-3 years professional experience in humanitarian settings, including at least 1 year of direct program management of Protection/GBV programs in the field. Experience with GBV programming and implementation is required.
Excellent knowledge of IASC GBV Guidelines and ability to implement GBV mainstreaming in accordance with the guidelines 
Knowledge, skills, and experience in providing/leading direct services to survivors of gender-based violence using a survivor-centered and multi-sectoral approach.
Knowledge, skills, and experience in implementing primary prevention of violence against women and girls
Good knowledge of WHO ethical data sharing guidelines
Strong skills in Microsoft Office.

Individual and group training skills in GBV and SEA.
Ability to take initiative, work independently and foster a team environment.
Strong organizational, oral and written communication and coordination skills.
Excellent project design and proposal development skills and developing tools for cross-organizational sharing of best practices.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
Good sense of diplomacy and understanding of international global political issues.

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

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