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Legal Aid Officer

  • Country: Ukraine
  • Organization: DRC
  • Deadline: 2023-11-21
  • No of Vacancies: N/A

Main responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Protection Manager, the Legal Officer will:

  • Provide high quality one-on-one legal counseling to conflict-affected population on their legal rights and remedies in the displacement context
  • Organize and facilitate community-level group awareness-raising programs on recent legal developments addressing the information and legal needs of IDPs and conflict-affected populations
  • Provide administrative and other para-legal assistance to enable IDP and conflict-affected population to access welfare benefits, livelihood opportunities and government and non-government benefits and privileges
  • Support preparation of monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/reports
  • Participate in coaching and capacity building of the implementing partners
  • Contribute contextual and needs analysis as well as recommendations/feedback relevant to developing new programmatic avenues and innovative approaches
  • Participate in analyzing legal issues for drafting information materials, advocacy letters, briefing notes,
  • Assist in conducting legal and protection assessments as part of DRC field office staff
  • Facilitate and follow up incoming and outgoing protection referral cases
  • Represent DRC at meetings and other relevant technical coordination meetings
  • Coordinate with other departments in DRC to facilitate referrals and information sharing
  • Contribute to and provide field-related inputs for proposals for funding for new projects
  • Provide regular reports to the Protection Manager
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Protection Manager relevant to the achievement of protection objectives.

Required experience and competencies:

  • Minimum two (2) years of proven legal experience, preferably in the field of humanitarian response for an NGO
  • License to practice law
  • Experience working with vulnerable and conflict-affected people.
  • Comfortable in speaking about sensitive topics and working with people in distress.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work effectively with vulnerable individuals, staff members, and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple responsibilities.
  • Strong sense of personal integrity and understanding of confidentiality and ethics.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook/Exchange, Windows operating systems.
  • Good English language skills preferred.
  • Ukrainian and Russian language skills required.

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies: 

  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.
  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: Listening and speaking 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.

Required education:
Bachelors degree in law


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