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Senior Legal Adviser to ECAP


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
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:

  • Experience in election administration, supervision or voter registration
  • Good understanding of basic legal documents (constitutions, election laws and regulations)
  • Good understanding of various electoral and political systems
  • Experience in liaising with government agencies and NGOs
  • Experience in management or supervision of subordinate staff
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and in a difficult and politically sensitive environment
  • Negotiating and diplomatic 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:


  • Experience in legal analysis and interpretation, as well as understanding and drafting of legal acts
  • Experience in curriculum and training design and development, including training needs assessment and evaluation of impact
  • Experience in the management and organization of training programmes, preferably for the benefit of legal professionals
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language, with the ability to review legal, policy and procedural documents
  • Capability of drafting legal documents and reports under pressure and within tight deadlines
  • Experience with transition and hand-over of knowledge process within limited timeframes
  • 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
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Experience of working in international field mission operations
  • Previous experience of working in OSCE election operations
  • Knowledge of specific elections and political issues of the mission area, including: international and OSCE standards for democratic elections, public administration, civil and voter registration, political party training, voter education, media and elections, international and domestic election observation, political representation of communities, legal appeals and election dispute resolution
  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Chief of Election Division, the Senior Legal Advisor to ECAP (Election Complaints and Appeal Panel):

  1. Advises the ECAP Chairperson, Panel Members and their Secretariat with regards to the effective functionality of the complaints and appeals process;
  2. Considers the application of the currently applied complaints and appeals process in regards to the electoral framework reform and advises accordingly;
  3. Advises and supports the effective resolution of complaints and appeals during election periods according to procedures, applied standards and within timelines;
  4. Advises and supports the development of an ECAP annual operational and work plan;
  5. Assists the ECAP in identifying training needs related to its work, including the enhancement of its operational and investigative ability;
  6. Advises on the achieving of ECAP materials in electronic form and hard copy, sensitive to data protection and other relevant issues;
  7. Carries out research and provides advice on a variety of legal issues, complaints and appeals adjudication process;
  8. Acts as point of reference to the Mission through the Division of Elections on all matters related to the complaints and appeals process;
  9. Advises on and provides support in the design of work plans/projects, and supports the set up of the archive system;
  10. Reports on activities and outcomes as required;
  11. Advises on and provides support in the preparation and co-ordination of trainings related to the work of the ECAP, as well as in the management of project proposals;
  12. Carries out representation activities in support of the Chair/ECAP with relevant local and international stakeholders;
  13. In conjunction with the Deputy Chief of Elections, supports the design and implementation of sustainable institutional management programmes;
  14. Performs any other duties as assigned.

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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