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The OSCE Presence in Albania is looking to hire a national legal expert to provide an analysis on the Albanian social security system with regards to specific questions that will be elaborated with the expert.
Tasks and Responsibilities
The legal expert will be tasked to prepare an analytical report in English language to get a better overview and understanding about the Albanian Social Security System, including some basic questions regarding the scope of the relevant legislation, the enrolment, contribution, entitlements, etc. Specific questions will be elaborated with the expert upon selection and detailed discussion regarding the possibilities and limitations of this consultancy to be reflected in the relevant Terms of Reference.
The OSCE PiA will invite the successful candidate for a short inception meeting to clearly define the questions that need to be addressed (maximum 8 questions).
The expert shall then conduct a thorough desk review regarding the Albanian social security legislation, as well as relevant corresponding legislation that may be related and be of relevance.
The expert shall then provide a clear comprehensive draft report in English language, answering the questions raised, indicating and pointing out the legal provisions and possible room for interpretation or unclear jurisprudence.
The OSCE Presence in Albania will be available for consultation on uncertain elements or to react to follow up questions of the consultant within 24 hours.
The expert shall provide the first draft of the report in English no later than 5 calendar days after the questions have been communicated.
The expert shall then address the received follow up questions in the final version of the report.
The final report has to be submitted per mail to the OSCE PiA contact point within 5 calendar days of receiving the follow up questions.
Once the final report has been received by the OSCE PiA, the consultant should remain available to attend one workshop meeting of maximum 2 hours to be held at the premises of the OSCE PiA in Tirana. The exact date will be coordinated with the expert but shall in no case be held later than 15 of December 2019.
Note: The PiA will provide all necessary guidance and information to the expert to enable him/her to complete the above-mentioned tasks. However, the expert is expected to independently collect and find applicable legislation and other relevant documents and practice for the successful fulfilment of the above stated tasks. The report should be fully substantiated by references to the relevant national legislation.
1. Provide a draft report answering the above questions is provided by the expert to the PiA for review. The PiA is afforded an opportunity to pose any further clarification questions to the expert as it needs to achieve clarity on the matter; and
2. Final report is provided by the expert to the PiA incorporating answers to any clarification questions that the PiA posed after having reviewed the draft report.
3. The expert attends 1 workshop at the OSCE PiA in Tirana, of which the date will be agreed upon to happen prior to the 15th of December.
• University degree in law or in Economics;
• Graduate degree specializing in social security law, labour law or related field, will be of an added value;
• At least 5 years’ of consecutive professional and practical experience in working with the social security and health insurance system in Albania;
• Very good knowledge and understanding of social security and health insurance system and issues in the Republic of Albania;
• Knowledge of international law will be an added value;
• Excellent legal analysis and writing skills;
• Similar previous experience will be of an added value;
• Professional knowledge of English language.
All applications are due by 17 November 2019. If you wish to apply for this position, please send an updated CV and a cover letter in English Language at firstname.lastname@example.org, marking the Vacancy number at the subject.
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