Work with Fenix
International Legal Officer, Volunteer
Closed Dec 04, 2022

About the role

Under the supervision of the Head of Holistic Legal Aid and Legal Coordinators the International Legal Officer supports the drafting of family reunification and re-examination requests and manages. The FR officer ensures timely identification, submission, and tracking of applications and delivers regular updates and training to the Legal Team. In addition, the international lawyer will be responsible to support with legal info sessions to asylum seekers and legal training for other non-governmental organisations. The International Legal Officer is also responsible for the provision of legal information sessions on asylum procedure to groups of asylum seekers in camp, and for giving asylum procedure based capacity bridging to other NGOs as part of the Fenix’s capacity bridging programme. Due to the changing context of Lesvos and the asylum procedure this role may include other tasks in accordance with need.

  • Screening of possible new clients  
  • Gathering of facts and proofs of family relationship
  • Writing family reunification and re-examination requests  
  • Provide info sessions to asylum seekers  
  • Provide  legal trainings to non-governmental organisations

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.

What we are looking for:

  • Bachelor and/or Master degrees in law
  • In-depth knowledge of Asylum Law. Having completed the bar association is an asset.  
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluent in English. Other languages are an asset (French, Arabic, Farsi/Dari, Greek)
  • Experience of working in a case holding setting would be an advantage
  • Strong computer skills
  • High professional ethics
  • Right to be in the European Union for longer than 3 months.
  • Positive and professional attitude, Including the ability to prioritise work under pressure and be able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.

Who we are looking for

6+ months, full-time
6 months, full-time
Lesvos, Greece
Start date: Immediately
Start date: Jan 04, 2023

Please apply through the general application form on our website at and select the position “Field International Legal Officer” by November 25th 2022.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and references will be requested before extending an offer.

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