The incumbent 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. S/he also provides 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. The incumbent 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 National Chief of Democratic Governance, specific duties include:
- With an emphasis on the anti-corruption area, the incumbent assesses needs and weaknesses in the legislative functioning within executive and legislative structures and develops strategies to improve the legal transparency and quality of legal documents. S/he analyses 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. S/he also designs and implements initiatives to address identified needs including training on legal matters and technical assistance in legal drafting;
- In co-operation with Field Offices and local stakeholders, plans, develops and implements anti-corruption initiatives in accordance with the Mission’s mandate and Department’s objectives. S/he supports local stakeholders in identifying and developing basic instruments for upgrading the regulatory framework at the local level. S/he provides legal advice on various issues affecting public administration, government and legislative reform, and provides legal training to field staff and counterparts as appropriate;
- Analyses and provides 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. S/he also provides 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;
- Provides 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 regular reporting, background papers and thematic assessments;
- Coordinates 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;
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- University degree in law with specialization in anticorruption laws;
- Minimum of four years professional experience in legal or public institutions, some of which in an international organisation;
- Thorough knowledge of BiH legal system, specifically including constitutions, anti-corruption laws, administration law, civil service laws, budgetary/financial laws, freedom of access to information acts and labour laws;
- Experience in institutional strengthening projects and legal capacity-building;
- Established ability to interpret and analyse legislation and present complex legal issues in simple terms;
- Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft packages;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and local language;
- Holding a valid driving license.
- 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
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
- Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
- Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
- Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions is 3,544.17 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 contacted.
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