Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

National Legal Officer (Corruption Case Monitoring)

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Job Description

 

The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina continues to play a vital role in strengthening the country’s ability to foster a sustainable and stable security environment, to strengthen Bosnia and Herzegovina’s governance, and to encourage its consolidation as a democratic society. The Mission supports political and education reform and works to promote and protect human rights of all citizens of BiH.

Should you be selected for the position, you will be based at the Head Office, within the Rule of Law Section in the Human Dimension Department, and will be supervised by the Legal Adviser, Major Crimes. You will analyse corruption and organised crime trial monitoring reports of the Mission’s Rule of Law Monitoring Assistants and provide written and oral reporting on the processing of these cases in BiH. In addition, you will advise the Legal Adviser, Major Crimes on the selection of cases to be monitored and key indicators for analysing results. You will also monitor and draft reports on the work of the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of BiH and other institutions in BiH responsible for ensuring high quality investigation and processing of corruption and organised crime related offenses before courts and identify issues to be addressed by the Mission through its capacity building work. You will use these findings to advise the Legal Advisor, Major Crimes and the Head of Rule of Law on appropriate follow-up actions by the Mission. You will play a crucial role in ensuring that the Department is able to follow the process of corruption and organised crime case monitoring in BiH and identify areas that must be addressed through the Mission’s technical support and advocacy steps.

Tasks and Responsibilities

As the National Legal Officer, Corruption Case Monitoring, should you be selected for the position, you will perform the following duties:

1. Developing the Human Dimension Department’s portfolio relating to the processing of corruption related offenses and related categories of cases, such as organized crime, and to legal reform needs of the criminal justice system, including working with interlocutors within law enforcement, the judiciary, and prosecutors’ offices, and providing support to reform processes undertaken in that regard;

2. Drafting monitoring reports relating to corruption and organised crime case monitoring on compliance with applicable framework provided by law and best practices;

3. Designing and assisting in implementing targeted capacity building and technical assistance activities to address key areas of deficiency identified through trial monitoring;

4. Assisting in the implementation of the Rule of Law project with respect to corruption and organised crime case monitoring, including but not limited to administrative duties such as giving inputs for project proposals, preparing budget requests or providing feedback forms;

5. Directing and co-ordinating the Rule of Law Monitoring Assistants at the Head Office and Field Offices with regard to monitoring of corruption and organised crime cases at all levels;

6. Developing strategic partnerships within the Bosnia and Herzegovina legal community to ensure open avenues for advocacy and information-gathering;

7. Meeting with various international and domestic organizations and institutions, in co-ordination with the Legal Advisor, Justice Sector Policy, and represents the Mission’s position. Such meetings also serve to inform other organisations of the Mission’s activities and ensure appropriate coordination with other organisations as necessary;

8. Performing other duties as assigned.

For more information on the work of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, please see: https://www.osce.org/mission-to-bosnia-and-herzegovina.

Necessary Qualifications

- University Degree in Law;

- Minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in domestic legal system, including on criminal justice issues and preferably relating to anti-corruption matters;

- Established ability to interpret, analyse and apply legislation to factual situations;

- Knowledge of local Criminal Codes, Criminal Procedure Codes, and applicable international human rights conventions;

- Excellent legal analysis drafting abilities;

- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and local languages;

- Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft packages;

- Holding a valid driving license.

Remuneration Package

Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions is 3,181.92 BAM/month. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna health insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.

Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale. At the discretion of the appointing authority a higher step may be approved up to a maximum of step 3 subject to specific conditions.

How To Apply

This position is open to citizens and permanent residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina only.

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies . Please note that offline applications submitted via email, fax, or mail will not be considered.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.

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

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