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Malaysia: Refugee Case Manager
Closing date: 2017-05-31Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Asylum Access
Closing date: 31 May 2017
**Refugee Case Manager Needed for Asylum Access Malaysia (AAM)
Asylum Access is an innovative non-profit founded to make refugee rights a reality in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Asylum Access envisions a world in which refugees live safely, move freely, attend school, work and rebuild their lives. Asylum Access believes that when refugees enjoy their human rights they can access effective, lasting solutions.
We build transformative rights-based approaches to refugee response. These rights-based approaches include policy advocacy, strategic litigation, legal services, and community legal empowerment programs. We deploy these approaches in our five countries of operation: Thailand, Malaysia, Tanzania, Ecuador, and Mexico.
Asylum Access seeks a motivated and passionate legal advocate for the position of Refugee Case Manager based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Asylum Access Malaysia (AAM) has been at the forefront of the provision of legal services and community legal empowerment to refugees in Malaysia since its launch in October 2014. The Refugee Case Manager will have the unique opportunity to be part of the only refugee legal aid organization in Malaysia, with rapidly-expanding services, and will be working in the context of a challenging, evolving and fast-paced environment. He/she will play a lead role in AAMs legal aid program for UNHCR s Refugee Status Determination (RSD) process.
Essential Job Responsibilities
Duties may include but not limited to:
Developing and implementing strategies and best practices in legal services to ensure the effective legal representation of refugee clients in the refugee status determination (RSD) process in the UNHCR;
Reviewing all legal briefs, country of origin information research, declarations and other submissions to the UNHCR;
Overseeing the legal services program s proper adherence to office protocols and procedures, including organizational database and case maintenance, and client screening.
Playing the lead role, in cooperation with other relevant staff, in recruiting, training, and supervision of legal services staff and volunteers.
Where appropriate, identifying and developing unique and innovative legal tactics to assist clients with other legal needs, including assistance to assert rights to movement, work, security, humanitarian aid, education, and social services.
In collaboration with the Community Outreach Coordinator (COC):
Training and supervising the AAM interpreter team
Contributing to the development and supervision of a Community Paralegal Program
Developing systems and coordinating referrals between the Legal Services and Community Legal Empowerment Programs
Working closely with Country Director and AA Headquarters staff members regarding accurate and timely case record entry and troubleshooting legal services database needs or challenges, and reporting regularly to the Country Director and Headquarters on the scope, nature, quality and challenges of AAM s legal services and community empowerment programs.
Assisting with the completion of monitoring and evaluation tools, including the annual and quarterly reports.
The Refugee Case Manager will report directly to the AAM Country Director for all work responsibilities and professional development.
University degree in Law (LL.B., LL.M., J.D., etc), preferably in International Law, Human Rights Law or Humanitarian Law.
Experienced lawyer or legal advocate with at least 3 years of experience in human rights issues, in particular, refugee rights.
Intimate understanding of International Refugee Law, including the 1951 Convention and its interpretations.
Experience providing services directly to clients and/or working with vulnerable populations.
Experience supervising legal staff or volunteers; comfortable working with and supervising people of different backgrounds and cultures.
Ability to work full-time, in a deadline driven, high-stress environment.
Ability to understand and develop creative responses to a rapidly changing political situation.
Experience in legal services and community outreach.
Excellent in spoken and written English.
Enthusiastic about the mission, vision, and approach of Asylum Access.
Familiarity with the UNHCR and its processes.
Experience advising and representing refugees in the RSD process and/or access to rights assistance.
Experience working in diverse cross-cultural environments.
Experience working within Malaysia; understanding of Malaysian legal and political systems.
Experience providing direct legal aid is desirable.
Salary and benefits:
Asylum Access offers a salary package that is locally competitive and commensurate with the successful applicant s experience and qualifications. The incumbent will also receive health benefits and generous paid time off. If the selected candidate is an international hire, Asylum Access Malaysia will sponsor a foreign candidate s work visa and he/she will provide a modest, one-time relocation stipend.
How to apply:
How to apply:
Interested candidates should send their Resume and cover letter to email@example.com Refugee Case Manager - Malaysia in the subject line.
Applications will be received on a rolling basis until the position is filled, however, priority will be given to candidates who apply by 24 March 2017. The successful candidate will be expected to start on or before 1 June 2017.
Malaysia: Volunteer Case Advisor (VCA)
Closing date: 2017-06-01Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Asylum Access
Closing date: 01 Jun 2017
Volunteer Case Advisors (VCAs) Needed in Malaysia
Opening:Our VCA intakes are every January and July. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
Remuneration:Please note that all Asylum Access VCA positions are unpaid. We are happy to work with successful applicants to arrange for funding or school credit where available. The VCA will be responsible for expenses incurred relating to obtaining their visa. Details and orientation on required documents and procedure in applying for visas will be shared with successful candidates.
Asylum Access Malaysia (AAM) is actively seeking applications from individuals passionate about social justice and refugee rights, and who are driven to make a positive impact in the lives of refugees living in Malaysia. Volunteer Legal Advocates (VCAs) will commit to a minimum of six months in Malaysia where they will be supervised by the Refugee Case Manager, and will work alongside other refugee advocates and fellow volunteers. Following an intensive training program in international refugee law and domestic laws and policies on refugees, VCAs will play a key role in executing AAM s advocacy tools:
(1) Legal aid: VCAs will provide legal counsel and advice to refugees seeking asylum before the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Malaysia. They may also assist in the representation of clients during Refugee Status Determination (RSD) proceedings in the UNHCR.
(2) Community Outreach: VCAs will also be given the opportunity to participate in community legal empowerment initiatives, develop materials for RSD information sessions and handouts for refugee community members, and participate in other activities to reach refugees where they are.
AAM launched its direct legal services to refugees living in Kuala Lumpur in October 2014. VCAs joining us in the next intakes will have the unique opportunity be part of AAM s expanding team and help shape AAMs legal aid and community legal empowerment programs.
AAM fosters a collaborative team environment, to which all VCAs will contribute. The VCAs help to support the full management of the office, which includes participating in direct office administration essential to the successful running of AAM operations. VCAs may be also expected to facilitate community activities, present information about Asylum Access and refugee rights at community events, and organize conferences and meetings.
VCAs are responsible for the following duties:
Advise refugees on the RSD process and assist them to understand their rights;
Conduct client intake and screening interviews, assess needs, and identify and refer relevant service providers as needed;
Interview refugees and submit written briefs on behalf of those undergoing individual RSD before UNHCR;
Maintain a potentially high caseload of RSD cases in a fast paced, demanding environment while adhering to strict filing deadlines;
Communicate updates with clients on a timely basis;
Conduct research on Country of Origin Information (COI) and refugee law jurisprudence;
Develop material for RSD information sessions, work with interpreters to adapt materials, and teach and/or participate in the workshops;
Participate in community meetings and assist in identifying and developing the leadership capacity of community members;
Assist in developing and executing client outreach strategy in collaboration with the AAM team;
Assist with the general administrative duties of the office, including helping to build administrative capacity within the office to meet demand as AAM grows.
Ability to commit to at least 6 months of full-time service-work;
Degree in Law (specialization in International Law, International Refugee Law or International Human Rights Law an asset);
Experience working in direct clients services, ideally with asylum seekers or in human rights, as well as a strong passion for social justice work;
Experience working with vulnerable populations and/or survivors of trauma;
Community organizing experience an asset;
Experience working in a non-profit or legal aid setting with limited resources, ideally in the global south;
Experience living and working cross-culturally, preferably in Southeast Asia or other areas with large refugee populations;
Aptitude to successfully complete assigned tasks with minimal oversight while serving clients with the highest ethical standards;
Understanding of the importance of working as part of a team and the ability to follow the direction of AAM management staff;
An easygoing personality with demonstrated capacity to handle living and working in an ad-hoc environment where difficult situations and crises can develop at a moment s notice;
A positive, flexible personality and attitude;
Professional written and verbal English is required, knowledge of other languages (Burmese, Arabic, Tamil, Urdu, Somali, Farsi, French) very helpful.
Refugee Rights Training and Professional DevelopmentThroughout VCAs work with AAM, the organization will support VCAs with a series of tools to maximize their programmatic work and their understanding of refugee law and practice. Regular training and debriefing sessions will offer VCAs the chance to enhance and process their experience and share insight about cross-cultural issues.
CaseworkUpon joining the team, VCAs will be largely responsible for their own casework, which they will see through preparation, submission and results. Throughout the life of a case, they will receive support and mentorship from AAM s leadership team. This will give VCAs the practical experience of legal representation, client contact, research, brief writing, and other invaluable legal experience.
Joining our NetworkAfter working with Asylum Access, VCAs will be connected with an ever-growing network of refugee legal advocates around the world, which circulates job openings, research opportunities, refugee news, and more. VCAs will have access to the mentorship of AAM s leadership team.
How to apply:
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and a legal writing sample (between 2 - 3 pages) to firstname.lastname@example.org the subject line **VCA Application - Malaysia** . Applications will be received on a rolling basis. Applicants interested in the January 2017 intake, should apply as soon as possible. For applicants interested in the July 2017 intake, those who apply by April 1, 2017 will be prioritized.Candidates who are able to commit to a period longer than 6 months will also be prioritized. Please be sure to specify in your cover letter what makes you uniquely qualified to be a VCA with AAM and how volunteering with AAM fits into your career plans. Please also state the dates that you expect to be available.