Job description

  • Assist persons of concern to access and enjoy their rights in light of international standards and according to relevant bodies of law.
  • Willingness to work primarily in the field as part of a mobile protection monitoring team, traveling to various locations within Erbil governorate on a daily basis.
  • Provide accurate and neutral legal counseling to Refugees/IDPs on a range of legal issues and concerns, particularly related to missing documentation.
  • Advocate with local authorities to ensure that the rights of Refugees/IDPs are upheld and protected.
  • Enhance knowledge of relevant protection issues; particularly related to changes in Residency and Asayish policy affecting Refugees/IDPs.
  • Follow up on detention cases where required, and advocate for the basic rights of Refugees/ IDPs to be respected.
  • Represent Refugees/IDPs in cases related to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, including domestic violence.
  • Promote knowledge and awareness of Refugees’/IDPs’ legal rights; including registration procedures, birth documentation and access to justice.
  • Collect data on each legal case assisted on a daily basis.
  • Contribute to the weekly reports of the mobile protection monitoring team.
  • Uphold QANDIL and UNHCR’s code of conduct, and ensure that all persons of concern are treated with dignity and respect, in accordance with humanitarian principles and human rights standards.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisors.

Qualifications & Preferred Skills

  • Bachelor Degree in Law.
  • At least two years’ work experience in the same position or relevant field;
  • Willingness to work in all areas of the Erbil Governorate; travel long distances and work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Language: Fluency in Kurdish & Arabic languages and English is a plus.
  • Member of the KRI Lawyer’s Bar Association.
  • Legal qualification and ability to practice law within the Erbil Governorate.
  • Willingness to work primarily ‘in-field’.
  • Must work well within ethnically diverse


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