Ended Lawyer (2)
National Consultancy Position
Job site: Taiz City (2 posts)
Reports to: Protection Coordinator and CC Activity Coordinator
Status: National Consultant
Coordinates with: CP, GBV and PWSN Activities Coordinator, Case Management Supervisors and Social Workers
INTERSOS is an independent non-profit humanitarian organization committed to assist the victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, and respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable and unprotected people
Project title: Emergency multi-sector response for Yemen in Ibb and Taiz Governorates
The project provides an integrated multi-sector response within Ibb and Taiz governorates, further building on previous OFDA-funded actions. The new intervention aims at enlarging the geographical coverage area in order to address specific gaps and needs, with particular attention to Taiz city, considering the high concentration of IDPs and the limited humanitarian presence in this area (especially for protection). The project provides for protection services (prevention and response), combined with nutritional care and treatment for CU5 and PLW suffering from acute malnutrition, and with WASH services for conflict affected communities. The WASH component provides targeted communities with both soft and hard services, including rehabilitation of drinking water supply and outreach through hygiene promotion.
Legal Activities and Main Responsibilities:
- Carry out legal information and awareness sessions in the community in order to sensitize and support the local population with legal issues of common interest which are identified through a community-based approach and are relevant for IDPs, Returnees and vulnerable HC members.
- Receives referrals from INTERSOS Social Workers for people identified during field work and who are in need of legal assistance;
- Conduct interviews with cases referred by social workers to assess legal needs;
- Provide individual and/or family legal counselling to beneficiaries in order to make them aware of available and most suitable legal procedures for the respective case;
- When necessary and desirable provide legal guidance to PoCs who are in need of legal protection or other legal support. This service may include only legal advice but in discussion with the beneficiary can also include legal representation at court, or mediation between parties;
- Ensure the case has full information regarding his/her legal rights and also the possible outcomes/consequences of the case after the presentation in court.
- Identify PoCs in need of civil documentation and support the process of birth certificate extraction and ID issuance according to SOPs;
- Assists and counsel the beneficiaries in accessing civil documentation for HHs members;
- Maintain confidentiality at all times and conduct all interviews and assessments in a way that is sensitive to the psychosocial needs of the case;
- Advise safety procedures/ ways to avoid further harm to the case;
- The Lawyer will attend regular meetings with all project staff and will coordinate on weekly basis through internal case management meetings held by the Case Management Supervisors.
- Attend meetings and workshop/training as requested by the Activity Coordinators (PwSN, CP, GBV).
- Participate in ad hoc meetings that may be called for to discuss highly urgent cases.
- Attend meetings with department of justice, police or any law imposing agency regarding the case, based on the need and circumstances (Activity Coordinators and Project Manager to be informed about these meetings).
- With consent of the beneficiaries involved, provide a detailed record of the support provided to the beneficiaries and be responsible for maintaining a legal activities database.
- On a weekly the Lawyer will provide the Protection Coordinator and the Activity Coordinator with an overview of the support provided.
- Provide monthly reports for the Activity Coordinator that include information on legal assistance to individual cases, legal awareness sessions and overall trends related to the legal-juridical sector.
- Commit to participate in any other task in order to achieve the project’s overall objectives
- Always ensure confidentiality and conduct all activities respectfully and sensitively to beneficiaries and staff.
- Master degree in Law;
- At least 3 years working experience as a lawyer;
- Previous Experience with NGOs will be an asset;
- Solid protection background and ability to recognize and deal with specific vulnerable categories such as GBV survivors;
- Willingness to conduct field work on a daily basis;
- Previous experience in working with IDPs and Returnees will be an asset.
- Clinical legal experience
- Native Arabic - Excellent written and spoken English
- Strong team spirit, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment
- Excellent analytical skills, observation and analysis capacity
- Very strong interpersonal skills: strong communication and diplomatic skills
- Practical and problem-solver
- Ability to deal with heavy work pressure
- Deadline for submission of application: 18 October 2020;
- Documents to be submitted: CV and Motivation Letter (incomplete applications will be not considered), in addition to contact details for minimum 2 reference persons (include position and relation)
- How to send the application: by e-mail to email@example.com (applications delivered by hand will be not considered)