Protection Specialist (Legal)- Tel Afar

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Protection Specialist (Legal)- Tel Afar

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfilment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.

In 2003, following the start of foreign military operations in Iraq, DRC became one of the first organisations to provide humanitarian assistance in the country, and now operates in 11 governorates, including Anbar, Baghdad, Babel, Diyala, Duhok, Erbil, Karbala, Kirkuk, Najaf, Ninewa and Salah-al-Din.

About the job
The Protection Specialist (Legal) has overall responsibility for Legal Assistance services, including management of Legal Officers, in their area of operation.

Responsibilities:
Service Provision:

  • Supervise Legal Officers including provision of technical guidance for best practice legal assistance
  • Ensure that Legal Officers provide legal assistance services in compliance with best-practice and standards
  • Maintain oversight of Legal Assistance program data and reporting to supervisor
  • Ensure efficient coordination between the different DRC Protection sections and sectors, particularly between the case management assistants, community based protection assistants and legal officers
  • Facilitate the cases referred from other agencies and allocate those cases among Legal Officers
  • Ensure provision of feedback regarding actions taken to other agencies, when necessary and appropriate in light of confidentiality requirements
  • Monitor staff working hours, complete performance review with staff, ensure respect of DRC Code of Conduct
  • Train where necessary newly recruited Legal Officers on the data filing and storing procedures, DRC policies and processes. Ensure continuous on the job coaching and mentoring
  • Manage recruitment of directly supervised positions (preparation of recruitment request, shortlisting, interviews, tests) in collaboration with the Protection Team Leader
  • Contribute to capacity building of local organizations and community groups on legal matters relevant for beneficiaries
  • Remain up-to-date on legal procedure and policy developments, update guideline documents as needed;
  • Under the supervision of the Protection Manager, 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

Grant implementation and reporting

  • Produce monthly reports and support the Protection Team Leader in submitting internal reports as per schedule
  • Bi-weekly monitoring of Legal Services data base with adherence to data protection protocols
  • Monthly monitoring of confidential legal case files ensuring adherence to data protection protocols
  • Prepare and submit weekly and monthly work plans in a timely manner
  • Support the implementation of monitoring and evaluation tools and report on problems in the implementation of the program
  • Support the data analysis of legal services data in a safe and ethical manner
  • Responsible for the creation and updating of monthly procurement plans for the Protection Legal Services team, submit to Protection Team Leader on a monthly basis

Coordination and representation

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationship with relevant stakeholders including partner agencies, community leaders and service providers
  • Advocate for the needs of vulnerable individuals both internally and through coordination mechanisms through evidence-based advocacy
  • Attend Legal Task Force, Legal Coordination and similar meetings as requested by supervisor

Other

  • Any other duties relating to the nature of the job as directed by the Team Leader, Protection Project Manager
  • Maintain positive work relationship within the team, and promote team-building efforts In coordination with the Protection manager
  • Ensure respect of DRC Code of Conduct
  • Participate in training and coaching as required by management

Reporting lines

  • Reporting to: Project Manager- Protection
  • Technical line manager: Protection Officer (Legal)

About you:

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

  • At least 5 years of experience in the legal sector
  • At least 1 year experience supervising staff
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, effective in representation and liaison with external parties.
  • Ability to provide technical support, trainings and supervision to Legal Officers
  • Strong ability to organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, work independently and prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail
  • Flexibility in working overtime when needed
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Word and Excel)
  • Willing to collaborate with and support people from different ethnic groups and different religions
  • Demonstrated interest in humanitarian work and supporting people effected by conflict

Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)

  • University degree in law

Languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • Fluency in Arabic is required
  • Ability to communicate and write clearly in English is required

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

    • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
    • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
    • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
    • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
    • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.

    We offer
    Contract length: 31 October 2019

    Band: G- non-management

    Designation of Duty Station: Tel Afar

    Start date: as soon as possible

    Application process
    Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button.

    All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

    Closing date for applications: 19-May-2019

    If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport

    For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo

    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

    Read more here about what our employees say about working in DRC.

    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. Visit drc.ngo to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.

    If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.

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    APPLY FOR POSITION
    Application due:
    5/19/2019

    Workplace:
    Tel Afar- Ninawa

    Department/Country:
    Iraq

    Contract type:
    National contract

    Homepage:
    drc.ngo
    danishdemininggroup.dk‎

    ABOUT DDG/DRC
    Danish Demining Group (DDG) is widely recognised as provider of efficient and community-oriented solutions to human security problems caused by landmines and other explosive remnants of war as well as small arms and light weapons.

    DDG is part of DRC (Danish Refugee Council), founded in Denmark in 1956, and which is Denmark’s largest and the world’s leading non-profit, independent, rights-based refugee organization.

    Our vision is to assist refugees, internally displaced people and their host communities to a dignified life. We protect lives and human rights and empower beneficiaries throughout conflict displacement by providing shelter, food, and hope in terms of work, education and integration towards a sustainable future.


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