Position: Legal Officer

Reports to: GBV Case Management Coordinator

About RI: Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in 20 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships, and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them

Position Summary: as legal officer, you will be responsible for provide legal counselling to CP and GBV cases with respect of survivor’s center and support cases who would like to pursue law with collaborate UNHCR protection representative.

Position Responsibilities and Duties:

Position directly supervises: N/A

Budget responsibility: N/A

  1. Provide legal counselling to CP and GBV survivors whom referred from case management officers
  2. Support cases who requested to pursue law with collaborate UNHCR protection representative
  3. Provide training/ workshop IHL and national legislation to RI staffs and other agency if required
  4. Produces and up-dates legal fact-sheets
  5. Helps to elaborate the key messages on IHL and participates in seminars, workshops and training courses when requested.
  6. Work closely with GBV case management coordinator/ officers and Protection Manager, and produce monthly report or as requirement
  7. Coordinate with protection program colleagues and other RI program, HR, finance and operation.
  8. Participate with program reporting as required by supervisor and Protection Manager
  9. Any other responsibilities as requested by the Protection Manager

Person Specification

  • Education Master’s degree in law or equivalent
  • Work Experience Familiar with GBV case management and experience working with refugee

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Very good knowledge of IHL and of national legislation
  • Must adhere to GBV/CP Core Guiding Principles and international humanitarian principles and standards for GBViE/ CPiE
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity, prior experience in Rohingya camps is preferable
  • Strong background and skills in facilitating trainings, coaching and mentoring others
  • Competency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word and Excel
  • Ability to communicate clearly and sensitively in written and spoken English and Chittaginian (preferable)
  • Enthusiasm to learn
  • Optimistic and friendly
  • Flexibility

RI Values:
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Agility and Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability

The position is based in Cox’sbazar. Please send your Application Letter, CV and at least 3 References to hrcxb@ri.org or submit your application to our Cox’s Bazar Office address at White House (5th Floor), In front of Police line, Kolatoli Cox’sbazar-4700 on or before December 20, 2018. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, so candidates are encouraged to apply early. A decision may be finalized before the deadline.

You may check our website at www.ri.org to know about our organization.