Tender - Online Platform For Legal Representatives
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Ad title: Tender - Online Platform For Legal Representatives
Provided by: UNHCR
Published: May 15 / Updated: May 16 / Deadline: Jun 15
Attached file: 176084-unhcr-rfp-onlineplatform.zip
Background And Rationale Of The Project

The online platform for the legal representatives, lawyers, attorneys in the Russian speaking countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia is aimed to gather together the legal professionals assisting refugees and asylum seekers in the region. The platform will stimulate the exchange of experience, assist the participating legal professionals in answering their questions as well as assist UNHCR in monitoring the most recent trends, questions and issues in the field of legal representation of UNHCR persons of concern in the region.

Project Format:

The online platform will be Microsoft Sharepoint based and will offer an information portal, a library, and an open forum with the capacity to search through it, all provided in Russian. The platform will be monitored by the legal project monitor, who will ensure the rules of engagement in the platform are respected, responses to issues and questions are delivered and key issues are brought to the attention of those subscribed to the channel. The monitor will be in close cooperation with the UNHCR Bureau for Europe and UNHCR consultant monitoring and coordinating the work of lawyers in the Western European region.

Qualifications of the consultant:

** Advanced Degree in Law (preferably Public International Law or Refugee Law)
** Proven knowledge of refugee law;
** At least 3-5 years experience providing counselling and legal representation to refugee and asylum-seeker population in the region;
** At least 1-3 experience representing asylum cases in courts in individual or team capacity;
** Previous experience with submission of complaints to supranational bodies, including interim measures and applications to the ECtHR;
** Great interpersonal skills and capacity to work independently
** Exposure to the legal framework in Eastern European country(ies) is an asset
** Fluency in Russian, with a good command of English languages is required.

Beneficiars of the project:

** Legal professionals representing asylum cases, in direct contact with asylum-seekers and refugees.
** Staff of NGOs, including UNHCR IPs involved in legal and social support of asylum-seekers and refugees, as well as RSD and court representation.

Working languge: The working language of the project will be Russian

Please see attached Zip file For more information.
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