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Senior Legal Adviser


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
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 International Law
  • Experience in drafting and/or reviewing legislation and legal texts
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to take into account various policy implications and identify strategic issues for the Mission
  • Discretion and sound judgment in applying expertise to resolve sensitive and/or complex issues for the Mission
  • Ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • Ability to operate Windows application, including word processing and e-mail



  • Previous experience in the Mission area
  • Previous international work experience and/or experience in field missions
  • Knowledge of the regional political situation
  • Knowledge of Albanian and/or Serbian languages
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Office of Legal Affairs, the Senior Legal Adviser:


  1. Provides legal advice and analysis on the interpretation of the mandate of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo and compliance with the OSCE Common Regulatory Management System;
  2. Provides legal advice and analysis in the furtherance of all areas of the mandate of OSCE, inter alia, human rights, democratization, media, elections, police training and with respect to the general applicable and applied law in Kosovo;
  3. Provides legal advice on the status and privileges and immunities of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo;
  4. Provides legal advice and analysis on administrative matters ranging from contracts to international civil service law;
  5. Drafts legal documents, including contracts, Memoranda of Understanding, Notes Verbales, as well as correspondence and related matters pertaining to proceedings before courts and other bodies in Kosovo;
  6. Drafts documents and advises on matters related to OSCE Committees and Boards, including the Fund Material Management Committee and other committees and boards as established;
  7. Assists in co-ordinating on legal matters with other international organizations, and other bodies or entities in Kosovo;
  8. Performs 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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