26 May 2021
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
In order to explore areas for which there are indications that are highly vulnerable to corruption within the protection of the environment, in 2020 the Mission commissioned an expert analysis on the state-of-affairs with the corruption in environment. Some of the conclusions indicated a need to assess laws and bylaws in the area of environment from the aspect of corruption vulnerability, to substantially strengthen capacities of the responsible authorities at central and local level and to improve cooperation of the citizens' associations with the media.
In order to conduct an anticorruption assessment of the legislation in the area of environment protection, the Mission is looking to engage a National Legal Expert on Corruption Prevention in Environment Protection. The National Legal Expert will analyse the laws and by-laws in the area of environment protection in line with the Methodology for anti-corruption assessment (adopted by the SCPC in November 2020) and produce a report detecting concrete provisions in the national legislation that contain corruption risks and recommending legislative amendments to reduce existing or possible corruption risks.
Tasks and Responsibilities
The Expert will be tasked to analyse laws and by-laws in the area of environment protection and produce a report detecting concrete provisions. More specifically:
Cooperate with the Mission, State Commission for Prevention of Corruption and relevant ministries in the planning and implementation of the anti-corruption assessment of the legislation on environment protection;
Present research methodology for the anti-corruption assessment of the legislation on environment protection;
Analyse national legislation regulating environment protection, including but not limited to Law on Environment, Law on Nature Protection, Law on Ambient Air Quality, Law on Waste Management, Law on Waters, Law on Forests, etc.
Analyse national legislation on corruption prevention and conflict of interest, including but not limited to the Law on Prevention of Corruption, Law on Criminal Procedure, Criminal Code, Law on Whistle-blowers’ Protection, Methodology for anti-corruption assessment of the legislation, etc.
Propose draft concept for the final report of the anti-corruption assessment of the legislation on environment protection;
Conduct interviews with relevant stakeholders in the country, based on the proposed list of counterparts (Ministries’ representatives, local self-government units, civil society organizations, etc) approved by the Mission and the SCPC;
Submit draft concept for the analytical report on the anti-corruption assessment of the legislation on environment protection;
Deliver the draft report to the OSCE Mission to Skopje and SCPC;
Present in an online event for the relevant stakeholders in North Macedonia the draft report approved by the OSCE Mission to Skopje and SCPC;
Submit the final report to the OSCE Mission to Skopje;
Any additional consultations regarding the produced report.
Citizenship of or permanent residence in the Republic of North Macedonia;
Second-level university degree in law, public administration, economy or other field of social sciences relevant to the area of engagement;
At least 6 years of professional experience in the field of corruption prevention and repression, environment protection, democratic governance, criminal law;
At least 6 years of professional experience in conducting analytical works in the area of anti-corruption and environment protection;
At least 5 years of experience in providing consultancy services in the area of anti-corruption and environment protection;
Excellent analytical, communication, presentation, organizational and writing skills;
Knowledge of English language;
Gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and responsibilities.
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
For the services provided, the National Legal Expert will be remunerated with a lump sum of EUR 2,500.00, payable in 2 instalments, upon successful delivery of the services as foreseen in the Terms of Reference.
The foreseen period of engagement is from June to October 2021, with estimated up to 40 working days of engagement.
How To Apply
All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online, using the OSCE online application link, found under https://jobs.osce.org.
Please note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form or in other languages than the English language will not be considered.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, or offer the position with modified Terms of Reference.
Only those applicants who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.
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