Gender Based Violence Programme Coordinator (M/F)

Gender Based Violence Programme Coordinator (M/F)

Cox's Bazar

For almost 40 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 30 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.

MdM France has launched a quick assessment in Bangladesh in December 2016 to explore the humanitarian situation in the country. MdM validated then a gradual intervention in Bangladesh and the MdM mission in Bangladesh opened in February 2017. From August 2017, a massive wave of population fleeing violence in the Rakhine state in Myanmar crossed the border to find refuge in Cox’s Bazar district in Bangladesh. This unprecedented situation created an emergency humanitarian situation.

After nearly 2 years of emergency activities in Cox’s Bazar, MdM has now entered in a new phase and aims at strengthening its response at qualitative level and to become a recognized actor on Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) through technical support to all non-governmental organizations (national and international) implementing healthcare services in refugee camps, for both host communities and displaced population.

In coordination with relevant national and local authorities, institutional donors and local partners, MdM now wishes to strengthen and develop its operations in the field of Migration, health and human rights, Crises and emergencies, and Mental health and psychosocial support.

Description du poste

Under the direct supervision of the general coordinator in Bangladesh and in very close coordination with the field teams in Cox Bazar and Dacca, the Gender Based Violence (GBV) coordinator will be responsible of defining and implementing Médecins du Monde (MdM) operational strategy regarding GBV, in line with MdM’s overall framework for the response to GBV in humanitarian settings. He/she will be in charge of interacting with the relevant authorities and the humanitarian community (NGO, UN) on all topics related to GBV activities.

More specifically, you will be in charge of:

Organization, coordination and supervision of GBV activities

  • Assess the context and the needs in GBV (Rohingya refugees, host communities)
  • Carry out and update a mapping of all actors responding to GBV
  • Identify specific GBV service gaps and needs
  • Follow up, revise and adjust current training strategy, modules and curriculums as needed
  • Prepare and contextualize GBV policy documents based on global best practice and analysis of the local law and context for MdM Bangladesh
  • Follow up and support the implementation of GBV activities
  • Ensure the quality of activities through a follow-up and provide guidance in case of difficulties
  • Develop a strong network of actors involved in Health and GBV interventions to foster information exchange and synergies and animate a virtual community of practices
  • Actively participate to coordination efforts with GBV actors (ie. GBV sub sector)
  • Provide guidance to the relevant actors on definition of the Information/Education/Communication strategy and mediums (radio, press, posters, leaflets…)
  • Share information and best practices within the GBV sub-sector, Health sector and SRH working group on GBV program implementation, team management, confidentiality management and other related issues
  • Develop a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation framework on GBV programs
  • Ensure the capitalization of MdM GBV component implementation
  • Contribute to the development of the Bangladesh country strategy and project proposals

Capacity building / Training

  • Identify the capacity building needs of INGO and NNGO partner’s teams related to GBV and organize the relevant trainings
  • Organize and facilitate trainings on the response to GBV, in line with MdM training materials available and GBV sub-sector
  • Train health program staff of selected NGO to integrate guiding principles of addressing GBV, GBV & psychosocial support, community mobilization toward prevention of GBV and other any relevant topics
  • Collaborate with the relevant working groups to set up trainings and follow up the activities and the quality of the medical care for victims of GBV
  • Collaborate with MdM MHPSS coordinator and the relevant working groups to define good practices to be disseminated within the NGO community on psychosocial care and legal support of GBV survivors
  • Mentor (“peer to peer”) her/his national counterpart
  • Develop a long term capacity building plan (3 years), complete with objectives, milestones and assessment guidelines in order to facilitate the increase of role responsibilities and performance of national counterparts


  • Work together with MdM coordination, partners and other actors, take part in advocacy activities

Reporting, information management, coordination / representation

  • Increase and enhance program monitoring and evaluation, and determining impact, wherever possible, including the use of standard indicators
  • Participate to internal MdM meetings but also to the SRH and GBV 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 Sitrep
  • Contribute to donor reporting

conditions d'emploi

Fixed-term contract
4 months

Starting date: As soon as possible
Gross monthly salary: 2.816 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, vaccines and visas covered
Guesthouse housing
22.5 RTT (recovery days) 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

Départ seul


Skills required: 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 mandatory Excellent knowledge in training implementation (peer to peer and collective session) Excellent knowledge of IASC GBV Guidelines and ability to implement GBV mainstreaming in accordance with the guidelines Master’s degree in relevant field (public health, social work, development studies, humanitarian affairs, or related social sciences disciplines Significant experience in proposal development and securing funding grants Knowledge, skills, and experience in providing/leading direct services to survivors of gender-based violence using a survivor-centered and multi-sectoral approach Experienced in local-partner engagement and capacity building Knowledge of programme monitoring and evaluation 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 Personal skills required: Ability to uphold MdM’s commitment for the response to GBV and mobilize teams around gender and GBV 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 Languages: English is mandatory, French is an asset. You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.


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