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

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💥 Legal Assistant (Interpreter)
Workplace: Nduta/Nyarugusu
Department/Country: Tanzania
Contract type: National contract
Founded
in 1956, The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian,
non-governmental, non-profit organization providing direct assistance to
conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people
(IDPs) and host communities – in more than 40 countries around the
world. DRC has been implementing emergency response projects in Tanzania
since the onset of the Burundi refugee crisis in 2015 in three refugee
camps in the Kigoma Region at the border with Burundi.
DRC’s
integrated projects for refugees, asylum seekers and host communities
comprise sectors such as Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM),
Protection, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Shelter and
infrastructure, General Food Distribution (GFD) and Livelihoods.
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Overall purpose of the role:
The interpreter will do
interpretation to PoCs during court sessions and during preparation of
witness and work with paralegals in linking PoCs to legal help desk.

Main Responsibilities:

Maintaining confidentiality in accordance with legal standards for
confidentiality, including not discussing details of cases outside of
court proceedings.
• Maintaining effective working relationships with judges, legal officers, advocates, paralegals and incentives.
• Translating and interpreting all spoken or written communications
and gestures during court proceedings to ensure accurate interpretation
of all parties remarks.
• In collaboration with paralegals,
linking PoCs to legal help desk for awareness about their rights, child
protection and GBV.
• Any other tasks required by his/her supervisors in the limit of his/her expertise.
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About you
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:
• Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
• Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
• Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
• Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
• Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

Qualifications and Experience
Essential Experience

• Additional legal training(s) will be an added advantage.
• One-year experience of working in humanitarian context.
• Basic understanding of human rights law and refugee law.
• Basic understanding of sign language will be added advantage.
• Familiarity with judicial system across Tanzania.
• Certificate/diploma in law from recognized university.
• Excellent proficiency in written and spoken Kirundi and Kiswahili.

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Competency profile
• Compliance and Detail-oriented
• Strong team player
• Excellent interpersonal skills, culturally sensitive and adaptable
• Flexible, enthusiastic and willing to learn from others
• Understands humanitarian issues in Tanzania, and the region

What we offer
Salary: in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment Management Band I.
Duty station: Nduta and Nyarugusu camps, Tanzania
Reporting Line: Legal team leader

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.
DRC strives to attract, motivate and retain
qualified national staff within its programs. As such, we strongly
encourage national and diaspora candidates to apply for this position.
However, candidates should take into consideration that DRC cannot
employ, under an international contract, a national of the country in
which he or she will be working (in this case, the United Republic of
Tanzania)
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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.

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 February, 2023.

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 February, 2023.


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