The Legal Clinic Network (“LCN”) is an Iraqi NGO supporting legal aid service delivery, awareness raising, and advocacy on behalf of vulnerable Iraqis. LCN is an umbrella organization of 31 registered Iraqi civil society organizations (CSOs) that provide direct legal aid services nationwide through static legal clinics and mobile legal teams. LCN members also provide awareness workshops on legal protection issues, specifically focusing on civil documentation and family law, as well as housing, land and property and administrative law.
Advocacy Coordinator SCOPE OF WORK
Advocacy Coordinator serves as a resource to help LCN address client needs, the Coordinator will engage with LCN’s supervisors and substantive law units in case management and implementation; The Advocacy Coordinator will work closely with LCN’s staff in developing and implementing systems, policies, and protocols to aid the work of the organization. The Advocacy Coordinator may handle a limited caseload as time permits
- Liaise with and support the development of LCN’s advocacy efforts
- Lead the design and delivery of LCN’s Advocacy Strategy, including developing influencing strategies based on sound power analysis and core advocacy messages for Iraqi decision-makers and opinion-formers.
- Build and maintain LCN’s relationships with key Iraqi advocacy targets, including parliamentarians, civil servants and civil society actors, and represent LCN externally at relevant events.
- Lead the drafting of policy briefings, letters, submissions and other advocacy products.
- Lead on monitoring, reflecting and lesson learning on the impact of LCN’s advocacy work
Essential qualifications, skills and experience:
- An understanding of the civil legal needs of IDPs, including the unique needs of populations that experience particular barriers to accessing the justice system, and of effective approaches and methods for addressing those needs.
- Expertise in substantive legal areas affecting IDPs.
- Ability to effectively communicate with and motivate others, and work collaboratively with diverse groups of people.
- Strong writing and interpersonal skills and the ability to multitask and
- Ability to solve problems with a minimum of supervision or seek guidance proactively when necessary.
Please send your CV to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing dates for applications is April 12, 2018.