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Head of Rule of Law and Human Rights Department


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Presence in Albania
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Rule of Law
Functional level
Middle management
Number of posts
Duty station
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:


  • Significant legal reform experience
  • Management and supervisory experience, including project development and management
  • 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
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgement
  • Flexibility and ability to under pressure of time and workload
  • Fluency in the English language, including the ability to communicate clearly and concisely and ability to edit English legal texts
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Knowledge of the regional political situation and the legal system of the mission area
  • Previous international work experience and/or experience in field missions, preferably in south-eastern Europe
  • Knowledge of the local language
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Head of Presence and Deputy Head of Presence, and in accordance with the mandate of the OSCE Presence in Albania, the Head of the Rule of Law and Human Rights Department:

  1. Leads the Department, taking responsibility for all aspects of staffing and administration;
  2. Develops, co-ordinates and monitors the implementation of OSCE projects in the area of rule of law and human rights;
  3. Provides advice and analysis on rule of law and human rights issues, based on the analysis of relevant laws and practices and based on familiarity with the issues and key players in the sector, ensuring compliance with relevant international standards;
  4. Provides legal advice to the Head of Presence and other senior staff on matters relating to OSCE rules and regulations as well as international law;
  5. Performs other duties as assigned.

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.

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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