Part-Time Intake Contractor - Remote

Job Type:
part-time
Job Short Description:
IRAP is seeking an Intake Contractor to conduct intakes with vulnerable potential clients remotely via Google Voice and Skype. This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified applicant bilingual in Arabic interested in refugee, human rights, and immigration/international law. This is an independent contractor position and not a staff position. It is expected that the Contractor would provide between 15–45 hours of service per month. Intakes will primarily take place in Arabic, but the Contractor would occasionally conduct intakes in English and other languages (with an interpreter) and perform other duties as assigned. The Contractor would be supervised by an IRAP National Legal team member. The Contractor may set her workdays, hours, and work location independently, provided she make herself available from time to time as reasonably required. As an independent contractor, and not an employee, the Contractor will not be entitled to participate in or to receive the benefit of any employee plans or programs, including insurance. Start Date: Immediately
Job Summary & Qualifications:
An advanced degree (MA, JD, PhD, etc.) is strongly preferred; Fully bilingual in Arabic and English; Experience working with LGBT individuals, victims of SGBV, and other highly vulnerable populations; Microsoft Suite
Responsibilities:
Conduct initial intake interviews with potential clients, particularly Arabic speakers, as part of IRAP’s case screening process; Draft intake reports for review by IRAP attorneys and staff; Contact third parties to provide verification of employment for U.S.-affiliated; Iraqis and Afghans; Research factual and legal claims as part of the intake process; Other duties as assigned.
How to Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, a short English writing sample (3-5 pages), and a list of three references using the application form available here: https://podio.com/webforms/13697370/924405?fields[related-job-opening]=768765468. Please also submit a short Arabic writing sample (3–5 pages). Applications submitted without an Arabic writing sample will not be considered. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Only qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview. IRAP welcomes applications from diverse candidates.
Project Description:

The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) organizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a set of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons. Mobilizing direct legal aid and systemic policy advocacy, IRAP serves the world's most persecuted individuals and empowers the next generation of human rights leaders.

UJC Description:

The Urban Justice Center serves New York City's most vulnerable residents through a combination of direct legal service, systemic advocacy, community education and political organizing. Our 12 Projects assist clients on numerous levels, from one-on-one legal advice in soup kitchens, to filing class action lawsuits to bring about systemic change, to pushing social justice legislation forward.