2 November 2017
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Under its Project “Supporting public institutions to perform their mandate in compliance with the legal framework and good governance principles” (2101002), the Governance Section (GS) seeks to support the Assembly of Kosovo’s four deputies representing Kosovo Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities in improving quality of their input in legislative process.
The targeted group of deputies have showed significant interest in receiving legal expert to support them in their daily work. As a result of the assistance, the deputies will be able to fully utilize available institutional mechanisms and parliamentary oversight tools and increase their output in the Assembly committee meetings and the Assembly plenary sessions.
The legal expert will provide legal opinions, written reviews on draft laws, advice on procedural issues and any legal advice as requested, as well as provide assistance and support in implementing parliamentary oversight activities through parliamentary proceedings and mechanisms. The main but not only focus of their activities will be the Committee on Rights, Interest of Communities and Returns (CRIC) and Human Rights committee.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Governance Section and in coordination with the respective head of the parliamentary group, legal expert will be responsible for provision of legal support and advice to the targeted group of deputies. The legal expert will work alongside all four deputies.
The tasks of the Legal Expert will be to:
Provide legal opinions to all members of the parliamentary groups on draft laws and other motions that are being reviewed in the AoK.
Support the parliamentary groups in implementing parliamentary oversight activities through parliamentary proceedings and mechanisms.
Provide advice to the parliamentary groups on interpretation and implementation of legal acts.
Actively support Assembly members in their work in the Assembly committees and Assembly Presidency.
The advice will be provided verbally or in writing, depending on the decision of the head of the parliamentary group.
The expert will treat all communication confidential, also towards OSCE, and share information exclusively with the parliamentary group.
one report per month on the legal opinions provided to all targeted deputies on draft laws or any other legal acts (respecting the need for confidentiality). Reports signed by the expert himself/herself and at least one of the deputies, and delivered to OMiK.
Final report by the end of the contract, respecting the need for confidentiality and delivered to OMiK.
Effective and efficient communication with all members of the parliamentary group.
The expert will compile all written legal documents given to the deputies. While respecting the need for confidentiality, the documents shall be included in the final monthly report. The Project manager will confirm the quality of monthly reports submitted by consultant.
Flexible on possible new instructions to be taken into consideration which may derive from the GS team through his/her assignment.
Timely submission of all the deliverables and other products that are foreseen with this TORs.
First-level university degree in law and a legal background with an emphasis on parliamentary and legislative/political work, preferably within Kosovo
At least five years relevant professional experience, preferably in drafting legal opinions or laws
Interest and knowledge of community rights issues, a focus on Kosovo legal framework is an asset
Excellent organizational skills with capacity to deal effectively with changing priorities
Ability to cooperate with team members and communicate effectively in a multicultural environment
Command of Windows software, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Outlook
Ability to keep strict deadlines and deal with several activities simultaneously
Fluent in Albanian, working knowledge of English. Additional knowledge of Serbian language is an asset
The Expert will work from the Assembly of Kosovo premises and will provide his/her own equipment (laptop)
Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work
Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
Remuneration will depend on the qualifications and experience of individual experts as well as the detailed work plan to be agreed upon and will be based on the current OSCE consultancy rates.
How To Apply
In order to apply for this position you must complete the OSCE's online application form, found under http://www.osce.org/employment/43284. Applications received after the published deadline will not be considered.Applicants are encouraged to use the online recruitment and only fully completed OSCE applications will be accepted. However, if you have technical difficulties with the system you may use the offline application form found under http://www.osce.org/employment/43284 and forward the completed form quoting the vacancy number by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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