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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 or related field
  • International field experience in a related professional area
  • Experience in project management, implementation, and design
  • Experience drafting reports
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills
  • Advocacy, mediation and negotiation skills
  • Ability to establish contact and develop confident relations with civil society, as well as the ability to work with government officials and institutions
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written and the ability to draft reports
  • 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
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area
  • Previous work experience in South-Eastern Europe and knowledge of the regional context
  • Prior experience or professional exposure to criminal justice and international law is a distinct advantage
  • Prior experience in trial monitoring is highly desirable
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Project Manager(s), the Rule of Law Officer within the ExB 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) and in line with the principles of the OSCE trial monitoring methodology:

  1. 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");
  2. 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.;
  3. 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; 
  4. Conducts legal research on international and domestic legal standards relevant for the tasks and briefs Mission Senior staff and the project managers;
  5. Participates in training courses and/or activities relevant to the performance of duties and/or to the tasks assigned.

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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