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.
1 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.
|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: email@example.com|