Introduction The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental and non-profit organization, founded in 1956, that works in 40 countries around the world.
DRC’s mandate is driven by three global strategic objectives within the DRC Assistance Framework : Saving lives and alleviation of immediate suffering among people affected by conflict, Safeguarding, restoration and development of livelihoods, and, Institutional and organisational change that contributes to protection of people’s rights and peaceful handling of conflict.
Background DRC has been operating in Greece since November 2015, providing support to the Greek Ministry of Migration Policy in ensuring dignified reception conditions for refugees and migrants arriving on Lesvos island.
In March 2016, DRC expanded its operations in Athens, in response to the changing context and the build-up of refugee population on mainland Greece.
Purpose Under the supervision of the Legal Aid Team Leader of Northern Greece, under the management of the Field Protection Manager, and in close coordination with other DRC field staff, the Legal Aid Officer will manage legal casework for persons of concern, deliver info-
sessions on legal matters and assist in different cases regarding the rights of asylum seekers. Furthermore, the Legal Aid Officer will develop and maintain good relations with persons of concern, humanitarian actors and other stakeholders, to support adequate implementation and coordination of DRC protection activities.
Duties and Responsibilities Responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited, to the following :
Collaboration and supervision
Terms and Conditions The contract will be under the Greek Labor Law, and all allowances will be provided to the employees (Christmas, Easter, Vacation bonus).
DRC provides Private Insurance for all National staff. DRC provides training opportunities to develop and strengthen the quality of its services as well as its staff members’ professional and personal development.
The position will be based in Thessaloniki (Greece) with roving possibilities in sites of Northern Greece and national terms and conditions apply.
General Regulations The employee shall follow DRC instructions on safety, confidentiality and ethical guidelines, including the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Accountability Framework.
Employee should not engage in any other paid activity during the DRC contract period without prior authorization. Employee should not engage in any activity that could harm DRC or the implementation of any project during the DRC contract period.
Employee should not give interviews to the media or publish project-related photos or other material without prior authorization.
Employee shall return all borrowed equipment for the project to DRC after the end of the contract period or upon request. Application Process