This position is open for secondment only and participating States are kindly reminded that all costs in relation to assignment at the Secretariat must be borne by their authorities.
Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered. Seconded staff members in the OSCE Secretariat and Institutions are not entitled to a Board and Lodging Allowance payable by the Organization.
The Office of the Secretary General (OSG) plays a key role in supporting the Secretary General in the effective implementation of his/her mandate and specific tasks given to him/her by the OSCE participating States. This includes primarily assisting the Secretary General in his activities, serving as a focal point for liaison and support to the Chairperson-in-Office, and co-ordinating tasks across the Secretariat. It groups horizontal services such as Executive Management, Communication and Media Relations, Legal Services, External Co-operation, Security Management, Gender Affairs, Conference and Language Services, Central Records Management, and oversees the OSCE Prague Office. The OSG ensures effective co-ordination of policy advice provided to the Secretary General and the Chairmanship, and management decisions taken by the Secretary General. The OSG is led by a Director who also functions as the Head of Executive Management.
Legal Affairs develops and strengthens the overall regulatory framework of the OSCE, advising on its implementation and responding to requests for legal advice OSCE-wide with respect to international public law, international civil service law, financial and contractual matters, as well as to legal issues related to the structure and activities of the OSCE.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
Under the supervision of the Head, Office of Legal Affairs and mentored by the senior Legal Officers and Legal Adviser the incumbent provides legal advice solely to the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine, in close consultation with SMM management and senior Legal Adviser. Specifically, the successful candidate will be tasked with the following duties:
1. Providing legal advice on issues arising in relation to early conflict warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and post conflict rehabilitation, including by participating in task forces;
2. Providing legal advice on issues concerning the legal status and privileges immunities of the SMM and its mission Members;
3. Reviewing, providing legal advice in the negotiation and interpretation of legal instruments, such as agreements, memoranda of understanding or the legal materials relevant to the work of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine;
4. Providing legal advice on elaboration, review, interpretation and application of regulatory framework of the SMM and the Organization, including Staff Regulations, Rules, Instructions, Financial Regulations and other administrative issuances with respect to the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine;
5. Providing legal advice in the negotiation or interpretation of complex contracts for the acquisition of goods, services, and or works, as well as on issues concerning intellectual property rights and insurance;
6. Providing legal advice on dispute resolution, including by examining claims by or against the Organization and its officials;
7. Performing extensive legal research and analysis for the preparation of legal opinions, studies, reports or correspondence;
8. Performing other related duties as required.
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Secretariat, please see: http://www.osce.org/secretariat.
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise 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 applicants who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/states.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.
Please apply to your relevant authorities several days prior to the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered.