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|General Minimum Requirements|
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 or education/certified training in the field of criminal justice
Minimum six 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:
For more information on the work of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, please see: https://www.osce.org/mission-to-bosnia-and-herzegovina
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina continues to play a vital role in strengthening the country’s ability to foster a sustainable and stable security environment, to strengthen Bosnia and Herzegovina’s governance, and to encourage its consolidation as a democratic society. The Mission supports political and education reform and works to promote and protect human rights of all citizens of BiH. The Rule of Law Section is one of four programmatic Sections in the Human Dimension Department (HDD) with a total staff of 37 as well as staff hired under extra-budgetary funding.
If you are selected for this middle management role, you will provide support and advice to the Head and Deputy Head of the HDD on all programme design, implementation, planning and evaluation related to major rule of law issues. Reporting to the Deputy Head, HDD, you will perform the following duties:
1. Managing the Rule of Law project dedicated to ensuring that relevant governmental institutions and legislation promote reform goals aimed at providing access to fair trial rights, promotion of judicial outreach, the processing of serious crimes including war crimes, hate crimes, trafficking in human beings, corruption, organized crime, and terrorism, the support of victims and witnesses, and the transparent and efficient administration of the justice system overall;
2. Overseeing ongoing legislative review and revisions, as well as monitoring and reporting on effective implementation of the country’s human dimension commitments in the field of fair trial rights and the rule of law;
3. Ensuring close contacts with relevant criminal justice institutions, international organizations active in justice sector reform, and civil society groups engaged in thematic areas;
4. Overseeing and co-ordinating the implementation of capacity building activities and technical assistance provided to assist the courts, prosecutors’ offices, the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council, law enforcement, criminal legislative review experts, and service providers for vulnerable individuals, and civil society groups promoting outreach and victim and witness support;
5. Leading the development and implementation of the project’s annual activity plan and budget;
6. Providing support to management in human resources planning; supervising programmatic personnel (a team of Legal Advisers and indirectly supervising Legal Officers, Rule of Law Monitoring Assistants, and support staff) and ensuring that activities and projects are incorporated into the work of the field-based trial monitoring programme and support monitoring of the justice sector;
7. Together with the other Heads of Sections, assisting the Head and Deputy Head of the HDD with programme development and strategy formulation through identification of lessons learnt, current trends, achievements, problems and future plans;
8. Co-ordinating with international and domestic organizations active in the field of justice sector reform at the working level in order to prevent duplication and to ensure that the programme achieves maximum benefit from related initiatives;
9. Integrating project evaluation and long-term impact assessment practices into all policy and project work;
10. Working with the Head and Deputy Head of the HDD, as well as other Heads of Section to identify cross-cutting synergies among areas of HDD work and ensuring that they are supported through activities and analysis;
11. Performing 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. 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.