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Remote Legal Team

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Advocates Abroad
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Mytilene, Greece
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Published 2 months ago

Overview:

Advocates Abroad is a global network of diverse professionals dedicated to humanitarian aid for refugees and asylum seekers. Our field teams are local and foreign attorneys, interpreters, asylum experts, medical and psychosocial service providers.

Position Overview:

Remote Legal Team Advocates uses social media, a dedicated Skype hotline, and email to provide services such as legal aid and general information on asylum services available for refugees and asylum seekers from around the world. This team also supports the Advocates Legal Field Teams through the intake and other administrative assistance.

Remote Legal Team Advocates monitors and processes all incoming messages from refugees, asylum seekers and third parties over email, social media, and phone lines. These Advocates further support the needs of refugees and asylum seekers with a twice-weekly Skype Legal Aid Hotline. This hotline offers legal aid and general advice in four languages for three hours every Monday and Wednesday.

Minimum Qualification:

  • Volunteering Hours: Min 5 hours per week
  • Qualified lawyers, holding a Master's degree is a Plus, Recent Bachelor graduates or final year Honours students are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Languages: Fluency in English, while, Arabic, French and/or Farsi is Plus.
  • Strong interest in the refugee and asylum issue.
  • Integrity, cultural sensitivity and ability to maintain confidentiality are a must.
  • Strong interest in the refugee and asylum issue, having experience within processing refugees and asylum seekers requests in EU is a plus.

General information:

  • This position is unpaid.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited for the interview
  • Based on the interview results accepted candidates will have to complete an online training program (40 hours of self-study). (two for average)
  • Final step will be passing a quiz and an assessment of regional knowledge and applicable laws.

How to apply

Interested candidates are requested to send their CV and a motivation letter expressing their interest in the position to volunteer@advocatesabroad.org with "Remote Legal Team" in the subject line.

Overview:

Advocates Abroad is a global network of diverse professionals dedicated to humanitarian aid for refugees and asylum seekers. Our field teams are local and foreign attorneys, interpreters, asylum experts, medical and…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
OpenSpace, Mytilene, None 81100, Greece

Apply to This Volunteer Opportunity

Instructions:

Send CV & Letter of Interest to volunteer@advocatesabroad.org with "Remote Legal Team" in the subject line.

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