Job Information Lawyer NGO Information
Contact Name HR Department
Contact Email
Job Information
Contract Duration 6
Governorate Nineveh
Job Shift
Nationality National
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2022-08-04
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title Degree in Law
Minimum Experience 2 Year
Required Travel
Job Status
No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2022-08-04
Deadline Date 2022-08-11
[Sinjar,Iraq ]

Job title: Lawyer

Job type: Full-time

Salary grade: L1

Place of work (City, Governorate): Sinjar, Ninewa, Iraq

Number of Jobs: 1

Requested duration of the contract: 6 months with possibility of extension

Working Hours: Sunday to Thursday from 08:00-04:00 PM

Field trips: Required, to Tel Azir, Wardiya, Siba, Ba’aj, Mosul, and surrounding regions

Publishing Date: 04 August 2022 

Deadline Date: 11 August 2022 at 04:00 PM


Requirements for recruitment (please specify desired or obligatory):

·         Degree in Law

·         Minimum two years of relevant professional experience as a lawyer in Federal Iraq.

·         At least 2 years of experience working in NGOs and the humanitarian setting in protection programming.

·         Previous working experience with IDPs, refugees and returnees.

·         Excellent knowledge of the Iraqi legal system and legal procedures.

·         Strong knowledge of family law matters, international protection, and human rights legal standards.


Responsibilities and Tasks: 


·         Conduct legal intake interviews with beneficiaries to assess legal needs and provide legal counselling on main issues encountered in accordance with project intake criteria.

·         When applicable provide legal assistance to beneficiaries with legal or urgent protection needs.

·         Assist beneficiaries to fill forms for: national ID/passports, marriage certification, birth certification and other relevant documents.

·         Develop and facilitate legal awareness sessions on specific legal issues impacting the community.

Legal Counseling

·         Lead client meetings; reviewing papers from clients which may include several topics/types of cases (e.g. GBV, marriage, property, etc.)

·         Give specific information/recommendation about how to proceed to obtain legal documents.

·         Provide legal counselling pertaining to House, Land and Property Law entitlements and cases, Family Law matters, Yazidi Survivors Law etc.

Legal Assistance

·         Assist in the completion of all personal documentation including but not limited to: national ID forms, marriage certification forms, birth certification forms (in cases where lawyer will not provide legal representation).

·         Drafting simple pleadings and agreements on behalf of client to present him/herself in court.

·         Accompaniment to ministries and government departments for documentation (e.g. pension, salary, social services)

·         Follow-up on cases of people in detention, reformatories, shelters, or other longer-term cases that do not involve legal representation (e.g. tracing people in the system, legal research to support, talking to government agencies to get more info, etc.)

Legal Representation

·         Provide legal representation for individuals in civil litigation in housing land and property (HLP) or to recover damages related to slavery. Any court case (civil, investigation, criminal, family).

·         Instances of birth/death/guardianship/marriage/divorce certification or other procedures requiring PoA.

Case Management support

·         Provide feedback to Yazda’s Project Manager and Case Managers for cases being supported under the Case Management function for this project.

·         Participate in case conferences for complex and ambiguous cases with a legal issue, upon request by the Project Manager.

·         Support Case Management team in conducting legal awareness sessions in the area of operation according to identified needs or upon advice of the Community Protection Officer.

Other activities:

·         Ensure all legal assistance provided in recorded in the Legal Administration Database for the project.

·         Ensure the proper filing and archiving of individual legal files to maintain data confidentiality.

·         Undertake home visits to clients with reduced mobility.

·         Carry out all tasks respecting key protection principles including but not limited to: do no harm principles, non-discrimination, confidentiality and accountability and need-to-know principles.

·         Travel to Tel Azir, Siba, Wadiya, Ba’aj, Mosul, and other places if required in order to meet with beneficiaries and visit relevant government authorities.

·         Contribute to the drafting of internal/external reports according to Yazda and donor requirements ensuring quality and timely submission.

·         Participate in legal coordination meetings or workshops/trainings as requested by the Project Manager.

·         Responsible to report all legal activities on a monthly basis to the Project Manager.

·         Responsible for meeting legal support beneficiary targets (aggregated by sex, age and disability) as per project proposal.


Qualifications & Preferred Skills
  • Knowledge of International Humanitarian Law.
  • Knowledge of the Geneva Conventions.
  • Knowledge of key legal barriers for returnees including documentation, HLP and ISIL Survivors entitlements etc.
  • Minimum of two years of working with vulnerable people, mainly IDP’s, returnees and refugees.
  • Candidate must be based in Sinjar.
  • Ability to commence on 01 Sep 22.
How To Apply

Interested applicants must send their CV with a cover letter to with a subject “JV12422- Lawyer


NOTE: Applications not meeting the specified minimum requirements or received after closing date may not be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview that may include a written test of technical


NOTE: due to the urgency of the position, we might close the announcement prior to the mentioned deadline

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