Lawyer/ Advocate

Deadline: 25 March 2023

Employment term: Contract

Category: NGO/Nonprofit

Job type: Full time

Location: Yerevan

Job description:

"Mission Armenia" charitable NGO is a UNHCR partner organization with a long-term experience in implementation of UNHCR-funded projects geared to providing legal, social, medical and shelter assistance to refugees, asylum-seekers and other displaced persons in Armenia. Within the framework of UNHCR-funded project “Building Resilience and Adaptive Capacities among Persons of Concern to UNHCR in the Republic of Armenia” "Mission Armenia " charitable NGO regularly comes across PoC in need of qualified legal services. For this purpose Mission Armenia invites a qualified Lawyer/ Advocate with interest in refugee protection to join the project team.

Job responsibilities

  • Work in cooperation and coordination with Mission Armenia and UNHCR to ensure fair, effective and efficient protection of PoC in Armenia;
  • Provide legal counselling and assistance to PoC;
  • Draft official letters applications, and/ or complaints to relevant state institutions to address legal protection needs and problems of PoC;
  • Represent the legitimate interests of UNHCR's PoC in administrative, criminal and other relevant proceedings as a defender;
  • Proactively provide expertise and assist with analysis of the national refugee- related legislation and practice;
  • Participate in refugee law trainings, workshops and conferences to share experience and develop knowledge and skills in refugee protection.

Required qualifications

  • University degree in Law;
  • License of an advocate;
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience in Administrative and Criminal Law and procedures;
  • Experience in compiling/ submitting applications to the European Court of Human Rights and/ or experience of litigation before the Constitutional Court of Armenia would be considered an asset;
  • Excellent command of Armenian language: working knowledge of English language would be considered an asset;
  • Good computer skills;
  • Interest in protection of refugees, asylum-seekers and other displaced persons;
  • Analytical thinking;
  • Political awareness;
  • Excellent communication skills with strong interpersonal and negotiation skills;
  • Flexibility and ability to work with persons of diverse ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds;
  • Ability to meet deadlines;
  • Flexibility and readiness ta work during non-working hours or willingness to communicate via telephone in case of urgency.

Required candidate level: Mid level

Additional information

Candidates who meet the above-mentioned requirements and are confident that their background and experience qualify them for the position are asked to send their resume to mentioning the position title (Lawyer/Advocate) in the subject line of the email. Only shortlisted candidates wil be invited for an interview.

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Professional skills

Legal analysis

Practical Legal Skills

Soft skills

Ability to work independently

Ability to work under pressure


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Contact details


Phone: +37410444792

Address: Գ,Նժդեհի 42, Yerevan, Armenia

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