Rule of Law Monitoring Assistants’ primary activity is monitoring and reporting on criminal proceedings and the institutional functionality of the justice sector in their respective area of responsibility. This monitoring will focus particularly on implementation of legal and structural reforms related to independence and transparency of the judiciary, its ability to meet fair trial standards, and the treatment of vulnerable victims and witnesses within the system. The incumbent will be assigned to work with their respective National Legal Officer coordinating their programmatic work in their region and will be responsible for monitoring cases according to the policy and guidelines established by the Head Office and overseen by the Rule of Law. The incumbent will prepare regular reports on monitored cases and provide them directly to the Legal Adviser working either as their supervisor or their regional coordinator. The incumbent will also draft spot reports when required. The Rule of Law Monitoring Assistant reports directly to the National Legal Officer.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Specific duties include:
- Following cases before specified courts, prosecutor’s offices as well as the human rights situation within other justice sector institutions according to the policy and guidelines established by the Head Office;
- Drafting reports on proceedings and institutions monitored as well spot reports on priority issues as they arise;
- Maintaining regular contacts with local officials within the justice system and local bar associations and reports on relevant developments and trends;
- Following legislative, institutional and policy developments related to the human rights and the rule of law;
- Providing feedback and advice to local justice sector actors as to OSCE findings and reports, international human rights standards, etc.;
- Coordinating the workload and case selection with National Legal Officers, Legal Advisers within the Rule of Law section , and other trial monitors as necessary;
- Drafting spot reports as deemed necessary by the monitor or upon request from their supervisor or Head Office;
- Performing other duties as required.
- Completed secondary education. Additional coursework in law desirable;
- Minimum four (4) years of relevant work experience in legal and/or human rights field;
- First-level university degree in law may be considered as a substitute for one (1) year, and an advanced level degree in law may be considered as a substitute for two (2) years of work experience;
- Working knowledge of European and/or international human rights conventions;
- Willingness and experience working in a challenging environment;
- Flexibility, patience and ability to work under pressure and time constraints;
- Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft packages;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and in the local languages;
- Possession of a valid driving license.
- 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 2,298.08 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. 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.