Legal Field Team in Greece or Italy, Fluent in English, Qualified Lawyer

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 22 January 2020
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Overview:
Advocates Abroad is a global network of diverse professionals dedicated to humanitarian aid for refugees and asylum seekers. Our field teams are local and foreign attorneys, interpreters, asylum experts, medical and psychosocial service providers.
Field teams serve in permanent offices, located in the European Union, Middle East, and North America. Remote legal aid and psychosocial services teams provide legal aid hotlines in several languages and 24/7 online assistance.

Position Overview:

The primary duty of the Legal Field Team is to assist asylum applicants with interview and appeals preparation. These Advocates frequently assist in different forms of legal and non-legal aid, such as hospital escorts, accompanying asylum seekers to interviews, and assistance with crisis intervention of asylum seekers at risk.

Minimum Qualification:

  • Duration: Minimum one month (4 weeks), longer term applicants preferred.
  • Qualified legal training or legal degree required.
  • Languages: Fluency in English, and Arabic, Farsi highly desirable.
  • Strong interest in the refugee and asylum law.
  • Previous experience in refugees and asylum seeker claims in EU.
  • Integrity, cultural sensitivity and ability to maintain confidentiality required.

General information:

  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited for the interview.
  • Successful candidates will have to complete an online training program (40 hours of self-study).
  • All successful field teams shall pass a 10 question quiz and assessment of regional knowledge and applicable laws prior to deployment.
  • Field Teams may be placed in one of eight team locations within Greece (islands or mainland) or in one of three locations in Italy. Applicants are encouraged to state location preference while applying.
  • This position is unpaid, though training is provided.

HOW TO APPLY:

Submit CV and letter of interest to volunteer@advocatesabroad.org with the subject line “Admin Team Advocates Abroad.” Please note only complete applications will be reviewed.

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