Community Outreach Worker at IMC Nigeria

Community Outreach Worker

Closing date


Company Background:

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and Nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in undeserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

International Medical Corps is therefore looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of Community Outreach Workerto be based in Maiduguri

Position: Nigerian nationals only


As part of IMC’s gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response program, the Community Outreach Worker will work to increase the community’s understanding of GBV (including its causes and consequences) and to engage men, women, boys and girls in developing their own strategies to prevent violence and create safer, healthier communities. The Community Outreach Worker will also contribute to the weekly and monthly reporting of the Prevention component implemented in Maiduguri or Damboa of Borno state.

This position reports directly to the GBV Manager.


The responsibilities of the GBV Community Outreach Worker include, but are not limited to the following:


· With support from the GBV Manager, and in collaboration with GBV community volunteers, conduct quarterly safety audits.

· Participate in community asset mapping, training of GBV volunteers, and the development of communication materials and advocacy strategies as part of the broader prevention program strategies.

· Support GBV Community Outreach Volunteers in developing and implementing weekly plans to prevent violence against women and girls in their communities.

· Work with the Community Outreach Volunteers to disseminate information about the available services for survivors of GBV (Case Management and Medical Services) as well as group activities at WGFS for women and girls.

· Identify and refer vulnerable women and girls to access services and material support at the WGFS in accordance with their level of vulnerability and needs.

· In collaboration with the GBV Women Center Facilitator, facilitate awareness raising in the community using the EMAP framework.

· Support other prevention and awareness activities as needed, including 16 Days of Activism and International Women’s Day Celebrations.

HR Management & Staff Support

  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
  • Adhere to IMC procedures in preparing the necessary documentation for procuring training approval, materials, and payments for vendors etc, in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct.
  • Consider security implications of all program activities, reviewing all new initiatives with staff teams and community leaders.


· Refrain from making false and unrealistic promises and commitments to the beneficiaries and work in the best interest of the IMC GBV Program.

· Foster a team spirit among GBV staff that is conducive to all staff improving their skills and knowledge base.

· Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop the IMC/GBV program

Qualification, Experience and Skills:

· University degree in civil law, human rights, gender, development, psychology, social work or a gender related programs;

· Willingness to work with the Community Outreach Volunteers at the community level.

· Advanced understanding of the root causes of violence against women and girls

· Experience in implementing and facilitating EMAP and other GBV prevention curriculum

· Strong background in human rights and familiarity with practical challenges faced by displaced and other vulnerable persons,

· Experience conducting assessments and a willingness to help plan assessments;

· Commitment to supporting quality programs through promotion and integration of protection principles in project work in line with international best practices (meeting or exceeding minimum standards);

· Ability and willingness to maintain regular presence at project sites (including all outreach and community centre locations);

· Proven experience in humanitarian action and in fragile contexts

· Ability and willingness to work during irregular working hours when needed

· Strong computer skills (Excel, Microsoft, etc.)

· Fluency in English (written and spoken) Hausa and Kanuri is a must.

· Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with local staff and other stakeholders.

· Proven ability to work and live in very basic living conditions in deep field locations.

· Ability to work under pressure, with minimal supervision,

· Self-starter.

· Resident of Damboa a plus.

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.

Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors

Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

How to Apply

Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.

All applications should be addressed to the Human Resource Coordinator, International Medical Corps via the email: [email protected]

We are an equal opportunity organization so Maiduguri Based candidates are Strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Candidates MUST state the position and location they are applying for as the subject of their email, application letter and curriculum vitae should be in a single Microsoft Word Document, otherwise applications will not be considered.

Deadline for submission

12 July 2019