QANDIL is a Swedish non‐governmental humanitarian aid organization founded in 1991 in Stockholm, Sweden. Having continuously operated in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq ever since, QANDIL’s main priorities of work are protection, refugee and IDP initiatives, WASH, construction, education and capacity building. QANDIL is currently UNHCR’s largest implementing partner in Erbil Governorate. 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 Debaga 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 concerns to access and enjoy the respect of their rights in light of international standards and according to relevant bodies of law.
- § Willingnessto work primarily in the field as part of a mobile protection monitoring team, traveling to various locations within Debaga on the daily basis.
- § Provide accurate and neutral legal counseling to Refugees on a range of legal issues and concerns, particularly related to missing documentation.
- § Advocate with local authorities to ensure that the rights of Refugees are upheld and protected.
- § Enhance knowledge of relevant protection issues; particularly related to changes in Residency and Asayish policy affecting Refugees.
- § Follow up on detention cases where required, and advocate for the basic rights of Refugees to be respected.
- § Represent Refugees in cases related to Sexual and Gender‐Based Violence, including domestic violence.
- § Promote knowledge and awareness of Refugees’ legal rights; including registration procedures, birth documentation and access to justice.
- § Collect data on each legal case assisted.
- § Contribute to the weekly reports of the mobile protection monitoring team.
- § Perform other duties as assigned by supervisors.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS):
- § Language skills; must have exemplary Arabic, Kurdish, and English.
- § Willingness to work in all areas of Debaga; travel long distances and work in adverse weather conditions.
- § Willingness to work primarily ‘in‐field’.
- § Must work well within ethnically diverse teams, and work cooperatively within teams.
- § Legal qualification and ability to practice law within Debaga.
- § Member of the KRI Lawyer’s Bar Association.