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Rule of Law Officer

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Issued by
OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
Vacancy number
VNODIS00519
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Rule of Law
Number of posts
1
Duty station
Warsaw
Date of entry on duty
Date of issue

Background

This is a maternity cover position. The contract will be issued for a period of five (5) months, without possibility of further extension.

This position is open for secondment only and participating States are kindly reminded that all costs in relation to this assignment at the ODIHR must be borne by their authorities.

Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered. Seconded staff members in the OSCE Secretariat and Institutions are not entitled to a Board and Lodging Allowance payable by the Organization.

The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution of the OSCE responsible for the human dimension. The ODIHR is active throughout the OSCE area in the fields of election observation, democratic development, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination, and the rule of law. The ODIHR's assistance projects and other activities are implemented in participating States in accordance with the ODIHR's mandate.

The Office's democratization activities include the following thematic areas: rule of law, democratic governance and gender, migration and freedom of movement, and legislative support. The ODIHR implements targeted assistance programmes facilitating and enhancing participating States' compliance with OSCE commitments towards the development of democratic structures.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of Chief, Rule of Law Unit of the Democratization Department, the Rule of Law Officer will be responsible for:

  • Conducting research, analysis, and assessments on rule of law issues with a particular focus on the right to a fair trial and trial monitoring methodologies, both in criminal and administrative justice;
  • Monitoring political and rule of law developments in the OSCE region, particularly in the countries where the ODIHR carries out programmes; providing briefings to OSCE officials on rule of law issues;
  • Developing, implementing, and evaluating ODIHR projects and activities in the areas of fair trial rights and trial monitoring, including the provision of input on draft legislation;
  • Providing professional advice and expertise to the ODIHR, the OSCE institutions and field operations, governmental and non-governmental agencies in the participating States;
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.

Necessary Qualifications

  • University degree in law, with a sound knowledge of international human rights standards regarding fair trials and effective legal remedies;
  • A minimum of six years of professional work experience, in law, rule of law development or policy issues relating to law, and at least three years of experience specifically in rule of law development in a country in transition to democracy;
  • Thorough knowledge of public international law, constitutional law or comparative government structures; knowledge of human rights and democracy-building issues is essential;
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills; resourcefulness, political intuition, initiative and maturity of judgement;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to advise high-level officials on the rule of law and legal policy issues;
  • Excellent knowledge of English with good drafting skills; knowledge of Russian or other OSCE working languages is an asset;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds whilst maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.

This post is open for secondment only. Candidates are requested to apply through the OSCE desk of the respective Ministry for Foreign Affairs several days prior to deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of the application. Delayed nominations 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.

Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/states.

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.

The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation.

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.  

 

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