Position Title: Data Collection/Legal Officer (Re Announced) (Re Announced)
Activation Date: 25 July, 2021 Announced Date: 25 July, 2021 Expire Date: 01 August, 2021
About International Medical Corps:
International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief programs. IMC is carrying out medical relief services in several provinces of Afghanistan.
Line of Reporting
The Data Collection/ Legal Officer works in the Family Protection Center (FPC) located within provincial, regional or national Hospital. The data collection officer will work under the direct supervision of the FPC in charge and coordinate all activities with other team members. Her primary responsibilities will include ensuring proper registration and record keeping of GBV cases, using specified tools for collecting data, and feeding it into the GBVIMS database of the MOPH..
She will also be responsible for providing GBV survivors with legal and criminal justice advice, and connecting them to relevant people within Police Family Response Units or the legal system.
A college degree, and minimum 3 years of work experience in relevant field
Education or exposure to legal or paralegal work will be preferred
Fluency in national languages, and working level English language skills
Training in standard operating procedures for health care response to GBV
Computer literacy and data entry experience
Good communication and networking abilities
Training in SOP for Health Sector Response to GBV
The Responsibilities of the Data officer / Legal counselor:
Receive cases referred by the medical officer / psychosocial counselor at the Family Protection Center (FPC) and cross check and verify the information recorded in the registration tools
Brief survivor of her legal rights as a victim of GBV, and simply and carefully brief her, or in case of a minor, her adult custodian, of all legal and criminal justice options, and help them make informed decisions about next course of action
Provide survivors and their custodians with necessary information about opportunities for protection
Check authorization for information sharing and get consent for legal referral
Connect survivors to FRUs or prosecution lawyers if requested
Follow up criminal justice or legal cases referred
Strictly adhere to standards of confidentiality and ethical handling of GBV information
Provide ongoing legal counseling and support for survivors and/or family members until case is resolved
Upload case data on the GBV database on the day it is obtained
Secure all physical case files in a locked file cabinet and safe keep the keys.
Attend weekly FPC meetings and provide updates on legal processes and on GBVIMS
Participate in monthly case management meetings with GBV focal persons in stakeholder agencies and health facilities in a referral relationship with the FPC, and provide updates on progress of cases
Contribute to the development of monthly FPC reports for presentation and GBV sub- cluster meetings
Coordinate closely with GBVIMS team at the MoPH or within the PPHDs at provincial level
Work closely with the FPC team to build a professional team
Maintain an attitude of confidentiality and respect toward GBV survivors.
Facilitate GBV victims’ visits with lawyers, prosecutor’s office, women rights’ groups, AIHRC, or
with police FRU
Assist GBV victims in designing a Safety Plan for life threatening situation
Ethical and Procedural Guidelines:
1.Maintain attitude of respect and support toward GBV survivors.
2. Ensure adherence to procedures for confidentiality of GBV victim at every step
3. Follow ethical guidelines of GBV response established in GBV SOP
4. Intervene to minimize efforts and investment of resources required from GBV victim for seeking health care and legal services.
5. Observe necessary protocols to diminish the security risks for all service providers visiting and/or working at FPC
You are kindly requested to send your written CV or resume through email and mention the vacancy number, province and title of the position in the subject line. Application received after the closing date and without subject line will not be considered.
Only short-listed candidates whose application responds to the above criteria will be contacted for written test. Interested candidates should send their application to the following email address:
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