Job Information Legal Team Leader – Erbil NGO Information
Contact Name HR
Contact Email
Job Information
Contract Duration
Governorate Erbil
Job Shift
Nationality National
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2021-06-27
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title
Minimum Experience 4 Year
Required Travel
Job Status
No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2021-10-17
Deadline Date 2021-10-25
[Erbil,Iraq ]

Purpose/objective of the position:

The Legal Team Leader is responsible for Implementation of legal services in accordance with INTERSOS mandate, priorities and donor agreements. He/she will support and coach Lawyers throughout the legal process, provide daily oversight to lawyers under his/her supervision, and directly handle complex cases as needed.

Main legal issues to be covered include:

  • Family law;
  • Gender-based violence and child protection;
  • Legal identity including obtaining civil documentation necessary to access rights and services (birth registration, marriage registration, etc.)
  • Citizenship and statelessness issues related to displacement.


Generic Duties:

  • Supervise and coach a team of lawyers, ensuring they deliver quality legal services in a timely manner and in accordance with Legal SOPs;
  • Support the Legal Officer in undertaking regular monitoring & evaluation of project activities, and contribute to monthly progress reports on activities, highlighting any technical or operational successes;
  • Assess on an individual bases the need for provision of financial assistance to vulnerable beneficiaries to cover administrative or legal fees, or transportation allowance to attend administrative or court proceedings
  • Conduct basic intake interviews with beneficiaries in order to assess legal and urgent protection needs (as needed);
  • Provide legal information to clients on the main legal issues encountered;
  • Plan and facilitate awareness sessions for the community of concern on different legal topics; 
  • Be involved in the office organization of awareness sessions on any topic to be decided according to need, in close coordination with the Legal Officer;
  • Attend meetings and workshops as requested by the Legal Officer;
  • Respect deadlines for delivering of weekly, monthly and ad-hoc reports on legal activities and statistics;
  • Under supervision of the Legal Officer, update and monitor the legal and referral databases weekly to ensure the quality of the information included;
  • Contribute to the drafting of internal/external reports according to INTERSOS and donor requirements ensuring quality and timely submission;
  • Collect and deliver all required invoices that relate to legal fees;
  • Carry out all tasks respecting key protection principles including but not limited to: PSEA, do no harm, non-discrimination, confidentiality and accountability and need-to-know principles,
  • Daily field visits and support to legal teams in terms of planning and implementing the legal activities;
  • Conduct visits to the courts and local authorities in order to facilitate and coordinate the legal activities; 
  • Collect and deliver all required papers that relate to HR;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Legal Officer.


Qualifications & Preferred Skills

Education and professional experience:


  • Bachelor degree in Law and member of Iraq or KRI Lawyers Syndicate;
  • Hold a valid bar association ID B or C; 
  • Minimum Four years of relevant professional experience or master degree with three years’ experience.
  • Previous working experience with IDPs, refugees and returnees;
  • Prior experience working with government authorities is a plus;
  • Excellent knowledge of the Iraqi legal system and legal procedures;
  • Strong knowledge of international protection and human rights legal standards;
  • Experience in Supervision and / or Coaching is preferred.


Competencies: (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, Power Point) 
  • High confidentiality, respect and a non-discriminatory attitude
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and as part of a team
  • Fluency in Arabic and Kurdish (written and spoken)
  • High intermediate level of English (written and spoken)


How To Apply
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

  • Your resume must be uploaded in PDF format.

  • INTERSOS is reviewing applications on a rolling basis, the vacancy might be filled before the closing date.

“Please note that the preference will be given to qualified candidates that are from the recruitment area”

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