NEW Legal Team Leader – Anbar Junior level – Junior IRC – International Rescue Committee Ramadi

IRC - International Rescue Committee

Requisition ID: req52250

Job Title: Legal Team Leader – Anbar

Sector: Protection and rule of law

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Anbar, Iraq

Work Arrangement:

Job Description

Leadership and
Staff Supervision:

– Manage all day-to-day legal activities in Anbar and serve as the
primary focal point for IRC legal programming in the governorate – civil
documentation, personal status, family law, Housing Land and Property,
detention, legal assistance for GBV cases.
– With guidance from the Protection and Rule of Law Manager/ Legal
Manager and Protection and Rule of Law Coordinator, establish weekly and
monthly work plans for all program activities.
– Manages all requests for information/ intervention from the
Senior Management and external organizations.
– Responsible for supporting the professional development of all
direct reporting staff.
– Maintain open and professional relations with team members,
promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to
enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
– Ensure timely completion and submission of monthly timesheets,
probations reviews and annual performance reviews.
– Plan/coordinate and oversee lawyer’s vacation schedules.
– If/as required identify staff
performance issues and work with Protection and Rule of Law Manager and
Human Resources to document and address these in accordance with the
National Staff Employment Policies

Project management:

– Provide technical guidance and capacity building to lawyers to ensure high quality and ethical programming through adherence to IRC ethical guidelines, the Legal Assistance SOPs and Detention SOPs, Iraqi Law, observing client confidentiality guidelines and the lawyers’ compliance with IRC financial procedures.
– Provide direction and monitor staff in their implementation of the work plan and quality of technical activities, share relevant information and direction to improve quality and achieve timelines!
– Support lawyers in ensuring clients securing the necessary civil documentation, HLP, personal status, family law, detention and HLP documents required to access humanitarian assistance, basic entitlements and services.
– Oversee accurate information and case management of the legal program, ensuring lawyers store their files securely, and – maintain their casefiles in the case management system in an accurate and timely manner, carry out quality control and advise on corrective measures if applicable.
– Carry out spot checks and audits of case files to ensure they contain all the necessary documentation including receipts, legal services agreement, case closure forms, receipts, court documentation including submission documents and final documents.
– Ensure lawyers treat clients with the highest degree of respect and dignity, clearly explain the legal options to the client and make themselves available to be contacted by the clients
– Participate in conducting evidence-based advocacy initiatives (phone calls, letters or meetings) with local authorities, justice actors, other organizations (NGOs), UN Agencies, enabling wider groups new/unregistered IDPs to access needed services.
– Assists in filing complaints before administrative or other bodies and the courts, according to the procedures for legal representation.
– Ensure of weekly and monthly reporting of the number of legal cases, legal counselling, awareness raising activities, court representations, etc, and reports to the Protection Manager.
– In coordination with the Database/Reporting Officer in Anbar, leads the consolidation of legal data and case management ensuring correct input of information on cases is uploaded to the COMM care database, and confidentiality is maintained.
– Assist in drafting technical monthly reports as directed by the Senior Legal manager
– Provide regular de-briefings to the Protection Manager / Sr Legal Manager on progress and recommendations on interventions and strategic direction of legal aspects of programming.


– Coordinates with all relevant stakeholders (Local authority, justice actors, NGOs, etc.) in Anbar to ensure effective implementation of legal activities.
– Participate in relevant coordination meetings with sub-clusters and working groups covering Anbar, as per request of the Protection and Rule of Law Manager

Other duties

-Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of lawyers; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and, when advised and appropriate, liaising with external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC programs
– Other duties as assigned by the Protection and Rule of Law Manager / Legal Manager / Protection Coordinator

Key Working Relationships:

Reports to:  PROL Manager
technically supervised by: PROL Manager/ Legal Manager.
Position directly supervises: Lawyers.
Reporting: N/A

Internal and/or external contacts
: describe the nature of departments or groups
the position influences or requires support from to accomplish objectives.
Internal: IRC
External:  Local


– Bachelor’s degree in law
– Member of Iraq Lawyers Syndicate
– At least 3–6-year experience in practicing law (Practitioner
degree) in various case types.
INGO experience preferred.
– Strong knowledge and understanding of best practice and ethical
legal service delivery.
– Excellent communication skills.
– Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity,
and flexibility
– Must be computer literate (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power
– Experience in building capacity of team members through coaching
and mentoring.
– The ability to work as a member of a team is essential and
promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment.
– Positive, professional attitude, organized and prioritizes work
under pressure, work overtime when necessary and be able to coordinate
multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
Arabic native and Spoken English
skills desirable.


Salary range: (2,503,846-3,255,000) Iraqi Dinars, based on various factors including
the labor market, job type, internal equity and budget as well as
calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills
relative to the defined job requirements.
13th month salary per year.
21 days of leave and 15 days of paid holidays per year.
IRC provides health insurance for staff and their dependents.

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