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Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:
First-level university degree in law with specialization in human rights or criminal justice
Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience including 1 year in a relevant field
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Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
- Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience in law including one year in the field of human rights and/or criminal justice;
- Proven knowledge of European and international human rights conventions and their practical implementation;
- Knowledge of judicial and legal reform issues and criminal justice;
- Experience conducting research, including in hard copy and electronically, and analysing information on a range of diversified legal issues;
- Proven project management experience;
- Excellent analytical skills;
- Professional fluency in English with excellent communication, drafting, editing and reporting skills;
- 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 with limited time frames.
- Experience in drafting reports;
- Knowledge of processes and legal issues related to transitional justice;
- Knowledge of the historical and current political situation in the Mission area.
The mandate of the OSCE Presence in Albania is to promote democratization, the rule of law, and human rights as well as to consolidate democratic institutions in line with OSCE principles, standards and commitments.
Originally established in 1997, today, the Presence’s activities range from arms control and the fight against trafficking to electoral assistance; anti-corruption initiatives; gender mainstreaming and environmental projects; human rights protection; legislative, judicial, and media reform; and the capacity-building of law enforcement officials.
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Rule of Law and Human Rights Department (RLHRD), should you be the selected candidate, you will perform the following duties:
1. Conducting legal research on international and domestic legal standards relevant for judicial and legal reform activities as well as human rights and other issues of concern to the Mission; identifying gaps in domestic legislation and practice, and drafting recommendations to address these gaps;
2. Analysing legislation, policies and practice to ensure domestic compliance with international human rights law and standards;
3. Advising and assisting the Head of the Department in designing and developing project proposals and project research, facilitating the implementation, organization and management of projects in the field of human rights as well as judicial and legal systems reform;
4. Monitoring, verifiying and reporting regularly on legal and human rights concerns and developments throughout all regions of Albania;
5. Serving as project manager, i.e. carrying out OSCE projects in the field of Rule of Law and Human Rights;
6. Maintaining close contacts with governmental officials, international organisations, and specialised institutions dealing with legal developments in Albania;
7. Representing the RLHR Department and the Presence at meetings, conferences and seminars, as required and appropriate, and organising such events and meetings;
8. Taking an active interest in furthering rule of law and protection of human rights in Albania and taking the initiative to suggest new areas of work or new methods of work in these fields;
9. Assisting the Head of the Department in the programmatic and administrative management of the Department;
10. Performing other duties as assigned.
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Presence in Albania please see: https://www.osce.org/presence-in-albania
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.
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.