Paralegal – Bossaso (2 National Positions)

  • Bossaso
  • Full time
  • 1 year ago
  • / Monthly

Job Information

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    Posted On May 27 ,2020
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    No. of Openings 2 openings
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    Job Level :
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    Job Experience : 1 year

Job Description

The main purpose of paralegal is to timely respond and assist vulnerable people effected by forced evictions and displacement through the provision of legal assistance, counselling and lifesaving support when appropriate, monitoring and reporting. Paralegals will assist to when delivering registration exercises and co-facilitation of workshops and community meetings. The scope of their tasks depends on number of IDP population in their assigned regions and districts.

Duties and responsibilities
  • For timely response and better implementation of Somalia’s ICLA projects, predominantly the eviction monitoring, reporting, beneficiary registration, legal assistance, counseling, tenure documents and delivering of structured HLP group information sessions, paralegals demeanor the followings:
  • Monitor and collect field level information on risk of eviction or ongoing evictions on daily basis and report to Puntland ICLA team.
  • Register and assist vulnerable evicted families when needed and advised by NRC ICLA team.
  • Monitor and document enough information on Housing, land property rights dispute and report to NRC. ICLA staff.
  • Facilitate collaborative dispute resolutions activities when assigned
  • Refer cases to legal assistance to other service providers in case of need.
  • Undertake community mobilization and advocacy activities
  • Assist and participate with the ICLA team delivering activities on HLP/CDR trainings, information sessions and tenure documentations services.
  • Organize community meetings and peaceful coexistence tasks
  • Any other duties assigned by supervisor.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in law or related field
  • Minimum of one year relevant experience
  • Experience from working as a paralegal in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex, volatile contexts and specific experience in Sool region.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Good knowledge of English
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work well with people from diverse cultures and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good computer skills and interpersonal skills.
We can offer

Contract period: 8 months, extension depends on performance and fund availability.

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions Duty station: Bossaso

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NB: All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable .