Work with Fenix
Family Reunification Officer, Volunteer
Open until Apr 17, 2023

About Fenix

Fenix – Humanitarian Legal Aid is a US non-profit organization and Greek MKO, federally registered with Greece’s Ministry of Migration and Asylum.

Our multidisciplinary team of lawyers, protection officers, legal assistants, translators, psychologists and experts from different academic backgrounds, provides legal aid, protection and psychosocial services to refugees and asylum seekers on Lesvos, while advocating for a more just and equitable asylum system.

About the role

As people are forced to flee their homes, families can get torn apart and remain separated for long periods of time. Fenix helps families separated across EU Member States access the fundamental right to family unity by supporting their applications for reunification under the Dublin III Regulation. The responsibilities of the Family Reunification Officer include:

  • Identifying and screening potential new clients
  • Providing information about family reunification
  • Having appointments with clients and their family members
  • Assisting with the drafting of applications and re-examination requests
  • Collecting facts and proof of family relations to substantiate claims
  • Collaborating with the Protection Officer and Psychologist for the holistic case management
  • Maintaining and managing individual case files and ensure that the collected information is formatted and uploaded to the electronic database, following relevant policies and procedures

Fenix prides itself for always adapting to the changing context and needs, and tasks may change during the time of the agreement.

What we are looking for

  • An independent and adaptable person
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills
  • Academic background in Law; either as a graduated or advanced law student. Being a licensed lawyer is an asset
  • Experience of working in a case holding setting is an asset
  • Strong professional ethics
  • Positive and professional attitude, ability to work under pressure and to coordinate multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail
  • Fluent in spoken and written English. Good spoken command of French, Farsi/Dari, Arabic, Somali or Greek are a strong asset
  • Experience with working with cultural mediators is an asset
  • Able to self-sponsor their stay

We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace, and encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply.

What we offer

  • Being part of a team of professionals committed to justice
  • Supervision and training from our Family Reunification Supervisor
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Access to mental health resources
  • 6 months agreement
  • Based on Lesvos
  • Fenix is able to submit the required documentation for people who join our team as part of an internship scheme with universities, bar associations or Erasmus sponsorship.

Safeguarding Commitment

Fenix is committed to conducting our work with a high level of professionalism and ethical standards. Protecting the communities we work with and our staff from any deliberate or accidental harm is our highest priority. Fenix expects all staff to share this safeguarding commitment by following our Code of Conduct and Policies and attending safeguarding training.

6+ months, full-time
6 months, full-time
Lesvos, Greece
Start date: Immediately
Start date: Jun 06, 2023

Please submit your CV and motivation letter through the application procedure on our website, and select ‘Family Reunification Officer’. We will be reviewing applications after the closing date.

In line with our safeguarding commitment, all offers are conditional on positive reference and background checks.

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