Position : Lawyer (Thessaloniki Solidarity Center)
Status : Full Time
Position within the Organization :
Hierarchical Responsible : TSC Project Manager
Legal Services Provision
Direct legal aid : provide with legal information and advice individually or in group sessions
Referrals : map needs, gaps and other services refer cases to other entities as appropriate and by providing rigorous follow up, ensure that these cases proceed towards resolution
Case management : Resolve problems through mediation or other informal dispute resolution mechanisms, where appropriate intervene with a wide range of activities that vary from information provision to court representation
Maintain records of all activities.
Provide legal assistance, administrative procedures regarding issuing of birth certificate, tax number, work permit and the like
Handle the identified legal cases from the sites
Provide individual counselling 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
Identify vulnerabilities and facilitate their access to available aid
Data base and Case related info management
Filling and registering all cases and actions to the DataBase appropriate
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 mentioned tasks
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
Participate in Field Trips and Assessments as requested and directed by Project manager
Perform other duties, related to the basic Job Description as requested by the Project manager
Required qualifications and skills
Legal Studies Degree
Registered in Official BAR
3-5 years working experience in practicing Law, at least 1 year of court experience
Cross Cultural Awareness and sensitiveness
Awareness and ability to work with survivors of War, Torture, Gender-based Violence and the sensitivities and confidentiality measures that this involves.
Computer literate & numerate
Well organized and efficient
Good interpersonal, teamworking & communications skills
High professional ethics, including strict confidentiality of clients
Native in Greek
Fluent in English (both written and spoken)
Field Working Experience entry points, Camps / Temporary Settlement or mobile units serving refugee population
Familiar with Refugee and Migration Law (Asylum processes, Relocation new Law, Dublin Regulation, family reunification) Specific Studies or Proven Engagement in Refugee Focused Projects (e.
g. Assessments, Surveys, Missions in Islands or to the borders)
Previous working experience with local or international NGOs, as well as Civil Society organizations or initiatives will be considered as a strong advantage
If you are interested in applying, please send your CV and motivation letter to recruitment solidaritynow.org mentioning in the email subject SN TSC 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 Wednesday 7th of June 2017. Due to the urgency of recruitment, SN reserves the right to complete the process as soon as the suitable candidate has been identified.