Social Worker

Job Description

Médecins du monde or Doctors of the World, is an international humanitarian organization which provides emergency and long-term medical care to the world’s most vulnerable people.

Médecins du Monde (MDM) is operating in Ethiopia since 1986 in different types of health projects. MDM–France invites qualified candidates to apply for the following position:

Duty station:   The Social Worker will be based at the Tigray field office with frequent travel to the Project sites.

Employment Term: 3 Months with possibility of extension

Reported to: He/ She works under the supervision of the Health Program Manager

Required positions: 1 (One)

Job Summary

Under the direct supervision of the health program manager and working in close collaboration with the MHPSS officer, the Social Worker will assist in the implementation of case-management of GBV and MHPSS patients with protection needs. This will include in-depth management of cases, advocacy on behalf of clients 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 clients and MHPSS patients with protection needs:

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 psychoeducation 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 MHPSS 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.
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 services in the IDP and host communities:

Support MdM community mobilisers 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 health program manager
Participate in regular case management meetings with other MdM social workers and Social workers from other organizations in the areas of intervention or nearby Woredas;
Participation in MdM internal meetings
Attend monthly clinical supervision meeting with MHPSS coordinator
Inform security focal point in the case of any safety/security/protection problem.

Job Requirements

Educational Qualification

MSC /BSC Degree in Social work, Sociology or related fields.

Work Experience

At least 3 years of working experience on Social work in health care setting in emergency situations
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



English and  Tigrina  language are mandatory (speaking and writing)
French language a plus.
Women are strongly encouraged to Apply

Interested applicants are required to fill the application form through the  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 Social Worker

NB: Please notice that if you have not heard from MdM within 15 days of the submission date of the deadline, you should presume you were not short listed for this position. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. However, MdM thanks you for your interest and encourages you to apply for other openings where your skills and experience match.

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