The Society of St. Yves, Catholic Center for Human Rights, is looking to hire a Lawyer to be stationed at its Jerusalem office.
The requirements for the position are as follows:
• The candidate must have a law degree from a recognized university
• The candidate must have at least one year experience in residency laws in Jerusalem and/or human rights laws
• The candidate must be aware of the political complexities in Jerusalem
• The candidate must be a member of the Israeli Bar
• The candidate MUST be fluent in Arabic and Hebrew
• Knowledge of the English language will be an advantage
The candidate is expected among other responsibilities to:
• Deal with residency, family unification and child registration matters in East Jerusalem
• Deal with National Insurance matters
• The candidate will be expected to do litigation as part of their legal action
• Proof of legal work might be required
• The candidate must be able to work under pressure
• The candidate must be must be able to work independently and in a team
The position is full time.
The position is available for one year renewable upon the mutual agreement of the parties.
The Lawyer will be stationed at St. Yves’ Jerusalem office.
Starting date for this position is immediate.
The last date for receiving CVs is April the 26th 2013.
Please send your CVs and recommendation letters to the following e-mail:
, or by fax to 02-6264663.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
The Society of St. Yves is always happy to welcome dedicated interns. Placements are possible within the Legal Department as well as the Advocacy Department. Internships last two to three months and are unpaid.
We offer direct exposure to the workings of a human rights organization, close supervision by the staff, and opportunities to attend lectures, trainings and special events.
Applicants should be extremely detail-oriented with good communications skills and proven interests in human rights and the Middle East conflict. An excellent oral and written command of English (Advocacy Department) or Hebrew and Arabic (Legal Department) is essential. A willingness to perform administrative tasks is necessary. Web and digital media skills are a plus. Computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Office, database programs and Internet applications) are required.
We are also interested in interns who have their own projects in mind if they relate to our work. Legal analyses, historical research as well as research on current developments are topics, where interns might bring their own ideas to the table.
How to Apply: Please apply by sending a letter of interest and a sound CV to