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Senior Rule of Law Officer/Judicial Reform


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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:


  • Sound knowledge of relevant European Conventions, their application and enforcement machinery, and an understanding of other relevant international instruments
  • Good management and negotiating skills
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • Significant work experience in criminal justice
  • 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
  • Strong analytical and legal writing skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames


  • Judicial reform experience in transitional countries
  • Knowledge of judicial administration and experience in conducting disciplinary proceedings with members of the judiciary and/or in conducting court inspections will be an asset
  • Knowledge of the regional political situation of the mission area
  • Previous work experience preferably in an international environment or within operational Missions
  • Experience as a team leader in an international working environment
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Chief of Rule of Law Unit, the Senior Rule of Law Officer/Judicial Reform position requires a broad range of management duties, programme management and legal analysis, from supporting the preparation of draft legislation to analyses of all issues which have potential to be referred to the Judicial Reform Programme.

In particular, the incumbent performs the following duties:

  1. Researches, designs and implements strategies for judicial reform and criminal justice in the host country within the framework of the Mission¿s judicial reform programme;
  2. Liaises with officials at the Ministry of Justice, courts, prosecutor¿s office and professional associations;
  3. Reviews project proposals from non-governmental organisations and professional associations relevant to the Mission¿s judicial reform programme and manages Judicial Reform Programme¿s budget and solicits voluntary contributions from OSCE member states;
  4. Designs and implements the Judicial Reform Division¿s projects, supervises the implementation of these projects and monitors partner implemented projects;
  5. Participates in and co-ordinates trial monitoring that falls under the mandate of the mission;
  6. Co-ordinates with other international organisations working in the field of judicial reform;
  7. Provides advice to the Chief of Rule of Law Unit on Judicial Reform related issues;
  8. Participates at the Rule of Law Unit management meetings and assists in the development of departmental policy and planning, including the submission of budgets, preparation of assessment reports, etc.;
  9. Supervises and manages the work of the Judicial Reform Division within the Rule of Law Unit, a team of two international and six national staff;
  10. Assumes other duties as assigned by the Chief of Rule of Law Unit.

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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