LCA is looking for a qualified person for the position of Legal Counselor (Statelessness)

LCA is looking for a qualified person for the position of Legal Counselor (Statelessness)

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UNHCR’s implementing partner “Law Centre of Advocates” NGO is looking for a qualified person for the position of Legal Counselor (Statelessness) for an initial period of three months with the possibility of extension. This is a part time (50%) position.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

– provide legal counseling to stateless persons and persons at risk of being stateless in Moldova;
– establish and maintain a database of identified stateless persons;
– assess the situation of stateless persons in Moldova by conducting participatory assessment exercises;
– plan and carry out sensitization and public information campaigns in different parts of the country;
– perform other duties as assigned.

Criteria required for the position:

–   university degree, preferably in international law or human rights law;
–   at least one year of relevant legal experience;
–   fluency in Romanian, Russian and English. Working knowledge of one or more locally spoken languages, including Gagauz, Romani, or Ukrainian, is considered an asset;
–   ability to work independently and as a part of a team;
– demonstrated ability to work with government counterparts, civil society organizations, and UN-affiliated organizations;
– willingness and experience in dealing with socially vulnerable or disadvantaged persons, people with special needs;
–   ability to maintain high level of accuracy in carrying out the assigned tasks
–   excellent communication skills
–   computer skills

Women and men, representatives of ethnic or other minorities, persons with disabilities, refugees and other non-citizens legally entitled to work in the Republic of Moldova, are particularly
encouraged to apply.

The LCA adheres to the core values of the United Nations; in particular, is respectful of differences of culture, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, language, age, HIV status, disability, and sexual orientation, or other status.

Interested candidates are invited to send their curriculum vitae to the following email address: law-center@tmg.mdno later than 12 January 2012. For additional information regarding this vacancy, please call +373 22 21 37 09.