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The OSCE/ODIHR Rule of Law Unit (RoL) is tasked with providing expertise, delivering technical assistance and developing policies and good practice on the independence and accountability of the judiciary, access to justice, criminal justice, fair trial rights and trial monitoring in the OSCE region.
The unit is implementing a project on “Strengthening the independence and accountability of judges and prosecutors: Enhancing the rule of law in Eastern Partnership countries”, funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers between January and December 2018. The project will cover Eastern European countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine). It has the objective to strengthen the functional independence of prosecutors and will also assess the role of prosecutors in protecting judicial independence.
The project will start by taking stock of the current situation in Eastern Partnership countries through an assessment to identify needs and gaps, and develop recommendations in cooperation with the relevant national stakeholders. A study visit of prosecutors from the six project countries to one of the Nordic countries as well as an expert meeting in Warsaw will provide opportunities to discuss the findings of the needs assessment, share experiences, discuss international standards and good practices and finalize the recommendations.
The objective of this consultancy is to conceptualise and conduct an assessment in the six project countries, including desk research and three country missions, to draft a report for publication and six country fact sheets for internal use. This work entails participation at a study visit and participation at an expert meeting, at which draft report and draft recommendations will be presented and discussed.
|Tasks and Responsibilities:|
The overall task of this consultancy is to conduct an assessment in six project countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) regarding the functional independence of prosecutors and the role of prosecutors in protecting judicial independence.. More specifically, it will identify concerns and challenges in terms of prosecutorial independence and the ability of prosecutors to investigate independently and perform their duties free from external pressure or any internal or external interference, particularly in high-profile cases. It will also identify instances of criminal cases/disciplinary proceedings against judges for allegedly issuing “illegal judicial decisions”.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of the Rule of Law Unit, the Expert will perform the following tasks:
Tentative workflow and timeline:
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
The assignment is for up to 52 working days between 25 February 2018 and 30 November 2018.
Remuneration will reflect the necessary qualifications, experience and skills as described and be in accordance with OSCE established rates. Remuneration for services will be payable in 3 instalments, following approval of main deliverables within the consultancy and upon acceptance of all deliverables as reaching the required standard of quality by OSCE/ODIHR Democratization senior management in the manner described in the Terms of Reference.
Travel expenses will be covered by ODIHR according to OSCE travel policy.
Location: Expert’s home office.
|How To Apply:|
As part of the application process, interested candidates are required to submit the following documents:
1. an updated CV,
by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, stating the vacancy notice number in the subject. Applications without the methodology proposal will not be considered.
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.
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.