Protection assistant-legal

Danish Refugee Council

Job Summary

Participate in and conduct information dissemination to persons of concern on main legal issues.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Executive level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

Reporting to: Protection Officer-Legal

Technical line manager: Team Leader Protection

Overall Purpose Of The Role

The purpose of this post is to provide day to legal activities in DRC Kiryandongo under the supervision of the Protection Legal officer.


    • 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.



    • 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.


    • Proactively contribute to activity, spending and movement planning


    • 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

    • 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.


    • A University degree in law, guidance and counselling or relevant fields.


  • Fluent English
  • Knowledge of the local languages spoken in the operation area is an asset.

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