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JRS Malta is seeking to recruit a LAWYER on a one-year definite term contract, with the possibility of renewal, to work with asylum seekers and immigrants in Malta.

The post is a full-time post, however applications from individuals wishing to work part-time or reduced hours will also be considered. 

The salary offered will be commensurate to experience.


Qualifications Applicants must:

→ be in possession of a degree of Doctor of Laws, or an equivalent/comparable qualification

→ have a working knowledge of Refugee Law and Human Rights Law

→ be able to speak and write English fluently

→ have good writing skills

→ be flexible, able to communicate effectively, and willing to work in a team

→ be willing to work with and for people from diverse cultures 

→ be of good moral character and demonstrate a sound work ethic

The following will be considered an asset:

→ a warrant to practice in the local courts – individuals in the process of obtaining a warrant and/or having relevant experience will also be considered → the ability to understand, write and speak Maltese fluently

→ knowledge of other relevant languages, such as French and Arabic

→ previous experience working with immigrants and/or asylum seekers in Malta or elsewhere in Europe

→ driving licence and own transport


Job Description

Prospective candidates should be aware that the post involves a significant amount of client contact and requires a willingness to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. 

The selected candidate will:

→ Coordinate the weekly drop-in service at the JRS Office, in collaboration with other members of JRS staff

→ Provide information and legal advice to migrants and asylum seekers on integration and protection related issues, both in the office as well as in detention or open centres

→ Provide legal assistance and representation in individual cases, which includes: meeting with clients, writing letters to the competent authorities, providing assistance with case preparation, preparing legal submissions, writing appeals, attending court/board hearings, and conducting research

→ Work with other members of the JRS team to ensure that, as far as possible, a holistic service is provided to each client

→ Maintain updated records of all services provided and assist with project-related tasks and activities as necessary 

→ Undertake any other tasks that may be necessary

More details about the post may be provided on request. Any queries should be addressed to 

 Application Process 

Applicants are to submit a letter of application in their own handwriting, a recent police conduct certificate and detailed Curriculum Vitae together with the names and contact details of two referees by not later than Monday, August 21, 2017 addressed to: 

The Director, JRS Malta, 50, Triq ix-Xorrox, Birkirkara BKR 1631.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an interview and may also be required to undertake a number of tasks, which could include spending a number of hours in the office in order to better understand the nature of the work involved, before a final decision is taken. 

More information about JRS and its projects is available at 

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