GBV Nurse Officer at Plan International


Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-profit organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood, and enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We believe in the power and potential of every child, but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination.

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Job Title: GBV Nurse Officer

Location: Yola, Adamawa State

Role Purpose

  • The GBV officer/Nurse is to support the implementation of the Beiersdorf project in Adamawa state.
  • The purpose of this role is to provide health and medical information to (S)GBV survivors and programme participants on the project funded by GNO Private partner -Beiersdorf in line with donor requirements, best practices and relevant guiding principles.
  • The post holder is expected to have strong knowledge and skills on healthcare and health information management of Adolescent Reproductive Health Programming, referrals and linkages of survivors.

Dimensions of the Role

  • The Post Holder will through specialized health centers, provide quality health care, assessments, support, information, and follow up services at all times to all survivors. Communicates within Plan International Nigeria and with partners and related government institutions.
  • The post holder will also contribute towards the capacity building of Plan Internationals implementing partners and community volunteers including stakeholders at LGA and community level. S/He will ensure strong linkage between GBV and Reproductive Sexual Health Rights as well as time response to survivor in the areas of Clinical Management of Sexual Violence Survivors.

Accountabilities
In collaboration with the Field Team, Project Coordinator and CPiE/GBV Specialist, the GBV/Nurse Officer will be responsible to:

  • Provide all immediate assessments, First Aid, health care support to survivors as needed and requested. Provide referrals and follow-up medical care, treatment, and support as needed.
  • Help refer and support survivors to access additional health care/ examination that may not be provided at the primary clinic and safe spaces
  • Provide information and instruction to survivors on the medical treatment regimen that has been prescribed for them, ensuring that they understand the regimen (dose, schedule, etc). and adherence. In the case of children, ensure that the parents/caregivers understand this regimen.
  • Through follow up, monitor and help ensure the survivor continues to follow the treatment regimen. These may be done through home visits, to be coordinated through the case workers and volunteers Workers/ PFAs.
  • Provide health/medical information to survivors as needed and requested, for example the potential health consequences of GBV, and options for assistance.

Technical responsibilities:

  • Ensure regular communication with Project Coordinator to integrate appropriate SRHR/SGVB in emergencies priorities in program design.
  • Support case management officers in conducting case management supervision and monitoring
  • Provide support to reintegration activities especially for women, girls and boys formerly associated with armed groups in collaboration with humanitarian agencies
  • Conduct regular capacity assessment and capacity building including coaching and mentoring of Case Managers and Government Health Workers to improve on the quality of Case Management.
  • Collaborate with other project staff to ensure referrals to other services such as psychosocial support, Mental health and education/livelihoods interventions
  • Ensure the immediate needs of women and adolescent girls are identified during rapid assessment and are immediately responded to
  • Facilitate the identification of vulnerable women and adolescent girls, profile and provide them with dignity kits
  • Facilitate life skills training sessions for adolescent boys and girls
  • Develop and roll-out SRHR information and education with adolescent girls
  • Train GBV service providers (Health Workers) on Clinical Management of Sexual Assault Survivors

 Program implementation and development:

  • External: The Nurse will have external working relationships primarily in the context of the specific job responsibilities outlined above. This includes: line ministries, District Authorities, Traditional and Religious leaders, GBV service providers, and other stakeholders as relevant. The GBV/Nurse Officer will also assist in maintaining those external relationships specific to service provision and referrals for survivor support.
  • Internal: The Nurse will work in collaboration with Project Coordinator, Case Management Supervisors staff in both program and support sectors.

Staff Supervision & Development:

  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Ensure timely completion and submission of regular program and staff reporting and annual performance reviews, as appropriate
  • Assist with the recruitment of Case Managers.
  • Ensure training, support and ongoing capacity building opportunities for Case Managers
  • Provide evaluations on Case Managers performance in accordance with Plan Policies and Guidelines.
  • Ensure that all Plan policies are upheld, as well as Emergency Gender Based Violence Guidelines, Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, GBV Case Management Standard Operating Procedure and Core Humanitarian Standards

Grant Planning & Implementation:

  • Produce weekly and monthly data and regular narrative reports for different stakeholders and information to feed into donor narrative report
  • Support implementation and ensure adherence to monitoring and evaluation plans.

 Monitoring & Reporting:

  • Initiate regular, participatory assessments/feedback surveys with client communities.
  • Provide inputs into and consolidate weekly, monthly and quarterly progress reports on the Case Management activities; Submit reports for all field activities, trainings and meetings.
  • Maintain effective and efficient oversight, quality control and reporting systems and processes that ensure regular field monitoring and modifications as required.
  • Contribute to high-quality Plan International and donor reports on activities, indicators and achievements, as well as best practices and lessons learned.
  • Coordination & Representation
  • Actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders, including donors, government actors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors.
  • Regularly attend LGA level GBV sub-working group meetings, Case Management meetings at appropriate levels to contribute to coordinator of case management responses across agencies.
  • Program Development
  • Contribute to the development of the CP/GBV program strategic direction for responding to in need of women, girls, boys and men.
  • Contribute to proposal development activities (narrative and budget) through providing information from the ground and participation in rapid assessments.

Dealing With Challenges:

  • Ability to manage competing priorities and expectations from internal and external stakeholders and remain calm and resilient in the face of pressure.
  • Manage multiple priorities and work with distant colleagues to form a virtual efficient administration team;
  • Use Plan procedures to settle conflicts among colleagues and external stakeholders;
  • Resolve problems that are not covered by established process.
  • Analyse possible causes of problems and suggest solutions to get them resolved.

Human Resource Development:

  • Supports the orientation, on-going development/training and build capacity of local partner staff when required.

Key relationships:
Work with Plan Nigeria Humanitarian Response unit.

  • Various departments within Plan Nigeria (HR, Admin & Log, M&E, Finance, Programmes) etc.
  • Network and linkages with health facilities

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or midwifery  with project management or related field and experience in INGO with at least 3 years work experience in humanitarian response and managing of SRH, GBV and Child projects.
  • Certified serving or retired nurse, midwife or Community Health Extension Workers
  • Minimum of 2 years direct psychosocial/counselling experience with a reputable agency; experience working with survivors of violence in emergency preferred.
  • Strong ability to lead women centres and child friendly spaces preferred
  • Clear understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding violence against women and girls.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, medical ethics and respect for clients at all times. Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization
  • Strong ability to lead, train, facilitates and motivates others in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner.
  • Knowledge and ability to speak Hausa and Kanuri is an added advantage

Desirable:

  • Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of field teams; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to Plan International management and liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for Plan programs
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop Plan programs.

Behaviours:

  • Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of operations and with stakeholders
  • Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behaviour
  • Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism/integrity
  • Provides good and adequate administrative and logistical support to enable programmes to meet meets it’s agreed financial and program outcomes.
  • Actively seeks for support in addressing difficulties in execution of duties.
  • Strategic thinking and effective contribution to own work and Organisational development.
  • Sound judgement and decision-making in complex situations
  • Strong emotional intelligence including self-awareness.
  • Leads by example to motivate high performance of others
  • Very strong commitment to continuous learning

Physical Environment:

  • Typical office environment with extensive travels to coordinate and lead programme activities

Level of contact with children

  • High contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have very frequent contact with children. It is expected that children shall be protected at all times.

Application Closing Date
23rd March, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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