In the context of the project Marginalised Persons as Human Rights Volunteers, we are happy to offer two paid Human Rights Internships, for the period 1 February to 31 December 2020.
The project acknowledges the challenges faced by marginalised groups in engaging in NGO activities and seeks to overcome these challenges by providing as broad a learning experience as possible.
The two Interns will be fully integrated into our team, participating in projects, activities, advocacy efforts, public initiatives and formulation of our strategies. Together with the Interns, we will also identify and support our Interns’ key learning needs, such as linguistic, IT, administrative/management or other.
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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