The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina continues to play a vital role in strengthening the country’s ability to foster a sustainable and stable security environment, to strengthen Bosnia and Herzegovina’s governance, and to encourage its consolidation as a democratic society. The Mission supports political and education reform and works to promote and protect human rights of all citizens of BiH.
Should you be selected for the position, you will be responsible for providing legal guidance in all areas of the Democratic Governance portfolio, in particular, anti-corruption reform and public administration. This includes participation in relevant government bodies aiming at fostering anti-corruption system and public administration reform. You will also provide legal guidance regarding general legislative matters connected to the Section’s anti-corruption programme portfolio and the overall strategy of the Department in the field of Democratic Governance. This includes analysing legal and political issues and proving guidance on issues related to constitutions, anti-corruption laws, civil service laws, labour laws, administrative laws, freedom of access to information acts, rules of procedures of legislative bodies and other laws and regulations connected to the portfolio of the Democratic Governance Section. You will also take the lead in assessing needs and weaknesses related to existing anti-corruption structures and regulatory framework as well as requirements related to compliance with international anti-corruption standards.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
Under the direct supervision of the National Chief of Democratic Governance, should you be selected for the position, you will perform the follwing duties:
1. With an emphasis on the anti-corruption area, assessing needs and weaknesses in the legislative functioning within executive and legislative structures and developing strategies to improve the legal transparency and quality of legal documents. Analysing legal issues including, but not limited to, constitutions, anti-corruption laws, civil service laws, labour laws, administration laws, freedom of access to information acts, rules of procedures of legislative bodies and other laws, regulations and strategies connected to the Democratic Governance Section. Designing and implementing initiatives to address identified needs including training on legal matters and technical assistance in legal drafting;
2. In co-operation with Field Offices and local stakeholders, planning, developing and implementing anti-corruption initiatives in accordance with the Mission’s mandate and Department’s objectives. You will support local stakeholders in identifying and developing basic instruments for upgrading the regulatory framework at the local level. You will also provide legal advice on various issues affecting public administration, government and legislative reform, and providing legal training to field staff and counterparts as appropriate;
3. Analysing and providing legal guidance regarding the anti-corruption reform and public administration. This includes liaison with relevant counterparts at all levels of government and participating in relevant government bodies aiming at fostering anti-corruption system and public administration reform. You will also provide input to the creation of laws, legal acts, manuals, and rulebooks to be used at different government levels. This includes conducting comparative analysis of legislation and by-laws in the light of planned amendments;
4. Providing timely and accurate information and advice to the National Chief, Democratic Governance on legal issues relevant to the implementation and future planning of the Mission’s Democratic Governance programme portfolio, through routine reporting, background papers and thematic assessments;
5. Co-ordinating with international and national organisations active in the area of anti-corruption and good governance in order to prevent duplication and to gain maximum benefit from related initiatives, though regular meetings and monitoring of activities;
6. Performing other duties as assigned.
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions is 3,563.67 BAM/month. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna health insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.
Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale. At the discretion of the appointing authority a higher step may be approved up to a maximum of step 3 subject to specific conditions.
|How To Apply|
This position is open to citizens and permanent residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina only.
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies. Please note that offline applications submitted via email, fax, or mail will not be considered.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.