Gender based violence advisor (M/F)

Gender based violence advisor (M/F)


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

Job description

Under the supervision of the general coordinator, you are ensuring that gender based violence (GBV) activities are integrated within the medical services package delivered to IDPs and host population in MdM’s clinics. You ensure the follow up of the implementation of MdM strategy for the response to GBV in Nigeria.

More specifically, your responsibilities are to:

1. Organization, coordination and supervision of GBV activities
-Implement and suggest adjustments to MdM strategy on GBV
-Advise the medical and MHPSS team on ensuring the implementation of the planned activities, including emergency medical care, psychosocial support and appropriate referral mechanisms
-Advise and support the medical and MHPSS team improving quality of services offered to GBV survivors, in line with GBV guidelines and MdM strategy
-Ensure the quality of activities through regular monitoring and technical support of MHPSS and medical team, 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)
-Coordinate with MdM’s national partner the implementation of the sensitization & awareness raising component and make sure the MoU is properly executed
-Support and follow-up the community mobilization activities in close collaboration with MdM team, MdM local 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…)
-Participate in the operational research implemented in cooperation with the Population Council

2. Human resources, capacity building / training
-Provide technical support to the GBV supervisors in Damboa and Maiduguri
-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 smooth implementation of sensitization & awareness raising activities and the definition of key messages
-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 and appropriate referrals
-Work towards the nationalization of the position of GBV Advisor through capacity building and continuous support of the identified staff

3. Communication & advocacy
-Participate in the development of external and internal communication tools in order to promote MdM operational model for the response to GBV in humanitarian settings
-Take part, if necessary, with the MdM team, partners or other actors to advocacy activities
-Participate in the dissemination of MdM’s approach, results and lessons learned

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

employment condition

Fixed-term contract
9 months

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

Gross monthly salary: 2 763 euros
Premium equal to one month salary paid in two instalments - minimum of 6 months seniority required

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.


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