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Application process

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.


Closing date for applications: 29 October 2020

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website

Contact Person Name: 
Karim Mikati
Contact Person Position: 
HR specialist
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The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfilment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.

Operating since 2004 in Lebanon, DRC has addressed the needs and rights of vulnerable populations, working initially with Palestinian refugees (since 2004), Iraqi refugees (2007-2010), Lebanese IDPs (during the 2006 conflict), migrant domestic workers (since 2009) and, since 2011, responding to the Syrian refugee crisis.

DRC Lebanon is currently delivering programming in protection, housing, infrastructure, basic assistance, livelihoods, and community development interventions. This myriad programming seeks to address the immediate needs of displaced populations and concurrently support vulnerable host populations. DRC has five offices spread throughout Lebanon in, Beirut, the Bekaa, Saida, Tripoli and Qobayat.


About the job

The legal officer will have the opportunity in obtaining experience of policy relevant monitoring and research and working closely with different stakeholders and public services. The legal officer shall conduct legal awareness sessions on Lebanese labor laws, work permits and legal stay as well as l legal interviews, assistance and counseling related to the aforementioned subject matters with the aims and principles of DRC.  The legal officer will be in charge of liaising with different stakeholders to achieve decent working conditions.   The legal officer will document and analyze the processes and challenges in relation to the implementation of Lebanese laws including regulations on work permits as well as draft analytical reports in relation thereto.


Your main duties and responsibilities will be:


  • Contribute to the development and disseminate informational materials in relation to legal residency, labor law, and work permit issues in particular.
  • Draft legal documents such as power of attorneys and employment contracts.
  • Assist with work permits and visit the Ministry of Labor.
  • Support livelihood and protection officers in assisting and counselling beneficiaries on obtaining/renewing civil documentation, legal stay and work permits.
  • Identifying and referring individuals in need of legal consultation, representation and/or other services.
  • Conduct legal sensitization and information sessions to all of DRC's and partner beneficiaries adapted to information needs observed or identified
  • Assisting, supporting and counselling beneficiaries on obtaining/renewing civil and identity documentation (e.g. accompanying and guiding beneficiaries to local authorities, general security …).


About you

To be successful in this role we expect you to have a University Degree in Lebanese Law or Political Science. Moreover, we also expect the following:




  • 1 year experience in a similar position.
  • Familiarity with international protection, human rights legal standards, Lebanese labor laws in general and work permits in particular.
  • Understanding of the humanitarian values and a commitment to assist the most vulnerable.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Existing network of key stakeholders.
  • High impact influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Pro-active, self-starter able to work with minimal day to day supervision.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Driving license of at least 2 years old




  • Good knowledge of refugee context, as well as demonstrated ability to identify and refer vulnerable cases (desirable and not essential).


In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies: 

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process. 

Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback. 

Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation. 

Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly. 

Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.


We offer

Contract length: Till 31 March 2021 (Pending donor Approval)

Band/Level: H2 – salary equivalent to 1750 USD (depending on years of experience)

Duty Station: NOL

Start date: Mid. of November 2020


Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to under Vacancies. For questions regarding the vacancy please contact [email protected].


Last modified: 
15 Oct, 2020
Intervention Sector(s):
Application Deadline:
Thursday, 29 October 2020
Contract Type:
Full Time
Period of Employment:
Till 31 March 2021 (pending donor approval)
salary equivalent to 1750 USD
Salary Range:
1500 to 2000 (USD)
Education Degree:
Bachelor Degree
Education Degree Details:
To be successful in this role we expect you to have a University Degree in Lebanese Law or Political Science
Experience Requirements:
1 to 2 years
Arabic Language:
English Language:
French Language:
  • Lebanon
  • North Lebanon