Medecins du Monde (MdM) Current Job Opportunity – Apply Now!


Medecins 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. MdM operating in Nigeria, Borno state since October 2016. We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Crisis Line Attendant
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-time

Task Description:
Crisis Line Response:

  • Respond to diverse women, men and children callers with demonstrated empathy over the telephone.
  • Provide empowerment driven crisis support to diverse women, men and children callers using a survivor-centred and rights-based approach.
  • Comprehensively identify and assess callers’ needs and prioritize, above all, the individual safety of the callers (physical, psychological, sexual and reproductive safety).
  • Assess safety risks to callers’ situations and engage in safety planning with callers in the event of a crisis/GBV incident.
  • Support diverse women, men and children callers immediately following an abusive/violent incident with stabilization and first aid psychological care.
  • Prevent caller suicide and self/harm using a suicide first-aid and prevention model.
  • Provide immediate referrals to MdM clinics for emergency GBV & PHC medical response and referrals to other partners when necessary.
  • Engage in child abuse reporting procedures when required.
  • Provide information to callers about types of GBV, its consequences, sexual and reproductive health and rights, human rights, various other GBV/PSEA-related topics and services available to them in all MdM clinics as well as in the community.
  • Maintain strict professional boundaries with callers over the telephone.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality with all calls received while also adhering to the limits of confidentiality when required.

Reporting and Information Management:

  • Confidentially record data and interventions provided over the crisis line using the appropriate intake and referral forms.
  • Confidentially record GBV data and interventions provided over the crisis line using the appropriate GBV data collection forms.
  • Confidentially record PSEA reports and interventions provided over the crisis line using the appropriate PSEA reporting forms.
  • Communicate immediately with key MdM clinic staff (medical supervisors/head medical supervisor) to follow up on CMR and other GBV referrals made over the crisis line.
  • Communicate immediately with PSEA focal points in MdM office to submit and follow up on PSEA reports received.
  • Brief other crisis line attendants with key information during shift replacement to ensure switch is implemented smoothly.
  • Compile crisis line data on a daily and monthly basis and submit to Deputy GBV Advisor.
  • Identify, analyse and communicate arising trends, needs, issues observed over the crisis line to Deputy GBV Advisor in monthly report and contribute to identified solutions.
  • Participate in weekly GBV briefings, monthly meetings and clinical supervision with GBV team members.
  • Participate in internal MDM meetings.

Main Responsibilities:

  • S/He would provide short term active listening, crisis intervention support and referrals to callers on the MdM crisis line.
  • S/He will support callers to deal with the immediate aftermath of a crisis / sexual assault situation, regain a sense of safety, encourage survivors to adopt empowering help seeking behaviours by immediately going to the closest MdM clinic for CMR within 72Hrs, MHPSS and case-management services, as well as to report incidences of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA).
  • The crisis line attendant is to create a crisis-line environment that supports all survivors of violence, especially women and girls survivors of violence, using a non-judgmental and woman-friendly approach.


  • Candidates should possess a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) with 0 – 2 years of work experience.

To Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letters in one single attacment to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Application Deadline: 23rd April, 2022.

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