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Legal Adviser Judicial Reform


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Serbia
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Rule of Law
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of entry on duty
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


A minimum of six years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Experience in the field of legal reform, preferably including capacity-building of the judiciary;
  • Knowledge of international and European standards and norms in relation to administration of justice and human rights;
  • Experience in policy formulation, project/programme management and co-ordination with donors and implementing agencies;
  • Pro-activity, creativity and resourcefulness to generate complex policy interventions involving different governmental and political stakeholders;
  • Professional fluency in the English language;
  • Good drafting skills and the ability to tailor the reports and presentations to the needs of specific audience;
  • Ability to operate windows applications including word processing and email;
  • Demonstrated 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;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.


The OSCE subscribes to the following core values: Commitment, Diversity, Integrity and Accountability. It seeks to foster the following core competencies in all its staff: Communication, Collaboration, Analysis & Decision-Making, Planning, Initiative-Taking and Flexibility. It further promotes the following managerial competencies for posts with managerial responsibilities: Leadership, Strategic Thinking and Managing Performance. Candidates are therefore encouraged to familiarize themselves with these principles by studying the OSCE Competency Model available at:

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Rule of Law and Human Rights, the Legal Adviser Judicial Reform:

  1. Plans, develops and implements the Judicial Reform Unit's programme and projects in accordance with the Mission's mandate and Department's objectives;
  2. Ensures effective management, supervision and control of the OSCE funds, including extra-budgetary funds related to the Judicial Reform Unit's programme;
  3. Advises the Head of the Department and the Mission's management on the Mission's priorities, policies and interventions in the area of the Unit's competencies, including through regular reporting and analysis;
  4. Directs and guides the implementation of the Judicial Reform Unit's programme; establishes mechanisms for effective monitoring and self-evaluation of projects and activities;
  5. Supervises the reporting, analyses, publication and public outreach; delivers speeches, briefings and presentations; attends and represents the Unit at various events;
  6. Ensures the Unit's compliance with OSCE project and programmatic guidelines and administrative regulatory framework;
  7. Liaises and maintains effective relations with the Unit's interlocutors, government officials, international organizations and civil society representatives to ensure the best use of OSCE resources, compatibility of projects and a co-ordinated approach;
  8. Ensures that the judicial reform component is synergetic with other interventions of the Mission; co-ordinates the work of the Unit with other Mission's Units/Departments;
  9. Supervises the work of three national staff;
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

The OSCE retains the discretion to cancel the recruitment, to re-advertise the vacancy, to offer an assignment at a lower level or to offer an assignment with modified tasks and responsibilities or for a different duration.


The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.

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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