DRC is looking for an experienced Protection Officer-Legal who can provide Syrian and Jordanian beneficiaries with legal information and counselling services on a variety of topics (e.g. legal and civil documentation, housing, land and property rights, and labour rights) through DRC’s Community Centers in karak and maan.
About the job: The individual will report directly to Protection Team Leader. Your main duties and responsibilities will be:
Deliver updated information sessions and individual counselling to Syrian and Jordanian Clients
Provide accurate and timely counselling to Clients on a variety of legal topics for all Community Centre Walk-ins and home visits
Responsible for conducting follow-ups and identifying referrals to services providers using applicable tools and in coordination with referral staff and intensive monitoring of legal cases
Support the teams in identifying protection and legal programming needs in the area of operation
Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding Clients concerns in coordination with Protection Teams and Legal Specialist
Support the Protection Legal Specialist in drafting frequent reports – (technical reporting line to Legal Specialist)
Support the Protection Legal Specialist in providing capacity building on legal topics to non-technical staff
Collaboration and coordination with partners and legal aid providers
Work with the MEAL team and Protection Technical Unit to ensure legal activities are of high quality
Any other activities, as requested by line manager and Protection Legal Specialist
About you: Required / Desirable:
Bachelor/ Degree in Law
At least 3-4 years of experience in Protection work in international organizations and humanitarian settings, specifically including the provision of legal assistance and counseling;
Ability to maintain confidentiality, respect, non-discrimination and safety of beneficiaries at all times;
Computer Literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility.
Comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
Flexibility in working overtime when needed;
Previous experience in working with Syrian refugees in Jordan