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26 July 2018
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Date of entry on duty
15 September 2018
The project “Support for Victims and Witnesses of Crime in Serbia”, implemented by the OSCE in co-operation with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia and funded by the European Union, entrusts the Ministry of Justice the task of co-ordinating the drafting of a National Strategy on the Rights of Victims of Crime, in co-operation with other relevant institutions, while the OSCE is expected to provide expert assistance and technical support. In this regard, a Working Group consisting of representatives of all relevant institutions has been established.
The OSCE Mission to Serbia requires the services of a national expert to provide expert assistance to the Working Group in drafting the National Strategy and its Action Plan based on European best practices and Serbia-specific legal and institutional environment. The Working Group consists of representatives of the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Social Affairs, High Judicial Council, State Prosecutorial Council, Office of the State Prosecutor, Supreme Court of Cassation, along with other relevant institutions and non-governmental organisations that will join the Working Group in later stages
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the National Legal Officer, the expert will be required to attend the meetings of the Working Group and to perform the following duties:
Draft the text of the National Strategy on Crime Victims’ Rights and its Action Plan;
Assist and provide expert advice to the members of the Working Group in drafting the Republic of Serbia’s national Strategy for the realisation of rights of victims and witnesses of crime in Serbia, namely through giving briefing to the Working Group members on the formal requirements and parts of the strategic document, as well as on solutions best fitting for the Serbia-specific legal and institutional environment;
Facilitate the discussion on the draft National Strategy on Crime Victims’ Rights in Serbia.
Citizenship of the Republic of Serbia;
University degree in law; postgraduate degree in law would be an asset;
Minimum 6 years of experience working within the area of justice or criminal justice;
Experience in developing and drafting strategic documents (such as national strategies and/or action plans) related to the justice field or criminal justice;
Excellent presentation and communication skills;
Strong analytical skills;
Professional fluency in English and Serbian, both oral and written;
Computer literacy with practical experience in Microsoft package, including the ability to independently finalise a document for external use;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate gender perspective into tasks and activities;
Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions or cultural backgrounds and diverse views while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.
Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work
Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
The consultant will be employed for a total period not exceeding 6 months, of which 3 months are planned in the second half of 2018 and 3 months are planned for the first half of 2019. The consultant will be paid at the rate of up to 1,000 EUR per month worked, i.e. a total amount not exceeding 6,000 EUR, commensurate to individual qualifications and experience. In addition, the OSCE will bear any travel and accommodation costs associated with the consultancy.
How To Apply
Please apply online through this website (https://jobs.osce.org) no later than 26 July 2018. Only applications received through this website will be considered; applications received by email, post etc. will not be accepted.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates who have not been contacted by 31 August 2018 should consider there will be no follow up to their application.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, cancel the recruitment, offer a consultancy at a different level or with modified terms of reference or for a different duration.
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