- Requisition ID: LAW00000L
- Contract Type: Fixed-Term
- Grade: NP1
- Location: OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Gjilan / Gnjilane
- Posting Date: Jul 30, 2021
- External Closing Date: Sep 12, 2021
- Target Start Date: Oct 1, 2021
- Job Type: Contracted
- Job Level: Professional
- Employee Status: Fixed Term
- Schedule: Full-time
- Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (First-level university degree or equivalent)
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Under the overall supervision of the Human Rights Adviser, the successful candidate will be tasked with the following duties:
- Monitoring the legal system in the assigned region by directly monitoring court proceedings, analysing court records, and liaising with court staff, judges, prosecutors and private lawyers;
- Analysing and reporting on monitoring activities in order to determine whether the regional justice system is complaint with domestic law and international human rights standards;
- Designing and implementing activities and projects in the region to address identified gaps;
- Assisting the policy development and reporting of the Law and Justice Section on justice-related matters in cooperation with relevant actors;
- Advising the human rights and municipal officers operating within the Regional Office on justice-sector issues;
- Performing other duties as assigned.
- First-level university law degree;
- Minimum of two years of practical legal experience, practicing as a private lawyer, judicial law clerk, trial monitor, or legal officer in a private company, non-governmental organization, government agency or international organization;
- Established understanding and awareness of international legal instruments, in particular European Human Rights Law as well as the laws and legal procedures applicable to the mission area;
- Computer literate with practical experience with Microsoft applications;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Albanian. Knowledge of other local languages would be an asset;
- Holding a valid driving license;
- Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
- Ability and willingness to work as a member of team, with people of different cultural, and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions is 1,587.67 Euro/month. Social benefits will include participation in the OSCE group medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund. Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale. At the discretion of the appointing authority a higher step may be approved up to a maximum of step 3 subject to specific conditions.
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies.
Applicants are encouraged to use the online recruitment and only fully completed OSCE applications will be accepted. However, if you have technical difficulties with the system you may use the offline application form found under https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/offline-application-form and forward the completed form quoting the vacancy number by e-mail to: Recruitment.OMiK@osce.org. Kindly note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form or in languages other than the English language would not be considered.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.
Only those candidates who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.
Candidates should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE. The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/our-competency-model.
Please note that for this position the OSCE does not reimburse expenses such as travel in connection with interviews, tests, visas and relocation.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.