CMR Nurse Trainer , Somalia

Employer: Intersos
Location: Somalia
Closing date: 06 Apr 2016

DURATION: 3 months – 6 day work-week
REPORTS TO: Protection Office, Nairobi
STATUS: Consultant

INTERSOS is a non-profit humanitarian aid organization that works to bring assistance to people in danger, victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts. Established in 1992 with support from the Italian Federation of Trade Unions, its actions are based on the values of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equal rights and opportunities for all people and respect for diversity and coexistence, paying particular attention to the most vulnerable and the unprotected. In Somalia INTERSOS has been active since 1992 responding to emergencies through the provision of health, nutrition, protection, education, and support for recovery of livelihoods.


INTERSOS is supporting several health and protection projects in South Central Somalia. INTERSOS is urgently looking for a Nurse Trainer with expertise in clinical management of rape (CMR) to support ongoing activities in two regions. The CMR Trainer will be responsible for conducting both class-room and on-the-job trainings at a range of health facilities, as well as contributing to the development of improved treatment protocols, referral pathways, and best practices. The trainer will provide direct clinical support for survivors of sexual assault and capacity-building for the health staff of INTERSOS and its partners.


S/He will create comprehensive CMR curricula for use by a range of health actors (including but not limited to referral hospital, primary health centre, community health worker)

S/He will train health actors in several locations, including performing follow-up on-the-job training activities

S/He will assist senior INTERSOS health staff in refining existing or creating new treatment protocols and best practices, as necessary

S/He will assist INTERSOS health staff to examine, diagnose and treat patients according to the guidelines and available protocols and using the available tools/ instruments and medical drugs

S/He will establish the use of INTERSOS medical history forms, clinical cards, and data protection protocols, including the use of lockable filing cabinets

S/He will establish a system for reporting on post-rape treatment kits within the pharmacy system and for flagging low stock levels

S/He will assist in establishing sufficiently private settings for consultations and treatment, and establish a system to prioritize care for CMR patients ensuring confidentiality and avoiding stigma

S/He will refer to and interface with Nairobi staff regarding monitoring and evaluation of the project, especially regarding the effectiveness of current clinical practices and the impact on beneficiaries

S/He will supervise the correct usage of the clinical cards and medical monitoring tools

S/He will oversee the collection and reporting of baseline information concerning GBV in the areas of intervention

S/He will contribute to the compilation of weekly, monthly and quarterly reports, activity reports, proposals, etc., and submit relevant information to the Field Officers and the Protection Team

S/He will undertake other tasks not included in this TOR upon the request of her/his direct supervisor


Excellent Somali language skills (Somali national preferred). Candidates MUST be able to work in the Middle Shabelle and Bay Regions with Somali-speaking medical staff

Excellent command of spoken and written English

Bachelor or diploma in Nursing

Minimum of three years of post-graduate medical experience in related fields (gynecology and pediatrics)

Previous experience providing CMR

Extensive experience in conducting participatory training

Excellent communication skills, oral and written

Demonstrated experience in personnel management

Detail-oriented, highly self-motivated, and able to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently

Computer literate with very good skills in database management


Please send CV, three references, and covering letter to: Specify CMR Trainer in the subject line.

Deadline for applications is close of business, 6 April 2016. Late applications will not be considered.