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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 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
  • Previous experience with project management
  • Experience liaising with governmental bodies, institutions or NGO's
  • Strong analytical and research 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 Chief of Rule of Law Unit and the Senior Rule of Law Officer, the Rule of Law Officer:

  1. 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 in particular on human and minority rights and non-discrimination;
  2. Advises and assists the Senior Rule of Law Officer in designing and developing policy documents, project proposals and project research;
  3. Facilitates the implementation, organization and management of projects for the Rule of Law Unit's Legislative Reform Division;
  4. Advises and supports the National Authorities, in particular the Agency for Community Rights Realization, the Commission for protection against discrimination and NGOs in the field of human and minority rights protection and promotion to enhance their effectiveness and sustainability;
  5. Supports the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of anti-discrimination, minority rights, and law-making related policy documents and projects together with the Government bodies and Civil Society;
  6. Collaborates with other international organizations and  NGOs working in the field of institutional development and capacity building, Government bodies, and the judiciary; Replaces international/national staff members (Senior Rule of Law Officer, Rule of Law Officer) when they are on leave or as otherwise required;
  7. Assumes other duties as assigned.

* Please note that this position is subject to the 2017 Unified Budget approval.


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.

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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