National Rule of Law Officer

  • Објавен пред 4 месеци
  • OSCE Mission to Skopje
  • Активен до 20.05.2019
  • Позиција: Останато
  • Локација: Скопје


Job Title: National Rule of Law Officer

Location: Skopje

Organization Name: OSCE Mission to Skopje

Grade: NP1

Closing date of application: 28-05-2019

No. of Posts: 1




OSCE Missions and Field Activities are the front line of OSCE work in countries that require assistance and are the agent through which political decisions are translated into action. The OSCE Mission to Skopje is the Organization's longest-serving field mission. Based on the mandated priorities for the Mission, the Mission’s current activities are grouped in four main strategic areas:  Inter-ethnic relations, including early warning; Rule of Law, Democratic Governance; and Transnational Threats.


Required competencies


Core values


  • Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
  • Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
  • Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
  • Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work


Core competencies

  •  Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
  • Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
  • Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
  • Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
  • Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
  • Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances


Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)

  • Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
  • Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
  • Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities


Tasks and Responsibilities


Under the direct supervision of the Senior Rule of Law Officer and overall guidance of the Chief of Rule of Law Unit, within the programme outline of the department, the incumbent:


1. Monitors trials, sessions, public information events relevant to the cases at issue, with a particular focus on the fair trial rights, procedural fairness, effectiveness of justice and other commitments under the domestic and international procedural guarantees in place and in accordance with the principles of the OSCE trial monitoring methodology.


2. Compiles immediate and periodic reports on trial monitoring findings, prepares comprehensive reports and conducts legal analysis and research on international and domestic legal standards for the purposes of the trial monitoring reporting. In coordination with the supervisor(s) and Human Dimension Department Management presents findings of the trial monitoring at public events, conferences, regional meetings.


3. Develops and drafts intervention proposals for projects concerning judicial reform, criminal justice or human rights and monitors their implementation, and contributes to other projects that fall under the Mission’s mandate and are supported through the Rule of Law Unit, in cooperation with local state and non-state partners. To that end, the incumbent contributes to all phases of the project cycle, including the development, implementation, reporting (both narrative and financial) and evaluation.


4. Facilitates cooperation through meetings or contacts, and represents the section in exchanges with representatives of local authorities, international organizations, donor community representatives, local CSOs, as well as with OSCE institutions and other Missions and relevant international organizations.


5. Fosters capacity-building for state and non-state partners by assisting them in the implementation of projects and contributes to monitoring legal developments that have the potential to be referred to the Mission. Participates in legal researches and analyses, examining OSCE and other international commitments and guidelines and local obligations and strategies related to judicial reform, criminal justice or human rights, identifies gaps observed in the domestic law and policies, proposes interventions to address them and follows up with domestic and international partners on further implementation;


6. Drafts and translates written documents and correspondence with local authorities, international organisations, representatives of the local CSOs, as well as interprets oral communications in the course of performing the assigned tasks and responsibilities.


7. Performs other duties as assigned.


Necessary Qualifications


  • Citizenship of or permanent residence in the Republic of North Macedonia;
  • University degree in law, political sciences, international relations, international human rights law or other human rights related fields;
  • Minimum of two years professional experience in monitoring trials and drafting legal assessments preferably in criminal law area and working on legal and/or human rights issues nationally or internationally;
  • Demonstrated experience working in the area of judicial reform, criminal justice, fight against corruption, human rights and/or international fair trial standards;
  • Experience in drafting reports, project proposals, conducting research and analyses;
  • Established mediation and negotiation skills;
  • Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft applications;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Macedonian; Knowledge of another language spoken in the country is a distinct advantage;
  • Ability to work with people of different nationalities, ethnicities, religions and cultural backgrounds;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Holding a valid driving license.


How to Apply


All candidates must apply online, using the OSCE online application link, found under


Please note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Online Application Form or in other languages than the English language would not be considered.

The recruitment procedure may take up to two months and we will be in further contact with you only if you are selected for an interview. The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, or offer the position with modified terms of reference or a different duration.


The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.


Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.