Akwaba Mousso

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    1. Job description

    Lawyer at the Akwaba Mousso Center
    Care for women and children who are victims of violence

    Presentation of the structure

    The main objectives of the Akwaba Mousso association are to:

    • To offer free, caring and confidential coordinated holistic care to survivors of GBV, including medical, psychological, legal, judicial, self-esteem enhancement, autonomy and vocational guidance, and case management follow-up;
    • To provide the most vulnerable women and their children with a safe, functional shelter;
    • Conduct information, prevention and community outreach activities on women’s fundamental rights, to help change social norms and make GBV unacceptable;
    • Generate new knowledge on tools and methodologies to improve the holistic care of GBV survivors, as well as on women’s health issues (sexual and reproductive health and rights – SRHR; menstrual hygiene).

    Main mission

    Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Legal Officer plays a crucial role in the Akwaba Mousso Center, providing comprehensive legal support to women and children who are victims of violence. Its aim is to inform, listen, coordinate and monitor procedures initiated by or on behalf of survivors, and to ensure that internal procedures comply with current legislation.

    Responsibilities and tasks

    2.individual support

    • Listen carefully to women and children who are victims of violence.
    • Inform survivors (and their families in the case of minors) about their rights, possible legal proceedings and the associated risks.
    • Facilitate informed decision-making by victims and their families in the case of minors.

    3.Follow-up coordination

    • Coordinate the follow-up of survivors with other members of the center’s violence prevention team.
    • Ensure that individual files are complete with the necessary evidence and consent.

    4.communication of legal proceedings

    • Work closely with the courts and the legal team to ensure the success of legal proceedings.
    • Ensure that survivors are regularly informed of the progress of procedures.

    5 Legislative watch

    • Keep abreast of legislative advances concerning the rights of women and children who are victims of violence.
    • Adapting the support offered by Akwaba Mousso to legal innovations

    6.Compliance of internal procedures

    • Ensure that the Akwaba Mousso Center’s internal procedures comply with current legislation.
    • Update internal protocols in the event of legislative changes.

      Skills required

      • Law degree, ideally with a specialization in women’s and children’s law.
      • At least 5 years’ experience in providing legal support to victims of violence.
      • Excellent communication and coordination skills.

      Personal qualities

      • Sensitivity to the problems of women and children who are victims of violence.
      • Empathy, discretion and respect for confidentiality.
      • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team.

      Working conditions

      Location: Palmeraie, Cocody, Abidjan

      Full-time: office hours, flexible as needed.

      Contract: service provision, then fixed-term contract for one year, renewable

      Salary to be discussed depending on experience.

      This job description may evolve according to the needs of the Akwaba Mousso Center.

      Send your application (CV, covering letter and two references to recrutement@akwabamousso.org) by January 8, 2024.

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      Notre centre est situé dans la commune de Cocody, à Abidjan.
      Si vous êtes victime de violence et que vous voulez prendre un rendez-vous, appelez le
      07 69 84 84 84 ou laissez-nous un message SMS ou Whatsapp.
      Vous pouvez aussi envoyer un mail sur notre courriel confidentiel bonjour@akwabamousso.org

      Vous pouvez aussi contacter :

      1308, numéro vert mis en place par le Comité national de lutte contre les violences faites aux femmes et aux enfants
      – la Ligue ivoirienne des Droits des Femmes au 0757204456

      En attendant, vous pouvez contacter :
      – le 1308, numéro vert mis en place par le Comité national de lutte contre les violences faites aux femmes et aux enfants
      – la Ligue ivoirienne des Droits des Femmes au 0757204456
      – Stop au chat noir au 0787859443
      – le Collectif des Activistes de Côte d’Ivoire

       

      Our center is located in the Cocody district of Abidjan. If you are a victim of violence and would like to make an appointment, please call +225 07 69 84 84 84 or leave us an SMS or Whatsapp message. You can also send an e-mail to bonjour@akwabamousso.org

      You can also contact: :

       

      – the 1308, toll-free number set up by the National Committee for the fight against violence against women and children

      – the Ivorian league for Women’s rights at +225 0757204456

       

      Nous sommes en train de lever des fonds pour ouvrir notre centre au plus vite et pouvoir venir en aide aux survivantes de violences.