Protection Assistant-Legal

Danish Refugee Council, Kiryandongo, Uganda

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
17th January, 2019


Job Description

Overall purpose of the role:

The purpose of this post is to provide day to legal activities in DRC Kiryandongo under the supervision of the Protection Legal officer.

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

Experience and technical competencies:

  • 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:

  • Fluent English
  • Knowledge of the local languages spoken in the operation area is an asset.

Source:https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=1036&ProjectId=154985&uiculture=en&MediaId=5


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