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:
University education 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:
First level university degree or equivalent experience
Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience including minimum 1 year in a relevant field strongly preferred
Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
An advanced degree in law, human rights or a related field
At least two years of professional experience in law, human rights or a related field
Demonstrated ability in drafting reports, including legal documents
Familiarity with project development and management
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Professional fluency in the English language
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
Cultural sensitivity and judgement
Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited time frames
Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
Previous work experience in an international environment and/or experience in field missions, preferably in the drafting of legislation and rule of law reports
Good knowledge of international human rights standards and rule of law principles
Knowledge of the regional political situation and the legal system in the mission area
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Legislative Review Section, the Legal Officer, Legislative Review Section:
Participates in the review of draft primary and secondary legislation as well as policies for compliance with rule of law principles and human rights standards;
Monitors, analyses and reports on a broad range of rule of law and human rights issues in Kosovo, including those in the context of implementing primary and secondary legislation;
Provides rapid analysis on legal issues and follows up recommendations internally or with relevant external institutions;
Takes part in the drafting and implementation of the Section's projects;
Organizes meetings to follow up recommendations internally or with relevant external institutions;
Informs and advises the Department/Division/Section about legal issues in Kosovo;
Maintains knowledge of all areas of legislation in Kosovo;
Provides advice on legal standards to other units within the Mission;
Performs any other duties as assigned.
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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