16 August 2019
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
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. Based on the mandated priorities for the Mission, the Mission’s current activities are grouped in four main strategic areas: Inter-ethnic relations, including early warning; Rule of Law, Democratic Governance; and Transnational Threats.
The OSCE Extra Budgetary project “Monitoring the Activities and the Legal Cases under the Competence of the Prosecution Prosecuting Cases Surrounding and Arising from the Content of the Unauthorized Interception of Communications" monitors the activities and legal cases surrounding and arising from the unauthorized interception of communications under the competence of the Special Prosecution Office (SPO).
To cover the operational needs of the last six-months of the project, the Unit seeks to hire a Rule of Law Officer on short term basis, for the period until end of February 2020.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the direction and supervision of the Chief of Rule of Law Unit, the Rule of Law Officer within the ExB Project performs the following tasks in line with the principles of the OSCE trial monitoring methodology:
Monitors all phases of the proceedings in the cases under the competence of the prosecution of cases surrounding and arising from the content of the unauthorized interception of communication, established by the Law on Public Prosecution Office for Prosecuting Criminal Acts Surrounding and Arising from the Content of the Unauthorized Interception of Communication (Official Gazette No.159/2015, hereinafter, ‘Special Prosecutor’) ;
Liaises with officials at the Special Prosecutor’s Office, as well as other officials relevant for the performance of the tasks at hand, including but not limited to courts, Bar Association, judicial or prosecutorial institutions, Ministry of Justice, NGOs etc.;
Monitors trials, sessions, public information events relevant to the cases at issue, with a particular focus on the fair trial rights, procedural fairness, effectiveness of justice and other commitments under the domestic and international procedural guarantees in place. Compiles immediate and periodic report of findings, which will be fed to a more comprehensive report;
Conducts legal research on international and domestic legal standards relevant for the tasks. Briefs Mission Senior staff as appropriate;
Supervises 3 national staff;
Performs other duties assigned.
University education in law
Minimum two years of field experience in a related professional area, including experience in the practice of law
Significant work experience in criminal justice
Knowledge of courtroom proceedings, criminal law, and international legal procedure standards and instruments
Demonstrable organisational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
Experience in drafting reports
Advocacy, mediation and negotiation skills
Experience in project management, including design and implementation
Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
Professional fluency in the English language
Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
Possession of a valid driving licence.
Previous work experience in South-Eastern Europe and knowledge of the regional context
Prior experience or professional exposure to criminal justice and international law
Prior experience in trial monitoring.
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
The incumbent shall be entitled to Board and Lodging Allowance (BLA) at the current daily rate of 113.00 EUR.
Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna medical insurance provided by the OSCE and the OSCE shall pay 50% as the employer’s share of your monthly premium.
The OSCE will cover life and accident/disability insurance.
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.
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