The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe : we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future.
We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions.
We work toward successful integration and whenever possible for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.
The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956 and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers.
Based in Copenhagen (Denmark) and present in forty countries, the Danish Refugee Council is a non-profitmaking, politically independent, non-governmental and non-denominational relief organization.
Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced. All our efforts are based on our value compass : humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.
The Danish Refugee Council initiated its activities in the island of Lesvos in November 2015 due to the unprecedented influx of asylum seekers.
Following new political developments and displacement dynamics in early 2016, DRC expanded its activities to the mainland to support the people living in several sites across the country.
With offices in Athens, Larissa and Thessaloniki, it currently implements a wide range of activities, including Site Management Support, legal assistance, identification of individual needs and protection of highly vulnerable persons, access to services within and outside the hosting sites through cultural mediation, and non-formal education.
DRC works closely with the refugee communities, the Greek authorities and other humanitarian actors to ensure a protective environment for refugees and asylum seekers in Greece.
DRC Greece is looking to recruit a qualified, flexible and enthusiastic professional to work for its office in Attica as a Legal Aid Officer.
Under the line management of the Legal Aid Team Leader, the Legal Aid Officer will provide individual counselling and case management to vulnerable individuals and families and assist with supporting PoC in accessing their rights as third country nationals, in close coordination with the DRC team.
Furthermore, the Legal Aid Officer will develop and maintain good relations with the persons of concern, relevant stakeholders and other humanitarian actors, to support high quality implementation and coordination of DRC’s Protection and Integration activities.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Legal Aid Officer responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following :
continuously monitor and document the needs of the Persons of Concern (PoC).
Required Skills & Qualities
Core Competencies of DRC :
Striving for excellence
Ability to work in a multinational and multicultural environment
Proactivity, with a sound commitment to teamwork and with a spirit of genuine collaboration
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 are must, and a good sense of humor
Capable of managing a high workload and juggling multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment.
Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to teamwork and humanitarian principle and high sense of ethics.
An understanding of and commitment to DRC Cores and Values.
Flexible, enthusiastic and willing to learn from others.
Excellent communication skills as well as good report writing skills.
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