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Chief of Rule of Law Unit *


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Skopje
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:


  • Advanced degree in Law, with an emphasis on international Human Rights, Rule of Law, Criminal Justice and/or Humanitarian Law
  • Demonstrated management and supervisory experience
  • Previous work experience in an international environment or within field missions
  • Strong advocacy and organizational skills
  • Experience with capacity building of domestic institutions, including the Ombudsman and the judiciary (judicial reform) as well as local NGO development
  • 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
  • Professional fluency in English, both oral and written
  • Cultural sensitivity and sound judgment, highest professional and ethical standards
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the Mission area
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Human Dimension Department, the Chief of Rule of Law Unit:

  1. Has overall responsibility for the Rule of Law Unit - including all aspects of management, programming, staffing (20+ staff members) and administration;
  2. Leads the development and implementation of all Rule of Law Unit policies, strategies and methodologies, oversees annual and strategic planning, including budgeting;
  3. Supervises, and provides policy guidance to, the Judicial Reform and Legislation Reform Programme areas;
  4. Develops and prioritizes field tasks, identifies and analyzes trends in Rule of Law issues and develops strategies for follow-up to ensure compliance with international standards and OSCE commitments;
  5. Overall supervision of reporting, publications, and public outreach; delivering speeches, attending conferences, and giving presentations etc.;
  6. Provides legal advice and guidance to the Head of Mission, Head of Human Dimension Department and other departments on domestic and international legal matters;
  7. Engages in analysis of legislation, by-laws and policies of the Government and advocates for necessary changes to ensure compliance with international, particularly OSCE commitments;
  8. Liaises with senior government and judicial officials, international organizations, the diplomatic community, NGOs, and other Mission departments on Rule of Law matters;
  9. Oversees the coordination of internal training programmes, seminars and department projects;
  10. Performs other tasks as assigned by Head of the Human Dimension Department.

* Note: Position grade is subject to 2014 Unified Budget approval.


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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