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

 

Job Title:    Protection Assistant – Legal

Organization:  Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Team Leader-Shelter and Infrastructure

 

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 Rhino Camp 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.

·       
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

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

·       
The
ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Protection Assistant
– Legal job placement must hold a University degree in law, guidance and
counselling or relevant fields.

·       
At least
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.

·       
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: 18th February 2021

 

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