وظائف بالمؤسسه المصريه لدعم اللاجئين مايو2015

PS OFFICER
Application Deadline: 10 May 2015
Position Description
The Psychosocial Officer (PSO) works under supervision of Program directors. The aim of the PSO is to implement the PS Model of Intervention, contribute to the overall development of the PS team and EFRR services in general. PSOs are responsible for individual case work as well as organising and delivering group based interventions. PSOs are required to become a focal point for a particular area of the team’s work and are involved with networking and advocacy. Furthermore, as more experienced team members, they provide advice and assistance to newer team members, including the delivery of training sessions.

The selected candidate will be expected to begin as soon as possible

To apply, please email the following documents to [email protected] stating ‘PS Officer’ and your last name in the subject line:

1) a cover letter (in English)

2) a complete CV

**Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted**

Requirements

Fluency in both oral and written English and Arabic.
A Bachelors degree in Psychology or Social Work is preferred;
Experience in the provision of psychological and social services to vulnerable groups of society
Delivery of group- based therapeutic interventions

Responsibilities

Functions related to PS work include (but are not limited to) the following:

Conduct comprehensive assessments , including self-referrals, internal and external referrals.
Assess each new client through the use of an Initial Assessment (IA), in order to identify and analyse specific needs, problems and resources.
Establish an action plan, setting achievable goals in partnership with the client; establish agreed time scales for each action
Carry out the identified actions within the agreed time frame
Facilitate and encourage the client’s own individual advocacy efforts
Advocate with partner organizations on a case by case basis and / or accompany the clients to services when appropriate.
Consider the appropriateness of all available PS interventions for each client including (i) provision of information (ii) referral/inquiry/advocacy for social, medical or psychiatric issues, (iii) provision of short term basic psychological support (iv) referral for relevant group based intervention such as a workshop or therapeutic group (v) expand the current network of service provision (vi) make the appropriate referral to other internal teams – Refugee Status Determination, Access to Justice , Sexual and Gender Based Violence, Durable Solutions, Unaccompanied Minors & Young People and Community Outreach (vii) grant application completion.
Act as the on-call officer several days per month; responding to emergency cases and other ad hoc requests from internal teams.
Carry out follow up on client actions promptly and accurately.
Design participatory groups & workshops that respond to identified, prevalent needs of EFRR’s clients in partnership with a member of the Community Outreach team.

Deliver, monitor, record and evaluate participatory groups & workshops in accordance with EFRR policy.

We offer:

A salary paid at local rates; continued supervision and support, including review of legal writing, by experienced refugee advocates; and a fun and challenging environment.

RSD LEGAL OFFICER

Application Deadline: 10 May 2015
Position Description
The Legal Officer is assigned to work on the Refugee Status Determination (RSD) team and is responsible for representing individual RSD cases before the UNHCR in Cairo at the first instance, appeal and reopening stages. As the senior legal caseworker, the Legal Officer performs additional duties, including but not limited to: focusing on more complex claims; providing training, advice and assistance to other members; reviewing team members’ written statements and legal arguments; overseeing research and advocacy projects as needed; assisting with training; and performing administrative and other tasks as delegated by the Team Leader. The Legal Officer is expected to work full-time (35 hours per week).

The selected candidate will be expected to begin as soon as possible

To apply, please email the following documents to [email protected]

stating ‘RSD Legal Officer’ and your last name in the subject line:

1) a cover letter (in English)

2) a complete CV

3) an unedited writing sample.

**Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted**

Requirements

Fluency in both oral and written English or / and Arabic
A Bachelor’s degree in law or an LLM or JD is preferred, but other Master’s degrees or equivalent experience in a related field are also acceptable.
A background in law and/or experience working in human rights and/or with refugees and asylum seekers.
Ability to prepare high-quality statements and legal arguments to be submitted to UNHCR.
Ability to organize, multi-task and prioritize workload in order to adequately meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment while working with limited resources.
A positive attitude and sensitive manner when dealing with clients, including a range of interviewing skills for dealing with challenging scenarios.
Ability to assist in the development and oversight of effective systems for the smooth functioning and management of a team.
Knowledge of UNHCR RSD procedures preferred.
A mature work ethic.

Responsibilities

Undertake comprehensive screening of clients at all levels to assess refugee claim and determine if full legal representation is appropriate.
Provide legal advice where full legal representation is not appropriate.
Provide full legal representation where appropriate at first instance, appeal, closed file, cancellation and cessation stages. At any given time the Legal Officer’s caseload will not be fewer than five active clients. Functions related to representation of RSD cases include (but are not limited to) the following:
Preparation of written statements
Drafting of legal arguments/submissions
Obtaining documents to support client cases such as expert reports, witness statements, etc.
Preparation of clients for RSD interviews at UNHCR
Accompaniment of clients to RSD interviews at UNHCR
Taking of detailed transcripts of RSD interview proceedings
Follow-up on the status of client cases with the UNHCR
Undertake country of origin research to support individual claims as well as for general organizational research purposes; maintain knowledge of current political and social situations in the countries of origin of EFRR’s clients.
Maintain knowledge of UNHCR guidelines, processes and procedures.
Assess clients’ needs for referral to psychosocial or other care within EFRR or to other organizations.
Undertake comprehensive case management practices, including maintaining database records and keeping detailed notes of all case work activities.
Provide advice and mentoring to members of the team as required.
Review interns’ written work and provide constructive feedback as needed.
Assist in training new staff and interns, as well as ongoing workshops as needed.
Attend and contribute to weekly staff and RSD team meetings.
Adhere to Nairobi Code of Ethics and to the EFRR Office Manual.
Assist Team Leader in development and implementation of team policy and procedure and participate in strategic planning as required.
Actively participate in the development, implementation and supervision of EFRR’s advocacy strategy.
Coordinate research projects on specific issues as and when required.
Communicate with UNHCR as and when required by the Team Leader.

We offer:

A salary paid at local rates; continued supervision and support, including review of legal writing, by experienced refugee advocates; and a fun and challenging environment.

RSD LEGAL Advisor

Internship Program

Application Deadline: 20 May 2015

Egyptian Foundation For Refugee Rights (EFRR) is offer an internship opportunity in its RSD team for 6 Months
Position Description
The Legal Advisor is assigned to work on the Refugee Status Determination (RSD) team and is responsible for representing individual RSD cases before the UNHCR in Cairo at the first instance, appeal and reopening stages. As a caseworker, the Legal Advisor performs additional duties, including but not limited to: providing advice to asylum seekers about the RSD process, facilitating first instance classes to groups of asylum seekers and participating in facilitating workshops on the RSD process to refugee communities in Egypt. The Legal Advisor is expected to work full-time (35 hours per week).

To apply, please email the following documents to [email protected]

stating ‘RSD Legal Officer’ and your last name in the subject line:

1) a cover letter (in English)

2) a complete CV

3) an unedited writing sample

Requirements

Fluency in both oral and written English
A Bachelor’s degree in law or an LLM or JD is preferred, but other Bachelor’s, Master’s degrees or equivalent experience in a related field are also acceptable.
A background in law and/or experience working in human rights and/or with refugees and asylum seekers.
Ability to prepare high-quality statements and legal arguments to be submitted to UNHCR.
Ability to organize, multi-task and prioritize workload in order to adequately meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment while working with limited resources.
A positive attitude and sensitive manner when dealing with clients, including a range of interviewing skills for dealing with challenging scenarios.
Ability to assist in the development and oversight of effective systems for the smooth functioning and management of a team.
Knowledge of UNHCR RSD procedures preferred.
A mature work ethic.

Responsibilities

Undertake comprehensive screening of clients at all levels to assess refugee claim and determine if full legal representation is appropriate.
Provide legal advice where full legal representation is not appropriate.
Provide full legal representation where appropriate at first instance, appeal, closed file, cancellation and cessation stages. At any given time the Legal Officer’s caseload will not be fewer than five active clients. Functions related to representation of RSD cases include (but are not limited to) the following:
Preparation of written statements
Drafting of legal arguments/submissions
Obtaining documents to support client cases such as expert reports, witness statements, etc.
Preparation of clients for RSD interviews at UNHCR
Accompaniment of clients to RSD interviews at UNHCR
Taking of detailed transcripts of RSD interview proceedings
Follow-up on the status of client cases with the UNHCR
Undertake country of origin research to support individual claims as well as for general organizational research purposes; maintain knowledge of current political and social situations in the countries of origin of EFRR’s clients.
Maintain knowledge of UNHCR guidelines, processes and procedures.
Assess clients’ needs for referral to psychosocial or other care within EFRR or to other organizations.
Undertake comprehensive case management practices, including maintaining database records and keeping detailed notes of all case work activities.
Assist in facilitating ongoing workshops as needed.
Attend and contribute to weekly staff and RSD team meetings.
Adhere to Nairobi Code of Ethics.
Communicate with UNHCR as and when required by the Team Leader.

Egyptian Foundation for Refugee Rights

First floor, Apartment 1

7 Mohamed Mahmud Street (beside the old AUC library)

Downtown Cairo

Cairo, Egypt

Phone: +20 (0)2 27961906

Web: www.efrr-egypt.org

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