Ended Protection Assistant (Legal)

The Job

Job title: Protection Assistant (Legal)

Employment category: Band J

Reporting to: Protection Team Leader

Direct reports: N/A

Unit/department: Protection

Location: Zabid

Authorization level: N/A

Overall purpose of the role: The Protection Assistant (Legal) is responsible for the provision of legal aid services – including legal information and awareness, counselling, and legal documentation (issuing IDs and birth certificates), in DRC’s Women Community Centre in Zabid, Hodeydah governorate.


  • Disseminate accurate and impartial information to the beneficiaries through group awareness sessions in DRC’s Women Community Centre;
  • Undertake individual sessions providing legal information and legal counseling as per the established work plan;
  • Conduct legal protection discussions with varied target groups – using an age, gender, and diversity perspective;
  • Provide legal documentation services, including issuing IDs and birth certificates;
  • Coordinate and maintain good relationship with the Civil Registration Authority;
  • Conduct field visits to assess the legal protection needs and concerns of the target population, with attention to people with specific needs;
  • Identify and refer Extremely Vulnerable Individuals and People with Specific Protection Needs for assistance according to DRC pre-defined criteria;
  • Conduct field visits to identify local NGOs, charity associations, social centers, local institutions providing support to the local population to establish a mapping of existing services;
  • Keep case files up-to-date to ensure quality and accuracy of information, following DRC Standard Operating Procedures and ensuring beneficiary’s data are protected;
  • Coordinate and maintain constructive relationships with municipalities, other local government institutions, local NGO partners, other international organizations, in coordination with the other team members;
  • Remain up-to-date on legal procedure and policy developments, update guideline documents as needed;
  • Support the data analysis of legal case data in a safe and ethical manner;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Line Manager;
  • Conduct duties in strict accordance with DRC Code of Conduct and the principle of confidentiality;
  • Ensure transparency and DRC’s positive regard and reputation with communities;
  • Participate in community outreach;
  • Must treat all partners and beneficiaries with dignity and respect.

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

  • Relevant professional experience of two (2) years in the legal sector;
  • Previous experience providing legal services in the humanitarian sector;
  • Previous experience in international organizations and humanitarian settings;
  • Written and spoken Arabic, English is a strong advantage;
  • Effective oral communication skills;
  • Must be willing to perform tasks as required by DRC and other partner agencies if relevant.


Essential qualification:

  • University degree in Law


  • Arabic - Fluent
  • English - Desirable

Key stakeholders:

  • Community Centre Facilitators
  • Community members
  • Other I/NGO running activities in the community centre (where relevant)
  • Civil Registration Authority





Striving for excellence


Taking the lead


Demonstrating integrity

Find the definition of DRC’s Core competencies here

¨Basic: I master the essentials, but may at times need help from others

¨Advanced: I can work independently at full professional level.

¨Expert: I am the go-to person when others need help.


How to Apply


CVs of qualified candidates are invited at the below link by 17th September 2019. Due to the urgency of this hiring, interviews will be on a rolling basis. and a candidate might be selected even before the closing date. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply



  • Employer: DRC
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Zabid
  • Posted on: 10 September 2019
  • Deadline: 15 September 2019