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Programme Manager, Rule of Law/Human Rights


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Montenegro
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Rule of Law
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of entry on duty
Date of issue


General Minimum Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:

  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:

  • University education in law or significant work experience in criminal justice and/or law enforcement (the latter required for police corrections officer training)
  • Experience in the practice of law, e.g. judges, prosecutors, lawyers, etc.
  • Knowledge of courtroom proceedings and criminal law and procedure
  • Knowledge of international legal procedure standards and instruments
  • Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


Advanced degree in a relevant field


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Practical experience in rule of law/human rights
  • Familiarity with project development and management as well as budget related issues
  • Working knowledge of international human rights standards
  • Leadership, management, negotiation, mediation and training experience
  • Ability to identify, analyze and solve problems effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to work independently
  • Demonstrable organizational, communication, analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrable ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender and in diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Professional fluency in English, both oral and written
  • Ability to operate Windows applications including word processing and e-mail


  • Knowledge of the regional political situation and the legal system of the mission area
  • Previous international work experience and/or experience in field missions
  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Head of Mission and the direct supervision of the Deputy Head of Mission, the Programme Manager:


  1. Develops and implements the Mission's Rule of Law/Human Rights Programme in Montenegro in accordance with the Mission's mandate and other relevant documents;
  2. Deals with policy formulation, strategy development, programme/project planning and implementation, and reporting;
  3. Advises and assists the Head and Deputy Head of Mission in the effective advocacy of the programme's goals, objectives and accomplishments and supports their efforts to contribute to the Rule of Law programme;
  4. Liaises on the rule of law policy issues with respective staff in the Mission, the Montenegrin authorities, the civil society, and other international and local partners;
  5. Deals with activities and provides legal advice in support of the Ministry of Justice of Montenegro, Judiciary, Prosecutor's Office, including the Special Prosecutor for Suppressing Organized Crime, and other relevant Ministries and Departments;
  6. Prepares the conferences and meetings related to the establishment of the rule of law, and represents the Mission at expert group meetings organized by international organizations, governments and NGOs;
  7. Reports to the Deputy Head of Mission on programmatic, personnel and budget issues;
  8. Performs pertinent legal analysis to contribute to the substance of Mission's mandate, programmes and projects;
  9. Is responsible for the management of the Rule of Law/Human Rights Section and its activities;
  10. Supervises 8 staff members;
  11. Performs other duties as required.

The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. The nomination of female candidates is particularly encouraged.

Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered.

Please apply to your relevant authorities several days prior to the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered.




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