Role and Responsibilities
- Promote knowledge on refugee law by organizing training sessions and supporting the other pro-bono lawyers who take on cases.
- Organize monthly visits to refugee communities and NGOs at the borders.
- Provide legal aid and representation to migrants seeking refugee status through the United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
- Prepare monthly narrative and financial reports of the project and keep track of the documentation related to each activity.
- Manage logistics, such as communication with the Droit et Justice refugee contact person in Rabat, as well as all the necessary transportation and support for clients.
- Ensure the overall efficient and effective operation of the project. Since this is the NGO’s first experience in pro-bono legal aid, the Refugee Legal Aid Coordinator will help the team of trained lawyers become acquainted with the process of pro-bono legal aid for refugees.
Qualifications and Experience
- Advanced, qualifying degree in law with active Bar membership
- French language fluency
- Minimum of three years of professional legal experience
- Minimum of two years of professional experience working specifically with refugees or migrants
- Excellent written and spoken communication skills and interpersonal skills
- Good attention to detail
- Flexible, adaptable, and able to work effectively under pressure
- Ability to work effectively in a team environment
- Computer literacy (Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Arabic fluency or proficiency
- Prior experience preparing financial and narrative reports
- Prior experience leading professional training sessions
SalaryThe gross monthly salary for this position throughout the twelve-month period will be €1170.
How to Apply
Applicants for the Refugee Legal Aid Coordinator position should send a resume, cover letter, and letter of recommendation to Sofia Rais at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Applications will be received until the position is filled, with a preference for applicants who can start immediately. Applicants must be able to begin work as soon as possible, no later than August 1, 2013.