3 April 2018
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Date of entry on duty
1 May 2018
OSCE Missions and Field Activities are the front line of OSCE work in countries that require assistance and are the agent through which political decisions are translated into action. The OSCE Mission to Skopje is the Organization's longest-serving field mission. The Mission’s current activities focus on police development, strengthening of domestic government institutions, strengthening the rule of law and media development and further implementation of the Ohrid Framework Agreement.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Head of the Human Dimension Department (HDD) and the overall guidance of the National Legal Officer/HDD the incumbent:
Participates in HDD cluster-project formulation (including budget), commenting on pertinent issues and coordinates as directed by the National Legal Officer;
Supports the National Legal Officer in reviewing implementing partner agreements, memoranda of understanding, project related commercial contracts, etc;
Contributes to comments on legislative proposals and provides legal inputs on variety of issues relevant to the HDD and the Mission;
Translates legal documents and correspondence, and interprets at meetings with relevant interlocutors;
Provides legal and technical support and cooperates with national and international partner institutions, under the guidance of the supervisors;
Reports about novelties published in the Official Gazette, Rule of Law issues reported in the news and maintains a repository of information (legal library) at the disposal of the Department and the Mission as a whole;
Performs other duties as assigned.
Citizenship of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Completed secondary education supplemented by studies or vocational training in Legal matters.
Minimum 6 years of experience in a legal capacity preferably in a national or international institution dealing with human rights and legal issues, with established capacity for acting with sensitivity, discretion and confidentiality.
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Macedonian, specifically in legal terminology. Knowledge of other languages of the region would be an asset.
Knowledge and experience in translating legal documents and in interpretation at meetings or interviews.
Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft packages.
Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds.
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.
Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work
Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions, is approximately EUR 1,564.00.
Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna medical insurance and the OSCE Provident Fund.
Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale. At the discretion of the appointing authority a higher step may be approved up to a maximum of step 3 subject to specific conditions.
How To Apply
All candidates must apply online, using the OSCE online application link, found under https://jobs.osce.org
Please note that applications received by e-mail, submitted after the deadline or in other languages than the English language would not be considered.
The recruitment procedure may take up to two months and we will be in further contact with you only if you are short-listed.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, or offer the position with modified terms of reference or 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 be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process
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