Lawyer for the Refugee Law Clinic Berlin on Samos (Greek job description below)
Job Title: Supervising Lawyer
Location: Samos, Greece (Vathy)
Travel Required: sometimes (to Berlin)
Position Type: full-time
Salary: Competitive salary
Starting date: 15.07.2021, latest 01.08.2021 on site
Benefits: Accommodation (fully paid)
Minimum period: 3 months (with possible extension)
Application Deadline: 20.06.2021
Interviews will most likely take place in the week after the 20th of June.
Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
The project provides legal information to refugees on the island of Samos. The team consists of three to four legal counsellors and two to three translators. They offer legal information workshops, individual sessions for applicants before their asylum interview and assistance with family reunification applications. Upon your assignment, the project will also engage in appeal procedures for rejected applicants, accompany applicants to interviews and represent them at court. Detailed information on the project can be found at: www.rlc-berlin.org/samos
For the future it is planned to found a new organisation which takes over the project from the RLC Berlin with the aim to professionalize it even more. This will not take place within the three months period of time in question.
Role and Responsibilities
You will supervise a team of legal counsellors who are trained in asylum law. They will require assistance and input in legal questions as well as guidance as to specific counselling situations. Tasks will include:
Regular updates on the legal developments and the on site situation regarding asylum applications on the Greek islands.
· Training new counsellors upon arrival,
· Availability for questions from counsellors and assistance in specific counselling situations.
· Monitoring counselling sessions (e.g. joining counsellors occasionally)
· Furthermore, you will provide legal advice to asylum seekers, bring appeal procedures against rejected asylum applications and write memos to support the asylum claims. Hereby, you will be supported by the team of counsellors. T