The OSCE Mission in Kosovo (“OMiK”) through its Law and Justice Section (“LJS”) monitors the justice sector for compliance with human rights standards. It also engages in projects aimed at improving the justice sector. Relevant Kosovo institutions are actively pursuing criminal cases against persons suspected of being involved in violent extremist activities. While OMiK has actively supported the efforts of the Kosovo institutions in fighting terrorism, the rule of law, and the fair and equal administration of justice, requires that justice sector institutions respect and protect human rights. There are two areas in which human rights are particularly susceptible to being abused. The first area pertains to the treatment of terrorism suspects during an investigation and ensuring that proper procedures are followed to protect human rights and ensure a properly obtained conviction for those guilty of terrorism related offenses. The second area where violations occur is when investigations wrongly impinge upon the human rights of people who are not the target of an investigation.
In Kosovo, little training on human rights related to CVE is available, but is of the highest importance for actors dealing with such cases. This training will not only expose newcomers in a complex field of specialization to engage with practical concerns in the field, but also will give the experienced practitioners information on new statutes.
The objective of the activity is to develop and provide training for judges, prosecutors, defence attorneys, and police in Kosovo, to allow them to effectively apply human rights principles and legal instruments to investigations and court proceedings involving alleged violations of applicable anti-terrorism laws.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of, and in co-ordination with, the Project Manager, the expert will:
- Develop a curriculum for a three-day training on human rights concerns in CVE/terrorism cases; and
- Deliver one three-day training.
The training should:
- Reflect the most recent developments in international law in this area and be relevant to judges, prosecutors, police and defence attorneys working in Kosovo
- Cover relevant Kosovo Laws and the interplay between Kosovo legal framework and internationally recognized standards. It will be based on
- Current training modules on CVE and human rights standards at the Kosovo Academy of Justice and the Kosovo Academy for Public Safety (to be provided by OMiK)
- The most recent annual reports of the Ombudsperson Institution of Kosovo regarding human rights issues in policing and prosecution; and
- Other reports of international entities the expert considers to be pertinent, such as OMiK/ODIHR publications
- The training should cover both of the following areas
- Human rights concerns specific to persons being investigated or prosecuted to ensure their rights are not violated
- Human rights concerns with regards to citizens who are not targets of investigations, e.g. rights to privacy, personal security, and other areas where governments are prone to excesses in investigations
- A formal training curriculum suitable for potential future adaptation to current training standards at the Kosovo Academy of Justice and the Kosovo Academy for Public Safety, according to OMiK Writing and Reporting Guide (or such other reasonable standards provided by OMiK), to be submitted by 8 October 2018
- Condensed written guidelines for participants, according to OMiK Writing and Reporting Guide, submitted by the consultant by 8 October 2018
- Training for judges, prosecutors, defence attorneys and police investigators, including PowerPoint slides and notes, to be delivered at a three day event, on 24-26 October 2018
- Full desk report and post-training report, to be submitted by the consultant according to OMiK Writing and Reporting Guide, no later than 16 November 2018
- A three-day relevant training curriculum is prepared to the satisfaction of the OMiK Project Manager
- Three-day training with judges, prosecutors, defence attorneys and police investigators is timely delivered and meets the needs of the participants
- An informal guide containing relevant information is approved by the OMiK Project Manager, and is distributed to the participants at the training
- Full desk report and post-training report delivered on time.
- University degree in law, human rights, international studies or other related fiel
- At least ten (10) years of relevant work experience, specifically in prosecution or defence practice in an adversarial criminal justice system
- Expertise in the field of human rights as it relates to terrorism cases, their investigation and disposition
- A minimum three (3) years of experience in training delivery
- Knowledge of the justice system in Kosovo
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
- 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; and,
- Ability to link current international standards to specific laws applicable in Kosovo, treaties and secondary legislation investigations and prosecutions
- Previous working experience in an international organization is an asset
- Previous working experience in the Balkans and Kosovo is an asset
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 OSCE applications 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 your qualifications please indicate preference to one or more field of expertise listed above (while using the online application 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 social backgrounds to apply.