VacanciesLegal Specialist at US Embassy

May 24, 20210

Hiring Agency: US Embassy Pristina


Open Period: 05/17/2021- 05/31/2021

Salary: EUR €29,105

Work Schedule: Full-time – Monday-Friday

For More Info: HR Section +383 38 59 59 3000

Temporary Appointment of 2 years

The work schedule for this position is:Full Time (40 hours per week)

DUTIES: Under the supervision of the Resident Legal Advisor and the Senior Legal Specialist, the incumbent is responsible for the management, supervision and implementation of OPDAT programs in Kosovo including, but not limited to mentorship, guidance, and capacity building to the Kosovo Ministry of Justice (MOJ). Concerning the MOJ, the incumbent will review and/or provide comments and proposals on draft laws, sublegal acts, strategies, policy papers, and other related documents as needed, and attend and monitor meetings and working groups.

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of five years of experience as a legal advisor or lawyer in reviewing and interpreting legal documents and draft legislation. Prior experience in working with Kosovo institutions is preferred.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have an extensive understanding of Kosovo legal system, including Kosovo’s legislative process, criminal justice system, and legal principles; general knowledge of the organizational structure and practices of European and international legal entities; and a thorough understanding of international law, human rights, and the Kosovo Constitution.  Should also have a general understanding of the U.S. legal system; the local political system and the internal structure and operation of the judicial and prosecutorial systems.

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