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Local Labor Law Lawyer (Consultant)


DRC Iraq is searching for a qualified consultant with the expertise in local labor code and NGO legislation in the country to provide advice and guidance on the labor relations, review the HR Manual and Policies and all the relevant annexes. 
Who are we? 
Danish Refugee Council is a leading protection agency pursuing our mandate to protect and promote durable solutions to displacement-affected populations on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), DRC apply a regional approach with operational presence in Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Iraq.        
Present in Iraq since 2003, DRC is today operational in the Kurdish governorates, in and around Baghdad and in several South-Central governorates. Focused both on the influx of Syrian refugees and the current IDP crisis, DRC is providing assistance in a range of sectors including Camp Coordination and Camp Management, Protection, Livelihoods, Emergency Response (including food security, cash, and NFIs), WASH, Shelter and Mine Action. The Iraq programme presently employs some 450-national staff and 45 international staff, and is growing to meet new, emerging needs associated with ongoing and recent conflict in multiple locations. 
About the job: 
DRC Iraq is searching for a qualified consultant with the expertise in local labor code and NGO legislation in the country to provide advice and guidance on the labor relations, review the HR Manual and Policies and all the relevant annexes. 
The consultant will report to DRC’s Senior HR Coordinator in Erbil.    
Specific Objectives: 
Review the Human Resources Manual and Policies and provide feedback and recommendations to ensure they are aligned with the local labor code.  
Provide the comparative analysis of the differences in the labor code in KRI and South Central Iraq and give advice on the implementation of the unified systems/policies in both locations 
Review all annexes to the HR Manual to ensure compliance with local legislation  
Identify any gaps in the HR Manual vis-à-vis local labor code and provide recommendations on how to address them 
Recommendations should cover all aspect of employment relation and should be provided for feedback and consultation to the HR Coordinator 
The consultant will be required to provide the translation of the final approved version of the HR Manual into Arabic and Kurdish languages ensuring high quality translation and using the right terminology 
General Objectives: 
Provide qualified legal advice on matters related to the local labor code as needed   
Provide assistance on registration related matters  
Provide recommendations on NGO legislation related matters 
Provide updates on any changes in the legislation 
About you: 
To be successful in this role you must have: 
Advanced Degree in Law with the specialization in Labor relations 
At least five years of experience in management or consultancy in the area of policies concerning labor relations; 
Proven experience and knowledge of NGO legislation in Iraq 
Strong research background and demonstrated analytic capacity in evaluation of policies  
Fluent in Arabic, Kurdish and English. 
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:  
Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.  
Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.  
Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.  
Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.  
Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.  
We offer 
DRC will offer the successful applicant a 6 months contract, renewable dependent on both funding and performance. You must be available to start work from 20 August 2017 and be willing and able to work in Baghdad.  
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment; please refer to under Vacancies.  
Application process 
Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button
All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered. 
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact  
Applications close 13 August 2017. The interviews are expected to take place15 August 2017.   
Need further information? 
For more details on this position please contact  
Please note that applications sent directly to will not be considered. 
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website  
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Baghdad
  • Grade: International Consultant - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
  • Closing Date: 2017-08-13

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