Activity Coordinator, Senior Social Worker
Far Al-Udayn and Hazm Al-Udayn Districts/Ibb governorate
20 November 2018 till 31 March 2019
Consultancy – part time
INTERSOS is an independent non-profit humanitarian organization committed to assisting the victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, and respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable and unprotected people.
Project title: Provision of emergency primary/secondary health services through support of 4 existing health facilities, 2 referral hospitals and integrated nutrition and protection services supported by a network of community volunteers in Far Al-Udayn and Hazm Al-Udayn Districts, Ibb Governorate.
The project aims to contribute to reducing morbidity and mortality of most vulnerable conflict-affected populations in Ibb through the provision of life saving emergency health and nutrition services, integrated with protection assistance for children at risk.
The Lawyer is responsible for providing legal information, counselling, assistance and representation for IDPs and vulnerable host community members in Ibb.
The Lawyer receives referrals from different INTERSOS Social Workers for people who are in need of legal assistance.
They are responsible for provide legal assistance to the cases, ensuring information is kept confidential and following up on individual cases in a timely way, in addition to provide weekly and monthly reports to the activity coordinators.
- Conduct basic interviews with the Individual Cases in order to assess legal and urgent protection needs of the PoC;
- Provide individual legal counseling on legal issues [Yemeni Personal Law, Yemeni Criminal law and International Human Rights] to beneficiaries approaching the drop-in center or being referred internally by INTERSOS social workers or other service providers;
- When necessary and upon PoC consent, provide legal guidance to people who are in need for urgent and legal protection. Services include legal advice, mediation between the two parts and with the tribal or community leaders, prosecution and legal representation within the Yemeni court system;
- Undertake regular follow up visits to PoC; including in detention facilities, in courts or in police stations when needed;
- Follow up all relevant cases according to the type of the accusation of the PoC, i.e.: Labour, criminal, detention, protection, civil documentation and traffic cases;
- Attend meetings and workshop/training as requested by the Activity Coordinator;
- Inform Activity Coordinator of the individual progressive legal cases conditions on a weekly basis;
- Participate in legal awareness sessions for the IDPs and host community as well as police and local authorities and security establishment where relevant.
- Upon request from Activity Coordinator take part in the Legal Case Management Coordination meetings for Ibb with other protection actors providing case management services;
- Participate in detention monitoring meetings with INTERSOS legal network lawyer for Ibb;
- Any other task not here listed but necessary to the project and activities;
- Available to work extra hours and available at the weekend for emergency cases.
- Provide daily updates to the Activity Coordinator about new cases assessed
- Deliver weekly and monthly written reports or any kind of urgent report (emergency cases) to Activity Coordinator;
- File and report in detail on all cases with relevant information about the case, background, case plan, follow up and actions taken
Meetings and Trainings
- Be available to participate in meetings and trainings including case management meetings and case conferences upon request from line supervisor.
- Participates in daily staff meetings
- Participates in weekly internal case management meetings for WAR, CP and PwSN led by the Activity Coordinator
- The lawyer will report to the Activity coordinator for WAR, CP and PwSN (Protection Activity Coordinator)
- Hold an advanced degree in law
- At least 3 years of professional experience working as lawyer in Yemen
- Clinical legal experience is desirable.
- Demonstrable experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with government counterparts.
- Strong representation and negotiation skills
- Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills
- Excellent computer skills (proven computer literacy)
- Readiness to commit and adhere to the values, mission and vision of INTERSOS
- Native Arabic - Excellent written and spoken English
- Strong team spirit, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment
- Excellent analytical skills, observation and analysis capacity
- Attention to detail and structured way of approaching tasks
- Ability to plan ahead and output oriented
- Able to ensure quick quality delivery in stressful environment
- Ability to adhere to deadlines and respect line management
- Very strong interpersonal skills: strong communication and diplomatic skills
- Practical and problem-solver
- Ability to deal with heavy work pressure
- Deadline for submission of application: 14 November 2018
- Estimative date for the interview: (only shortlisted candidates will be contacted)
- Documents to be submitted: CV and Motivation Letter (incomplete applications will be not considered), in addition to contact details for minimum 2 reference persons (include position and relation- and one is the direct supervisor in the meantime)
- How to send the application: by e-mail to email@example.com (applications delivered by hand will be not considered)
- Clearly mention the job and location that you are applying for in the subject of your e-mail!