Protection Officer

Danish Refugee Council

Ma'an, Jordan

Experience: 3 to 5 Years

Skill Required: HR and Admin

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
  • Native Arabic speaker and Fluency in English