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Legal Officer at Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Tanzania

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Legal Officer
Legal Officer at Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Tanzania December, 2023
Department
Tanzania
Workplace Dar es Salaam
Contract Type National contract
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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 (CBP, PSN, GBV, CP and Legal), Shelter and infrastructure,
and Economic Recovery.

Overall purpose of the role:
The legal officer will provide
litigation support to PoCs on humanitarian cases, assistance and offer
legal analysis/training to refugees in urban area – Dar es Salaam. Will
strengthen capacity of legal support in supporting legal practitioners
representing POCs in need of international protection. Legal officer
will work closely with legal assistant on raising awareness to POCs on
child protection, GBV, refugees’ rights, child’s rights, help desk and
juvenile court.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Reviews
    domestic violence police reports and establishes contact with the
    victim(s) to check on their status/safety. Educates the victim(s) on the
    criminal process and the role of the legal criminal advocate.
  • Provision of adhoc assistance for asylum seekers to facilitate transport, accommodation of PWS in Dar
  • Ensure monthly cash assistance for urban refugees are prepared timely.
  • Lead on PDM for cash assistance provided to refugees/asylum seeker who received cash.
  • Acts
    as a liaison between the victim(s) in domestic violence criminal cases
    and the prosecutors and courts, coordinate interviews, meetings, court
    appearances and relay victim input.
  • Represent POCs in mobile court, juvenile court, and planning visitation to prisoners Dae es Salaam.
  • Drafting
    legal submission and making legal representation of PWS and community
    members during court sessions in cases of GBV and child protection.
  • Making mediation and negotiation in cases such as card splitting, neighborhood conflict and family conflict.
  • Assists PWS seeking orders for Protection and attends court hearings when needed.
  • Performs
    crisis intervention advocacy and social service referrals when
    necessary and accompanies law enforcement with follow-up
    calls on Assessment of GBV survivors.
  • Work with other stakeholders to facilitate preparation and commemoration of international days.
  • Serves as a link between the DRC and the judicial/legal communities.
  • Providing legal advice, trainings on child labor and trafficking to PWS when litigating legal issues.
  • In
    collaboration with case management officer, linking GBV survivors to
    psychosocial social support and livelihood opportunities.
  • Take
    over any other task designated by the Manager, Protection Coordinator
    and Team Leader to ensure proper functioning of the Legal department.
  • Ensure DRC’s accountability commitments are mainstreamed into all protection activities.
  • Any other tasks required by his/her supervisors in the limit of his/her expertise.

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.
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Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience of more than two years in humanitarian context.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in INGO, with additional knowledge of human rights law and international refugees’ law.
  • Able to work in challenging environment and meeting deadline.
  • Flexible, team player and independent
  • Technical understanding of core protection concepts, and response strategies in line with best practices.
  • Experience working in protection in an integrated manner with other humanitarian sectors of intervention.
  • Experience working with displaced or conflict affected populations.
  • Strong planning, organizational and problem-solving skills with the ability to work both independently and within a team.
  • 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.

Education

  • University degree in Law, and certified legal officer.
  • Must complete and pass the law school of Tanzania.

Languages:

  • Excellent proficiency in written and spoken English and Swahili, knowledge of Kirundi is an advantage.


Position Information

Employment category: Grade H
Reporting to: Legal Team Leader
Technical line manager: Protection Manager
Direct reports: N/A
Unit/department: Protection
Location: Dar es Salaam

Key stakeholders: (internal and external)

  • DRC Protection staff, refugees and donors
  • Local Government (refugee camp) and host Community representatives.
  • Community groups.
  • Other NGOs and relief actors.
  • MoHA, police, immigration

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.

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.

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.

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 18th December, 2023. 

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