aditus foundation is an independent, voluntary and non-profit organisation established with a mission to monitor, act and report on access to fundamental human rights. Our work includes advocacy, research, capacity building and provision of legal aid.
Due to a temporary staff shortage, we are seeking to recruit a Legal Officer to join our team of human rights advocates.
What does the Legal Officer do?
Our Legal Officer is primarily responsible for our activities in the field of asylum. This includes individual case-work as well as other projects involving research and advocacy.
Individual case-work with clients covers the following activities:
Delivery of information to asylum-seekers on all matters relating to the asylum procedure;
Preparation of appeals against rejections at First Instance. This involves researching and drafting submissions and participating in the hearings of the Second Instance authority (the Refugee Appeals Board);
Preparation of appeals against Dublin decisions, as above;
Preparation of subsequent applications;
Assistance with applications for national protection, namely Temporary Humanitarian Protection);
Appeals against rejections of social security applications (e.g. unemployment benefits, housing benefits, etc.);
General human rights support to asylum-seekers, beneficiaries of international/national protection and failed asylum-seekers.
In IPDTS Circular 1/2016, the Office of the Prime Minister announced the scheme for public employees to be released to work with voluntary organisations.
Through the scheme, public employees may be released for a maximum of 12 months on a full-time basis. This is based on Government’s commitment towards its social obligations, expressed through its professed support towards Voluntary Organisations.
During the period of release, Public Officers will be entitled to receive the basic salary of their substantive grade.
If you are eligible for the scheme and want to spend 12 months working to improve human rights in Malta, apply now and indicate aditus foundation as your preferred voluntary organisation.
We are committed to offering scheme beneficiaries an integral position within our team, and the opportunity to contribute towards the betterment of the lives of persons and communities with with and for.
Depending on experience and expertise, the scheme beneficiary could be involved in research, client relations, projects, logistics and admin. Travels for participating in trainings, seminars and conferences is guaranteed.
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