Job Description

General Minimum Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:
  • 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

The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:
  • University education in Law or significant work experience in Criminal Justice
  • Experience in the practice of law, e.g. judges, prosecutors, lawyers, etc.
  • Knowledge of Criminal Law and procedure
  • Knowledge of international legal procedure standards and instruments
  • Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following: Education: First-level university degree in law or economics/finance; university degree in another subject may be accepted, if supplemented by formal training/certification in the field of economic crime or anti-corruption Experience: Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements: Mandatory:
  • Sound knowledge of public and private anti-corruption mechanisms;
  • Communication skills to include the ability to liaise with diverse interlocutors;
  • Experience in project Design, implementation and management;
  • Political sensitivity and judgment;
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written;
  • Strong drafting skills;
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a Gender Perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames;
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail.
  • Working knowledge of Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian language;
  • Knowledge of international anti-corruption initiatives, developments in the public and private sector relating to combatting corruption and economic crimes, efforts by non-governmental organizations in the fight against corruption and the promotion of government transparency;
  • Previous work experience with international organizations;
  • Knowledge of political and economic developments in Serbia or South-East Europe.
Tasks and Responsibilities

The Economic Crime and Anti-Corruption Unit within the Mission's Rule of Law and Human Rights Department works to strengthen state institutions, civil society and the private sector in preventing and detecting corruption and enhancing the capacities of state institutions to investigate, prosecute and adjudicate cases of economic crimes and corruption. As the head of that Unit, the Senior Anti-Corruption Adviser is responsible for:
  1. Formulating anti-corruption policies, strategies and projects;
  2. Planning, developing and implementing the Economic Crime and Anti-Corruption Unit's programme and projects in accordance with the Mission's mandate and Department's objectives;
  3. Managing the implementation of Rule of Law reform initiatives, such as improvement of government transparency, anti-bribery measures, adoption of pro-active techniques for investigation and prosecution of economic crimes and corruption, enhanced capacity for corruption prevention in the private sector and non-profit sector;
  4. Advising on laws and regulations, including implementation, in the field of anti-corruption/government transparency/effective judiciary, especially in relation to public procurement, economic crimes, private sector liability and anti-corruption bodies;
  5. Ensuring effective management, supervision and control of the OSCE funds, including extra-budgetary funds related to the Economic Crime and Anti-Corruption Unit's programme;
  6. Maintaining liaison with officials and other stakeholders involved in anti-corruption initiatives, as well as in initiatives against economic crimes, including government bodies, private sector, universities, non-profit organizations;
  7. Maintaining contact with diplomatic community, international organizations and non-governmental organizations and private sector associations on reform in the area of anti-corruption government transparency;
  8. Supervising three local mission members;
  9. Performing other duties as required.
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Mission to Serbia, please see

The OSCE retains the discretion to cancel the recruitment, to re-advertise the vacancy, to offer an assignment at a lower level or to offer an assignment with modified tasks and responsibilities or for 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 note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.

Candidates should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE.

The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered.

Please apply to your relevant authorities well in advance of the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered. The OSCE can only process Secondment applications that have been nominated by participating States. For queries relating to your application, please refer to the respective delegation as listed here:

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