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Senior Rule of Law Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Skopje
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:




  • Advanced university education in law, international and human rights law;
  • At leastthree years of experience with state institutions, governmental structures or relevant international organizations dealing with legislation drafting and review;
  • Significant experience in policy and project development including needs assessment, project/policy design, project implementation, project monitoring developed in rule of law areas;
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgement;
  • Strong advocacy and organizational skills;
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail;
  • 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;
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames;



  • Knowledge of court and/or administrative proceedings would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of the regional political situation of the mission area;
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Head and the Deputy Head of Rule of Law Department, the Senior Rule of Law Officer:


  1. Supervises and manages the work of the Legislation Reform Unit;
  2. Advises and assists the Head and the Deputy Head of Rule of Law Department in designing and developing policy documents and programme activities;
  3. Conducts research and analyses on international and domestic legislation, prepares technical briefing materials and drafts comments;
  4. Builds capacity of state and non-state mechanisms to address legislative and institutional challenges, focusing on lawmaking and implementation;
  5. Develops project proposals and project research, facilitates implementation, organisation, management and evaluation of projects;
  6. Organizes and facilitates regular events aimed at exchanging information and enhancing cooperation among interlocutors;
  7. Facilitates contacts and represents the Mission with representatives of the Government, Parliament, regional and local authorities, embassies, other OSCE Missions, international organizations and NGOs;
  8. Drafts documents and reports for internal and external distribution;
  9. Performs other duties as assigned by the Head and the Deputy Head of Rule of Law Department.



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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