iş ilanı,IRC is looking forLegal Documentation Specialist
Job Title,Legal documentation Specialist
Band Level Grade,7B
Department,Protection Rule of Law
The international Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The Syria crisis is often described as the worst humanitarian catastrophe since the end of the Cold War. Inside Syria, 7.6 million people are internally displaced and 12.2 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 4.8 million in hard-to-reach areas. There are 3.8 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. This is no short-term humanitarian episode. The devastating human consequences to huge numbers of people will endure for decades. The destruction of relationships, communities, livelihoods, homes and infrastructure will take years to repair.
IRC is offering a robust humanitarian response to the Syria crisis with an annual budget in excess of $140 million and a rapidly expanding portfolio, supported by more than 1,250 staff in the region. IRC is undertaking programs in Syria and the neighboring countries of Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan in the fields of health, child protection, education, women’s protection and empowerment, NFI and food distribution, cash assistance, water and sanitation, and livelihood programming. Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.
Job Overview/Summary: The Legal Documentation Specialist, based in the IRC office in Antakya, will be responsible for technical oversight and support to field level implementation of IRC legal services programming in northern Syria. Based on findings of a civil status documentation assessment conducted in 2015, the program seeks to improve IDP understanding of documentation issues and procedures through information dissemination and outreach.
Programme Development & Implementation
Develop and launch IRC legal services program in northern Syria, in line with research recommendations, existing strategy, proposals and donor requirements;
Recruit and provide technical training to the field team, providing extensive support to the Legal Services Senior Officer (LSSO), who supervises community paralegals and oversees the work of Community focal points;
Design context-specific guidance, standards and tools for information and counselling on civil documentation, in-line with IRC’s A2J guidance and best practices;
Work closely with the LSSO to support management of challenging cases;
Regularly update the paralegal guidance manual and information materials as needed to ensure accurate information dissemination based on ongoing context analysis of the current situation in non-regime areas for internally displaced persons in Syria;
Document findings of needs assessments as required, including preparation of reports and other relevant documents;
Assist in preparation of documents; including case studies, statistics and reports on topics agreed with supervisor.
Coordination and Representation
Coordinate and manage IRC Legal Civil documentation services program in northern Syria and ensure technical quality and timely information sharing regarding challenges and needs at the field level;
Represent IRC in internal and external forums as needed, including Protection Cluster;
Assist in contributing to the development of referral mechanisms in collaboration with IRC coordinators, other NGOs and the Protection cluster/
Monitoring and Reporting
Assist in designing relevant forms, questionnaires and templates for documentation of project activities (information sessions and information counselling) by IRC staff in northern Syria;
Develop and maintain an appropriate archiving system / database in order to track activity progress and quality;
Track and regularly report on program deliverables and targets per donor requirements to the Senior Protection Manager
Prepare regular written updates of work conducted and scheduled work;
Carry out administrative and financial tasks as needed;
Perform any other task as assigned by supervisor.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Senior Protection Manager
Position directly supervises: Legal Services Senior Officer
Indirect Reporting: Senior Coordinator of Integrated Protection
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: Community paralegals, Protection manager, Sr. IMO, Senior Field Coordinator, Program staff, Supply chain staff
External: Protection cluster coordinators and operational partners for coordination and information sharing as facilitated by SCIP.
Bachelor degree in law.
At least two years legal practice as a qualified lawyer.
Good knowledge of international human rights and humanitarian protection standards and principles, especially those related to civil documentation and legal identity, including implications related to gender or displacement.
Very familiar with legal concepts, law and practices of the Syrian legal system regarding civil documentation and legal identity.
Good communication skills including ability to gain trust and build relationships with new communities.
Experience with capacity building, including training of trainers, adult learning approaches and remote capacity building.
High standard of spoken and written Arabic and English.
Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word.
Experience in regular report writing.
Legal authorization to live and work in Turkey as required by the Turkish authorities.
All IRC staff are required to adhere to the IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.
Experience working in NGOs and managing teams.
Experience working with IDP populations.
Experience with remote management strongly preferred
Good computer skills including Excel and Powerpoint.
Working Environment: The work site is the IRC office in Antakya, with regular travel to the IRC’s field office in Gaziantep.