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Social Worker at Medecins du Monde

Medecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over, including France. It seeks to stimulate voluntary commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, and to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care. MdM operating in Nigeria, Borno state since October 2016.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Social Worker

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-time


  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Periodically assess progress of individual cases and proceed to closing cases when appropriate and in collaboration with client.

Sensitize communities on GBV and MHPSS related issues as well as MdM servicesin 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.);

Meetings and reporting:

  • Weekly reporting activities and data collection;
  • Share data at the end of every month with GBV supervisor
  • Attend monthly clinical supervision meeting with GBV Advisor
  • Inform security focal point in the case of any safety/security/protection problem.
  • 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


  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.)



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter in one single attacment via email to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Note: Applications without the above subject will not be treated


Application Deadline  1st March, 2022.

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