Legal Aid Officer at DRC, Mytilene, Greece


Deadline: 23 January 2019

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Legal Aid Officer in Mytilene, Greece. The duration of this post is 1 year.

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The Legal Aid Officer will develop and maintain good relations with the persons of concern, relevant stakeholders and other humanitarian actors, to support adequate implementation and coordination of DRC’s Protection activities.

DRC fulfills its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities in the conflict areas of the world.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Legal Aid Officer will perform the following functions:

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  • Work in close cooperation with our legal aid partners and thereby continuously monitor and document the needs of the persons of concern.
  • Identify cases in need of legal aid to be referred.
  • Collaborate with legal aid partners to provide individual counselling and information about international protection, including access to asylum, and asylum and immigration procedures.
  • Monitor and analyze the legal procedures followed by the implementation of law 4375/2016 within Lesvos for management, programme and advocacy purposes.
  • Provide legal aid statistics.
  • Document case studies, best practices and lessons learned from each of the activities implemented.
  • Represent DRC in Protection meetings as required.
  • Provide translation/interpretation as necessary.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Area Manager, relevant to the achievement of Protection objectives.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Law degree and relevant experience with refugee/migration law and humanitarian law.
  • Excellent verbal and written English and Greek skills.
  • Working knowledge of French is an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years working experience in a related field.
  • Previous working experience with local or international NGOs will be considered as a strong advantage.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Ability to work in a multinational and multicultural environment.
  • Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to humanitarian principle and high sense of ethics.
  • Excellent communication skills, as well as patience and politeness, are needed.
  • Ability to cope with high workload and stress and identify priority activities and assignments, and adjust priorities as required.
  • Multi-tasking and organizational skills is a must, and a good sense of humor.
  • Nationality of Greece.

How to Apply

Applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) must be in English with their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit DRC.

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