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Lawyer – Mosul

Iraq

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Iraq
  • Country: USA
  • Vacancies No: N/A
  • Salary: N/A 
  • No of Jobs: N/A
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  • Gender: Both

Major Responsibilities:

·         Conduct daily field visits in Mosul to identify legal needs.

·         Provide legal representation before courts and administrative bodies on documentation, HLP, and family law, also detention (if requested), bases on the SOPs.

·         Provide legal awareness sessions based in previously identified needs, to the communities, mainly on civil documentation, IDPs and Returnees rights, etc.

·         Provide individual counselling to beneficiaries and advise on options to solve their particular legal problem (e.g. accessing essential personal documentation, government-initiated compensation benefits, and other legal issues, including property restitution) and make recommendations on the best actions to take.

·         Advocate on behalf of clients and make direct interventions with local authorities (e.g. phone calls, letters or meetings) or other organizations (NGOs) or international organizations (UN), were appropriate.

·         Filing legal cases before administrative or other bodies in accordance with established procedures for legal representation (e.g. accessing essential personal documentation, government-initiated compensation benefits, and other legal issues, including property restitution).

·         Keep records of participants in legal awareness sessions and collect information of individuals benefited from legal counselling.

·         Archive all legal cases in individual files, ensuring respect of confidentiality of data.

·         Refer cases identified as needing non-legal assistance, or legal cases that need to be followed-up in another governorate. Cases can be referred both internally to other IRC services such as CP, ERD and WPE and used the internal forms for referrals.

·         Prepare and send daily/weekly field reports to the Legal team leader / Protection Manager, also raise any protection concern or rights violation noticed in the area, according to best practices in term of confidentiality and safety of beneficiaries.

·         Maintain correct and updated documentation of all legal activities on the CommCare data management system.

·         Provide weekly work plan to supervisor outlining caseload and movements.

·         Daily upload all the legal activities on CommCare system.

·         Perform other duties, as required by the supervisor.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to:  legal team leader
Position directly supervises:  N/A

Indirect Reporting: PRoL Manager
Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: IRC staff.

External: IRC stakeholders.

Qualifications

 Education: Bachelor’s degree in law.

Work Experience: 2-3 years of relevant working experience in humanitarian agencies, INGOs and/or in the private sector.

 Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

Language Skills:  Fluency in Arabic, good level in English, and Kurdish is preferred.

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