Job Summary

    WATAN Foundation in Turkey, together with its partners, is providing humanitarian assistance to people affected by the Syrian crisis, both in Syria and Turkey. 

    Managed by Legal consultant. He / She will conduct awareness raising sessions to BNFs about the legal issues. he/she will perform a variety of tasks to support Legal consultant (lawyer). The position will be based in Mersin.

Position Requirements

    • Graduates of Faculties of Law (completion of law internship will be an asset).
    • Having competency on Human Rights Law, Humanitarian Law, Refugee Law at the national and international level.
    • Minimum 1-3 years of professional experience.
    • Having high communication skills and speaks fluently and effectively.
    • Having a good command of English.
    • Having competency in MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
    • Knowledge of human rights law.
    • Knowledge of Turkish national law on Foreigners and International Protection.
    • Experience or interest on Syrian context.
    • English, Turkish and/or Arabic is required.


    • Support the Info Hub to develop coordinated, efficient and measurable protection for Syrian refugees.
    • Meet Syrian refugees at the WATAN Info Hub in Mersin & Izmir  to provide necessary guidance and orientation to enable them in benefiting their rights stipulated as per domestic and international legislative frameworks.
    • Assist Legal Consultant to provide entire legal trajectory and counseling through “take them by the hand” approach.
    • Accompany beneficiaries to appointments with authorities.
    • Inform Syrian refugees about their legal, civil and social rights and responsibilities such as residence status, legal aid, marriage, divorce, birth, death, acquisition of property etc.
    • Assist Legal Consultant Supervision of volunteers, ensure interest and skills of volunteers are best used.
    • Assist with the legal questions coming from the staff and beneficiaries.
    • Work closely with other staff, specialists and interpreters of the Info Hub.
    • Assist Legal Consultant to conduct legal awareness sessions to staff members and beneficiaries when needed.
    • Refer vulnerable or any other cases to the relevant stakeholders, UN agencies or other NGOs when needed.
    • Accompany the vulnerable referred cases up to the relevant organizations when deemed necessary.
    • Conduct legal research and keep apprised of relevant legal developments.
    • Monitor national and international news outlets for relevant social, legal and political developments.
    • Liaise with government officials, partner organizations and individuals.
    • Regularly report migrants and refugees’ common problems and needs in access to rights and services.
    • Report challenges and progress recorded when realization of duties.
    • Organize and maintain documents in a paper or electronic filing systems.
    • Write reports to help lawyers prepare for trials when deemed necessary.
    • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

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Work Place

Turkey - Mersin