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1. Please note that this position is funded under an Extra-Budgetary (ExB) Project, which runs until 31 December 2021 with the possibility of an extension subject to further receipt of funds.
2. Depending on the needs of the project, the duty station may be subject to change.
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 one of the four National Trial Monitoring Officers (two based in the Head Office and two in the Field Offices Tuzla and Banja Luka) working within the Rule of Law Section of the Human Dimension Department, and will be supervised by the Project Officer, under the overall supervision of the Legal Advisor, Major Crimes. Within the limits of the Project timeframe, you will monitor and analyse corruption and organised crime cases from the indictment phase to their completion. To support trial monitoring, you will collect, review, and analyse relevant data for cases selected for monitoring. You will also monitor and draft reports on the work of relevant judicial and other institutions responsible for ensuring high quality investigation and processing of corruption and organised crime related offenses before courts. You will use these findings to advise the Project Officer and the Legal Adviser, Major Crimes on appropriate follow-up actions by the Mission. You will play a crucial role in ensuring that the Project Officer, Rule of Law Section and Human Dimension Department are able to follow the process of corruption and organised crime case monitoring for the purpose of developing and disseminating recommendations to relevant domestic authorities. You will conduct media analysis and support the organization of consultations and discussion forums to ensure that awareness of recommendations by key stakeholders is enhanced.
Tasks and Responsibilities
As the National Trial Monitoring Officer, should you be selected for the position, you will perform the following duties:
1. Monitoring corruption and organised crime cases;
2. Reviewing and performing analysis of relevant data and draft reports on compliance with applicable framework provided by law and best practices;
3. Monitoring and drafting reports on the work of relevant Judicial and other institutions responsible for the investigation and processing of corruption and organised crime related offenses before courts;
4. Conducting media analysis and support the organization of consultations and discussion forums to ensure awareness of recommendations by key stakeholders is enhanced;
5. Supporting the Project Officer to prepare and conduct interviews with selected stakeholders;
6. Supporting the Project Officer to design and organize peer learning events;
7. Performing preliminary analysis of data collected through case monitoring and stakeholder interviews;
8. Drafting quarterly project implementation reports, as well as “country chapters” for Inception, Mid-term, and Final Reports;
9. Performing other duties as required to implement the ExB Project.
For more information on the work of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, please see: https://www.osce.org/mission-to-bosnia-and-herzegovina.
- First-level university degree in law;
- Minimum two years of practical courtroom experience;
- Proven experience in drafting legal analytical reports;
- Experience that required knowledge of international fair trial and human rights standards;
- Experience that required knowledge of international anti-corruption conventions;
- Experience that required knowledge of international standards and OSCE commitments in the field of rule of law reform processes;
- Experience that required knowledge of the domestic political situation and local judicial structure, including the framework pertaining to the processing of corruption and organised crime crimes;
- Computer literate with practical experience with Microsoft applications;
- Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English and local languages;
- Holding a valid driving license.
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions is 3,228.92 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 http://www.osce.org/employment. 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.