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Fresher Protection Officer – Legal Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

 

Job Title:    Protection Officer – Legal

Organization:  Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Team Leader Protection

 

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 Officer – Legal will support
the quality, timely implementation of legal assistance project activities in
compliance with DRC standards and budgets.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Coordination and
representation

·       
Develop
relationships with a range of key stakeholders including donors, Local
Government and other stakeholders on this specific thematic area.

·       
Coordinate
and follow up with legal service provision and service providers.

·       
Representation
of DRC and active participation in the local working groups and any other
meetings as requested.

·       
Close
co-ordination in project implementation with partners, especially UNHCR legal
officers and other UN agencies and national/international NGOs, including
referrals, protection gap analysis, and advocacy.

Project
development, implementation and reporting

·       
Ensure
the day to day implementation of the legal assistance activities

·       
Support
the preparation of refugee legal dossier in coordination with OPM and UNHCR and
when applicable represent them in courts.

·       
Ensure
information dissemination to Persons of Concern on legal issues

·       
Support
and guide the development of relevant IEC materials and ensure the
dissemination of main information on legal concerns for refugees and host
community.

·       
Under
the supervision of the Protection Team Leader, contribute to the strengthening
of the thematic area in DRC programming. Also identify legal assistance gaps
with a view to generating ideas for future projects with strong impact

·       
Support
the protection assessment and ongoing risks analysis in order to design
adequate integrated protection responses.

·       
Provision
of technical support to staff members in linking DRC Imvepi programme to
relevant international legal frameworks, conventions, and national legal
documents and articles.

·       
Under
the technical supervision of the Protection Coordinator, ensure that all the
approaches and tools are developed in synergy with the overall DRC’s protection
initiatives at the programme level.

·       
Work
closely with the other programme components to maximize programme output and
impact.

·       
Ensure
quality implementation, monitoring and evaluation for this related component in
Imvepi.

·       
Make
sure that all the legal assistance work adheres to protection standards and
principles as well as DRC guidelines and accountability standards.

·       
Develop
advocacy points based on assessment of situation and risks.

·       
In
collaboration with the Protection Team Leader Imvepi, proactively contribute to
quality and timely monthly, quarterly and annual reports.

Staff development
and management

·       
Provide
technical and programmatic leadership for the DRC protection staff members and
community-based mechanisms in Imvepi operational area.

·       
Develop
staff performance measurement and targets and appraise them based on the set
targets, as needed.

·       
Conduct
daily field visits to support field staffs – mentoring – through technical back
stopping and to train duty bearers.

·       
Uphold
DRC’s code of conduct and principles of accountability.

Logistics /Finance

·       
Support
the Protection Team Leader to monitor financial commitments and expenditures
against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow-ups.

·       
Initiate
procurements and ensure their execution

·       
Plan and
coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different
zones.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

·       
The
ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Protection Officer – Legal
job placement must hold a University degree in law, human rights or related
fields

·       
A post
graduate diploma in legal practice

·       
At least
three years of experience working with vulnerable communities, basic needs and
protection programming experience, and/or advocacy programs.

·       
Professional
training in Child Protection.

·       
Experience
in protection interventions in line with Refugees operation with wide Child
Protection.

·       
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 (Word, Excel, Power Point)

·       
Good
self-organization and basic management skills.

·       
Familiarity
with Monitoring & Evaluation for UN-funded projects desired

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

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their online applications at the link below.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 4th December 2020

 

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