MdM is an international non-governmental organization, whose mission is to treat the most vulnerable populations in crisis and exclusion situations around the world.
Médecins du Monde (MdM) has been active in Nigeria since August 2016 in the fields of primary healthcare (PHC), nutrition, gender-based violence (GBV) and mental health and psychosocial services (MHPSS).
MdM aims to respond to the emergency situation caused by the violent armed conflict in the North-eastern part of Nigeria.
The violent conflict and insurgency in North-East Nigeria have resulted in an estimated 7.7 million people requiring humanitarian assistance and protection in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (BAY) States.
In 2019 alone, about 3 million people were estimated to be in need of protection from SGBV in North-East Nigeria. A recent study conducted by the Population Council in partnership with Médecins du Monde documented the barriers to access to medical and psychosocial services for SGBV survivors in Borno state, especially within the critical 72 / 120-hour window for CMR, and makes recommendations for developing interventions to address the primary and secondary prevention needs of vulnerable groups to SGBV.
The pilot of a toll-free line for SGBV has been proposed by MdM’s GBV team as a strategy to experiment an alternative reporting and case management mechanism, that would overcome these barriers by enabling SGBV survivors to :
At HQ level, this pilot activity would also contribute to develop MdM’s intervention model on the response to GBV in emergency settings, by experimenting remote intervention modalities in a context where the GBV component of the program is well established and demonstrated sufficient capacity to run quality services and carry out innovative activities.
2. MISSION, CORE FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the overall supervision of the Program Coordinator and the direct supervision of the Gender-Based Violence Technical Advisor (field staff), and in close collaboration with the GBV in Emergencies Advisor in HQ (Paris based), the consultant will be responsible for technical oversight and guidance of MdM’s SGBV toll-free line’s design and deployment, as well as related capacity building activities.
Specifically, she / he will :
3. DESIRED PROFILE AND REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Qualifications and experience requested :
The maximum available budget for this mission is 10 000 EUR. This mission should be conducted at country level (Maiduguri, Borno).
The consultant will benefit from MdM transportation but will have to arrange for accommodation.
Given current constraints in accessing the field due to COVID (commercial flights restrictions, quarantine measures ) MdM will look favourably at applicants who can demonstrate presence in or rapid access to the area of intervention.
Expatriate and national candidates with relevant skills and experience will be considered.
4. ESTIMATED PLANNING
Deadline for expression of interest : 16th September 2020 COB Paris
Candidates’ shortlisting : 17th September 2020
Reception of full proposals : 5th October 2020 COB Paris
Preferable starting date : Mid october 2020
Mission’s duration (in Maiduguri) : 20 to 25 working days
Launch of the toll-free line : Early November 2020
This planning is indicative and could be subject to modifications.