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Rule of Law Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Rule of Law
Functional level
Senior professional
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:


Advanced degree in a relevant field


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Practical experience in or with the reform of a criminal justice system
  • Knowledge of the project management cycle from project development through to monitoring and evaluation
  • Knowledge of international civil, political and human rights standards
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • Strong knowledge of Russian and/or Tajik/Persian 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
  • Ability to conduct strategic planning, results-based management and reporting
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited timeframes
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Previous international field work experience, preferably in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), especially in Central Asia
  • Knowledge of the regional political situation and the legal system of the Tajikistan


Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Human Dimension Department, the Rule of Law Officer:

  1. Provides guidance in determining the direction and focus of the work of the Unit including development of programmatic activities, providing recommendations on policy direction of the Office's work in these areas, keeping abreast of developments relevant to rule of law issues and ensuring that programmes remain relevant and provide practical assistance to the host country;
  2. Develops, implements and evaluates programming covering a wide range of topics related to rule of law, such as the rights of persons deprived of liberty within the law enforcement and justice systems, and the strengthening access to fair trials, reform of criminal justice systems;
  3. Works closely with the Politico-Military department, and in conjunction with the Human Rights Officer, ensures that Rule of Law and Human Rights issues are streamlined into the Police Reform Process;
  4. Prepares the Units' contributions to the annual departmental budget, Program Outline, Project Implementation Plan and Project Implementation Reviews submitted to the OSCE and the Government of Tajikistan, as well as regular reporting and drafting of speeches, press releases, correspondence and other texts;
  5. Supervises two staff members; provides guidance and constructive criticism; works to develop critical thinking, report writing and project management skills;
  6. Establishes and maintains contacts with national and local Tajik authorities, other international organizations, domestic and international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs);
  7. Maintains close co-ordination with OSCE autonomous institutions and headquarters;
  8. Manages the day-to-day operations of the Rule of Law Unit;
  9. Performs other related 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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