Lawyer

Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights

Description

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

Legal support

  1. Works with clients and represents them in front of courts and other state institutions, if necessary;
  2. Legal education and information sharing in camps, women shelter, places where people deprived of their liberty are held, and orphanages;
  3. Legal counseling including cases of domestic violence;
  4. Supports with missing documents of clients;
  5. Provides legal advice in relevant internal decision-making processes;
  6. Provides training and support to staff of the organization, interns, paralegals and external partners;
  7. Organizes trainings, information and legal empowerment events.

Liaison with public authorities

  1. Monitors prisons and police stations to ensure human rights standards are being kept;
  2. Provides counsel and general legal information to persons deprived of their liberty, and drafts reports following visits to closed institutions;
  3. Provides training to police officers, prison staff, holders of judicial functions and other public officials in Iraq on human rights standards;
  4. Administrative tasks (e.g., dealing with the authorities for registration and access).

Advocacy, awareness, training and networking

  1. Public advocacy /outreach (radio, TV, newspapers);
  2. Networking (attend different, meetings, establish contacts) and collaborates with other stakeholders and networks working on similar purposes;
  3. Represent the Jiyan Foundation, if necessary, vis-à-vis the public authorities, in all legal affairs;
  4. Works with community facilitators/paralegals to enhance legal education.

 

Project and administrative tasks

  1. Regular and complete documentation of client data into the client files and the database;
  2. Monthly documentation of all activities in a report;
  3. Makes purchases related to the work of the organization and brings invoices.

Qualifications & Preferred Skills

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Fluent in Arabic and English, Kurdish is an advantage;
  2. Law degree and a license to practice law before Iraqi institutions, Master degree in human rights is desirable;
  3. Basic knowledge of international human rights law and institutions;
  4. Experience in working with national and international organizations;
  5. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills;
  6. Ability to work independently and deliver reports within a tight timeframe;
  7. Active interest in promoting human rights and social justice; awareness of current events both nationally and internationally.

How To Apply

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a motivation letter, your curriculum vitae, references and certificates via this link: https://form.jotform.com/213003524720339

Please note that applications who do not meet the requirements or that are incomplete will not be considered! Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

PERKS AND BENEFITS

  1. Participation in staff-to-staff trainings as well as seminars with external trainers;
  2. Access to special library with large collection of literature on human rights, torture, mental and physical health etc. for self-study;
  3. Paid holidays (24 days for full-time position) plus 15 statutory holidays. Additional paid holidays, especially on the occasion of religious festivals, may be agree upon;
  4. Voluntary pension scheme with employer contributions;

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

The Jiyan Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

You can find more information about our work at www.jiyan.org

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