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|General Minimum Requirements|
The OSCE Gender Action Plan is committed to increasing the number of female staff in all areas of the OSCE's work. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this opportunity.
The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:
|Field of Expertise Requirements|
The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:
|Level of Professional Competence Requirements|
Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:
Second-level university degree/certified training course in relevant field. Second level university degree in a management discipline an asset
Minimum 10 years relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 5 years at the management level relevant to the actual position
|Mission Specific Requirements|
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
Under the general supervision of the Head of Mission, the incumbent will be responsible for:
1. Directing and supervising the work and personnel of the Office of Legal Affairs;
2. Providing authoritative legal opinion and advice on: a) all areas of the mandate of the OSCE, inter alia, human rights, democratization, media, elections, police and public safety training; b) the independent institutions established by the OSCE (Central Election Commission, Independent Media Commission, Kosovo Judicial Institute, Ombudsperson, Radio Television of Kosovo, Press Council and Kosovo Academy for Public Safety); c) issues relating to the functions, structure and activities of the Mission; and d) the general applicable legal framework. Serves as final authority on the legal interpretation of the Mission¿s mandate;
3. Co-ordinating, supervising, approving, and, as appropriate, undertaking research and studies and examination of legal precedents related to the activities of the Mission, inter alia the areas set out in the Mission¿s mandate and international, public, private and administrative law; ensuring consistency of interpretations of legal instruments relevant to the work of the Mission; reviewing, revising and clearing from the legal perspective draft letters, proposals, agreements and other texts prior to final decision by Head of Mission;
4. Advising on questions of international law affecting the status and privileges and immunities of the Mission and its legal relationships with local institutions and international organizations; advising on privileges and immunities of Mission members (arrest/detention/safe passage/communication with courts) and on legal matters related to the interpretation and application of the legal framework and the OSCE Staff Regulations and Staff Rules;
5. Providing legal advice and interpretation of OSCE Permanent Council Decisions and UN Security Council Resolutions affecting the Mission and its mandate; advising on the interpretation of international agreements, treaties, and conventions affecting the Mission; preparing or overseeing the preparation of drafts of correspondence, notes and agreements, as required, relating to the above; and reviewing, revising and clearing the legal portions of reports as required;
6. Providing advice and legal interpretation to the Head of Mission and the Organization on issues related to the Mission¿s property situation;
7. Undertaking consultations and participates in negotiations with representatives of local institutions, UNMIK, KFOR and the international presence in Kosovo, contractors and implementing partners, and representatives of participating States; providing advice and assistance in resolving procedural and substantive legal questions in committees, and conferences, and meetings;
8. Advising on claims by and against the Mission; reviewing and clearing and all MoUs, Implementing Partner Agreements (IPA), contracts, leases and agreements; drafting or overseeing the drafting of Mission legal documents, including contracts, MoUs, IPAs, Notes Verbale and correspondence related to proceedings before courts and other tribunals; preparing and overseeing the preparation of briefs and/or other filings;
9. Drafting documents and advising on matters related to OSCE Committees and Boards, including the Fund Material Management Committee and other committees and boards as established;
10. Participating in Disciplinary Committees and Internal Review Boards as an ex-officio member; reviewing and clearing all disciplinary matters and appeals prior to decision by Head of Mission;
11. Co-ordinating with the Legal Services Office in the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna on all matters of the Mission dealing directly with the Organization;
12. Performing any other duties as required.
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, please see: http://www.osce.org/mission-in-kosovo
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.
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.