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:
An advanced degree in law, human rights or related field
At least six years of relevant professional experience in human rights, law or a related field
At least two years of experience of working in an international environment
Professional fluency in the English language
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
Cultural sensitivity and judgment
Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited time frames
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
Previous work experience in drafting legislation and rule of law reports
Political knowledge/experience in the region and the legal system of the Mission area
Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area
Sound knowledge of international law, international human rights mechanisms as well as good governance standards and principles
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Legislative Review Section, the Senior Legal Officer, Legislative Review Section:
Assists in formulating the section policy on issues pertaining to rule of law;
Takes a leading role in the review of draft primary and secondary legislation as well as policies for compliance with rule of law principles and human rights standards;
Serves as deputy to the Chief of Section in the co-ordination of section activities and staff management;
Monitors, analyses and reports on a broad range of rule of law and human rights issues in Kosovo, including implementation of primary legislation;
Maintains close co-operation with all relevant stakeholders on issues pertaining to rule of law and human rights;
Organizes meetings to follow up recommendations internally or with relevant institutions;
Informs and advises the Department about the situation of rule of law in Kosovo;
Maintains knowledge of all areas of legislation in Kosovo;
Provides relevant advice on rule of law and good governance issues to other units within the Mission;
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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