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Legal Advisor/Lawyer

Posted 3 months ago by Qandil Swedish Humanitarian Aid
Location Erbil Job Type Contract
Salary Sector Law, NGO
MAJOR 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.
  • Provide accurate and neutral legal counseling to beneficiaries on a range of legal issues and concerns, particularly related to missing documentation.
  • Enhance knowledge of relevant protection issues; particularly related to changes in Residency and Asayish policy affecting returnees.
  • Follow up on detention cases where required, and advocate for the basic rights of Returnees to be respected.
  • Promote knowledge and awareness of Returnees’ and beneficiaries’ legal rights; including registration procedures, birth documentation and access to justice.
  • Collect data on each legal case assisted.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisors.
Qualifications & Preferred Skills
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS):
  • Bachelor Degree or Masters in Law;
  • Two to three years’ experience in legal positions or field;
  • Fluency in Kurdish & Arabic Languages, English Language is preferred;
  • Member of the KRI Lawyer’s Bar Association;
  • Legal qualification and ability to practice law within the Erbil Governorate & Kurdistan Region;
  • Willingness to work in all areas of the Erbil Governorate; travel long distances and work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Must work well within ethnically diverse teams, and work cooperatively within teams.

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