VacanciesOSCE Albania: Head of Rule of Law and Human Rights Department

November 6, 20210

OSCE Presence in Albania is looking for a candidate for the position of Head of Rule of Law and Human Rights Department.

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

  • Second-level university degree 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


  • 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


  • Relevant and progressively responsible legal reform experience;
  • Proven management and supervisory experience, including project development and management
  • Professional fluency in English with excellent communication (both oral and written) skills; professional fluency in Russian would be an asset;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability and willingness to work as a member of team, with people of different cultural, and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Computer literate with practical experience using Microsoft applications.


  • Good knowledge of the regional political situation and the legal system of the mission area;
  • Previous international work experience and or experience in field missions, preferably in south-eastern Europe;
  • Previous regional experience as judge or prosecutor would be an advantage

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Leading the Department, taking responsibility for all aspects of staffing and administration;
  • Developing, coordinating and monitoring the implementation of OSCE projects in the area of rule of law and human rights;
  • Providing advice and analysis on rule of law and human rights issues, based on the knowledge of the relevant laws, practices and key players in the sector, ensuring compliance with relevant international standards;¬†
  • Providing legal advice to the Head of Presence and other senior staff on matters relating to OSCE rules and regulations as well as international law;
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Deadline of application: Dec 6, 2021

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