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25 Avril 2021 Il y a 1 an

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunis

Duty Station: Tunis (with some travel throughout Tunisia)  

Duration: 11 Months (with good prospects for extension)  

Subject: National Legal Officer – Sfax 

Starting date ASAP (no later than May)  

Job Description 

 The Innovation and Planning Agency is looking for a national legal officer (w/m/d) to support the  « Basta Harraga Project” (BHP) in Tunisia. The BHP is supported by the European Commission’s  Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) and the Austrian Interior Ministry and is  implemented as of March 2021 by EB Projektmanagement GmbH (EBP) in Austria through its  implementing partner Innovation Planning Agency Switxboard SUARL (IPA) in Tunisia.  The BHP tries to establish direct contact and involvement of Tunisian and third country migrants to  better care for those in particular need of protection and to ensure access to help. The target groups  are assisted with psychosocial support counseling and safe spaces, facilitating reintegration in their  country of origin, information and legal services in Tunis, Sousse, Sfax and Zarzis. It is further  hoped that alternative solutions and perspectives can be developed to counteract irregular migration. Under the line management of the coordinator, the national legal officer is based in Sfax and leads  the office’s day to day affairs.  

The legal officer will join a social team consisting of a psychologist, social workers with the  assistance of a remote support team as well as adherence to IPA’s Code of Conduct and standard  operating procedures.  

The ideal candidate combines professional human rights experience with a flexible hands-on  attitude. He/She should bring a high level of social engagement, understanding of migration issues  and motivation with the ability to work independently to this exciting position.  

Under the responsibility of the coordinator, the national legal officer performs the following  missions: 

 – Ensures smooth operations and adherence to EBP / IPA policies, guidelines, donor  requirements, national laws and procedures 

Ensures the legal assistance and the referal of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees,  unaccompanied minors, Tunisian returnees and potential victims of trafficking. Carries out an individual interview and collects stories, detects and analyzes social and legal needs in order to proposes an adequate solution. 

Provides legal and social information responding to the individual situations of clients. Perform mediations with individuals for certain disputes. 

Mobilize legal assistance if necessary. 

Follow up on cases until problems are resolved. 

Develops « law » sheets formalizing the rights and the procedures to follow depending on the  situation. 

Ensures the monitoring and reporting of the activity 

Provides physical support for beneficiaries to social partners if necessary Organizing thematic working sessions to share best practices and lessons learnt in the course

of documentation and legal assistance. 

Conditions :  

Competitive salary according to qualification and experience  

11 months contract (with good prospects for extension)  

Critères d'éligibilité

  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Relevant diploma (e.g., international law, international human rights law...) or relevant experience in humanitarian or development related projects
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Resilient and ability to deliver results in fast-paced, flexible environment
  • Highly desirable background in migration related issues, refugee law, and / or GBV
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Language: Arabic (mother tongue) ,Fluency in French and English
  • Good writing and translation skills

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