Protection Assistant-Legal

Danish Refugee Council, Kyaka, Uganda

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
6th February, 2019

Job Description

Overall purpose of the role:

The purpose of this post is to implement the legal thematic area at DRC Kyaka II under the supervision of the Protection officer- Legal.


  • Participate in and conduct information dissemination to persons of concern on Refugee legal framework and refugee rights
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • Proactively contribute to quality and timely drafting of weekly, monthly reports and quarterly reports
  • Share daily updates on protection incidents and risks related to crime and human rights.
  • Complete crime reports, case truckers, police monitoring tools and other protection tools

Planning: Proactively contribute to activity, spending and movement planning


  • Assure that funds allocated to activities are used adequately and timely accountabilities submitted
  • 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.
  • Experience 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, Political science, international relations, Human rights or relevant fields.


  • Fluent English
  • Knowledge of Kiswahili is an asset.


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