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Industry: Legal, Insurance

City: Yerevan

Salary: 190,000 AMD (including taxes)

Employment type: Part time

Deadline: 10/29/2021

Job title: Attorney-Lawyer

Working hours: Monday-Friday, 4 hours a day with a flexible schedule

Duration: Contractual (1 year with possible prolongation)

Probation period: 1 month

Place of employment: Yerevan (center), Republic of Armenia

JOB DESCRIPTION: "Right Side" Human Rights Defender NGO is looking for an Attorney-Lawyer. The key priority for "Right Side" Human Rights Defender is acceptance and respect towards Trans and LGBQI+ people.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide legal counseling to beneficiaries
  • Do legal representation of NGO and its beneficiaries in State bodies, Courts and in other governmental and non-governmental local and international institutions
  • Answer hotline phone calls if necessary; provide night-time presentation at the police
  • Mutually cooperate with state, local self-governing and legal bodies
  • Propose legislative initiatives, if needed
  • Conduct legal researches
  • Document human rights violations of beneficiaries
  • Prepare reports and analyses on human rights violation issues
  • Prepare necessary legal documents of the NGO/ employment contracts, by-laws updates, internal regulations, etc.
  • Prepare a national report about the violations of rights of beneficiaries
  • Develop and deliver training modules on human rights, discrimination and torture prevention, freedom of speech, hate speech and hate crime and on gender equality issues
  • Prepare different statements and communicate with local and international governmental and non-governmental bodies
  • Perform other activities related to the job

NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Law degree
  • At least 3 years of work experience
  • LGBTQ inclusive and non-discriminative approach
  • Excellent knowledge of the RA Criminal and Civil Code
  • Knowledge of European and International law
  • Experience in legal research and reporting
  • Knowledge of legal terminology in English, as well as an attempt to prepare legal contracts (or bilingual agreements)
  • Excellent knowledge of Armenian and English, knowledge of Russian language is highly encouraged
  • Individual responsibility to be self-disciplined, punctuality, great inter-personal communication skills,
  • Teamwork and effective time management skills
  • Work experience with civil society organizations and advocate qualification will be considered as an advantage
  • Computer literacy.

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