In the Rule of Law and Human Rights Department of the OSCE Presence in Albania, an opportunity has arisen for an Internship, open for international candidates.
This internship is scheduled to start at the beginning of June 2019 for duration of 6 months.
The Rule of Law and Human Rights Department (ROLHRD) of the OSCE Presence in Albania implements that part of the mandate related to assist Albania in developing effective democratic institutions and to promote the rule of law and human rights in the country. It does this through a variety of legal and administrative reform initiatives.
Currently the department is supporting national authorities in key priority areas:
- Reducing delays in court proceedings in all the district courts of the country, using simple practical measures;
- Providing assistance to Albanian authorities in increasing their capacities and fostering close co-operation with civil society organizations to ensure a transparent, inclusive and accountable legislative process in Albania.
- Supporting the prison and probation services and the fight against CVE in prisons ;
- Supporting the implementation of the legal and judicial reform including through providing comments on legislation and necessary sub regulations;
- Supporting the on-going vetting of judges and prosecutors through enhancing capacities of vetting bodies to conduct hearings in line with the international fair trial standards
- Supporting Human Rights institutions such as, the Office of the Commissioner on the Right to Information and Personal Data Protection;
- Gathering, analysing and reporting on legal and human rights developments in the country, mainly for the use of various external and internal reports and for briefing the Head of Presence.
The ROLHRD requires the services of an Intern to provide qualified and specialized assistance in its area of activities. The Intern will be exposed to the work of the OSCE, will acquire sound knowledge of the OSCE mandate and activities and will enhance his/her expertise in the field of judicial and legal reform as well as human rights.
Tasks and Responsibility:
The Intern will work under the overall supervision of the Head of the Department and the daily management by the project managers. More precisely, as part of the ROLHRD team, the Intern will, inter alia assist the project manager in coordinating and implementing the project activities pertaining to monitoring of the court hearings, vetting process and the work of the self-governing justice institutions. The particular tasks and responsibilities include:
- Collecting, proofreading and preparing summaries of the monitoring reports submitted by the three National Legal System Monitors and other project staff in order to ensure the consistency and accuracy of collected data;
- Assisting the project manager in identifying cases to be monitored on a weekly basis in line with the pre-defined selection criteria by reviewing the hearing schedules published by the vetting bodies and making suggestions;
- Conducting legal research in fields relevant for the trial monitoring, i.e. ECtHR case law, academic papers, thematic and monitoring reports published by other international organizations or NGOs, etc;
- Maintaining and regularly updating the monitoring data base.
Also, the Intern will assist the project manager in coordinating and implementing the project activities related to the promoting and enhancing human rights protection, particularly as follows:
- Gathering information and reporting on the human rights situation in Albania, with special focus on minorities, and contributing to the identification of human rights issues/problems through desk research and analysis;
- Providing support in organizing, conducting and following up field visits and consultation meetings on human rights issues, with special focus on protection of minorities.
- Students in the final year of higher education (university or other accredited institution) at graduate or postgraduate level; or recent graduates or postgraduates, i.e. within two years of graduation, in Law, Political or Social Sciences;
- Knowledge of international law and standards in the area of rule of law and human rights;
- Fluency in English, both oral and written, and computer literacy. Knowledge of Albanian will be an asset;
- Be able to adapt to a multicultural working environment;
- Awareness of the importance of integrating a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
- The upper age limit for applicants is 30 years
- Previous work or study experiences outside the home country are an advantage
This Internship is not remunerated. Necessary travel expenses to the mission at the commencement and from the Mission home at the end of the Internship will not reimbursed. In lieu of remuneration, the Mission shall contribute towards the cost of living of international interns who are non-residents at the duty station. This contribution is equivalent to maximum 10% of the applicable BLA (=11 Euro per day) rate of the respective field operation duty station. Attention: Interns are obliged to provide the OSCE with evidence that they have health insurance coverage which is valid for the duty station(s) of their internship, prior to commencing the Internship.
How to apply:
All applications are due by 05 April 2019. Please specify in the Cover Letter your earliest starting date and for any question/ information please contact through firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/. The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy or to cancel the recruitment. 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. Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process. Delayed nominations will not be considered.