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Lawyer

Posted 4 months ago by Qandil Swedish Humanitarian Aid
Location Erbil Job Type Contract
Salary Sector NGO
Employment Type: full- time (Sunday to Thursday 8h00-16h00)
Contract Duration: Till 31-Dec-2019 
Application Deadline: 08 January 2019
 
Protection and Reintegration Center (PARC) is a joint project funded by the UNHCR and implemented
by QANDIL. The objective of PARC is to fulfill the rights of Refugees, asylum seekers, and Iraq’s internally
displaced persons (Refugees). Through PARC, QANDIL currently employs more than 120 full-time staff
providing various types of services, including legal services.

PARC’s IDP Component provides Legal Aid, Community Services, and Protection assistance to Refugees.
Most of these Refugees are originally from the Iraqi governorates of Al-Anbar, Mosul (including Shingal),
and others parts of Iraq. They are of multiple ethnic and religious backgrounds, including Yezidi Kurds,
Shabaks, Arabs, Christians, and more.

In order to offer legal, protection, and community service assistance to the maximum number of
Refugees and Refugees, QANDIL has formed PARC Mobile Teams. These Mobile Teams consist of
Lawyers, Protection Assistants, and Community Service Assistants (CSA) who conduct daily field visits
throughout Erbil Governorate where Refugees and Refugees live, incl. those in camps and outside of
camps, such as in churches, schools, unfinished buildings, and incomplete construction sites.
 
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist persons of concern to access and enjoy their rights in light of international standards and
  • according to relevant bodies of law.
  • Willingness to work primarily in the field as part of a mobile protection monitoring team, traveling
  • to various locations within Erbil governorate on a daily basis.
  • Provide accurate and neutral legal counseling to Refugees/IDPs on a range of legal issues and
  • concerns, particularly related to missing documentation.
  • Advocate with local authorities to ensure that the rights of Refugees/IDPs are upheld and
  • protected.
  • Enhance knowledge of relevant protection issues; particularly related to changes in Residency
  • and Asayish policy affecting Refugees/IDPs.
  • Follow up on detention cases where required, and advocate for the basic rights of Refugees/ IDPs
  • to be respected.
  • Represent Refugees/IDPs in cases related to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, including
  • domestic violence.
  • Promote knowledge and awareness of Refugees’/IDPs’ legal rights; including registration
  • procedures, birth documentation and access to justice.
  • Collect data on each legal case assisted on a daily basis.
  • Contribute to the weekly reports of the mobile protection monitoring team.
  • Uphold QANDIL and UNHCR’s code of conduct, and ensure that all persons of concern are
  • treated with dignity and respect, in accordance with humanitarian principles and human rights
  • standards.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisors.
Required qualification and skills:
  • Bachelor Degree in Law;
  • At least two years’ work experience in the same position or relevant field;
  • Willingness to work in all areas of the Erbil Governorate; travel long distances and work in adverse
  • weather conditions.
  • Language: Fluency in Kurdish & Arabic languages and English is a plus.
  • Member of the KRI Lawyer’s Bar Association.
  • Legal qualification and ability to practice law within the Erbil Governorate.
  • Willingness to work primarily ‘in-field’.
  • Must work well within ethnically diverse teams, and work cooperatively within teams.


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