Gender based violence coordinator (M/F) – Nigeria


Organisation: Médecins du monde France
Date limite de candidature: 09/01/2019
Type d'offre: Contrat à durée déterminée
Volume de travail: Temps plein
Fonction: Coordination
Lieu de l'emploi: Maiduguri
Pays: 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 40 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 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. In seven years of conflict, over 20,000 people have been killed in Boko Haram-related incidents. The entire population of northeast Nigeria – 24.5 million people – is indirectly affected. People affected by violence in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe, and neighbouring Bauchi, Taraba, and Gombe states are in urgent need of protection, shelter, food, and access to health services and education. Since February 2016, as humanitarian access is increasing, extreme food insecurity and malnutrition conditions have been revealed in Borno state.

MdM has started since October 2016 an emergency response in the Borno state and is looking for experienced human resources to join our team and consolidate our intervention towards vulnerable IDP and host population.
In 2018, MdM strategy in Borno state will focus on improving access to:

1) Free comprehensive Primary Health Care services, including Sexual and Reproductive Health,

2) Quality nutrition treatment for malnourished children,

3) Mental health and psychosocial support,

4) Lifesaving medical care & referral services for survivors of Gender Based Violence.


You will be responsible of ensuring GBV activities integrated within the medical services package delivered to IDPs and host population in MdM’s clinics. You will follow up the smooth implementation of 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, your responsibilities are to:

1. Organization, coordination and supervision of GBV activities

- Based on the Borno state context and in line with MdM overall strategy for the response to GBV, implement and suggest adjustments to MdM strategy on GBV, in close collaboration with the GBV Desk Officer, the Medical Coordinator, the General Coordinator, Health program and MHPSS coordinators.

- 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 resource, 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 Adviser 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 learnt.  

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

- 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 and common reporting 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 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: 2 763 euros gross monthly salary on 13 months
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

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.

Profil recherché

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