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7 November 2018
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Date of entry on duty
7 January 2019
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:
Second-level university degree 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:
Second-level university degree in a relevant field
Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
Second-level university degree in law or related field;
Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience;
Sound knowledge of criminal law and of the European Convention on Human Rights;
Previous experience in supporting domestic prosecution, law enforcement, or judicial authorities is an asset;
Experience in programme planning and management;
Excellent analytical and reporting skills;
Excellent communication and organisation skills;
Knowledge of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the conflict and its consequences;
Professional fluency in written and spoken English;
Demonstrated ability and willingness to work with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds and diverse political views while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
Ability and readiness to work in a stressful environment, ability to work under time constraints.
International experience is desirable.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Head of Rule of Law of the Human Dimension Department (HDD), the Legal Adviser, Major Crimes will be responsible for providing analysis and targeted advice to the Department on issues concerning the criminal justice systems ability to address major crimes. The Legal Adviser will focus, among others, on the effective prosecution of organized crime, terrorism, corruption, and other serious criminal offences and will be tasked with:
Monitoring, analysing and reporting on the state of the criminal justice system in Bosnia and Herzegovina, particularly in relation to the Departments justice sector monitoring activities, legal and structural reforms as they relate to the prosecution of organized crime, terrorism, corruption, and other serious categories of criminal offences;
Providing advice and assistance to justice actors throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina relating to the criminal justice processes monitored and analysed;
Providing advice to the Head of Rule of Law, Management of the Department and the field staff on criminal law matters, particularly relating to relevant international instruments;
Ensuring the accurate gathering and flow of information, particularly in the spotting of key issues arising within trials, as reported by the sections trial monitors;
Contributing to drafting of other documents and submissions on behalf of the HDD;
Following legislative and policy developments at the national, entity, cantonal and local level that impact on the rights of individuals;
Together with other programmatic personnel in the Rule of Law, reviewing legislation to identify provisions which conflict with international standards or gaps in the legislation which prevents the application of the rule of law;
Participating in meetings with local authorities, international agencies, members of the judiciary, defence counsel, and prosecutors;
Representing the OSCE at rule of law and justice sector meetings with other international organisations, government officials, etc;
Working with the other members of the Department to suggest and develop strategies for specific situations where necessary and follows up on rule of law issues;
Managing the Major Crimes portfolio, including budgetary matters and internal progress reporting;
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. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.
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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