Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international, private, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization. Our organization offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters, to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. We have been working in Nigeria since February 1996. A Memorandum of Understanding between Medecins Sans Frontieres and the Federal Government of Nigeria facilitates this. We are at present co-operating with the Federal Ministry of Health, State and Local Government departments of health on various health projects.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: SGBV Focal Point
Location: MSF OCA, Anka Zamfara
Job Type: Indefinite contract
Main Objective and Responsibility of the Position
- The Sexual Violence Program Focal Point is responsible for comprehensive development, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation of Sexual Violence (SV) strategies and care for survivors of sexual violence in the MSF project according to MSF values, standards and procedures and the MSF guidelines creating access to and providing care for survivors of sexual violence.
Description of the Responsibilities / Activities
- The SGBV Focal Point is the main person responsible for the sexual and reproductive health in the project and focal person for meeting the community, MoH and other external partners working in the area. Runs SRH activities within Anka Project in cooperation with MoH.
- Make sure SGBV activities are well implemented in the NEP Clinic
- Facilitate referrals of survivors to further services where applicable.
- Plan and conduct staff and community assessment regarding SGBV awareness.
- Ensure follow up of survivors.
- Plan and organize sensitizations and trainings for HCWs and HPs in different project location.
- Collaborate with the HPO to plan and organize community awareness strategy.
- Identifying and conducting sensitizations for community helpers to foster community awareness campaigns and survivor referrals.
- Mobilizing and presiding over the SV committee meetings.
Strategy Planning & Management:
- Supervision and management of Midwife working in the NEP Clinic for SRH
- Organizing and overseeing staff, medical supplies and other materials for survivor care.
- Identify areas of improvement and gaps and plan for mitigation.
- Together with the MTL, PC and PC assist, work towards identifying and collaborations with relevant actors in the field of social welfare, legal aid and complex psychological management.
Documentation and Data Collection:
- Ensure appropriate documentation, storage and dissemination of SV survivor data.
Assessment & Strategies:
- Being responsible for assessing the community perception of sexual violence, the perceived needs of survivors of sexual violence and reasons survivors do not seek health care.
- In collaboration with the international staff responsible for SV program, develop, monitor and evaluate strategies for MSF’s SV approach in the project based on MSF’s overall strategy and procedures for SV
Outreach and awareness:
- Being responsible for training, support and follow up of the outreach team for SV awareness raising and community engagement to develop and improve awareness raising activities and community dialogue, discussion and messaging, materials and methods regarding the medical and psychological consequences of SV, availability of medical and psychosocial care and the importance of timely access after sexual violence
- Being responsible for identifying and engaging with the key target groups of trusted, respected community members and support services for outreach activities together with the outreach team
Medical and Psychosocial Care:
- Being responsible for the set-up of care pathway and facilities for SV activities in line with MSF SV guidelines and MSF standards and procedures
- Being responsible for the application of the 5 steps of implementation with the main objective to create timely access to quality and comprehensive medical and psychosocial care to survivors of sexual violence and intimate partner violence (IPV).
Referral and Coordination:
- Ensure information on the available support services for survivors of SV is gathered, a referral pathway is in place and that referrals are monitored and evaluated
- Participate in SV sub-cluster meetings and maintain contacts and communicate and coordinate with the different formal and informal support services
Monitoring and Evaluations:
- Ensure relevant data is captured using the SV data tool, stored, with ensured confidentiality, and analyzed.
- Identify training needs, organize and coordinate training, coaching and supervision about SV for MSF health care providers and other MSF staff members, including community outreach teams and other staff, based on the findings of learning needs assessments, knowledge, attitude and practices questionnaires and observation
Requirements (Qualifications / Experience / Knowledge)
To apply for this role applicants MUST meet the following criteria:
- Essential – Midwifery, Nursing, Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or other similar Degree / Diploma
- Experience working with survivors of gender-based violence or sexual violence or raising awareness and engaging communities about gender-based violence or sexual violence.
- Experience coaching, mentoring, supervision, training and capacity building.
- Experience working in gender-based violence, protection or child protection desirable.
- Experience providing community awareness, information, education and communication activities or health promotion desirable.
- Experience with an NGO desirable.
- Fluent in English (verbal / written) and knowledge of Hausa desirable
- Results, teamwork, flexibility, commitment, service
Application Closing Date
26th November, 2020.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
- Applications for this role can only be made online.
- Please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview