Protection Officer( Legal) (Re Announced) in Kandahar

Job Location: Kandahar
Nationality: National
Employment Type: Full Time
Category: Other
Salary: Based On DRC Salary Scale
No. Of Jobs: 1
Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Experience: 3 Years
Contract Duration:
Gender: Male
Education: University degree
Closing Date: 2022-06-27

About Danish Refugee Council:


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. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced. All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.

Job Description:


The Protection Officer (Legal), under the direct supervision of Protection TL in Kandahar, is primarily responsible for providing legal counseling/advice to the project beneficiaries and targeted communities, case management and referrals, follow-up, necessary support to partner organization, liaising with government and other key stakeholders and arranging trainings.


  • Provide legal counseling/advice to the project beneficiaries and targeted communities in Kandahar settlements and areas of high return and/or at the urban Hub (community center);
  • Provide support in conducting legal information awareness raising sessions in the targeted communities;
  • Engage the men and women of the community in discussions around women’s rights and gender based violence;
  • Ensure case-intake of legal counseling sessions, keep all the case in-take records locked and confidential;
  • Provide referrals of legal and human rights’ violation cases to appropriate organizations for further legal and technical assistance;
  • Maintain accurate and confidential records of the referred cases and follow-up of the cases;
  • Draft reports concerning legal problems and issues related to family, inheritance, property and EVAW laws and documentation recovery, and efforts to mitigate them;
  • Draft reports concerning human rights’ violations and issues related to protection/GBV and efforts to mitigate or eliminate them.
  • Identify problems with GBV and access to justice and provide recommendation to mitigate them;
  • Support protection related advocacy initiatives;
  • Provide support in needs assessment surveys for future protection programming;
  • Submit weekly progress reports of the activities to line manager;
  • Perform other relevant duties, as needed or requested.

Job Requirements:


To be successful in this role you must have:

Experience and technical competencies: 

  • At least 2-3 years of work experiences in legal counseling or other activities related to the responsibilities of the position.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing legal counseling to clients.
  • Work experience with Afghanistan’s laws and/or Afghanistan judicial system. Experience with informal justice systems is an asset.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with IDPs/refugees in Afghanistan.
  • Strong knowledge of and experience in counseling on issues related to civil documentation, family law, housing/land/property rights, GBV.



  • University degree in Law and a valid license to practice law.
  • An understanding of the basic principles of humanitarian work, human rights, protection, and the needs of internally displaced persons and refugees in Afghanistan.
  • Interest in humanitarian work and human rights, ability and willingness to learn.
  • Ability to clearly express one’s thoughts, to analyze and present information clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to set priorities and show initiative, to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.


Good knowledge of English, fluency in Pashto and good knowledge of Dari 

We Offer:

  • Salary and conditions will be in accordance with DRC salary scale

Submission Guideline:

Application process:

Interested? Then apply for this position, all applicants must send a letter of motivation and DRC Job Application form, you can access our job application form from the below link.

DRC Job Application form link: 

Note: Please attach the completed application form instead of CV along with your letter of motivation to the official DRC Job portal address mentioned in the job vacancy, Only DRC Job application form will be consider, please do not attached your CVs.


Applications close 28- Feb-2022.

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