The Mission’s mandate, given by the Permanent Council Decision 305 of 01.07.1999 with reference to United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 gives the Mission a “leading role in matters relating to institution- and democracy building and human rights.” This includes the monitoring of justice system institutions for compliance with the principles of rule of law and human rights.
To this end, the Rule of Law portfolio of the Law and Justice Section within the Mission’s Department of Human Rights and Communities monitors trials to help the justice system upgrade their practices. Specifically, the monitoring helps to guarantee fair trial rights regardless of gender and ethnicity, to ensure an effective enforcement of decisions on inter-ethnic cases and those committed predominantly against certain categories of society (including crimes committed because of intolerance, prejudice or hatred), and to support the integration of the justice sector pursuant to the agreement on normalization of relations.
The Mission’s findings from court monitoring are regularly shared with representatives of the Justice Sector in Kosovo so as to improve functionality and compliance with best practices and human rights standards.
The seven Basic Courts and 20 Branch Courts throughout Kosovo have, in 2018, handled in total 375.151 cases (criminal, civil, administrative, commercial, minor offences), whereas Serious Crimes Departments of Basic Courts, which primarily handle cases which are monitored as the Section’s priorities, have processed 5431 cases. During this time, the Mission monitored 1,175 of these court cases, which involved trial monitor presence in 2,162 hearings. In other words, the Mission in 2018 has monitored 22 % of cases handled by Serious Crimes Departments. The Mission believes that this level of monitoring allows for sufficient coverage, both thematically and geographically, in order to give maximum validity to its assessments on the course, content, and character of issues in trials. While this coverage is statistically significant, the Mission will always strive to work more efficiently, and aim at constantly improving the quality of its work. To this end, the Mission wishes to evaluate its own performance.
Scope of the evaluation
OMiK is seeking to hire an evaluation expert to assess the relevance, impact, efficiency, and effectiveness of its work in trial monitoring/rule of law portfolio from programmatic and organisational point of view.
The evaluation will focus on the following questions:
1. Programme results, relevance, and the future
2. Programme Management:
3. Lessons learned and recommendations:
The evaluator will be selected based on the proposed evaluation methodology. The methodology will be then finalised in detail at the beginning of the contract based on feedback by OMiK. The evaluation will ensure that key stakeholders will be consulted. The evaluation will involve the following:
The duration of consultancy is twenty (20) working days
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Head of the Office of Central Coordination (OCC) and in close co-operation with the Chief of the Law and Justice Section (LJS), the consultant will be expected to perform the following duties:
The draft and final reports should be written full in line with OMiK’s writing and reporting standards. The structure of the reports should include, as a minimum, the following
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 socialbackgrounds to apply.