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GBV Case Worker, CDCS Project /Afar



Posted Date: 2023-08-30

Deadline: 2023-09-28

Job Type:N/A

Salary: 23,040.00ETB



Job Description

For more than 30 years, Médecins du Monde (MDM), a campaigning medical organization 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. Those working for this independent organization do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations. MdM currently works in 44 countries across all continents where it focuses on 4 priority areas: caring for the health of migrants and displaced persons, promoting sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction associated with drug use, emergencies, and crisis.

Médecins du Monde is operating in Ethiopia since 1986 in different types of health projects from long-term interventions to emergency response.

MdM France has concentrated its efforts on projects related to basic access to primary health care (projects centered on rural health facilities and isolated populations), reduction of maternal mortality through improved quality of obstetric care, promotion of sexual and reproductive health rights including protection against gender-based violence, provision of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) and reduction of malnutrition.

After a period of uncertainty, the mission has recently significantly grown. Although the Covid-19 pandemic was a challenge for the teams and the programming, in 2020 and 2021 it has expanded with its current programming in Semera (Afar) and Chinaksen (Oromia) where MdM France leads a consortium with COOPI and MdM Germany, and solid prospects for intervention in connection with the conflict in some parts of the country. The mission has also reshaped after the handover of its project in Somali region to MdM Germany in May 2021. Towards the end of 2022, security situation in Tigray region improved following peace agreement and in 2023, MdM plans to intervene in Tigray, to provide integrated primary healthcare services.

Duty station: The Case Worker will be based at Yalo, Afar Region

Employment Term: 10 months contract with possibility of extension

Basic Salary: 23,040.00ETB

Reported to: He/ She works under the supervision of the Deputy Program Manager and technically linked to the GBV Advisor

Required positions: 2 (Two)

Job Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy program manager and working in close collaboration with the MHPSS officer and psychologist, the GBV case Worker will be responsible for need assessment, case plan, follow up, referral and report of GBV.This will include linking of GBV cases with specialized MHPSS needs, advocacy on behalf of survivors according to their needs, referrals and systematic follow ups, accompaniment as well as overall case coordination.

Essential duties and responsibilities.

Provide survivor-cantered case management to GBV survivors.

  • Provide need assesment, counselling, case plan, follow up, referral and report of GBV cases. . This will include linking of GBV cases with specialized MHPSS needs, advocacy on behalf of clients according to their needs as well as overall case coordination.
  • Provide GBV psychoeducation to survivor as well as other key information regarding MDM services and other services available
  • Provide internal and external referrals and follow-up services to survivors according to their needs.
  • Support survivor 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 survivors are well coordinated at every level and with every other service provider.
  • Identify and respond to survivors’ 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 MHPSS to update referral pathways and systems between community and PHC actors.
  • Ensure all work with survivors is confidential and that ethical practices are observed in culturally appropriate way, especially with respect to gender sensitivities.

Community activities.

  • work closely and support the local partners in facilitating community stake holders engagement through appropriate outreach mechanisms.
  • Undertake information dissemination in a timely and understandable manner to all stakeholders: IDPs, Host communities.
  • Support the collection and documentation of impact and success stories on monthly, quarterly, semiannual, and annually.
  • In close collaboration with other MDM-FR team members, contribute to design the community-based strategy and action plan for outreach activities.
  • Promote and install sense of ownership among the beneficiaries through community engagement activities or design appropriate activities for the enhanced beneficiaries’ involvement.
  • Organize awareness rising and sensitization sessions on the importance of GBV & FGM prevention in close collaboration with local partner.

Keep accurate and up-to date records

  • Record all interventions with survivors through the drafting of timely and well-written session notes.
  • Maintain complete and safely kept survivors’ files.
  • Periodically assess progress of individual cases linked to health facilities and respond accordingly.

Work closely with community mobilizers to sensitize communities on health GBV and MHPSS related issues as well as MDM services in the IDP and host communities:

  • Support the local partner’s community mobilisers in conducting awareness raising on GBV risks / consequences and PSS related issues and MDM’s services.\
  • Work closely with psychologists in delivering strategic health talk in the clinics together with medical team at hospital and one stop center (OSC)

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 deputy program manager
  • Participate in regular case management meetings with the GBV team and/or other GBV response partners in the areas of intervention or nearby Woredas;
  • Participation in MDM internal meetings
  • Participate in clinical supervision sessions with MHPSS team
  • Participate actively (as delegated) in GBV/protection working group and provide a written report to the GBV advisor
  • Inform security focal point in the case of any safety/security/protection problem.

Job Requirements

Educational Qualification and Professional Experience

  • MSC /BSC or diploma in community health, social work, Sociology, or related fields.
  • At least 2 years of working experience on GBV case management, community health, social work in health care setting in emergency situations.
  • Only female candidates.
  • At least two-year experience in similar positions.
  • Experience with other NGO is a plus.

Skills and qualities required

  • Reactivity, anticipation, adaptability, capacity to take initiatives
  • Organizational skills
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Ability to manage priorities
  • Team spirit
  • Good computer skills: MS Word and MS Excel


  • Fluent in both English and Tigrinya language (speaking ,writing , Reading, and listening )

How to Apply

Interested applicants are required to fill the application form through the following link (Note: All the information that provided in the form is true and accurate) and submit your CV with Cover letter through with the subject GVB Case worker /Afar

NB: *Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

*Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply

* We will only accept applicants who agree on the salary and length contract mentioned above.

* Early application is advantageous we will start the longlisting before end date of the vacancy


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