Migrant Rights Centre Ireland: Legal Officer – 22 March, 2017

Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) is a national organisation working to promote justice, empowerment and equality for migrants and their families. MRCI is seeking applications for the position Legal Officer. The role involves coordinating and advancing MRCI’s case work and promoting MRCI’s strategic policy concerns in the areas of employment, human trafficking and immigration law.


  • Education to degree level in law, human rights, social rights, social policy or equivalent
  • Legal training and experience of advocacy in immigration and/ or employment law or related field
  • Working knowledge of Irelands labour migration policy framework and legislation underpinning same
  • Excellent communication skills – written and oral
  • Commitment to social justice and the rights of migrant workers
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to prioritise tasks effectively
  • A self-starter, with an ability to demonstrate initiative and innovative, flexible and adaptable work approaches


  • Working knowledge of Russian, Chinese or Arabic is an advantage
  • Experience of identifying and advancing strategic cases for collective outcomes
  • Experience in the area of forced labour and trafficking
  • Experience of advocating / representing workers at Workplace Relations Commission
  • Experience of working with community sector organisations
  • Experience in the development and delivery of training
  • Familiarity of tracking cases through CRMs systems and the generation data to highlight new trends and issues
  • Experience of carrying out research and feeding onto policy and legislative development

Duration: This is a one year fixed term contract 5 days per week. This position may be extended depending on funding.

Remuneration: €35,000 - €37,000 commensurate with experience

Commencing: April 2017 and ending May 2018

Please apply by submitting a CV and cover letter to Grainne O’Toole at hr@mrci.ie marked Legal Officer by 5pm Wednesday 22nd March.

Interviews will be held the Week of the 27th March




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