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:
Demonstrated knowledge of human rights law, comparative criminal procedure, and international criminal and humanitarian law
Previous experience in working in transitional justice (post conflict justice) processes
Ability to conduct legislative analysis and draft reports
Previous work experience in international courts/tribunals or in project management in the international justice sector
Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written
Excellent communication skills
Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
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
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities
Knowledge of capacity building of the judiciary
Previous international work experience and/or experience in field missions
Knowledge of the OSCE or equivalent administrative regulations and practices
Knowledge of Bosnian/Croatian/ Montenegrin/Serbian would be an asset
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Rule of Law Department, the incumbent:
Manages and co-ordinates the extra-budgetary (ExB) funded project ¿Support to Monitoring of National War Crimes Trials (strengthening capacities of civil society organizations to take over trial monitoring);
Makes an initial assessment of the trial monitoring capacities of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Serbia, participates in the selection of project partners among the NGOs and prepares the project's inception report;
Formulates and oversees the training of the selected NGO trial-monitors;
Drafts reports and conducts analysis on war crimes proceedings in Serbia;
Maintains regular communication with the Serbian authorities and other national and international counterparts. Prepares and participates in the meetings of the project's Steering Committee, maintains a dialogue with the relevant Serbian authorities to share and discuss findings and makes recommendations from the monitoring; drafts recommendations to the Serbian authorities;
Maintains regular communication with the partner NGOs and ensures timely implementation of all the project components concerning the co-operation with the NGOs;
Supervises three project staff members;
Performs other duties as required.
*The initial secondment will be for a period of one year. This XB project is envisaged to run until 31 August 2016.
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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