14 June 2016

GBV Nurse - Mogadishu (3 Positions)

Employer: International Rescue Committee
Location: Somalia
Closing date: 17 Jun 2016

The IRC has been working in Somalia since 2006, providing essential services to conflict and disaster affected communities. The IRC has been operational in Central Somalia (Mudug and Galgaduud), Mogadishu and Puntland regions implementing interventions in the areas of livelihood, WASH, Governance, protection and primary health reaching out to more than 250,000 conflict and drought affected Somalis.

Reporting to WPE officer, the nurse is responsible for the provision of all initial and follow up health care, assessment, treatment, and information provided to GBV survivors. The Nurse will also work closely with the IRC health staff and Community Health Workers/Psychosocial first Aid Volunteers to ensure a timely and effective identification, referral and follow up of GBV survivors and will perform any other medical task as requested.


Registered Nurse from a recognized nurse training institution;
Registration with the Ministry or Directorate of Health;
At least 2 years working experience in a busy health centre or hospital setup;
Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions;
Sensitive to different cultures and has good interpersonal skills;
Experience engaging constructively with diverse groups of stakeholders at all levels in a participatory, inclusive manner to address issues that may be viewed as sensitive or controversial with respect to traditional socio-cultural beliefs and practices;
Team player

Proven knowledge of international standards related to Clinical Management of Rape;
Previous experience in providing care to survivors of sexual assault;
Other Skills:
Excellent listening and observation skills; ability to create a space of trust, support, respect, and confidentiality with survivors of all ages and backgrounds.
Ability to engage constructively with families of survivors to enable them to provide appropriate support to survivors at home during their recovery process.
Strong knowledge of gender-based violence issues in the Somalia context, the impacts of violence on survivors, and best practices for providing support to survivors.
Ability to plan in advance and maintain an organized working style, yet able to handle new events and situations effectively as they arise.
Able to work independently, multi-task, and take initiative, but also able to ask for help as needed.
Strong communication skills and ability to engage with different groups and stakeholders in strengthening referral pathways and coordination, and raising awareness about GBV.
Ability to write and speak in English. Ability to accurately complete medical records and other documentation in a timely manner.
Good computer skills (word, excel, email, etc.)

Committed to the mission and principles of the International Rescue Committee;
Applies effective utilization of resources;
The ability to accurately assess a situation before making a decision, examining problems from different view-points;
Judgment – Is able to sort through competing priorities, make sound well informed decisions and identify issues problems and opportunities;
Decisiveness – Can make decisions in a timely manner identifying problems early enough and informing the line manager
Results driven – ensures goals, objectives and deadlines are met;
Role model – Builds effective work practices through role model;
Respectful both within the organisation and with external interactions and sensitive to ramifications of decisions;
Self Management – Knows own strengths and weaknesses and acts accordingly, copes well with pressure and adapts and learns;
Can communicate effectively both verbally and in written communication across all departments;
Interpersonal skills – Listens willingly to concerns of others and provides feedback, gaining commitment by persuasiveness not demands;
The ability to be an effective negotiator in conflict situations handling the conflict effectively and constantly working towards a win/win situation;
Lives up to commitments and works towards the aims of the organisation, showing consistency between words and actions and always acting with integrity.

Deadline for Applications: 17th June 2016. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Somali Nationals are encouraged to apply
International Allowances are not available for this position.