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6 дней назад - 22.05.2020

Lawyer

Danish Refugee Council / Датский Совет по делам беженцев

Адрес: Славянск

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international non-governmental organization, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world.

DRC Ukraine is looking for a qualified Lawyer for it's Base office in Slovyansk.

The Lawyer will be responsible for deliver high quality legal aid services to the beneficiaries; contribute towards enhancing DRC's capacity to carry on evidence based advocacy; contribute towards implementation of high quality mobile outreach program and awareness raising program.

This role has an area focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within the area. The role contributes to the development of area strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides support and/or technical guidance to base operations.

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Organize and facilitate community-level group awareness-raising programs on recent legal developments addressing the pandemic.
  • Provide one-on-one legal counseling to IDPs and conflict-affected population on their legal rights and remedies in the context of COVID-19 response as well as conflict and displacement contexts.
  • Facilitate IDPs and conflict-affected population in obtaining civil documentation, identification documents and other documents relevant to IDPs protection of rights and achievement of durable solution.
  • 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.
  • Provide in-court representation where necessary.
  • Assist in conducting legal and protection assessments as part of DRC field office staff.
  • Facilitate and following up incoming and outgoing protection referral cases.

Case Management Reporting

  • Create weekly work plan in coordination with the Legal Officer.
  • Tracking and managing cases.
  • Provide input for the monthly report.
  • Document findings of needs assessments; including preparation of reports and other relevant documents.
  • Assist with maintaining archiving system up to date (both in hardcopies and electronically).
  • Assist in designing the needed forms, questionnaires and other templates.

Coordination

  • Contribute to the development of referral mechanisms for legal matters.
  • Establish excellent relations with beneficiaries, including understanding the needs of beneficiaries through regular visits and frequent contact with actual and potential beneficiaries.
  • Assist in providing information to and cooperation with community representatives and relevant authorities.
  • Attend and participate coordination meetings when delegated by supervisor.

About you:

  • We expect you to have minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience, including experience in legal counselling.

Required experience and competencies:

  • University degree in Law.
  • Excellent knowledge of Ukrainian Law.
  • (I)NGO experience is preferred.
  • Experience of working with vulnerable groups and communities.
  • Good analytical, legal writing and research skills.
  • Ability to provide a high quality, targeted and accessible legal advice.
  • English - Intermediate or Upper-Intermediate level.
  • Perfect command of Ukrainian and Russian.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Confident user of computers and office software packages.

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.

We offer

Fixed-Term Labour Contract

Under the Employment Band С

Start date: ASAP.

The application is open for Ukraine citizens only. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council's Terms of Employment for National Staff.

Application process

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

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

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