INTERSOS Organization

Legal Team Leader – Erbil

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Job Overview

Purpose/objective of the position:

Main legal issues to be covered include:

  • Family law;
  • Gender-based violence and child protection;
  • Legal identity including obtaining civil documentation necessary to access rights and services (birth registration, marriage registration, etc.)
  • Citizenship and statelessness issues related to displacement.


Generic Duties:

  • Supervise and coach a team of lawyers, ensuring they deliver quality legal services in a timely manner and in accordance with Legal SOPs;
  • Support the Legal Officer in undertaking regular monitoring & evaluation of project activities, and contribute to monthly progress reports on activities, highlighting any technical or operational successes;
  • Assess on an individual bases the need for provision of financial assistance to vulnerable beneficiaries to cover administrative or legal fees, or transportation allowance to attend administrative or court proceedings
  • Conduct basic intake interviews with beneficiaries in order to assess legal and urgent protection needs (as needed);
  • Provide legal information to clients on the main legal issues encountered;
  • Plan and facilitate awareness sessions for the community of concern on different legal topics;
  • Be involved in the office organization of awareness sessions on any topic to be decided according to need, in close coordination with the Legal Officer;
  • Attend meetings and workshops as requested by the Legal Officer;
  • Respect deadlines for delivering of weekly, monthly and ad-hoc reports on legal activities and statistics;
  • Under supervision of the Legal Officer, update and monitor the legal and referral databases weekly to ensure the quality of the information included;
  • Contribute to the drafting of internal/external reports according to INTERSOS and donor requirements ensuring quality and timely submission;
  • Collect and deliver all required invoices that relate to legal fees;
  • Carry out all tasks respecting key protection principles including but not limited to: PSEA, do no harm, non-discrimination, confidentiality and accountability and need-to-know principles,
  • Daily field visits and support to legal teams in terms of planning and implementing the legal activities;
  • Conduct visits to the courts and local authorities in order to facilitate and coordinate the legal activities;
  • Collect and deliver all required papers that relate to HR;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Legal Officer.




Person Specification:

Education and professional experience:


  • Bachelor degree in Law and member of Iraq or KRI Lawyers Syndicate;
  • Hold a valid bar association ID B or C;
  • Minimum Four years of relevant professional experience or master degree with three years’ experience.
  • Previous working experience with IDPs, refugees and returnees;
  • Prior experience working with government authorities is a plus;
  • Excellent knowledge of the Iraqi legal system and legal procedures;
  • Strong knowledge of international protection and human rights legal standards;
  • Experience in Supervision and / or Coaching is preferred.


Competencies: (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • High confidentiality, respect and a non-discriminatory attitude
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and as part of a team
  • Fluency in Arabic and Kurdish (written and spoken)
  • High intermediate level of English (written and spoken)

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