Thursday, March 14, 2019

Legal Officer Job at IRC Tanzania March 2019

Legal Officer Job at IRC Tanzania March 2019
Job Description
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) coordinates the provision of services across a broad spectrum of sectors in Kigoma Region, Tanzania. This position is responsible for providing legal counseling and support to survivors of gender-based violence in the Burundian camp, as well as host communities if required. This position reports to the GBV Response Manger and works in close collaboration with the psychosocial and outreach officers, all based in the camp. Nafasi za kazi/ajira 2019

General Responsibilities
Attend and participate in trainings identified organized by your supervisor.
Follow any new procedures and guidelines designated in circulars from Country Director.
Support the IRC Tanzania Country SAP implementation in Kibondo field office, coordinate with other IRC actors particularly Health, Education, MHPSS and Operational Department to achieve the IRC strategy outcome with support of WPE Sr. Manager and WPE Coordinator.

Report any violations of the IRC Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Code of Conduct (Tanzania and worldwide) as per the IRC Tanzania reporting mechanism. The reporting of violations is an obligation on the part of all staff members.

Assist where necessary in undertaking activities that aim to prevent the occurrence of sexual abuse and exploitation of refugees by IRC and other humanitarian workers.
Represent IRC at interagency meetings as assigned.
Assist in control and proper usage of stationery and other items relating to work.
Perform other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor. nafasi za ajira/kazi Tanzania 2019

Law degree with at least 3 year’s relevant work experience, particularly in women’s rights.
Experience working on gender based violence issues desirable.
Experience working with camp-based populations/ rural communities desirable.
Commitment to working confidentially, responsibly and with respect for legal ethics.
Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative required.
Good IT skills: knowledge of MS Word; Excel and Outlook required.
Swahili and good English written and oral skills required. French and Kirundi a plus
Ability to work as part of a team that shares the common goal of helping stop GBV.


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