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Lawyer – Mosul

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International Rescue Committee

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Requisition ID: req46697

Job Title: Lawyer – Mosul

Sector: Protection and rule of law

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Mosul, Iraq

Work Arrangement:

Job Description

The International Rescue Committee responds to the worlds 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.

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), early childhood development, economic recovery, Child Protection, and emergency humanitarian assistance. Today, the IRC works in close coordination with the humanitarian and development partners in Iraq and local stakeholders to address the needs of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Returnees, and Host communities. We operate in several governorates throughout Central and Southern Iraq, including Anbar, Ninewa, SAD, and Kirkuk, with additional offices in Erbil and Baghdad.

Job Overview/Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Legal Team Leader / Protection and Rule of Law Manager, the Lawyer will conduct daily field visits to identify legal needs, provide legal counselling and case management, deliver legal information and awareness sessions, identify clients and take on legal cases according to his/her caseload and legal specialty (civil documentation, family law, personal status, housing, land and property, and possibly detention or missing person cases).

Major Responsibilities:

Conduct daily field visits in Mosul to identify legal needs.

Provide legal representation before courts and administrative bodies on documentation, HLP, and family law, also detention (if requested), 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 stakeholders.

Qualifications

Education: Bachelors degree in law.

Work Experience: 2-3 years of relevant working experience in humanitarian agencies, INGOs and/or in the private sector.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

Language Skills:  Fluency in Arabic, good level in English, and Kurdish is preferred.

  • Member of Iraq Lawyers Syndicate.
  • Belief in human rights including gender equality.
  • Previous experience working in an NGO/INGO.
  • communication skills; ability to convey information effectively and strong coordination with clients and local authorities.
  • Experience working with people from different backgrounds.
  • Experience working on detention cases is strongly preferred.
  • strong skills to establish positive working relationships with employees and all other stakeholders to maximize cooperation and productivity.
  • Good computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Inbox and Power point.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Per the Iraqi Ministry of Health COVID-19 guidelines, IRC requires candidates who are selected for positions to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter IRC premises. However, the exemption is only accepted per the Iraqi Health regulation and upon the provision of a negative PCR test.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal. 

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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].

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