International Rescue Committee

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Lawyer – Ninawa/ Sinjar and Baaj

Job Overview

Requisition ID: req23350

Job Title: Lawyer – Ninawa/ Sinjar and Baaj

Sector: Protection and rule of law

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Mosul, Iraq

Job Description

 

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.

CONTEXTUAL BACKGROUND

The IRC established programs in Iraq in 2003 to address the overwhelming needs of displaced people in Iraq and the neighboring countries. Since re-establishing its presence in Iraq in November 2007, the IRC has been assisting thousands of internally displaced families in the northern, central and southern governorates in the sectors of protection, gender-based violence (GBV), education, economic recovery, child Protection and emergency humanitarian assistance. Working in coordination with the humanitarian community in Iraq, the IRC’s assistance and emergency programs address the needs of war-affected Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs) and Syrian refugees from several operational bases in the country, and include both camp-based and urban-based assistance. IRC operates throughout Iraq, with the main office in Erbil and field offices in, Baghdad, SAD, Anbar and Mosul.

 

 

Major Responsibilities:

Conduct daily field visits to Sinjar, Baaj, Mosul, and Telafar to identify legal needs.

Provide legal representation before courts and administrative bodies on documentation, detention, HLP, and family law 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 guests

 

Qualifications

 

Job Requirements:

  1. Bachelor degree in Law.
  2. Member of Iraq Lawyers Syndicate, Class C.
  3. At least two years’ experience in practicing law.
  4. Belief in human rights including gender equality.
  5. Previous experience working in an NGO/INGO.
  6. Experience working with people from different backgrounds.
  7. Experience working on detention cases strongly preferred.
  8. Practical understanding of Microsoft office applications.

 

Working Environment:  the position will be based in Sinjar and Baaj with some visit to Mosul.

 

Standards of Professional Conduct: 

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

 

Gender Equality

IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including maternity leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Attention Returning National Candidates:

IRC strives to attract, motivate and retain qualified national staff in our programs. We strongly encourage national or returning national candidates to apply for this position. If you are a national of the country in which this position is based and are currently located outside of your home country and possess over two years of international work experience, IRC has introduced an attractive remuneration package. The package includes competitive compensation, return flight to post, shipping allowance, temporary housing and a relocation allowance. Certain restrictions may apply.

 

 

 

 

Notice to all Job Seekers

IRC implements an equal employment opportunity policy and our recruitment process is based on merit.

Applicants and/or successful interview candidates (both internal and external) are not required to pay any fees at any stage of the recruitment process.

If anyone asks you for any financial or non-financial favors to help you secure a job at IRC, kindly report to [email protected].

 

ملاحظة لكل الباحثين عن وظيفة

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