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28 November 2018
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Date of entry on duty
17 January 2019
This vacancy is open only for the applicants with the citizenship of or permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia.
The OSCE Mission to Serbia is implementing a programme to increase the capacity of law students and aspiring legal professionals in southwest Serbia through the “Legal Learning Project for Southwest Serbia”, which includes the development of a localized Moot Court Legal Learning Pilot Programme. Key partners will include local universities, the Higher and Basic Court and public prosecutors, as well as the Bar Association of Cacak.
The programme targets law students at the State University in Novi Pazar and the International University in Novi Pazar, to improve practical learning opportunities. By developing this pilot activity, the groundwork will be established for an ongoing moot court programme to continue following this activity’s implementation, leaving a sustainable impact in increasing opportunities to practise and engage with legal institutions for law students in southwest Serbia.
Therefore, the OSCE Mission to Serbia is looking for a local Legal Learning Expert to develop the framework, content and evaluation material for the Moot Court Legal Learning Pilot Programme and to work with local partner institutions to build local capacity for management and transfer know-how for implementation of the moot court programme using the developed material.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the OSCE Mission to Serbia’s Project Manager in Novi Pazar, the expert will perform the following tasks:
Develop moot court material in co-operation with the OSCE Mission to Serbia and local stakeholders, including the following components (approx. 17 work days):
Advertisement Flier: An advertisement will include explanatory notes about what moot court is, what students can expect, and how to sign up;
Student Moot Court Participant Overview: Standard student participant information will be developed, to be used for all future Novi Pazar moot court programmes including a summary of participant roles and responsibilities, how to prepare for moot court, and requirements for participation;
Sample Moot Court Cases: At least 10 sample cases will be developed utilizing general details of previous cases tried within the Novi Pazar Higher and Basic Court. The consultant and Bar Association of Cacak will identify themes with the most relevance to issues in Novi Pazar;
Facilitator's Guide: The Facilitator's Guide will provide step-by-step support to moot court facilitators, and serve as the basis for the facilitator training sessions, empowering those trained to implement subsequent moot courts independently, and for new facilitators that join later. The Guide will include key definitions, explanatory notes, roles and responsibilities and facilitation tips;
Participant Evaluation Templates: The participant evaluation templates will assess pre and post knowledge of moot court participants on key themes and issues addressed by participation in the moot court programme.
Develop and deliver a train-the-trainers course for moot court facilitators (approx. 4 work days): The consultant will be responsible for developing and delivering a training agenda to be delivered to the Moot Court Implementation Board and additional volunteers in advance of the first round of the moot court programme. The consultant will review the prepared material during this time, preparing the Moot Court Implementation Board, mentors and student organizers to support teams in preparation and participation in the moot court programme. This is foreseen as a two-day training to be held at a location near Novi Pazar in late February or early March 2019.
Support moot court implementation (approx. 4 work days): The Moot Court Board, in co-operation with the OSCE Mission to Serbia and the consultant, will co-ordinate the agenda for a two-day competition to be held in April 2019 in Novi Pazar. The consultant will be required to support the programme planning and implementation of the first round of the Moot Court Programme, including the development, submission and review of written briefs to be submitted by each team in advance of the live Moot Court Trials.
Citizenship of or permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia;
University degree in law;
Minimum 8 years of experience practicing law, or teaching law with practical aspects;
Familiarity with the moot-court concept, and understanding of necessary components to be developed to launch a moot-court programme;
Experience in developing curricula and delivering training;
Professional fluency in Serbian/Bosnian/Croatian and English, both oral and written;
Computer literacy with practical experience in Microsoft package, including the ability to independently finalize a document for external use;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate gender perspective into tasks and activities;
Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions or cultural backgrounds and diverse views while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.
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
The consultant will be employed for a period of approx. 25 work days in the period January to April 2019 and will be remunerated at the rate not exceeding 125 EUR per day, commensurate to individual qualifications and experience, upon successful completion of the envisaged tasks. In addition, any travel and accommodation expenses related to this consultancy will be reimbursed by the OSCE Mission to Serbia.
How To Apply
Please apply online through this website (https://jobs.osce.org) no later than 28 November 2018. Only applications received through this website will be considered; applications received by email, post etc. will not be accepted. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates who have not been contacted by 15 December 2018 should consider there will be no follow up to their application. The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, cancel the recruitment, offer consultancy at a different level or with modified terms of reference or for a different duration.
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