VacanciesLegal Coordinator at EcoAlbania

September 7, 20210

EcoAlbania is looking for a coordinator with a legal expertise background.

Start of assignment: 15 September 2021

End of assignment: 31 October 2022

Deadline for applications8 September 2021

Send your application to the email address: 


Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Data collection and assessment research on HPPs
  • Conducts in-depth review of the sectoral legislation (Law on Concessions, Law on Energy, Law on Environmental Protection etc.)
  • Prepares a full dataset and mapping of HPPs in Albania including planned, under construction and operational ones
  • Develops a technical Filtering & Prioritisation of HPPs
  • Develops a multicriteria technique to prioritise the HPPs that have the best chances to be tackled via litigation processes
  • Sets up the team of Lawyers
  • Uses the already existing channels and networks of EcoAlbania and its partners
  • Responsible for establishing the group of lawyers that will be able to effectively and actively challenge the HPPs that will be identified as subject to litigation
  • Coordinates the “lawyers for river”
  • Responsible for the activation and operation of the “Lawyers for Rivers” team in Albania
  • Organizes regular meetings and periodic “state of affairs” reports 
  • Must be able to initiate and follow cases on administrative complaint level with the relevant public institutions
  • Must be able to initiate and exchange the information between different stakeholders and levels including: national institutions, local communities, lawyers’ groups, International partners, wider public (media). 
  • Drafts requests for information addressed to national authorities, direct meetings, virtual calls, drafting media articles or participating in the media.
  • Must be able to prepare and share reports of progress, short memos, within the team of the lawyers’ group as well as with the EcoAlbania’s partners. 
  • Prepares the technical Reports within the frame of the initiative. 


Necessary Qualifications 

  • Bachelor in Law, legal studies or environmental studies
  • Advantage: A minimum of five years of work experience as consultant/expert/project in the field of hydro development in Albania
  • Advantage: Extensive knowledge on Albanian legislation, in the framework on Concessions, Administrative Law, Hydropower Sector and Environment Law
  • Advantage: Knowledge and/or previous experience working in the framework of hydro development issues in the region
  • Excellent communication, drafting and presentation skills in Albanian and in English
  • Computer literate 
  • Advantage: Ability to travel within the country and abroad
  • Valid driving licence


 Necessary Documents for Application

  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Education and Skills Certificates (Copy of Diploma and Certificates
  • Certificate of Judicial Status

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