Fresher Protection Assistant – Legal NGO Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: 
Uganda
Reports to: Protection
Officer – Legal
About US:
The Danish Refugee
Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on
all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the
world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons
(IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of
forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC
works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct
for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.
Job Summary:   The
Protection Assistant – Legal will provide day to legal activities in DRC
Kiryandongo under the supervision of the Protection Legal officer.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Participate in and conduct information dissemination to persons of
    concern on main legal issues.
  • 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.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Protection
    Assistant – Legal job opportunity should hold a University degree in law,
    guidance and counselling or relevant fields.
  • At least two 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 NonGovernmental
    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.
  • Fluent English. Knowledge of the local languages spoken in the
    operation area is an asset.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should apply online at the link below
Deadline: 17th January 2019
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