VacanciesChief for the Law and Justice at OSCE Kosovo

September 17, 20210

The OSCE Mission in Kosovo is looking for a Chief for the Law and Justice Section.


General Minimum Requirements

  • 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

  • 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
  • Second-level university degree/certified training course in law or significant work experience in criminal justice and/or law enforcement¬†
  • Minimum 6 years of relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 3 years at the management level relevant to the actual position

Mission Specific Requirements

  • At least 10 years of experience in courtroom experience (as a prosecutor, a judge, advocate/lawyer, judicial clerk, trial monitor) or in judicial reform, and capacity building of human rights institutions (such as Ombudsperson or National Centre for Human Rights), dealing with human rights
  • Knowledge of International Law or European Law, and Human Rights Instruments
  • Experience in drafting, editing and commenting legal documents
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in project management
  • At least 5 years of staff management and supervisory experience
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
  • Professional fluency in English
  • 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 cultural sensitivity and judgement to local conditions and communities
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time-frames


  • Previous work experience with International organisations, including the UN, the OSCE etc., or bilateral donors which focus on human rights and rule of law compliance
  • Previous work experience in the region or knowledge of the regional political context and the legal framework in force
  • Previous field work experience

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and directs short and mid-term strategy of the three main thematic portfolios of the LJS, in line with the strategic priorities of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo and of the Human Rights and Communities Department
  • Liaises with the other programmatic sections of the Human Rights and Communities Department and with the relevant field staff in order to ensure a coherent approach of LJS activities within the Human Rights and Communities Department
  • Designs and implements relevant Law and Justice projects, ensuring coherence and effectiveness, and ensuring monitoring and internal evaluation
  • Reviews and analyses daily and weekly reports and case-specific tracking memos produced by staff based in the OSCE regional centres
  • Conceptualises, edits and oversees the drafting of all LJS regular, thematic and ad hoc reports and clears all LJS external reports and outputs
  • Chairs relevant advocacy meetings with local and international stakeholders and discussing issues falling under the LJS mandate, ensuring project coordination
  • Meets with officials of Kosovo institutions, and making recommendations for training needs and capacity buildings activities
  • Directs the actions necessary to follow-up LJS recommendations and findings
  • Supervises and oversees legal interventions, as well as project and administration related work carried out by LJS professional and support staff, based in HQ and in the field
  • Handles all staff management issues, including hiring and performance management of LJS staff
  • Proposes, designs and, if appropriate, leads the implementation of trainings for LJS staff and oversees training/capacity building of LJS, judicial and non-judicial, counterparts ensuring quality control, coherence and relevance;
  • Performs other duties as required.

Deadline of Application: Oct 7, 2021

All the interested candidates can continue with the application procedures by following this link.

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