Medecins du Monde Social Worker Jobs in Nigeria

Medecins du Monde Social Worker Jobs in Nigeria

Médecins 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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


  • 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
  • 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.)
  • 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.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should send CV with Cover Letter explaining why you consider yourself suitable for this position and providing a valid email and telephone contact via email to: Application Closing Date 14th June, 2019.


  • Ensure to place "Medical Supervisor" in the subject line
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Our process of selection include some written tests and oral interviews
  • Interviews written test and interviews will be done in Maiduguri
  • Applications not meeting the minimum qualifications or received after the expiry date of this Vacancy Notice shall not be considered.
  • MDM is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from anyone regardless of your gender.

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