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Legal and Electoral Reform Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
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:


  • Experience in election administration, supervision or voter registration
  • Good understanding of basic legal documents (constitutions, election laws and regulations)
  • Good understanding of various electoral and political systems
  • Experience in liaising with government agencies and NGOs
  • Experience in management or supervision of subordinate staff
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and in a difficult and politically sensitive environment
  • Negotiating and diplomatic 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:



  • Command of the project management cycle from project development through monitoring and evaluation
  • Legal background, including knowledge of international civil, political and human rights standards
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • Ability to conduct strategic planning, results-based management and reporting
  • 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
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited timeframes
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word-processing, Excel and e-mail



  • Strong knowledge of the Russian, Tajik and/or Persian language
  • Substantive public administration or parliamentary/legislative affairs experience and procedural comprehension, preferably within CIS
  • Knowledge and demonstrable experience in change management
  • Experience in drafting legislation
  • Knowledge of legal and/or legislative process issues, such as complaints and appeals bodies, dispute resolution and mechanisms for both internal and public review and comment
  • Knowledge of electoral legislation, inter alia: Central Elections Commission, Municipal Elections, Assembly Elections, and registration procedures for all parties engaged in the electoral process
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Head of the Human Dimension Department, the Legal and Electoral Reform Officer:


  1. Manages the day-to-day operations of the Legal-Electoral Reform Unit including pre-implementation first-level approval and post-implementation review of all expenditures and/or use of resources including, but not limited to, all direct implementation, cost-sharing, Special Service Agreements (SSAs) and implementing partner agreements;
  2. Initiates, plans, organizes and implements programs to promote fulfillment of international commitments in the areas of rule of law and structural components of a democratic society;
  3. In co-ordination with other Units within the Human Dimension Department monitors, analyzes, reports and advises on legal/legislative reform issues and policy initiatives, including focusing on conformance with international! standards of civil, political and human rights;
  4. Advises on procedures in legal/legislative reform issues and policy initiatives,including working groups formed on specific reform initiatives;
  5. Supports the design and implementation of specialized training programs for legal professionals;
  6. Supports the design and implementation of technical capacity-building programs for Tajikistan's Central Commission on Elections and Referenda, for local and precinct Election Commissions, and for other target groups engaged in the electoral process;
  7. Supports participation from Tajikistan in monitoring elections;
  8. Establishes and maintains contacts with national and local Tajik authorities, including Members of Parliament, universities and research institutions, lawyers' associations, political parties, domestic and international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs);
  9. Supports the Tajikistan-based programming of OSCE founded institutions and maintains close co-ordination, in particular, with the OSCE Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly;
  10. Performs other related duties as required.



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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