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  • Posted: Jul 7, 2021
    Deadline: Jul 20, 2021
  • Medecins Du Monde - For more than 30 years, Medecins 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. Tho...
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    Social Worker


    • Provide holistic assessment of clients’ needs and develop individualized care plans for each client.
    • Provide GBV counselling using a survivor-centered approach and other adequate GBV counselling principles.
    • Provide GBV psycho-education to clients as well as other key information regarding MdM services and other services available in the community.
    • Provide internal and external referrals and follow-up services to clients according to their needs.
    • Support clients to navigate complex administrative systems and advocate on their behalf with healthcare, police and security forces, the legal and justice system, and other services as required;
    • Ensure services being provided to clients are well coordinated at every level and with every other service provider.
    • Identify and respond to clients’ arising needs and work in very close collaboration with the MHPSS and PHC teams to ensure clients’ psycho-social support and other needs are well met.
    • Work in close collaboration with GBV Advisor to update referral pathways and systems between community and PHC actors.
    • Ensure all work with clients is confidential and that ethical practices are observed in culturally appropriate way, especially with respect to gender sensitivities
    1. Keep accurate and up-to date records
    • Record all interventions with clients through the drafting of timely and well-written session notes.
    • Maintain complete and safely kept client files.
    • Periodically assess progress of individual cases and proceed to closing cases when appropriate and in collaboration with client.
    1. Sensitize communities on GBV and MHPSS related issues as well as MdM services in the IDP and host communities:
      • Support MdM community mobilisers and MdM local partner in conducting awareness raising on GBV risks / consequences and PSS related issues and MDM’s services
      • Deliver strategic health talk in the clinics together with MHPSS and Medical team

    Provide and facilitate psycho-social support activities for the IDP community and host population, with focus on delivering GBV specific PSS services at the clinics and community level.

    • Plan and conduct group activities for GBV survivors and other women that focus on support groups, sessions with children, group’s discussion, and community reintegration; using participatory methods adapted activities in accordance to the needs of the different target groups (children, women, etc.);
    1. Meetings and reporting
    • Weekly reporting activities and data collection;
    • Share data at the end of every month with GBV supervisor
    • Participate in regular case management meetings with other MdM social workers and Social workers from other organizations in the areas of intervention;
    • Participation in MdM internal meetings
    • Attend monthly clinical supervision meeting with GBV Advisor
    • Inform security focal point in the case of any safety/security/protection problem.


    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent studies in Social Work, Women’s Studies, or Community Advocacy field.
    • At least 2 years of professional experiences in relevant field (social work, psycho-social)Good knowledge of women’s rights issues, GBV and complexities as it relates to target populations
    • Commitment to the GBV Guiding Principles
    • Experience working with women and/or children and with survivors of GBV
    • Proven experience advocating on behalf of women 
    •  and children and other marginalized groups in the community (IDPs, GBV survivors, Persons living with a disability, Persons living with mental health issues, Persons living with HIVs etc.)
    • Strong communication and active listening skills
    • Ability to communicate effectively with the partners and with beneficiaries.
    • Dedication to the position and caring personality
    • Fluency in at least two of the following languages: Hausa, Kanuri, Fulani and/or Shua
    • Knowledge of English language is required
    • Able to read and write.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send CV with Cover Letter explaining why you consider yourself suitable for this position and providing a valid email and telephone contact via email to: Application Closing Date 20th July, 2021.


    • Ensure to place "Social Worker" in the subject line
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
    • Our process of selection include some written tests and oral interviews
    • Interviews written test and interviews will be done in Maiduguri
    • Applications not meeting the minimum qualifications or received after the expiry date of this Vacancy Notice shall not be considered.
    • MDM is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from anyone regardless of your gender.

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