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Chief of Legal System Monitoring Section


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Rule of Law
Functional level
Middle management
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of entry on duty
Date of issue


General Minimum Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:

  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:

  • University education in law or significant work experience in criminal justice and/or law enforcement (the latter required for police corrections officer training)
  • Experience in the practice of law, e.g. judges, prosecutors, lawyers, etc.
  • Knowledge of courtroom proceedings and criminal law and procedure
  • Knowledge of international legal procedure standards and instruments
  • Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


Advanced education/certified training course in a relevant field desirable


Minimum 6 years of relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 3 years at the management level relevant to the actual position

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Extensive courtroom experience (as a judge, prosecutor, advocate/lawyer, judicial clerk, and/or trial monitor)
  • At least three years of significant management and supervisory experience
  • Proven record of dealing with human rights aspects of court cases
  • Experience in drafting and editing legal documents
  • Knowledge of European and international human rights law and conventions
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and judgement to local conditions and communities
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Experience in judicial reform or transitional justice
  • Experience in dealing with international organizations, including the United Nations, or donors that focus on promoting the rule of law or human rights compliance
  • Knowledge of the regional political situation and the legal system of the mission area
  • Previous international work experience and/or experience in field mission
Tasks and Responsibilities

The Chief of Legal System Monitoring Section (LSMS) is responsible for reporting on systemic human rights concerns or violations observed in the civil, administrative and criminal courts, or in the other legal institutions. These concerns are issued in reports to relevant or interested parties, including the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), judges, prosecutors, and other legal professionals. 

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Head of the Human Rights and Communities Department, the Chief of Legal System Monitoring Section (LSMS):

  1. Co-ordinates and directs LSMS short and mid-term strategy;
  2. Designs and implements monitoring projects;
  3. Reviews and analyses daily and weekly reports and case-specific tracking memos produced by legal system monitors based in the OSCE regional offices;
  4. Oversees the drafting of LSMS reports, including monthly and thematic reports;
  5. Chairs roundtable meetings with judges, prosecutors and other legal professionals to obtain feedback and discuss LSMS reports;
  6. Meets with officials of the Kosovo Judicial Institute, and makes recommendations for training needs of judges and prosecutors based on LSMS monitoring and reports;
  7. Directs the actions necessary to follow-up LSMS recommendations;
  8. Supervises and manages the legal and administrative work of 26 professional and support staff, and clears all LSMS reports;
  9. Handles all personnel issues, including hiring and discipline of LSMS staff;
  10. Performs outreach activities;
  11. Creates training programmes for LSMS staff;
  12. Performs other duties as required.

The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. The nomination of female candidates is particularly encouraged.

Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered.

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.




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