Protection Officer – Legal International NGO Careers – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: 
Reports to: 
Protection Team Leader
About US:
The Danish Refugee
Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on
all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the
world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons
(IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of
forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC
works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct
for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.
Job Summary:  The Protection Officer-Legal will support the
quality, timely implementation of legal assistance project activities in
compliance with DRC standards and budgets.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Coordination and
  • Develop relationships with a range of key stakeholders including
    donors, Local Government and other stakeholders on this specific thematic
  • Coordinate and follow up with legal service provision and service
  • 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.
development, implementation and reporting
  • Ensure the day to day implementation of the legal assistance
  • 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
  • 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
    Kiryandongo programme to relevant international framework, conventions,
    and national legal documents and articles.
  • Under the supervision of the Protection Team Leader, 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 West Nile.
  • Make sure that all the legal assistance work adheres to protection
    standards and principles as well as DRC guidelines and accountability
  • Develop advocacy points based on assessment of situation and risks.
  • In collaboration with DRC Kiryandongo Protection Team Leader 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 Kiryandongo operational
  • 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 clusters.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Protection
    Officer – Legal job opportunity should hold a University degree in law,
    human rights or related fields
  • A post graduate diploma in legal practice
  • At least six (6) years’ experience working with vulnerable
    communities, basic needs and distribution programming experience, and/or
    advocacy programmes.
  • Experience of managing and supervising staff.
  • Experience of working with UN or NonGovernmental
  • Good communication skills and ability to conduct training and
  • Understanding of gender, protection and human rights.
  • Computer skills.
  • Good organizational and people management skills.
  • Fluent English. Knowledge of the local languages spoken in the
    operation area is an asset.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should apply online at the link below
Deadline: 17th January 2019
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