Protection Officer - Legal

  • Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
  • Rhino Camp, Uganda
  • 20/02/2021
Full time Legal Jobs in Uganda

Description

Overall purpose of the role:

The main purpose of this position is to support the quality, timely implementation of legal assistance project activities in compliance with DRC standards and budgets.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Coordination and representation

  • Develop relationships with a range of key stakeholders including donors, Local Government and other stakeholders on this specific thematic area.
  • Coordinate and follow up with legal service provision and service providers.
  • Representation of DRC and active participation in the local working groups and any other meetings as requested.
  • Close co-ordination in project implementation with partners, especially UNHCR legal officers and other UN agencies and national/international NGOs, including referrals, protection gap analysis, and advocacy.

 

Project development, implementation and reporting

  • Ensure the day to day implementation of the legal assistance activities
  • Support the preparation of refugee legal dossier in coordination with OPM and UNHCR and when applicable represent them in courts.
  • Ensure information dissemination to Persons of Concern on legal issues
  • Support and guide the development of relevant IEC materials and ensure the dissemination of main information on legal concerns for refugees and host community.
  • Under the supervision of the Protection Team Leader, contribute to the strengthening of the thematic area in DRC programming. Also identify legal assistance gaps with a view to generating ideas for future projects with strong impact
  • Support the protection assessment and ongoing risks analysis in order to design adequate integrated protection responses.
  • Provision of technical support to staff members in linking DRC Rhino Camp programme to relevant international legal frameworks, conventions, and national legal documents and articles.
  • Under the technical supervision of the Protection Coordinator, ensure that all the approaches and tools are developed in synergy with the overall DRC’s protection initiatives at the programme level.
  • Work closely with the other programme components to maximize programme output and impact.
  • Ensure quality implementation, monitoring and evaluation for this related component in Rhino Camp.
  • Make sure that all the legal assistance work adheres to protection standards and principles as well as DRC guidelines and accountability standards.
  • Develop advocacy points based on assessment of situation and risks.
  • In collaboration with the Protection Team Leader Rhino Camp, proactively contribute to quality and timely monthly, quarterly and annual reports.

 

Staff development and management

  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership for the DRC protection staff members and community-based mechanisms in Rhino Camp operational area.
  • Develop staff performance measurement and targets and appraise them based on the set targets, as needed.
  • Conduct daily field visits to support field staffs - mentoring - through technical back stopping and to train duty bearers. 
  • Uphold DRC’s code of conduct and principles of accountability.

 

Logistics /Finance

  • Support the Protection Team Leader to monitor financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow-ups.
  • Initiate procurements and ensure their execution
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different zones.

 

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience working with vulnerable communities, basic needs and protection programming experience, and/or advocacy programs.
  • Professional training in Child Protection.
  • Experience in protection interventions in line with Refugees operation with wide Child Protection.
  • 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 (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Good self-organization and basic management skills.
  • Familiarity with Monitoring & Evaluation for UN-funded projects desired

 

Education:

  • A University degree in law, human rights or related fields
  • A post graduate diploma in legal practice

Languages

  • Knowledge of the local languages spoken by South Sudanese and Congolese refugee is an asset.

 

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 28th February, 2021.

Equal Opportunity

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels in light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal Opportunity: DRC is an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethinic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.


DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development



DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/about-us/job-and-career/support-for-job-seekers.

 

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Application deadline

28/02/2021

We do not ask for any fees (refundable or non-refundable) at any stage of the job application and or recruitment process. We, therefore, appeal to job seekers not to respond to any such requests.

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