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INTERSOS is a non-profit humanitarian aid organisation that works to bring assistance to people in danger, victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts. Established in 1992 with support from the Italian Federation of Trade Unions, its actions are based on the values of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equal rights and opportunities for all people and respect for diversity and coexistence, paying particular attention to the most vulnerable and the unprotected.

INTERSOS identifies with the core values of CONCORD, the European Confederation of NGOs; it adheres to international codes of conduct for humanitarian organisations and the values and principles expressed within those codes. INTERSOS is recognised by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the European Commission and the principal UN agencies; it is privileged to hold an advisory status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
INTERSOS is an independent association which, through its own humanitarian operators, intervenes to effectively answer the needs of people in serious crises situations, mainly in the world's poorest regions, who are suffering, deprived of rights, dignity and essentials goods. It maintains a flexible operating structure. The head office in Italy coordinates, supports and monitors the planned activities in the countries of intervention carried out by decentralised offices.


Job Purpose:


Within the legal component of the UNHCR funded operation, the Legal Intern (f/m) fills a basic supportive position with limited responsibility for the duration of her/his internship. The person supports the legal team throughout all phases of legal assistance from the provision of legal information to the preparation of relevant legal documentation for vulnerable persons, in accordance with INTERSOS’ mandate, priorities and donor agreements.



Main Duties:


  • Family Law
  • Gender-Based violence and Child Protection
  • Legal identity including obtaining civil documentation necessary to access rights and services (birth registration, marriage registration)



Generic Duties:


  1. Provides general support to the legal team (Legal Assistant, Legal Caseworker) in its (field) operations.
  2. Assists the legal team (Legal Assistant, Legal Caseworker) in the provision of awareness sessions in the field (planning, facilitating).
  3. Supports the Legal Caseworkers in conducting legal assessments.
  4. Supports and accompanies the Legal Caseworker in following up identified and/or referred legal cases.
  5. Supports the Legal Assistant in completing relevant legal documentation related to identified and/or referred legal cases.
  6. Assist the legal team (Legal Assistant, Legal Caseworker) in the provision of legal assistance toward identified and/or referred legal cases.
  7. Supports the legal team (Legal Assistant, Legal Caseworker) in weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting.
  8. Assists the legal team (Legal Assistant) in the provision of training and capacity building (planning, facilitation).
  9. Accompanies the legal team (Legal Assistant, Legal Caseworker) while encountering authorities.
  10. Accompanies the legal team while meeting with partners in the field.
  11. Participates to relevant capacity building workshop/trainings.



Specific Duties:


(Can be adapted to the particularities of the job location and the requirement of the project. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired).


Project component:


Within the framework of UNHCR funded project, INTERSOS provides legal assistance services to Syrian refugees in the governorates of North and Akkar, including: legal counseling (birth, marriage, death registration, legal residency, HLP), assistance in front of administrative bodies, court representation (for GBV and CP cases), and mediation where needed. INTERSOS has signed a MoU with the Tripoli Bar Association (TBA) in order to deploy lawyers facilitating court representation of identified and/or referred cases upon a proper risk analysis.



    Competencies: (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities):


    Professional Competencies:

    • 0-1 years of relevant work experience
    • Good understanding of legal aspects such as personal status law, civil documentation and legal residency
    • Basic understanding of international protection and human rights legal standards
    • Prior experience with UNHCR’s persons of concern is an asset
    • Prior experience with NGOs (volunteering, internship) is an asset
    • Knowledge on how to communicate with vulnerable population groups, such as women, children, youth, elderly, disable and refugees
    • Analytical and reporting skills
    • Computer/IT literacy (OS Windows/Linux, MS Office, Internet etc.)


    Behavioural competencies:

    • Teamwork
    • High degree of flexibility and adaptability
    • Initiative
    • High confidentiality and respect
    • Attention to details
    • Planning and organizing
    • Cultural awareness
    • Very good communication skills



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    Last modified: 
    16 Jan, 2019
    Intervention Sector(s):
    Human Rights & Protection
    Application Deadline:
    Sunday, 20 January 2019
    Contract Type:
    Period of Employment
    11 months
    Job Location
    Working Area
    North Lebanon
    $ 254
    Salary Range:
    < 800 (USD)
    Education Degree:
    Bachelor Degree
    Education Degree Details:
    Legal studies at university (on-going or accomplished)
    Experience Requirements:
    Less than one year
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