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Protection Officer -Legal

Dansk Flygtningehjælp



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

DRC will contribute to enhancing the self-protective capacity and well-being of displacement-affected communities through the provision of legal counselling and assistance in East Amman.

DRC is looking for an experienced

Protection Officer (Legal)
who can provide displacement-affected communities with legal awareness sessions and legal counselling services on a variety of topics (including legal and civil documentation, labour rights and Housing Land and Property) in East Amman. This will be complemented by ADR (alternative dispute resolution). The Protection Officer (Legal) should be a practicing licensed lawyer in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan regular courts and registered with the Jordanian Bar Association.

About the job

The individual will report directly to

Base Manager
. Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Delivers updated legal awareness sessions to beneficiaries from refugee and host communities.
  • Provides accurate and timely legal counselling sessions to beneficiaries on a variety of legal topics, including civil documentation and labour law.
  • Conducts regular case follow-ups and facilitate relevant referrals to specialized services providers where legal representation is required.
  • Supports the teams in identifying protection and legal programming needs in the areas of operation
  • Supports the Protection Specialist (Legal) in drafting reports.
  • Support the Protection Specialist (Legal) in providing capacity building on legal topics to DRC staff and partners.
  • Collaborates and coordinates with partners and legal aid providers
  • Works 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 Specialist (Legal).

About you

  • The candidate must be Register with the Jordanian Bar Association as a practicing lawyer

Required / Desirable

  • Bachelor/ Degree in Law or other related field.
  • 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;
  • Previous experience in providing legal counselling or legal representation services in line with the Jordanian laws and regulations.
  • 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
  • Fluency in English

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:
Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

We offer

Designation of Duty Station

: Nuzha

Start date:

ASAP

Application process

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English.

A

pplications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications:

13 August 2020

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.

Application deadline:
13 Aug 2020

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