Protection Assistant – Legal at Danish Refugee Council

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Job title: Protection Assistant – Legal

Reporting to: Team Leader Protection

Location: IMVEPI

Overall purpose of the role:

The purpose of this post is to provide day to legal activities in Imvepi under the supervision of the Protection Team Leader and Legal officer.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Participate in and conduct information dissemination to persons of concern on main legal issues.

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  • Keep clients informed by maintaining contact and communicating case progress.
  • Enhance trial proceedings through witness mobilization and assisting victims/survivors to record or make proper statements at police posts.
  • Respond to inquiries and requests for assistance from persons of concern including scheduling, coordinating and conducting initial screening interviews.
  • Participate in day to day implementation of legal assistance activities.
  • Conduct regular meetings with the community to inform them about legal issues.

Establish contacts and empower community based structures through regular meetings so as to effect community based protection approach.

  • Coordinate and follow up with legal service provision and service providers.
  • Close coordination in project implementation with partners, especially UNHCR including referrals, protection gap analysis and advocacy.
  • Ensure monitoring and analyses protection trends.
  • Ensure that all legal assistance work adheres to protection standards and principles as well as DRC guidelines and accountability standards.
  • In collaboration with community representatives, undertake detailed situational analysis and propose appropriate implementation approaches.

Work closely and monitor the paralegal community based workers in identification and follow up of cases at the community level.

  • Conduct quarterly review meetings with paralegals to evaluate their performance at field and identify implementation gaps.
  • Conduct monthly paralegal workers meeting to gather and analyze information.

Communication/Reporting

  • Proactively contribute to quality and timely drafting of weekly, monthly reports
  • Share daily updates on protection incidents and risks related to children in his area if assignment to the child protection assistant.

Planning

  • Proactively contribute to activity, spending and movement planning

Finance

  • Assure that funds allocated to activities are used adequately
  • Assure that funds are used in accordance with all DRC / DDG finance procedures.

Additional tasks

  • On request perform any other additional duties assigned by the supervisors in order to allow the organization to function optimally.
  • Adhere to DRC’s code of conduct

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience working with vulnerable communities, basic needs and protection programming experience, and/or advocacy programs.
  • Professional training in legal assistance.
  • Experience in protection interventions in line with Refugees operation with wide
  • Experience of working with UN or Non‐Governmental organizations.
  • Proficiency in English (written and spoken) is essential.
  • Good communication skills and ability to conduct training and awareness
  • Computer skills.
  • Good self-organization and basic management skills.
  • Familiarity with Monitoring & Evaluation for UN-funded projects desired.

Education:

  • A University degree in law, guidance and counselling or relevant fields.

Languages

  • Knowledge of the local languages spoken by South Sudanese and Congolese refugee is an asset.

Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies. Applications close on 27th September, 2021.

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Equal Opportunity

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels in light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal Opportunity: DRC is an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethinic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.

Danish Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply!

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