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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 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:


  • University degree in law
  • Field experience in a related professional area
  • Experience in project management and design
  • Experience in drafting reports
  • Advocacy, mediation and negotiation skills
  • 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 judgement
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area
  • Previous work experience in South-Eastern Europe and knowledge of the regional context
  • Prior experience or professional exposure to criminal justice and international law is a distinct advantage
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Chief of Rule of Law Unit, the Senior Rule of Law Officer:

  1. Monitors the proceedings in high profile cases as required;
  2. Designs and develops project proposals and project research, facilitates the implementation, organization and management of projects in the field of legal system reform;
  3. Reviews project proposals from non-governmental organizations and professional associations relevant to the Mission's judicial reform programme;
  4. Assists in the design and implementation of strategies for judicial reform and criminal justice in the host country in the framework of the Mission's judicial reform programme;
  5. Liaises with officials at the Ministry of Justice, courts, prosecution, professional associations and NGOs;
  6. Co-ordinates with other international organizations working in the field of judicial reform; represents the Mission at meetings with government representatives, International Organizations and NGOs when appropriate; organizes such events and meetings;
  7. Conducts legal research on international and domestic legal standards relevant for judicial reform activities as well as other issues of concern to the Mission; Conducts research and analysis on trends and patterns in the legal system and ad hoc Rule of Law issues;
  8. Provides advice to the Chief of Rule of Law Unit on Judicial Reform related issues; Assists the Chief of Rule of Law in a wide range of tasks associated with the provision of legal advice to the Mission and its senior management in issues that relate to the Mission's political mandate and legal developments in the country;
  9. Substitutes/replaces international/national mission members (Chief of Rule of Law and National Professional Officers) when they are on leave or as otherwise required;
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

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.

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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