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Judicial Affairs Officer *


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Baku (closed)
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Rule of Law
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of issue


General Minimum Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:

  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:

  • University education in law or significant work experience in criminal justice and/or law enforcement (the latter required for police corrections officer training)
  • Experience in the practice of law, e.g. judges, prosecutors, lawyers, etc.
  • Knowledge of courtroom proceedings and criminal law and procedure
  • Knowledge of international legal procedure standards and instruments
  • Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


Advanced degree in a relevant field


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Demonstrated knowledge of criminal, civil and/or international human rights law
  • At least four years of working experience in practicing law, particularly previous experience working as judge, prosecutor, attorney, legal consultant or international legal assistance advisor
  • Experience in conducting training/teaching on substantive and/or procedural legal issues
  • Experience in project management
  • Ability to prepare reports and conduct presentations by clearly formulating positions on issues and defending recommendations
  • Strong analytical and organisational skills as well as sound judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a range of issues and problems
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan
  • Professional fluency in written and spoken English
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time-frames.


  • Knowledge of international human rights standards
  • Knowledge of the regional political situation and the development of the legal and judicial systems in countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
  • Experience providing technical legal assistance for the development of judicial and legal systems in a transitional, post developmental or post conflict setting
  • International field work experience in monitoring, reporting and/or policy- making on human rights issues
  • Managerial experience
  • Knowledge of Azerbaijani, Russian or Turkish languages
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Rule of Law and Human Rights Programme and the overall supervision of the Head of Office, the Judicial Affairs Officer:


  1. Participates in the further development and implementation of the Office¿s strategies related to strengthening of the Azerbaijani judicial system, including application of international standards;
  2. Advises on judicial and legal matters, as required, and contributes to the Office¿s outputs, such as internal and external reports on performance and results, needs assessments, internal policy documents and guidelines;
  3. Provides input regarding legal reforms and develops strategies to support the effective implementation of legislation in compliance with international standards, as required;
  4. Assesses training needs of judges, prosecutors, defence lawyers and law enforcement officials and advises on their training needs with a view to gradually develop an efficient and modern judicial system in the country;
  5. Conducts training for judges, prosecutors, defence lawyers and law enforcement officials;
  6. Develops and upgrades relevant training materials and selects and supports the work of local and international trainers supporting training activities, where required;
  7. Participates in coordination mechanisms at the Office's level, building up and maintaining good relationships with the authorities and other stakeholders, including other international actors and civil society representatives involved in the same field of work;
  8. Participates in the Office's reporting, planning and evaluation processes, as required;
  9. Performs other task as requested by the Head of the Rule of Law and Human Rights Programme or the Office's senior management, such as deputizing for the Head of the Rule of Law Programme in his/her absence.


* Please note that the current post is a short-term assignment with an initial duration until 31 December 2013, subject to the approval of the 2014 budget.


The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. The nomination of female candidates is particularly encouraged.

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.




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