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|Job Title||National Rule of Law Officer|
|Organization Name||OSCE Mission to Skopje|
|Closing Date of application||20-11-2017|
|No. of Posts||1|
|OSCE Missions and Field Activities are the front line of OSCE work in countries that require assistance and are the agent through which political decisions are translated into action. The OSCE Mission to Skopje is the Organization's longest-serving field mission. The Mission’s current activities focus on police development, strengthening of domestic government institutions, strengthening the rule of law and media development and further implementation of the Ohrid Framework Agreement.|
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Rule of Law Officer and within the programme outline of the department, the incumbent:
1. Develops and drafts intervention proposals for projects concerning judicial reform, criminal justice or human rights and monitors their implementation, and contributes to other projects that fall under the Mission’s mandate and are supported through the Rule of Law Unit, in cooperation with local state and non-state partners. To that end, the incumbent contributes to all phases of the project cycle, including the development, implementation, reporting (both narrative and financial) and evaluation;
2. Facilitates cooperation through meetings or contacts, and represents the section in exchanges with representatives of local authorities, international organizations, donor community representatives and NGOs. Cooperates with the OSCE institutions, other field presences, international organizations of relevance, as appropriate and necessary in carrying out particular tasks and the general objectives of the unit;
3. Raises public awareness concerning issues pertaining to the rule of law and human rights, supports the country’s reforms in line with its OSCE commitments in the various areas of interest and fosters capacity-building among state and non-state partners. Participates in legal research and analyses, examining both OSCE commitments and guidelines and local obligations and strategies, drafts reports, identifies gaps observed in the domestic law and policies and proposes interventions to address them;
4. Fosters capacity-building for state and non-state partners by assisting them in the implementation of projects as well as in promoting the implementation of international guidelines/recommendations;
5. Contributes to monitoring legal developments that have the potential to be referred to the Mission by participating in legal research, analysing international and domestic standards, trends and patterns in the legal system and examining OSCE and other international commitments related to judicial reform, criminal justice or human rights. Reports on identified gaps observed in the legal system concerning pertinent legislation, facilitates the implementation and follows up with domestic and international partners;
6. Drafts and translates written documents and correspondence with local authorities, international organisations, representatives of the local CSOs, as well as interprets oral communications in the course of performing the assigned tasks and responsibilities;
7. Performs other duties as assigned.
The candidates should have the following minimum qualifications:
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions, is approximately EUR 1,915.00.
Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna medical insurance 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|
All candidates must 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 Online Application Form or in other languages than the English language would not be considered. The recruitment procedure may take up to two months and we will be in further contact with you only if you are selected for an interview. The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, or offer the position with modified terms of reference or a different duration.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.