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About Organization of Human Welfare (OHW):

About Organization of Human Welfare (OHW):

The Organization of Human Welfare (OHW) is a non-governmental organization and is a non-political, not-for-profit, and impartial organization with no bias towards a particular religion, ethnicity, or political belief. It has its own independent legal status and entity. OHW is operating since 2007 in the country with active membership with the national clusters and international donor agencies in Afghanistan including SWABAC, ACBAR, AICS, BAAG, AWN and most of the national and international Clusters operates based in Afghanistan.

Job Description:

Job Summery & Purpose:

Overall responsibility of Psychosocial Counsellor is to support and implementation of the project in southern region of Afghanistan.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide access to accurate, reliable and timely information for refugees or individuals and communities affected by or related to refugees, to raise awareness on rights and to subsequently facilitate and empower them to make sound and informed decisions that help them respond to challenges and issues they face and to improve life conditions.
  • Provide pro-bono legal aid to Afghan returnees and IDPs that mainly focuses on supporting the registration and resolution of House, Land and Property (HLP) disputes that result from laws related to family and property.
  • Conduct capacity building in targeted regions for enhancing beneficiary access to standardized justice by building knowledge and awareness on laws and processes in traditional (informal) dispute resolution mechanisms, the formal justice systems and other legal avenues.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1.The Legal Counselor will be responsible for the specific legal and counseling activities of the project at the provincial level. S/he will be performing the following tasks:
2.Provide free legal information, counseling and assistance to Returnees and IDPs consistent with the applicable laws and procedures, including timely and appropriate follow-up, etc.
3.Development of innovative solutions to meet changing needs of beneficiaries and programme priorities;
4.Be constantly updated on legislation and legal developments in Afghanistan and ensure that project employees are informed of such development;
5.Accurately register cases in the electronic database.
6.Maintain and update hard copy files of documents and pleadings in individual cases.
7.Participate in mobile teams, when scheduled.
8.Conduct legal trainings and public awareness workshops;
9.Participate in preparing monthly reports, thematic reports, and correspondence with government officials and international organizations as per project requirements.
10.Bring legal problems of clients to the attention of relevant departments.
11.Represent OHW in sub-national, national and internal meetings, when requested.
12.Always respect the anonymity of clients approaching OHW and the confidentiality of information received from them;
13.Provide legal counseling to clients and represent them in courts, at attorney departments and other relevant departments;
14.Any other duty assigned by the Senior Legal Advisor, Regional Manager or OHW Senior Management.
15.Contribute in children violence case finding and categorizing the cases.
16.Provide legal and psychological support for children violence survivors.
Establish strong referral system with the other service providers for children survivors.
17.Provide technical support for main referee children of CFSs to provide specialized services for the children survivors.
18.Follow-up children survivors counseling process.
19.Record all children violence cases and maintain confidentiality of information.
20.Liaise with relevant governmental departments to address children violence survivor needs.
21.Provide individualized practical instruction
22.Demonstrate practical counseling procedures
23.Any other duties that may be assigned by the supervisor.

Job Requirements:
  • High school or university degree, desirable
  • At least 3-4 years of work experience especially in Child Rights and Child Protection Issues
  • Previous experience working on child protection or education Projects
  • Good Oral and Written Dari skill
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural environment
  • Strong communication skill especially with the communities and children
  • Ability to travel within project coverage districts & other provinces as needed
  • Experience in Training and facilitation
  • Experience in community mobilization
  • Experience in working with the children

Submission Guideline:

Interested and qualified candidates should send their cover letter with updated CVs to OHW’s HR department –
Applications should be received by OHW’s HR department on 23-April-2021 before 4:00 PM. And clearly, indicate the vacancy number and job title (Psychosocial Counsellor /431) in their email subject line. Otherwise, their applications will not be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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