The International Refugee Assistance Project (“IRAP”) is a dynamic and growing legal, policy, and advocacy organization that works to develop and enforce a system of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced people around the world. We are the leading organization that provides free and comprehensive legal services to people we serve through registration, protection, and resettlement processes.
IRAP operates offices in the U.S. (New York City), Jordan (Amman), and Lebanon (Beirut). Our legal services are supplemented by a corps of pro bono lawyers from leading U.S. and international law firms and multinational corporations, and law students who have created IRAP chapters across the United States and Canada. Through this work, we aim to assist refugees and other displaced people to find safe passage and to transform the landscape of refugee rights in the U.S. and internationally. IRAP has over 50 full-time staff, the majority of whom are based in the New York City office, with others working in field offices in Jordan and Lebanon or remotely. We are a nimble organization staffed by an innovative and collaborative team that is committed to high standards of quality and close partnerships with our clients, peers, and colleagues.
IRAP’s legal department includes over 25 staff who provide individual legal assistance to refugees and other displaced people around the world. Since IRAP’s establishment, we have helped to resettle more than 3,800 individuals to 18 countries.
The IRAP Jordan Office is located in the capital city of Amman. Our team consists of a Program and Operations Director, Program and Operations Assistant, two Staff Attorneys, and two Caseworkers. Our work is centered on providing remote and in-person legal assistance with refugee resettlement and family reunification through UNHCR referrals, U.S. refugee resettlement, domestic immigration remedies, and relocation through alternative pathways.
This position will work closely with another caseworker, volunteers, and attorneys in the screening and service provision of refugee beneficiaries. The caseworker will report to the Program and Operations Director. The caseworker conducts in-person and phone interviews with refugee applicants and clients. In coordination with staff attorneys, the caseworker screens refugee applicants to ensure programmatic standards and criteria are met and adherence to IRAP policies and procedures. The caseworker provides support in the case management of client cases and ensures appropriate client service provision per IRAP standards.
The annual salary for this position is $41,484. IRAP offers excellent benefits including family health, dental and vision benefits, and twenty days of vacation, five personal days, and twelve sick days per year.
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