Lawyer for Athens Solidarity Center

Submit until: 15/9/2017
Location: Athens

Job Title:  SN/ASC Lawyer –  Δικηγόρος

Status: Full Time (morning or afternoon shift)

Duration: 3 months, with possibility of extension

Starting Date: ASAP

Location: Athens, (ASC) Athens Solidarity Centre

Position within the Organization

Hierarchical Responsible: ASC Legal Team Leader

Functioning Lines:  ASC Deputy, Team Leaders, ASC Officers, Social Workers, Legal Aid Team Members, SN Accommodation Projects, Implementing Partners Social Services

Responsibilities

Legal Services Provision

  • Ensure referrals internally and externally
  • Provide individual counseling on, e.g., the asylum procedure/international protection/refugee laws and individual rights
  • Follow up on cases regarding the European Relocation scheme, Family Reunification and other cases that need legal assistance
  • Provide individual counseling on cases of civil and labour law, human rights law, administrative, welfare or criminal law
  • Respond to asylum-related questions asked by refugees and asylum seekers through an online platform powered by SN and its partners
  • Resolve problems through mediation or other informal dispute resolution mechanisms, where appropriate
  • Undertake legal cases and legally represent to the court (depending on the availability of resources in this area) following an approval from Team Leader
  • Identify vulnerabilities and facilitate their access to available aid

Data base and case-related information management

  • Filling and registering all cases and actions to the DataBase/ appropriate tools as requested by Team Leader
  • Brief and Full Social -Legal History taking
  • Updating the hard and electronic files per case
  • Maintain hard and electronic files archive updated
  • Perform entries in the data base system as required by the above
  • Other Duties
  • Work with mobile teams to provide basic outreach information on refugee legal rights to beneficiaries
  • Work cohesively with other Social Services colleagues to ensure referrals are made efficiently and in a confidential manner, in kind aid or any other additional provision available is properly facilitated
  • Brief and debrief beneficiaries for running programs availability and inform for any relevant change
  • Update the content (legal information) of an online platform, including any legal and procedural developments pertaining to asylum and migration in Greece
  • Perform other duties, related to the basic Job Description as requested by the Supervisor

Required qualifications and skills

Essential

  • Legal Studies Degree
  • Lawyers Permission of Work
  • 3-5 years working experience in practicing law (at least 6 months in a project relating to refugees and migrants)
  • Familiar with Refugee and Migration Law (Asylum processes, Relocation –new Law)
  • Computer literate
  • Native in Greek
  • Fluent in English (both written and spoken)
  • Cross-cultural awareness and sensitiveness
  • Awareness and ability to work with survivors of Gender-based Violence, including the sensitivities and confidentiality measures that this involves
  • Willingness to promote gender equality and understanding of the different vulnerabilities, needs, and capacities of men, women, boys, and girls
  • High professional ethics, including strict confidentiality of clients
  • Well-organized and efficient
  • Good interpersonal, team-working, and communications skills

Desired

  • Field working experience at entry points, Camps/Temporary Settlement, or mobile units serving refugee population
  • Specific Studies or Proven Engagement in Refugee Focused Projects (e.g., assessments, surveys, missions on the islands or by the border)
  • Previous working experience with local or international NGOs will be considered as a strong advantage
  • Knowledge of French is considered an asset

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV and motivation letter to recruitment@solidaritynow.org mentioning in the email subject “SN_ASC_Lawyer”.

SN is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities and from vulnerable and disadvantaged groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Not later than by Friday 15th of September 2017. Due to the urgency of recruitment, SN reserves the right to complete the process as soon as the suitable candidate has been identified.