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National Legal Officer (maternity replacement)


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
Local Contracted
Field of expertise
Legal Affairs
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of issue









The National Legal Officer will be the focal point for all legal issues pertaining to the work of Programme Office in Bishkek (POiB). He/she will provide analysis of legal issues within the Kyrgyz Republic and assesses the impact these may have on all aspects of the OSCE POiB’s work.

The vacancy is for the temporary (1 year) maternity replacement.




Tasks and Responsibilities








Under the supervision and guidance of the Senior Executive Officer of OSCE POiB the incumbent will serve as the focal point for all legal issues pertaining to the POiB’s work.

This will include:

  • Providing legal advice to the POiB’s management on any issue pertaining to its mandate and administrative functioning;
  • Keeping abreast of legal developments in the Kyrgyz Republic which may impact on any aspect of the POiB’s programmatic or administrative work, and providing timely information, analysis and advice to the POiB’s management on these;
  • Providing written commentary on draft national laws submitted to the POiB for review;
  • Reviewing the POiB’s project documents for compliance with national and international legal provisions, including related consultancy contracts, implementing partner agreements and draft memoranda of understandings;
  • Liaising with the OSCE Secretariat’s Legal Services on legal issues which require their review and clearance;
  • Regularly briefing the POiB’s staff on new legislation or OSCE legal provisions which may impact on their work;
  • Registering and maintaining well-managed and updated records of all legal documents within the POiB;
  • Perform any other duties as required.




Necessary Qualifications








  • University degree in Law;
  • Minimum 6 years of experience in the practice of law in the Kyrgyz Republic either as a judge, prosecutor or lawyer;
  • Knowledge of international legal procedures and standards, particularly, but not exclusively, the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations;
  • Thorough knowledge of criminal and administrative law of the Kyrgyz Republic;
  • Computer literacy with practical experience in Microsoft Office applications;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Russian;
  • Professional knowledge of written and spoken Kyrgyz language highly desirable;
  • Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds;
  • Ability to handle information received as part of his/her professional duties with the utmost of discretion and confidentiality.




Required competencies








Core values

  • 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



Core competencies

  • 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




Remuneration Package








Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions is 1489.08 Euro/month. Social benefits will include OSCE participation in the Cigna medical 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








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. Please note that the vacancy is open for competition only amongst individuals with actual citizenship of the Kyrgyz Republic.

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 to become a part of the organization. Please note that in the event of invitation for interview/test, the OSCE is unable to reimburse costs incurred.



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