Vancancy-social worker for Médecins du Monde (MdM) MdM (Medicines du Monde) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide medical care to the world’s most vulnerable people, including those in France, through a network of medical clinics. It aims to encourage doctors and other health-care providers to volunteer, as well as people whose experience in other sectors is essential for its activities. It also tries to enlist all competent assistance needed to complete its initiatives, and it makes every effort to establish close working relationships with the people it is responsible for at all times. MdM has been doing business in the Nigerian state of Borno since October 2016.
We’re looking for people to fill the following positions right now:
The official title for this position is social worker.
The position is full-time and based in Maiduguri, Borno State.
Provide customers with a thorough assessment of their needs and custom-tailored care plans.
Gender-based violence counseling is provided using a survivor-centered approach and other suitable GBV counseling approaches.
Provide clients with information about gender-based violence psychoeducation, as well as other critical information regarding MdM programs and other community-based services.
Provide clients with internal and external recommendations and follow-up services based on their needs.
Vancancy-social worker for Médecins du Monde (MdM)
Ensure that all customer services are well-coordinated at all levels of the company, as well as with all other service providers; Assist clients in navigating complex administrative systems and advocating on their behalf with healthcare, police and security forces, the legal and justice system, and other services as needed; you will also work closely with the MHPSS and PHC teams to ensure that clients’ psychosocial support and other needs are met to the greatest extent possible.
Develop and execute new referral channels and systems between community and primary health care providers in close collaboration with the GBV Advisor.
Check to make sure that all work done with clients is kept private and that ethical principles are followed in a culturally appropriate manner, especially when it comes to gender issues.
Always make sure that your records are accurate and up to date.
Keeping track of all customer interactions necessitates timely and well-written session notes.
Maintain accurate and safe client records.
Evaluate the progress of individual cases on a regular basis and, when appropriate and in collaboration with the client, bring them to a conclusion.
In both the IDP and host communities, communities should be made more aware of issues like GBV and MHPSS, as well as MdM services:
Support MdM community mobilizers and local partners in raising awareness about the dangers and consequences of gender-based violence (GBV), as well as PSS-related concerns and MdM services.
In coordination with MHPSS and the medical staff, give a strategic health lecture at the clinics.
Internally displaced individuals (IDPs) and the host population should benefit from psychosocial support activities, with a focus on providing GBV-specific PSS services at the clinic and community level:
Organize and lead group activities for GBV survivors and other women, with a focus on support groups, children’s sessions, group discussions, and reintegration into the community; Adapt activities to the requirements of various target groups (children, women, etc.) utilizing participatory approaches;
Requirements for meetings and reporting include:
Weekly reporting and data collection operations are carried out; at the end of each month, share statistics with the GBV supervisor.
Participation in regular case management meetings with other MdM social workers as well as social workers from other organizations who work in similar or related intervention areas
Participation at internal meetings of the MdM
Attend the GBV Consultant’s monthly clinical supervision meeting.
Notify the security focal point if there is a safety, security, or protection issue.
A bachelor’s degree in social work, women’s studies, or community advocacy is necessary, or a comparable combination of education and experience.
It is necessary to have at least two years of professional experience in a related field (social work, psycho-social) Excellent knowledge of women’s rights issues, gender-based violence, and the complexities of dealing with target communities
Adherence to the Gender-Based Violence Guiding Principles
Working with women and/or children, as well as survivors of gender-based violence, is a plus.
Wages and benefits are available for women, children, and other marginalized members of the community who have demonstrated advocacy expertise (IDPs, GBV survivors, Persons living with a disability, Persons living with mental health issues, Persons living with HIVs etc. )
Communication and active listening abilities that are second to none
Being able to communicate effectively with both partners and recipients.
Dedication to the job and a caring personality
Being able to communicate fluently in at least two of the following languages: Hausa, Kanuri, Fulani, and/or Shua
It is vital to be able to communicate in English.
Being able to read and write.
The application date is March 1, 2022.
How to Fill Out and Submit an Application
Candidates who are interested and qualified should send their CV and cover letter as a single attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Job Title as the subject line.
Please note that applications that do not include the above-mentioned subject will not be accepted.