Job Information Lawyer NGO Information
Contact Name Ali Ismail Abdulaziz
Contact Email
Job Information
Contract Duration till 31.Dec2019
Governorate Duhok
Job Shift
Nationality National
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2019-08-09
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title law
Minimum Experience 3 Year (Member of Bar Association. Authority “B” and above are strongly preferred.)
Required Travel
Job Status
No Of Jobs 2
Published Date 2019-08-09
Deadline Date 2019-08-17
[Duhok,Iraq ]

Terms of Reference




Under the direct supervision of Legal Coordinator at Harikar NGO, the Lawyer will respond to legal assistance needs of IDPs in Duhok governorate. The legal aid program helps to deliver legal and civil documentation, women and child rights, HLP and work rights through offices at Harikar NGO and outreach visits, in Duhok governorate. IDPs being displaced from Nineveh governorate, the Lawyer may need to travel to concerned Nineveh governmental bodies in order to provide the needed legal to the targeted beneficiaries.



Main Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Ensure adherence to UNHCR protection policies and principles, and UNHCR/Harikar NGO legal aid SOP, guidelines and tools


  1. Implement delegated legal aid project components, according to agreed plan of action / workplan and designated geographical area(s) of responsibility
    • Support the legal coordinator in compiling up-to-date information on relevant laws, procedures and practices relevant to the legal aid project in Duhok Governorate.
    • Support the legal coordinator in developing concept papers for legal aid information / awareness sessions.
    • Conducting verification for Nationality certificate and civil ID files of IDPs for its issuance to the ministry of interior of Iraq in planned camps and/or non-camp areas within/as a UNHCR coordinated exercise.
    • Raise awareness on civil documentation rights, women, child, labor and housing/tenure rights through mobile group information / awareness sessions, leaflet distribution, radio shows, etc,
    • Provide beneficiaries with counselling services (information and referral on relevant rights and procedural requirements and how to exercise them).
    • Take in beneficiaries who are unable to claim or realize their civil documentation, personal status, labor, housing or tenure rights for legal case management services (representation before the administrative bodies and all instances of courts and other legal support for all documentation, and civil requirements).
    • Conduct regular outreach visits to detention facilities in area of responsibility and follow up cases or refer them to UNHCR/protection staff if required or engage in legal aid provision as per established detention SOP.
    • Input and update beneficiary data into the Harikar case management tools and case tracking / database system. Periodically disaggregate and analyze data gathered during information and counselling sessions for future planning purposes.
    • Prepare and manage status reports as required by Harikar management
    • Undertake regular monitoring and evaluation of legal aid activities, contribute to monthly progress report, highlighting any technical or operational successes.
      1. Liaise and collaborate with relevant key stakeholders.
        • Support the legal coordinator in initiating or strengthening dialogue with local authorities in Duhok and Nineveh governorates.
        • Pay visits to the concerned governmental bodies in Duhok and Nineveh governorates in order process the cases of IDPs.
        • Build strong networks and connections with legal and non-legal service providers in area of responsibility, to strengthen referral pathways adhering to established SOP and guidelines.
        • Cooperate with other Harikar protection activities sections and foster regular communication exchange, strengthen internal referral and feedback mechanisms.
        • Attend local coordination working groups as per guidance by the Lawyer Supervisor.


      1. Other tasks as required by the legal coordinator
Qualifications & Preferred Skills

The candidate should have:   

  1. A university degree in law, persons with alternative but clearly related degrees in combination with strong relevant work experience can be considered.
  2. Member of Bar Association. Authority “B” and above are strongly preferred.
  3. Able and or flexible in visiting various locations within Duhok and Nineveh governorates.
  4. Preferably a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience in the legal field, including protection, delivering awareness sessions, information and counselling for displaced persons on civil documentation, women rights, etc.
  5. Proven skills and experience in case mechanisms and referral mechanisms.
  6. Very good understanding “written and oral” in Arabic and Kurdish language skills. Knowledge of English is strongly recommended.
  7. Advanced computer skills, particular Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
  8. Very good communication and interpersonal skills. Candidate needs to be flexible and creative, respectful and diplomatic. Results-driven and highly motivated to assist the most vulnerable amongst IDPs and IDPs returnees.
How To Apply

All application should be supplied with a CV and a letter of application, detailing a brief description of why the applicant’s qualification and previous work history are suitable to the position.


   Application should be placed in a sealed envelope, addressed to Harikar local NGO, indicating the applicant’s name, the post applied for, and should be delivered to the following address:


Harikar Local NGO

Nohadra Quarter, Jeen Street, 32/4, 1005, BA Dohuk.

Duhok, Kurdistan, Iraq


Or via this Email address: indicating the Job Number (VA-HD-2019-016) and position they are applying for (Lawyer) in the subject line of the email.

Applications with no subject line will not be considered.


       The closing date for applications for the above vacancy is 17th August. 2019 , at 03:30 PM. (local time).

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