Jobs in Uganda - Protection Assistant - Legal job at Danish Refugee Council


Danish Refugee Council

Protection Assistant - Legal job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 27 September 2021

Hiring Organization: Danish Refugee Council

Job Details:

Job title: Protection Assistant – Legal
Reporting to: Team Leader Protection
Location: IMVEPI

Overall purpose of the role:
The purpose of this post is to provide day to legal activities in Imvepi under the supervision of the Protection Team Leader and Legal officer.


KEY DUTIES AND 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: (include years of experience)
• 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
• Knowledge of the local languages spoken by South Sudanese and Congolese refugee is an asset.

Application procedure

Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.
We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies. Applications close on 27th September, 2021.
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Date Posted: 2021-09-22

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