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Senior Co-ordinator for Rule of Law and Human Rights


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Archived vacancy details

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




Advanced degree in a relevant field




Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:




  • Knowledge of the regional political situation and the legal system of the mission area
  • Experience in programme management and staff supervision
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment
  • 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 operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail




  • Previous international work experience and/or experience in field missions
  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area
  • Knowledge of the OSCE or equivalent administrative regulations and practices


Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Rule of Law and Human Rights Department, the incumbent:


  1. Supports the Head of Department for the overall management of the Section's international and national staff;
  2. In close consultation with the Head of Department and the Heads of Units provides a leading advisory role to the Department's programmes/projects focussing on justice sector, economic transparency mechanisms and human rights institutions in Serbia;
  3. Provides reports, in co-ordination with the Head of Department, to the Head of Mission and Deputy Head of Mission based on analysis of relevant laws and practices, ensuring compliance with relevant human rights standards and national law;
  4. Works closely with and provides advice to the national authorities and NGOs, encouraging improvements in the administration of justice by proposing systematic changes to the legal and judicial systems in the Mission area, in close consultation with the Head of Department;
  5. Supports the Head of Department in administrative and personnel issues, including in the elaboration, implementation and supervision of the budget of the Department;
  6. 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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