Project Title: Community-Based Protection (CBP) & Legal Assistance
Position: Legal Officer (5)
Job type: Full-Time
Starting Date: 1st January 2020
Duration of assignment: One year
Locations: Refugees and Asylum seekers in Urban Areas (Kigali) and Refugees in Camps (Kiziba, Gihembe, Nyabiheke and Gashora)
Prison Fellowship Rwanda (PFR) is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with the government of Rwanda and its relevant agencies, local and international partners and volunteers to foster restorative justice, unity and reconciliation, peace building, psychosocial healing initiatives, promotion of human rights and provision of legal assistance and development in Rwanda. Prison Fellowship Rwanda was founded on 01/07/1995, affiliated to the Prison Fellowship International in 1997. It was officially registered and recognized by the ministerial law no 037/17, of 23/10/2002 as a non- profit organization and published in official gazette of the Republic of Rwanda in 2002.
Prison Fellowship Rwanda in partnership with UNHCR and the Ministry in Charge of Emergency Management (MINEMA) will implement a Community Based Protection Project & Legal Assistance focusing on refugees and asylum seekers living in urban areas of Kigali and Huye and refugees living in all six camps (Kiziba, Gihembe, Nyabiheke, Mugombwa, Kigeme and Mahama). The objective of the project is to strengthen community engagement and empowerment in a systematized and comprehensive manner in collaboration with UNHCR and other partners as well as strengthen resilience in the community and providing support to different groups, activate and manage community centers focusing on youth and ensuring that the centers are safe spaces to persons of concern of all age, gender and diversity backgrounds. The project will further ensure access to justice and respect of human rights by ensuring legal assistance, civil registration and documentation to refugees living in the camps and urban areas.
Currently Prison Fellowship Rwanda is looking for a qualified and highly motivated candidate of high moral character and professional integrity to fulfill the position of Legal Officer to manage the overall project implementation at each location. Under the supervision of the Legal Aid and Civil Registration coordinator, the Legal officer will undertake the following specific tasks:
ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
This is a full-time position for the duration of one year. The Legal Officer will be based on the field where the project is being implemented. The Legal officer is expected to start on the 1st of January 2020.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for this position please send your motivation letter, CV, Degree and other certificates and at least two recommendation letters to: email@example.com and mention the title of the position in the subject line of the email and location applied for. The application deadline is the 29th of December 2019. The applications can be addressed to the Executive Director of Prison Fellowship Rwanda.
For more information about Prison Fellowship Rwanda, consult: www.pfrwanda.com
Done at Kigali on 20th /12/2019