Egypt – Canadian Immigration Support Supervisor, Refugee Legal Aid Program

The ideal candidate will be energetic, articulate, and comfortable interacting with diverse segments of society. She or he will have demonstrated a firm commitment to human rights and refugee issues.

Essential qualifications:

  • English being the official language of UNHCR Cairo and StARS, the RLAP Canadian Immigration Support Supervisor  must be fluent in oral and written English.
  • Master’s degree in a related field (international development, international law, development studies, Middle East Studies) OR a qualified lawyer in any jurisdiction (J.D., LLB or equivalent) OR a minimum of one year of experience in representing refugees in the resettlement or RSD processes OR two years experience providing services to refugees or displaced people in any capacity.
  • Experience supervising caseworkers providing legal, psychosocial or medical services to refugees or displaced people.
  • Experience designing and conducting trainings for non-technical audiences
  • Experience in assessing extra-legal needs and vulnerabilities.
  • Knowledge of UNHCR guidelines and procedures.
  • Experience in managing a caseload with competing deadlines and priorities.
  • Knowledge of services available for refugees in Egypt.
  • Demonstrated attention to details.
  • Knowledge of the general protection situation and vulnerabilities of refugees in Egypt.
  • A demonstrated commitment to and sensitivity toward vulnerable or displaced people.
  • Ability to live and work in a fluid security environment.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, well organized, self-motivated, and reliable.
  • Demonstrated compassion for refugees and displaced people.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team as well as individually.
  • A positive attitude and sensitive manner when dealing with clients including a range of interviewing skills for dealing with challenging scenarios, particularly in advocating for survivors of violence, trafficking, torture, and SGBV.

Desirable Characteristics:

  • Experience in team coordination and management of case dockets with strict deadlines.
  • Life and work experience in the Middle East or Egypt or with an urban refugee population.

Fluency in Arabic or a language spoken by refugee communities in Egypt is an advantage

How To Apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter including two references (referees will only be contacted after Interviews), CV, and brief legal writing sample.



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