Legal Associate

UNRWA, Beirut, Lebanon

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
11th August, 2020

Job Description

Supporting to individual cases:

  • Provide front line counselling to PRL and PRS through face to face and telephone interviews, referring to UNRWA’s Legal Aid Coordinator and/or to relevant partner organization where necessary, and following up on these;
  • Identify and refer cases that need representation or can support test cases to the Legal Coordinator;
  • Case manage PRS and PRL legal cases, including those requiring representation, and ensure adequate case closure in coordination with the relevant administrative authorities;
  • Liaise with UNRWA’s Protection and RSS teams to identify individual cases that need further support

Improving awareness of Palestinian’s legal status in Lebanon:

  • Be the UNRWA focal point for the dissemination of written or verbal information on UNRWA’s legal response to issues faced by PRS and PRL
  • Develop communications materials advising PRS and PRL of their rights and the services available to them
  • Act as a focal point in the Beqaa area for legal awareness sessions and on the spot legal counseling
  • Support youth to prepare for the job market
  • Develop the capacity of UNRWA frontline staff, partner NGOs and popular committees through awareness raising and training to recognize and refer legal concerns facing PRS and PRL and provide advice where appropriate, including orientation to UNRWA legal services
  • Provide regular written and verbal updates on key issues and concerns expressed by PRS and PRL to improve UNRWA’s analysis, response and referral mechanisms;


  • Coordinate and finalize reporting for the team as required;
  • Ensure that payments are up to date;


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