The Law on Use of Languages provides for equal status of the Albanian and Serbian as official languages in Kosovo. The OSCE Mission in Kosovo has continuously advocated for the implementation of this Law, including with a focus on bilingual legislation. The Mission’s advocacy to improving the bilingual legislation consisted of different activities conducted in co-ordination with relevant stakeholders, including issuing a Report on bilingual legislation , in 2018, with clear identification of challenges in drafting bilingual legislation and recommendations on how to address them. The Mission aims to further its efforts for improving bilingualism through developing of guidelines on uniform bilingual legislative drafting, which will guide the Government legislative drafting with a focus on bilingualism. To support the process, the Mission requires services of one international consultant.
The objective of the consultancy is to work with interlocutors in the Office of the Language Commissioner, the Legal Office of the Office of the Prime Minister, and the Ministry of Justice, to develop a set of draft guidelines that will guide ministries in the process of efficiently, effectively, and simultaneously drafting bilingual legislation so that the draft versions in the two official languages are equivalent.
The duration of consultancy is forty (40) working days
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of, and in co-ordination with the Project Manager, the consultant will:
Remuneration will depend on the qualifications and experience of individual experts as well as the detailed work plan to be agreed upon and will be based on the current OSCE consultancy rates.
How To Apply
In order to apply for this position you must complete the OSCE's online application form, found under https://jobs.osce.org/. Applicants are encouraged to use the online recruitment and only fully completed OSCEapplications will be accepted. However, if you have technical difficulties with the system you may use the offline application form found under https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/offline-application-form and forward the completed form quoting the vacancy number by e-mail to: email@example.com. In line with yourqualifications please indicate preference to one or more field of expertise listed above (while using the onlineapplication the field of expertise preference can be indicated in the cover letter part). Kindly note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form or in other languages than the English language would not be considered. The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and socialbackgrounds to apply