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MDM – Health Adviser – Catania

Médecins du Monde è alla ricerca di un/a Health Adviser per la sua operatività a Catania con spostamenti in Sicilia e Calabria. Durata contratto 9 mesi. Scadenza invio candidature 28 gennaio 2019


Health Adviser
Starting date: 11/02/2019
Contract: Part Time – Consultancy Contract – 9 months
Location: Sicily – Catania with deplacement across the region and in Calabria
Deadline: 28/01/2019

Médecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organisation whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over. 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 is working in Italy since the end of 2015 with a health and psychosocial programme for migrants arrived in Calabria. In the last two years, MdM established a collaboration with UNICEF aiming to increase opportunities for UASCs to have access to social inclusion as well to strengthen the capacity of the frontline workers (operators, psychologists, lawyers, police, guardians etc.). From 2019 MdM Italy mission will focus to enhance the GBV prevention and response service for migrants in particular for women and minors in three target area selected in Sicily, Calabria and Lazio through a consolidate partnership with UNICEF and EC DJ funded.

A general coordination: General Coordinator, Medical Coordinator, Administrative and Logistic coordinator, Advocacy manager – based in Rome.
Programme team: Field Manager and one mobile team composed by 2 psychologist, 1 health adviser and mediator in one target area (Sicily- Catania) and one mobile team composed as well by similar professional figures in charge of the programme in Lazio – Rome

Provide technical support on Médecins du Monde, Italy Mission GBV programme for UASCs and adult migrants.

Duties and responsibility:
Contribute to development of the programme team workplan and objectives; and ensure the activities assigned are implemented according to the set objectives
Support to conduct the preliminary need assessment for the identification of the target area in line with MdM strategy;
Support the development of the mapping of the social services for GBV survivors such as counseling center, antiviolence centres, SRH (consultori), health professionals, hospitals (ER room that receive gbv survivors), teams working in the center, the identified area.
Support the development of the programme tools for need assessment like questionnaires to assess stakeholder’s needs on types of SRH/GBV, and GBV friendly assets of service providers;
Conduct the Training Needs assessment on health and GBV issues of frontline responders, (like service providers for GBV survivors and unaccompanied children, operators of centers for asylum seekers, police, translators/cultural mediators/interpreters and other frontline workers) in coordination with the programme team;
Support the development the GBV referral pathway in the target area and its dissemination;
Contribute to organize training for GBV service providers (health professionals, police, doctors, social workers and Psychologists) based on needs assessment results; Develop agenda, identified external trainee etc.
Develop and conduct training module for operators of selected reception centers (UASCs) on health support for GBV survivors to guarantee appropriate case management and referral and on GBV prevention among target population.
Organise, implement and follow up the training session
Provide regular data on health activity implemented for reporting purpose and when it is requested;
Keep and improve the current data collection system for the programme according with the needs of reporting;
The consultant will provide a report on the achievement of the output set at the beginning of the month and timesheet
Maintain good socio-professional relationships with partners and beneficiaries;
Attending meetings with local institutions, INGO, etc. when it is requested;

Minimum requirements:
Bachelor or similar degree nurse or medical.
At least 4 years of experience in the same position, preferable in Sicily Region.
Proven experience in developing and conducting training for frontline workers, health professionals, on migrants’ health and in particular on GBV prevention and care.
Working experience in migration sector and with international organizations is an asset.
Availability to travel 2 or 3 days a week.

Other requirements:
Knowledge of the Sicily context is highly desirable.
Good knowledge of Windows (i.e. Word, Excel, Power Point)
English and French are desirable
Personal qualities: Very strong interpersonal skills, facilitation skills, network-builder, flexible, team player, time-management skills, able to handle pressure well and capability to take initiatives
You are committed to MdM values as an organization and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.
MdM reserves the right to withdraw the position in case of lack of funding.

How to apply:
Please only apply if you meet the minimum requirements. Please send your CV + Cover letter with subject: “Health Adviser – Sicily” to: .
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview


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