Legal Specialist

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Announcement Number: Pristina-2021-007
Hiring Agency: Embassy Pristina
Open Period: 03/01/2021 - 03/15/2021Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone: GMT+1
Series/Grade: LE - 1905 10
Salary: EUR €29,105
Work Schedule: Full-time - Monday-Friday
Promotion Potential: LE-10
Duty Location(s): 1 Vacancy in Pristina, KV
Telework Eligible: No
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BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION -Under the supervision of the Resident Legal Advisor and the Senior Legal Specialist, the incumbent is responsible for the management, supervision and implementation of OPDAT programs in Kosovo including, but not limited to mentorship, guidance, and capacity building to the Kosovo Ministry of Justice (MOJ). Concerning the MOJ, the incumbent will review and/or provide comments and proposals on draft laws, sublegal acts, strategies, policy papers, and other related documents as needed, and attend and monitor meetings and working groups.

Qualifications and Evaluations

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three years of experience as a legal advisor or lawyer in reviewing and interpreting legal documents and draft legislation. Prior experience in working with Kosovo institutions is preferred.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have an extensive understanding of Kosovo legal system, including Kosovo’s legislative process, criminal justice system, and legal principles; general knowledge of the organizational structure and practices of European and international legal entities; and a thorough understanding of international law, human rights, and the Kosovo Constitution.  Should also have a general understanding of the U.S. legal system; the local political system and the internal structure and operation of the judicial and prosecutorial systems.

Education Requirements:

EDUCATION: Master’s law degree is required.
LANGUAGE: Level IV proficiency in English, Albanian, and Level III in Serbian.  Must possess a high degree of proficiency in both written and spoken English, Albanian, and Serbian.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must have computer skills including Microsoft Office, Windows, word processing, presentation software (i.e., PowerPoint), spreadsheets, communication and collaboration tools.  Must be well organized, detail oriented, and able to deal independently and effectively with others within and outside the Mission.  Must have tact and diplomacy when dealing with local, regional, and U.S. officials.  Must possess supervision/management skills, reading comprehension, critical thinking, legal writing, legal research, and public speaking proficiency

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

How to Apply: All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust & Background Investigation clearance.

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • Passport copy
  • University Degree (not transcript)
  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

For further information - the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Kosovo.

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