Bradfield Consulting Limited – Our client, Women at Risk International
Foundation (WARIF), is about to implement programs to promote and
protect the rights of women and girls in Nigeria. One of which is to
provide support services to victims of sexual assault, domestic
violence, and sex
trafficking. As part of its objectives, WARIF is
establishing a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) in Lagos to provide
urgent medical care, psychosocial counselling services and referrals
for Legal and other related services to survivors of sexual assaults,
domestic violence, and sex trafficking.
Do you have a passion for working with victims of sexual assault,
domestic violence, and sex trafficking? Would you like to shape and
drive policy around services to victims of sexual assault, primary
prevention and domestic violence? If you are, you could be our next
Midwife/Nurse at WARIF.
Women at Risk International
Foundation (WARIF) is recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Midwife/Nurse – NGO
- Provide all immediate assessments, treatment and health care to
survivors as needed and requested. Provide follow-up medical care,
treatment, and support as needed.
- Assist the contracted doctors with conducting medical/forensic
examinations as needed and requested by the survivor, and ensure the
completing and signing of the medical certificate. Assist with any other
medical follow up that may be required for legal procedures, and help
ensure that medical certificates are delivered to the appropriate
agencies in a timely manner.
- Help refer and support survivors to access additional health
care that may not be provided at the Centre, such as family planning
services, other medical care, etc.
- Provide information and instruction to survivors on the medical
treatment regimen that has been prescribed for them, ensuring that they
understand the regimen (dose, schedule, etc). In the case of children,
ensure that the parents/caregivers understand this regimen.
- Help to monitor quality of service provision through regular
feedback from clients and their families on services provided through
feedback sessions, surveys, and other activities.
- Help ensure that all medical documentation of clients and
services provided is updated, accurate, organized, and well-maintained.
This includes all medical reports, examinations, treatment, and other
documentation as relevant and required.
- Assist the Centre Manager with other financial, logistical, and administrative tasks as requested and required at the centre.
- Help the Centre manager to ensure that the centre and its
clients are reasonably safe and secure from external harm as feasible,
and report incidents/seek assistance where needed.
- Through follow up, monitor and help ensure the survivor
continues to follow the treatment regimen. These may be done through
home visits, to be coordinated with the counsellors.
- Support the counsellors in providing health/medical information
to survivors as needed and requested, for example the potential health
consequences of GBV, and options for assistance. Assist the counsellor
in helping the survivor make choices concerning her medical options.
- Manage and oversee the centre pharmacy and medical supplies,
ensuring that all items are well maintained, stored properly, and are
not close to expiring. Ensure that all drugs and supplies that are
dispensed for client use are properly documented in the medication
- Submit requests for new supplies in a timely manner, and notify
management when any drugs are close to expiring: this includes monthly
requests and any specific requests required on occasion. Ensure all
supplies and stocks are monitored regularly.
- Receive and treat survivors with kindness, respect, compassion, and in a caring manner.
- Maintain excellent listening skills and focused attention at all times when with survivors.
- Ensure that survivor consent is properly obtained using the
appropriate procedures at all times, and respect her decision where she
refuses to give consent.
- Help ensure that all services provided to survivors at the
centre are implemented in line with best practices and quality standards
for the provision of support and services to survivors.
Skills and Competencies:
- Will need to be highly motivated, compassionate, be able to work
unsupervised, be able to use own initiative, prioritise own workload,
be able to deal with a number of complex issue at one time and under
pressure. Most importantly, must be able to maintain a high level of
confidentiality regarding patient information.
- Substantial knowledge and/or practical experience in health and
medical issues pertaining to sexual assault, domestic violence and sex
trafficking response, and in the provision of appropriate care for
- Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply the principles of
providing quality service delivery for survivors of sexual assault,
domestic violence and sex trafficking in various settings and
- Able to work independently, multi-task, and take initiative, but also able to ask for help as needed.
- Strong communication skills and ability to engage with different
groups and stakeholders in strengthening referral pathways and
coordination, and raising awareness about sexual assault, domestic
violence and sex trafficking.
- Ability to write and speak in English. Ability to accurately
complete medical records and other documentation in a timely manner.
- Basic computer skills are helpful (word, excel, email, etc.)
- Experience engaging constructively with diverse groups of
stakeholders at all levels in a participatory, inclusive manner to
address issues that may be viewed as sensitive or controversial with
respect to traditional socio-cultural beliefs and practices.
- Excellent listening and observation skills; ability to create a
space of trust, support, respect, and confidentiality with survivors of
all ages and backgrounds.
- Ability to engage constructively with families of survivors to
enable them to provide appropriate support to survivors at home during
their recovery process.
- Strong knowledge of sexual assault, domestic violence and sex
trafficking issues in the Lagos context, the impacts of violence on
survivors, and best practices for providing support to survivors.
- Ability to plan in advance and maintain an organized working
style, yet able to handle new events and situations effectively as they
Education and Experience
- At least 3 years’ experience in the direct provision of
examinations, treatment, and care services to women and children
including survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and other
forms of gender-based violence.
- A degree in Nursing or similar qualification in Nursing
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply