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:

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 and practice of international human rights standards and instruments 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:


First-level university degree with specialization in human rights or criminal justice


Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience including minimum 1 year in a relevant field strongly preferred

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience in law including one year in the field of human rights and/or criminal justice; Proven knowledge of European and international human rights conventions and their practical implementation; Knowledge of judicial and legal reform issues and criminal justice; Excellent analytical skills; Professional fluency in English with excellent communication, drafting, editing and reporting skills; Experience conducting research, including both hard copy and electronic sources, and the analysis of information on a range of diversified legal issues; Ability and willingness to work as a member of a team with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, genders, and diverse political views while maintaining impartiality and objectivity; Cultural sensitivity and judgement; Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames.


Project management experience; Experience in drafting reports; Knowledge of processes and legal issues related to transitional justice; Knowledge of the historical and current political situation in the Mission area.

Tasks and Responsibilities

The mandate of the OSCE Presence in Albania is to promote democratization, the rule of law, and human rights as well as to consolidate democratic institutions in line with OSCE principles, standards and commitments.

Originally established in 1997, today the Presence’s activities range from arms control and the fight against trafficking to electoral assistance; anticorruption initiatives; gender mainstreaming and environmental projects; human rights protection; legislative, judicial, and media reform; and the capacity building of law enforcement officials.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Rule of Law and Human Rights Department, should you be the selected candidate, you will perform the following duties:

Conducting legal research on international and domestic legal standards relevant for judicial and legal reform activities, particularly in the field of human rights, as well as other issues of concern to the Mission; identifying gaps in domestic legislation and practice, and drafts recommendations to address these gaps; Analysing legislation, policies and practice to ensure domestic compliance with international human rights law and standards; Advising and assisting the Head of Department in designing and developing project proposals and project research, facilitate the implementation, organization and management of projects in the field of human rights as well as judicial and legal system reform; Monitoring, verifying and reporting regularly on legal and human rights concerns and developments throughout all regions of Albania; Serving as project manager, i.e. carries out OSCE projects in the field of Rule of Law and Human Rights; Maintaining close contacts with governmental officials, international organisations, and specialised institutions dealing with legal developments in Albania; Representing the RLHR Department and the Presence at meetings, conferences and seminars, as required and appropriate in addition to organising such events and meetings; Taking an active interest in furthering rule of law and protection of human rights in Albania and taking the initiative to suggest new areas of work or new methods of work in these fields; Assisting the Head of the Rule of Law and Human Rights Department in the programmatic and administrative management of the Department; Performing other duties as assigned.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Presence in Albania, please see:

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.

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

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:
Additional Information

Issued by: OSCE Presence in Albania Requisition ID: LEG00000L Contract Type: International Secondment Grade: S1 Job Level: Professional Job Type: Seconded Number of posts: 1 Location: OSCE Presence in Albania, Tirana Issue Date: Sep 21, 2022 Closing Date: Oct 19, 2022 Employee Status: Fixed Term Schedule: Full-time Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (First-level university degree or equivalent) Job Field: Rule of Law Target Start Date: As soon as possible

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