19 April 2018
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
The National Legal Reform Officer provides information on the provisions and human rights protection in legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic and international human rights legislation. The Officer plans and supervises the implementation of the projects and programme activities in the portfolio of Rule of Law and Human Rights including torture prevention, judiciary reform, monitors human rights issues, provides information and advice on local human rights legislation, and advises on strategy directions in the field of Rule of Law.
Tasks and Responsibilities
1. Provide advice and support for programme planning and implementation.
Monitor and report on the human rights and rule of law situation in Kyrgyzstan;
Identify areas for intervention and provide advice on future strategy directions and opportunities and develop initiatives to support Human Dimension goals, particularly those related to judicial reform, access to justice, judicial independence, fair trial standards, torture prevention, penitentiary reform and criminal justice;
Prepare programme outlines and project documents (including project proposals, monitoring and evaluation reports); identify relevant partners for the implementation of programmes and projects and develop working modalities with them.
2. Organize, implement and manage human dimension projects.
Prepare project documentation, narrative and financial reports on project and programme implementation for reporting to donors and internally within the OSCE. Identify, interview and arrange national and international experts/implementing partners for activities;
Compile background information; develop project proposals and implementation plans; design and draft supporting flow charts, schedules, graphs and tables;
Collect, register, report and maintain information on project activities, follow up on all aspects of specific projects, including the provision of functional support to project implementation; in coordination with implementation partners assess and report on program implementation and related issues; keep records on project expenditures and financial status; report regularly to the immediate supervisor, draft background and briefing papers;
Pay field visits and participate fully in subsequent discussions and decision making regarding follow up actions on projects;
Regularly meet with a variety of local stakeholders from the Kyrgyz government and civil society;
Provide consultations on individual complaints of alleged human rights violations; provides advice to the applicants and provide referrals to NGO partners.
3. Provide regular reports and on-going liaison support
Provide inputs for reports (regular and ad hoc) on specific issues and topics;
Meet regularly with local and international organizations on work in the field of Human Rights and Rule of Law; liaise with international organizations and institutions, attend and report at working group meetings, facilitate organization of workshops, roundtables and conferences; brief visiting OSCE institutions and partner international organizations;
Attend and contribute to briefings and give presentations to visiting delegations, with a particular emphasis on judicial reform, penitentiary reform, access to justice and prevention of torture.
4. Perform other relevant tasks as required.
University degree in Law;
Excellent knowledge of Kyrgyz legislation and international human rights standards/law;
Good knowledge of the Programme related issues and ability to comprehend the situation in the area and region;
At least 6 years working experience in the legal field, with a focus on human rights;
Strong analytical skills (ability to produce background reports, conduct independent research);
Ability to collect and comprehend versatile information with aim to perform appropriate analyses, including but not limited to producing reports related to early warning and conflict prevention-related issues;
Good organisational skills and ability to manage multiple complex tasks simultaneously;
Excellent communication skills;
Team work ability, flexibility and ability to work under pressure;
Word processing and database skills;
Proficiency in written and oral English and Russian. Working knowledge of the Kyrgyz language (knowledge of Uzbek language would be an asset).
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 1351.58 Euro/month. Social benefits will include Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe 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.
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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