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Rule of Law Officer *


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Baku (closed)
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:




  • Demonstrated relevant work experience in detention management/monitoring and/or other functions in the correctional sector in an operational and strategic role
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the international standards on the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty and prevention of ill-treatment
  • Good understanding of systemic gender aspects within judicial systems
  • Experience in conducting training and capacity building activities for law enforcement officials
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills as well as sound judgement in applying technical expertise to resolve a range of issues and problems
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, as well as planning skills
  • Good communication skills including ability to prepare reports and conduct presentations
  • Professional fluency in oral and written English
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time-frames
  • Proven interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
Tasks and Responsibilities

Within the limits of delegated authority and under the direct supervision of the Head of the Rule of Law and Human Rights Unit and the overall supervision of the Head of the OSCE Office in Baku, the Rule of Law Officer will support the Office in the performance of the following duties:


  1. Participates in the implementation and further development of the Office's strategy on strengthening the detention system, as well as supporting effective linkages with the police and court system;
  2. Advises and monitors the effective implementation of legislation in compliance with international standards;
  3. Conducts training needs assessment and prepares action plans in consultation with the authorities and other stakeholders with a view to organize training activities to improve compliance with the rights of persons deprived of their liberty and prevent ill-treatment in line with international standards;
  4. Develops the national capacity to design, implement, deliver and evaluate training programs;
  5. Participates in co-ordinating mechanisms at the Office's level, building up and maintaining good relationships with the authorities and other stakeholders, including other international actors and civil society representatives involved in the same field of work;
  6. Participates in the Office's reporting, planning and evaluation processes, as required;
  7. Performs programmatic and administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Unit;
  8. Performs any other task as requested by the Head of the Rule of Law and Human Rights Unit or the Office's senior management.


* Please note that this post is extra-budgetary funded. The initial secondment will therefore be for twelve months, with a possible extension pending funding availability.


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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