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Protection Assistant - Legal Aid
Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Full-time
Closing soon: 21 Jul 2024
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Job Description

Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Protection Assistant – Legal aid to join our team in Zarzis office.

About the job

The Protection Assistant - Legal Aid under the supervision of the Protection Team Leader is responsible to implement the newly established DRC legal activities including legal information dissemination, legal counselling, and legal assistance to vulnerable individuals in need of humanitarian assistance. In close coordination with the Protection Team leader and other DRC Protection teams and field units, the Assistant is an active member of the protection team, involved in different field-based activities related to legal aid. This includes providing advice on all forms of civil documentation, identifying gaps and trends among communities, support to access to legal services, and inform development of materials related to services and rights. Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

Programming & Operations

  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of program activities related to provision of services and assistance to vulnerable and at-risk individuals. To this end, s/he will be requested to provide inputs on weekly work plans and implementing program activities accordingly
  • Support in conducting assessments of gaps in the legal needs, contributing to a continuous legal analysis In coordination with the Protection Team leader, contribute to the update of a service mapping of legal assistance actors, and legal services available in the Medenine governorate and surrounding areas – including details of civil documentation processes and procedures.
  • Conduct legal aid case management and ensure proper follow up and referrals
  • Disseminate accurate and impartial information to beneficiaries through individual legal counselling, collective/group events, advisories and leaflets.
  • Carry out information dissemination and awareness raising activities on legal topics
  • Monitor and share trends for analysis of the legal protection situation and environment in all areas of intervention for all groups of concern for management, program, and advocacy purposes.
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Reporting

  • Ensure proper use of tools and online platforms provided for effective reporting of activities and information management as relevant.
  • Update case files and databases on individual developments, following DRC Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and standardized tools with high respect for data protection and confidentiality.
  • Ensure quality and accurate reports and supporting documentation on programme activities related to the provision of protection services and assistance are submitted timely and daily to the Protection Team Leader and/or the Protection Information Management Officer for verification, aggregation and analysis.

Representation and coordination

  • In coordination with the Protection team leader, represent DRC to a range of stakeholders including individual beneficiaries and community groups, , services providers, local authorities, etc. To this end, ensure professional standards and transparent communication to build trust and collaboration with concerned stakeholders.
  • Ensure that all interactions with individual beneficiaries take place in an environment and in a way that respects and promotes their safety, trust, and dignity. Ensure that all interactions with other stakeholders such as community members and service providers are conducted in accordance with the principles of respect, confidentiality, and collaboration.

Operations

  • Contribute to the effective implementation of support activities related to the effective implementation of the program, including in terms of logistics, administration, human resources, finance, and security. In all matters, comply with internal directive and policies as communicated by the Protection Manager.
  • Ensure compliance with the relevant internal policies and directives.
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As well as any other duties as may be assigned by the Protection Manager, relevant to the achievement of Protection objectives.

About you

To be successful in this role we expect you to have 1-2 years of professional experience in the field of Law, as a lawyer. Moreover, we also expect the following:

Required

  • Experience working with an international humanitarian organization is an asset.
  • Familiarity with international protection and human rights legal standards, with special emphasis on women and children rights.
  • Capacity to represent the organization to external stakeholders and beneficiaries in a professional manner, and to build trust.
  • Computer literacy and capacity to write short activity reports.
  • Ability to effectively engage with individuals and communities and build trust.
  • University degree in the field of law, international law, human rights, or any other related field.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic.
  • Fluency in English and French.

Values:

  • Strong cultural awareness and sensitivity, ability and willingness to work with all vulnerable groups
  • Field-oriented attitude and strong humanitarian spirit.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.

Demonstrating integrity: You uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

We offer

Contract length: 12 months

Band: I

Start date: 15 July 2024

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies. For questions regarding the vacancy please contact Roua Ayari, raoua.ayari@drc.ngo .

Application process

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 20 June 2024.

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.

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