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Legal Assistant

Women for Afghan Women (WAW)

Position Title: Legal Assistant

2024-07-14        Kunduz       Full Time        235

Job Location: Kunduz
Nationality: National
Category: Legal Program
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per organization`s salary scale
Vacancy Number: (VA# 1436 )
No. Of Jobs: 3
City: Kunduz
Organization: Women for Afghan Women (WAW)
Years of Experience: Minimum of 2 years of social work experience, community engagement and/or community mobilization particularly in the field and complex environment
Contract Duration: Project based
Gender: Male/Female
Education: A Bachelor’s degree in law/ or Social Sciences
Close date: 2024-07-14

About Women for Afghan Women (WAW):

Women for Afghan Women (WAW) is a grassroots civil society organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of disenfranchised Afghan women and girls in Afghanistan and New York. In particular, WAW works to help Afghan women and girls exercise their rights to pursue their individual potential to self-determination, and to representation in all areas of life—political, social, cultural, and economic. WAW relentlessly advocates for women’s rights and challenges the norms that underpin gender-based violence to influence attitudes and bring about change.

Job Descriptions:

Job Summary

WAW`s Kunduz Office is seeking applications from eligible candidates for the position of Legal Assistant, GBV project, covering Kunduz province in the northeast region.

The main responsibility of the Legal Assistant is to ensure that persons in need are provided with legal community mobilization to help communities understand the scope of the project.

Legal assistance includes (a) legal awareness raising by sensitizing displaced communities and families on their fundamental rights and procedures to access legal and civil services (particularly on family, civil and HLP matters such as evictions); (b) individual counseling; (c) facilitation of the issuance of ID documentation and facilitating their access to other critical civil documentation such as birth certificates and Tazkira

The position holder (Legal Assistant) will be responsible for disseminating legal awareness messages and information to target communities based on approved IEC materials. They will ensure that people are sensitized about their legal rights and how to access services and legal documents. The position holder will be based in the WAW Provincial Office in Kunduz city, with frequent travel to project target areas to enhance the project's progress. Meanwhile, the position holder will have to travel to other provinces in based on need.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan, implement, and report legal assistance awareness based on set targets
  • Sensitize persons of concern and host communities about the project activities;
  • Assist in organizing legal awareness sessions on legal issues for persons of concern in targeted areas.
  • Ensure sound relationships with host communities while planning and implementing awareness sessions
  • Referral of cases in need of legal counseling or aid to the legal officers and Team leader
  • Track the number of sessions conducted, desegregated by gender, to ensure the accuracy of the number of people who received awareness sessions
  • Support the Team leader in capturing the number of sessions and number of persons of concern covered for the weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports
  • Inform persons of concern of WAW CFRM, AAP, and PSEA policies and reporting mechanism
  • Participate in relevant meetings as requested by the team leader
  • Any other tasks assigned by the line manager

Job Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in law or Social Sciences
  • minimum of 2 years of social work experience, community engagement, and/or community mobilization, particularly in the field and complex environment
  • Previous experience with Legal Assistance projects in Afghanistan is an added value
  • Excellent listening and communication skills, problem-solving skills, and interpersonal skills Solid Computer skills and competency in Word, and Excel are a minimum.

Submission Guidelines:

Interested Afghan applicants should submit a cover letter along with their CVs in one PDF file explaining their interest in and suitability for the position. Please indicate the vacancy number (VA#1436 Legal Assistant/Kunduz) clearly in the cover letter and in the subject line of your email and send it to: hr@womenforafghanwomen.org

Note: Kindly avoid sending your educational and work certificates at this stage of recruitment. Applications received after the closing date without mentioning the location in the subject line of the email will not be considered.

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