Job: Rule of Law Adviser (Kiev, Ukraine)

Deadline: April 7, 2016

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Tasks and Responsibilities:
Initial duration of appointment/assignment for this post is until 31 March 2017, subject to a subsequent OSCE Permanent Council Decision to extend the mandate of the Mission.
If applicable, deployment is subject to attendance to and successful completion of pre-deployment training and assessment.
Potential applicants should be aware that this is a non-family posting.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Human Dimension Unit, the Rule of Law Adviser will be responsible for the following tasks: 
  • Collects, studies and evaluates information, documents and legislation; attends meetings with local authorities and closely co-ordinates with all members of the Human Dimension Unit (HDU) and other international agencies on policy developments in rule of law, human rights, legal system monitoring and legislative and legal system reform
  • Reviews and analyses daily and weekly reports produced by Monitoring Officers
  • Follows legislative and policy developments related to rule of law at the national and local levels
  • Drafts reports on human rights and rule of law violations reported by Monitoring Officers
  • Drafts thematic public reports on human rights trends, also in relation to the judicial system in Ukraine
  • Provides support and guidance to Human Rights Officers in the field on rule of law issues, especially in the area of reporting
  • Establishes and maintains contacts with and between national authorities, NGOs, universities and research institutions as well as with international organizations and other field operations on human rights-related issues
  • Performs other duties as assigned

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 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
Level of Professional Competence Requirements:
Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:
  • Education – First level university degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience – Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
Mission Specific Requirements: 
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
  1. Mandatory:
    • University education in law
    • Minimum of six years of relevant professional experience
    • Practical experience in civil and/or criminal law
    • Knowledge international human rights law
    • Professional fluency in the English language, including experience in drafting reports
    • 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
    • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure; proven resilience to high stress environments
    • 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
  2. Desirable:
    • Knowledge of the regional political situation and the legal system of the mission area
    • Previous experience in field missions
    • Working knowledge of Ukrainian and/or Russian language(s)