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Rule of Law Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Skopje
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Rule of Law
Functional level
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:


First level university degree or equivalent experience


Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience including minimum 1 year in a relevant field strongly preferred

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • University education in law, international law and human rights law
  • Experience in reviewing legislation, drafting policy documents, project proposals and thematic, narrative and financial reports
  • Advocacy, mediation and negotiation skills
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • 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
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgement
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames


  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area
  • Previous work experience in South-Eastern Europe and/or with OSCE missions
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Head and the Deputy Head of Rule of Law Department and the Senior Rule of Law Officer, the Rule of Law Officer:

  1. Advises and assists the Senior Rule of Law Officer in designing and developing policy documents, project proposals and project research;
  2. Facilitates the implementation, organization and management of projects for the Rule of Law Department's Legislative Reform Programme;
  3. Reviews project proposals from non-governmental organisations and governmental institutions relevant to the Rule of Law Department's Legislative Reform Programme and solicits voluntary contributions from OSCE member states;
  4. Advises and supports the National Authorities, Ombudsman Institution and NGOs in the field of human rights protection and promotion to enhance their effectiveness and sustainability;
  5. Supports the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of anti-discrimination, human rights, and law-making related policy documents and projects together with the Government bodies and Civil Society;
  6. Collaborates with other international organisations and NGOs working in the field of institutional development and capacity building, Government bodies, and the judiciary;
  7. Conducts legal research and analyses of international and domestic legislation; conducts research and analyses on trends and patterns in the legal system and ad hoc Rule of Law issues;
  8. Supports the Senior Rule of Law Officer in organizing and managing the workload of the Legislation Reform team;
  9. 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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