IRAP Jordan is seeking a Germany or United States qualified Supervising Attorney to represent clients, supervise at least one Staff Attorney, coordinate legal work with program team members, and represent the department in internal and external meetings. The Supervising Attorney will be supervised by the Program and Operations Director. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals interested in supervision, and refugee, immigration, and international law, and assisting displaced people.
Casework Responsibilities (50%)
- Counsel and represent refugees in various pathways, including UNHCR resettlement referrals, interview preparation, resettlement processing, family reunification, humanitarian visa applications, and other global pathways. The Supervising Attorney will be called upon to take on particularly complex cases, the number of cases will vary depending on a number of factors, historically the caseload has ranged from 20 to 30 cases.
- Assist the IRAP Jordan Legal Services team with managing and mentoring pro bono law firms, by conducting training, reviewing legal submissions, providing legal advice, and other functions as needed.
- Review and make determinations on potential client intake and screening interviews, and closed case requests for assistance. Assist with determinations on pre-screenings as needed.
- Engage in other casework as necessary to maintain overall department goals.
Staff Supervision Responsibilities (25%)
- Supervise at least one staff attorney. The Supervising Attorney may be called upon to supervise additional staff during their tenure within the scope of this job description.
- Ensure high quality and consistent work product, oversee workflow, evaluate and manage performance, set goals and objectives, provide mentorship and professional development opportunities, conduct performance reviews, handle initial human resources needs, and respond to supervisee grievances.
- Support a positive daily work experience and create and maintain an equitable and inclusive work culture.
Program Maintenance & Design Responsibilities (20%)
- Co-develop and pilot legal clinics throughout Jordan.
- Conduct quality assurance checks of the case management platform to ensure high quality recordkeeping.
- Contribute to training, support, and coordination of the program team.
- Design and maintain casework resources, templates, intake and screening forms, schedules, and procedures as a standing member of the SOP Committee.
- Work closely with the Volunteer Program Coordinator to ensure interns, volunteers, fellows, and student trip participants support the needs and programmatic goals of the casework team.
- Explore and identify other possible case types with the Program and Operations Director.
Representation Responsibilities (5%)
- Represent the Jordan office in IRAP internal programmatic and strategic working groups, hiring committees, substantive committees, and other groups as required. The Supervising Attorney may lead and facilitate meetings as appropriate.
- Co-develop and provide training to partner organizations, NGOs, and CBOs, with the goal of building local capacity for refugee relocation assistance.
- Participates in key external stakeholder meetings with partner organizations, the UN, embassies, and other entities as appropriate and as called upon by the Program and Operations Director
- Law degree required; must be a fully certified lawyer in Germany (Volljurist*in), or admitted to practice law in the United States.
- Minimum of 4-9 years of legal services experience in the field of immigration law and/ or international refugee law required.
- Sensitivity to client empowerment and to working with clients of all backgrounds, including LGBTI clients and survivors of trauma.
- Excellent oral and written English language proficiency. Arabic, German or French proficiency is preferred but not required.
- Experience working outside the United States or Europe in a multinational environment is preferred.
- Experience working with community-based and NGO partners is preferred.
- Ability to be flexible in a fast-paced and high-pressure work environment; highly organized and motivated, able to multi-task and manage a high-volume workload.
- Strong research, writing, and analytical skills.
- Strong interpersonal and communications skills and the ability to understand and handle sensitive and confidential information.
- Highly organized and flexible; able to multi-task and manage a high-volume workload; excellent time management skills.
Location: The candidate will be required to be physically present at IRAP’s office in Amman, Jordan.
The annual salary range for this position is $75,171- $92,085 commensurate with experience.
Benefits vary across office locations, and IRAP seeks to offer equitable and generous benefits to all employees. IRAP’s US benefits include fully paid family health insurance, retirement options, extensive PTO (20 or more vacation days,) comprehensive leave time for sickness, disability and parenting (4 months of parental leave) as well as reimbursement for work from home equipment and generous opportunities for professional development.