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Sex work project coordinator (M/F)

Sex work project coordinator (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 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.

In July 2017, a Sex Work fact-finding mission was mainly conducted in the area of the corridor from Addis Ababa to Djibouti in Afar region.

According to the result of the mission, MdM has decided to implement a three-year project under the title “Reduction of Gender based on Violence among sex workers on Addis Ababa to Djibouti corridor focused in Afar region”.

The proposed intervention strategy will hinge upon 4 main action areas:

-Improve the access to services and adapted follow-up, both medical and legal, for SW victims of violence (e.g.: training of health professionals…).

-Capacity building and accompany the communities regarding violence issues towards sex workers (reinforce GBV department in Public HF and community associations, train staff on SW and violence issues, etc.)

-Support the fight against discriminations and stigma regarding Sex worker (police, bar owner, community…) and raising awareness on the issue of violence.

-Capacity building on harm reduction approach through addressing violence issues and their consequences (prevention of violence strategies, PEP, promotion of harm reduction not only focused on HIV…)

Two local NGO have been identified to work with, reinforcing the local capacities

Description du poste

Under the direct responsibility of the general coordinator, you will have a very important role as an MdM regional representative and interlocutor between MdM, the local partners, the local government regulatory agencies and NGO at regional level. In general, you will have the responsibility to implement the project.

More precisely, you will be in charge of :

The program activities
Define a work plan preparation with local partners/actors/beneficiaries and to collaborate with them on project coordination, local partner needs assessment, activities implementation and monitoring of the results through indicators and qualitative surveys.
Collaborate with local NGO partners, actors and beneficiaries on design and implementation of awareness campaigns for the network (doctors, social workers, associations ...), the community members and the beneficiaries themselves
Collaborate with local NGO/institutional actors on the curriculum / design of the all capacity building needs (implementation of specific trainings to the team on Harm reduction approach, SGBV issues/Sex workers in close collaboration with the medical coordinator)
Identify needs and monitor the supply of medical supplies/medical equipment/drugs to the health facilities for SGBV among sex worker in close collaboration with the medical coordinator
Assess regularly the medical, social and legal/security situation of the sex workers working in Zone 1 / SGBV
Establish a multidisciplinary intervention team and coordinate their field activities including “drop in center” services for SW and outreach activities
Promote harm reduction and harm reduction approach among the MdM team, the implementing partners and local stakeholders
Develop the network of associative and institutional partners for capacity building and empowerment in Harm Reduction approach for Sex workers

The partnership with the 2 local partners NGO, communication with local authorities, Government Offices and any other partners in Afar region
Represent officially Medecins du Monde France in Zone 5 – Afar Region
Coordinate the project activities with the local partners and stakeholders to be involved on the awareness activities
Participate to any relevant meeting organized by the Afar region president office, NGO, UN agencies, etc.
Develop and maintain good relations with identified government officials and regular bodies to facilitate different procedures. 

The Administrative/financial/HR and logistics management, in collaboration with the administrator and logistic in Addis Ababa and local partners:
Pay the field expenditures and manage a petty cash respecting MdM rules and procedures after approval of the administrator of AA
Check and approve the local NGO partners’ quarterly request
Ensure the implementation of the MOU between MdM and local partners in term of finance and administration activities 
Identify the logistic needs and send the requests

The monitoring of the context and the security situation
Monitor the social, economic and security context in Afar region, especially in zone 1
Share the information collected with the general coordinator and the logistics manager

The reporting
Write a monthly report on the progress activities to send to the general coordinator and write donor report as requested including the compilation of local partners activities

conditions d'emploi

Fixed-term contract
1 year

Starting date: 01/03/2018
Position based in Samara/Logia and one week every 6 weeks is in Addis Ababa office

2778 euro gross monthly salary on 13 months
Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
Transportation cost (home-work), vaccines and visas covered
Housing allowance
Living allowance (per diem) for the accompanying member if unemployed
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


Project management previous experience required. Social, Public Health or Human Rights/Protection training Field Experience with key populations suffering medical and social exclusion (drug users, sex workers, migrants, etc.) required SGBV Sex Work or Harm Reduction project experience is an asset. Experience in Humanitarian context or low-middle income is an asset. Good Communication skills and conflict management/negotiation skills. Trainer competencies appreciated Previous experience working with partners Experience with peers educators appreciated Team work Flexibility to live in remote area Languages: English fluency oral and write required You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.


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