11 October 2017
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Date of entry on duty
1 November 2017
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:
Experience working with legal service providers, such as notaries, courts, government legal services
Experience in designing and implementing judicial and legal reform projects
Experience in policy formulation, project/programme management, co-operation and co-ordination with donors and implementing agencies
Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written
Good drafting skills and the ability to tailor reports and presentations to the needs of specific audience
Ability to operate windows applications including word processing and email
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
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities
Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
Experience in capacity building or adult education, preferably with legal professionals
Knowledge of international and/or European standards and norms relevant for judicial reform
Experience in administrative law
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Rule of Law and Human Rights, the Senior Legal Adviser manages the Legal and Judicial Services Unit to support the notarial profession, the State Attorney and the Administrative Court to improve access to justice. Specifically, the Senior Legal Adviser:
Planning, maintaining, developing and implementing the Legal and Judicial Services Unit's programme and projects in accordance with the Mission's mandate and Department's objectives aimed at supporting Serbia's judicial reform process;
Drafting strategic proposals to advise the judiciary, institutions and legal professions on reform steps;
Formulating activities to promote judicial and legal reform and to help implement the legislation falling under the Mission's mandate;
Advising the Head of the Department and the Mission's management on the Mission's priorities, policies and interventions in the area of the Unit's competencies;
Ensuring effective management, supervision and control of the OSCE funds, including extra-budgetary funds related to the Legal and Judicial Services Unit's programme;
Preparing reports and analysis of relevant laws, by-laws and legal practices, including the judicial framework, taking especially into account the compliance with relevant human rights standards, national legal system and international standards/best practices;
Delivering speeches, briefings and presentations; attending and representing the Unit, the Department, and the Mission at various events;
Liaising and maintaining effective relations with the Unit's interlocutors, government officials, international organizations and civil society representatives to ensure the best use of OSCE resources, compatibility of projects and a co-ordinated approach;
Ensuring that the Legal and Judicial Services Unit’s component is synergetic with other interventions of the Mission; co-ordinating the work of the Unit with other Mission's Units/Departments;
Supervising the work of two national staff;
Performing other duties as assigned.
The OSCE subscribes to the following core values: Commitment, Diversity, Integrity and Accountability. It seeks to foster the following core competencies in all its staff: Communication, Collaboration, Analysis and Decision-Making, Planning, Initiative-Taking and Flexibility. It further promotes the following managerial competencies for posts with managerial responsibilities: Leadership, Strategic Thinking and Managing Performance. Candidates are therefore encouraged to familiarize themselves with these principles by studying the OSCE Competency Model available at: http://www.osce.org/employment/144466.
The OSCE retains the discretion to cancel the recruitment, to re-advertise the vacancy, to offer an assignment at a lower level or to offer an assignment with modified tasks and responsibilities or for a different duration.
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. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply
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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