Trial Monitoring Assistant, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

City: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Office: OSCE Sarajevo

Closing date: Monday, 1 July 2019

Issued by: OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Vacancy number: VNBAHG00891

Vacancy type: Local Contracted

Field of expertise: Rule of Law

Grade: G5

Number of posts: 1

Duty station: Sarajevo

Date of issue: 3 June 2019

Deadline for application: 1 July 2019 - 23: 59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)

Date of entry on duty: 1 October 2019

Trial Monitoring Assistant is based at Head Office in the Rule of Law Section of the Human Dimension Department and works under the ExB Project ‚Assessing Needs of Judicial Response to Corruption through Monitoring of Criminal Cases‘. His/her primary activity is monitoring and reporting on criminal proceedings in corruption cases before the Cantonal and Municipal Court of Sarajevo and/or before the Court of BiH. This monitoring focuses particularly on the institutional functionality of the justice seçtor to prosecute these and on implementation of legal and structural reforms related to independence and transparency of the judiciary, as well as its ability to meet fair trial standards. The incumbent is assigned to work with his/her respective National Project Manager and is responsible for monitoring corruption cases according to the policy and guidelines established by the Head Office and overseen by the Rule of Law Section. The incumbent prepares regular reports on monitored cases and provides them directly to the supervisor. The incumbent also drafts spot reports when required.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Specific duties include:

Following cases before specified courts and prosecutor’s offices according to the policy and guidelines established by the Head Office;
Drafting reports on proceedings and institutions monitored as well spot reports on priority issues as they arise or upon request from the supervisor and other Mission members;
Following legislative, institutional and policy developments related to the human rights and the rule of law;
Providing feedback and advice to local justice sector actors as to the OSCE findings and reports, etc.;
Coordinating the workload and case selection with National Project Manager, Legal Advisers and other trial monitors within the Rule of Law Section as necessary;
Performing other duties as assigned.

Necessary Qualifications