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Legal Volunteer in a Leading Position – Humanitarian Visa Applications

Who we are

AsyLex is a Swiss non-profit organisation which supports asylum seekers in their procedure by providing free legal aid. All activities are financed by donations and made possible by more than 150 volunteers working for free.

What you will do

The International Cooperation Team at AsyLex is looking for a Volunteer Head of the newly established Humanitarian Visa Sub-Group. Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Respond to and coordinate humanitarian visa requests from our clients
  • Write preliminary requests and humanitarian visa applications to the SEM and the Swiss embassies as well as objections and appeals against negative decisions
  • Be in direct contact with our clients and support them with their needs
  • Request appointments at the Swiss embassies in the respective countries

What we are looking for

You are passionate about human rights and have profound interest in asylum and refugee issues. Ideally, you have an academic background (min. bachelor) in (international) law, political science, international relations or in a related field. Fluent German and English is required, any other language (for example French) is a plus. You have excellent written and oral communication skills and are reliable as well as committed.

If you are passionate about asylum issues, willing to support us in our cause as well as available at least 3 hours per week (work done remotely), we are looking forward to hearing from you


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