Female Legal Aid Officer
- Post Date:October 22, 2022
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- Career Level OfficerExperience 3 YearsGender Female
- Industry EnergyQualification Bachelor DegreeSalary As per Organization Salary Scale
- Number of Opportunities 1Vacancy Number 31284Location Laghman
About IRC (International Rescue Committee):
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity, and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The IRC opened the country program in Afghanistan in 1988. Our programs span the range from humanitarian relief to early recovery and development activities, focusing on child protection, education, economic wellbeing, health, and power. The IRC works in 10 provinces throughout Afghanistan, among which some of the most security volatile, and employs over 1000 staff.
Program Planning and Implementation:
- Provide quality administrative, registration and legal advice/aid to clients in need.
- Support individual cases, provide accurate legal advice and assistance to women and girls on accessing civil documentation and relevant procedures. In certain cases, assist in accessing these documents by administrative support and/or accompaniment to administrative authorities.
- Support building capacities of IRC case workers on legal procedures for civil documentation, specifically for women and girls.
- For cases falling outside the scope of work, the Legal Aid Officer will facilitate referrals to existing legal aid service providers and networks, as well as conduct follow-ups to ensure successful interventions.
- Support the establishment of appropriate Standard Operating Procedures for the identification, referral and response to individual civil administrative and legal cases
- Assist in the development of legal information and awareness materials and support targeted outreach sessions on relevant legal aid matters.
- Maintain complete, accurate, and confidential client records for review by the PRoL Team Leader.
- Ensure that principles of confidentiality and ethics are upheld throughout the program implementation.
- Prepare and update detailed work plans regarding administrative, registration and legal advice services.
- Provide regular reports and briefings to the PRoL Team Leader and Deputy PRoL Manager on case types and progress of women and girls seeking support for claiming of civil documents, access to registration and related legal aid matters.
Coordination & Representation
- Collaborate closely with the PRoL Team Leader, Deputy PRoL Manager and the protection monitoring team in the identification of recurring registration and legal challenges facing women and girls and based on this develop information materials on administrative requirements and processes for acquiring and recovering civil documentation.
- Initiate linkages with other legal aid service providers for the referral of cases that may require additional legal support.
- Participate in liaison, coordination, and information sharing activities with national NGOs, international organizations, donors and government
- Assist in advocacy actions relating to legal matters for better protection of women and girls.
- With the direction of the PRoL Team Leader ensure implementation of the agreed upon work plan and quality of technical activities, share relevant information and direction to improve quality and achieve timelines
- Support Legal Aid Manager in assessing progress (against project objectives) and identify technical quality issues and/or other implementation issues, provide solutions and implement modifications as required.
- Contribute to IRC and donor reports as per set schedules (monthly, quarterly and annually) on activities, indicators and achievements.
- All IRC staff are required to adhere to THE IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.
- University degree in law or Sharia Law.
- At least two years of prior professional experience as a practicing lawyer or in a position where legal advice, counselling and assistance was frequently provided to vulnerable clients.
- Strong knowledge civil law, legal assistance/pro bono legal work.
- Experience working on women’s rights a plus
- Experience providing legal counselling and assistance on issues.
- Proven abilities in developing work plans, data collection and analysis and monitoring.
- Experience analyzing data on the legal environment and using this analysis to inform programming and advocacy.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, cultural sensitivity, flexibility, ability to improvise, excellent relationship-building, effective in representation and liaison with external actors, team player and comfortable in a multi-cultural environment.
- Ability to work under pressure and to handle sensitive situations diplomatically
- Fluency in English, Pashto and/or Dari.
For IRC- Afghanistan Internal Candidates:
(“ The IRC encourages employees to remain in a position for at least one year and be in good standing before applying for another position within the organization. if an employee is interested in a vacant position within the organization, he/she must inform his/her supervisor in advance before applying for a new position”)
(However, 1 year is a must to complete but to encourage IRCA employees somehow we are flexible who work in the current IRC position for at least 6 months or above and are given chance to compete for an opportunity in the organization)
Application received without exact position title and location will be directly disqualified from the process.
All qualified candidates are requested to open the given link and follow the instructions:
applications received without a given link and/or online system will be disqualified and removed from the entire process.
Shortlisted candidates will be directly contacted for a written test and after that for interviews. If you are not contacted TWO or FOUR WEEKS after the closing date .please know that your application has not been successful for the post. IRC Afghanistan Country Office, Qala-e-Fathullah, Street # 3, District 10, Old UNOCHA Office, Beside Fatemia Mosque.
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