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Thursday, 24 November 2022

Legal Assistant (Paralegal) at Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Tanzania

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Legal Assistant (Paralegal)
JOB DESCRIPTION
Job title:
Legal Assistant (Paralegal)
Employment category: I
Reporting to: Legal Team Leader
Unit/department: Legal
Location: Nyarugusu and Nduta camps
Authorization level: N/A

Overall purpose of the role:
The paralegal in support with legal officer will raise awareness to PoCs on humanitarian cases and offer legal training in Nduta and Nyarugusu camps. He/She will strengthen capacity of national staffs, organize trainings and work closely with partners in preparation of events for legal awareness.
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Responsibilities and tasks
• In collaboration with legal officer, will provide legal advice and support to PoCs when litigating refugee rights.
• Work with legal officer in drafting legal documents and organizing case files, statutes and other legal documents
• Raising awareness to refugees and host community about GBV, child protection to refugees and asylum seekers
• Directing PoCs to legal help desk when in need of legal representation and advice.
• Keep law library up to date by monitoring legal statutes.
• Work with Legal officer in preparing case details and preparing witnesses.
• Linking GBV victims to case management officer and with legal help desk for more awareness and assistance.
• Assist in preparing relevant reports as needed and share to legal officer.
• Conduct community visits, focus group discussions with beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries to receive feedback on project activities.
• Identifying and linking refugees to UNHRC to obtain refugee status, and help refugees to get permits of going outside the camp.
• Take over any other task designated by legal officer.
• Ensure DRC’s accountability commitments are mainstreamed into all protection activities.
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Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)
• Additional legal trainings will be an added advantage
• Minimum two years of relevant experience in humanitarian context
• Excellent knowledge of international refugee law and human rights law.
• Familiarity with judicial systems across Tanzania;
• Previous experience with electronic or mobile data collection software like KOBO Toolbox/Open Data Kit (ODK).
• Good understanding of the law and practice of the Tanzanian courts;
• Experience of working in host community will be an added advantage
• Integrity, strong work ethic, and ability to consistently meet deadlines under pressure.
• Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures.
• Full proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel, as well as demonstrated experience in advanced data analysis or capacity to learn appropriate software.

Education:
• Certificate/Diploma in law with additional legal trainings.
Languages:
• Excellent proficiency in written and spoken English and Swahili, knowledge of Kirundi is an advantage.
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Key stakeholders:
• DRC Protection staff, refugees and donors
• Local Government (refugee camp) and host Community representatives.
• Community groups.
• Other NGOs and relief actors.

Core competencies
Basic Advanced Expert
Striving for excellence ☐ ☒ ☐
Collaborating ☐ ☐ ☒
Taking the lead ☒ ☐ ☐
Communicating ☐ ☐ ☒
Demonstrating integrity ☐ ☐ ☒
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Basic: I master the essentials, but may at times need help from others
Advanced: I can work independently at full professional level.
Expert: I am the go-to person when others need help.

Application due:  12/8/2022
Workplace:  Kibondo/Kasulu
Department/Country: Tanzania
Contract type: National contract

Application and CV
Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered.
DRC only accepts applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under Job.
Please submit your application and CV in English no later than 12th December 2022

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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Providing equal opportunities
We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Promoting high standards

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.
Deadline:
12th December, 2022.
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