We are looking for a supervising lawyer for our Samos project.
You will supervise a team of legal counsellors, who are not yet fully qualified lawyers, but are trained in asylum law. They will require assistance and input in legal questions as well as guidance as to specific counselling situations.
Tasks will include:
● Regular updates on the legal developments and the on sight situation regarding asylum applications on the Greek islands
● Training new counsellors upon arrival
● Availability for questions from counsellors and assistance in specific counselling situations
● Monitoring counselling sessions (e.g. joining counsellors occasionally)
Furthermore, you will provide legal advice to asylum seekers and bring appeal procedures against rejected asylum applications. Hereby, you will be supported by the team of counsellors.
Tasks will include:
● Providing legal advice (information and interview preparation) to asylum seekers
● Accompany asylum seekers to their asylum interview
● Legal representation of applicants who were rejected in their asylum claim
● Correspondence with the Greek Asylum Service, European Asylum Support Office, and appellate bodies
● Cooperate with on-site actors on vulnerability cases
● Strategic litigation in front of the European Court of Human Rights
Qualifications and Education Requirements are
● Registered lawyer with a Greek bar association
● Proficiency in English
● Experience in European and Greek asylum and immigration law [otherwise extensive experience in Greek administrative law and a high motivation to acquire expertise in asylum law before assignment]
● Passion for issues of human rights law
● High resilience and flexibility; ability to work independently Preferred Skills are ● Experience in counselling refugees in matters of asylum law (e.g. interview preparation, family reunification, administrative appeal procedures)
● Experience in team supervision and coordination, ideally in the field of clinical legal education
● Proficiency in one other foreign language (e.g. French, Arabic, Farsi, Dari, Kurdish)
● Experience in the non-profit sector
Benefits: You will gain work experience in a progressive environment and a quickly evolving field of human rights law, relevant to a growing employment sector in Greece and Europe. We are offering accommodation free of charge. You will be living in a studio flat next to the main house, where the team of volunteers is accommodated. We would like you to travel to Berlin regularly, e.g. for the training of new legal counsellors. This will be about three to four times a year. Travel expenses and accommodation in Berlin will be paid.
Subject Line: Application Supervising Lawyer, Samos
Content: please add a cover letter, CV and relevant documents.
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
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