National Trial Monitoring Officer (ExB), Skopje, North Macedonia

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

Closing date: Monday, 1 March 2021

Issued by: OSCE Mission to Skopje

Vacancy number: VNSKPN00594

Vacancy type: Local Contracted

Grade: NP1

Number of posts: 4

Duty station: Skopje

Date of issue: 9 February 2021

Deadline for application: 1 March 2021 - 23: 59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)


OSCE field operations are the front line of the OSCE’s engagement on the ground, supporting host authorities in fulfilling OSCE commitments and implementing a comprehensive approach to security. The OSCE Mission to Skopje is the Organization’s longest-serving field operation working on inter-ethnic relations, early warning, the rule of law, democratic governance and transnational threats and organized crime.

The Mission is co-implementing the Extra Budgetary project "Supporting a More Effective Judicial Response to Corruption and Organized Crime in the Western Balkans", which will focus on supporting a more effective administration of justice with regards to serious corruption and organized crime cases in North Macedonia, through trial monitoring.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Project Officer, and overall supervision of the Head of Human Dimension Department (H/HDD), the incumbent(s) will be responsible for monitoring and analyzing corruption and organized crime cases from the indictment phase to their completion, more specifically:

Monitoring corruption and organised crime cases; Reviewing and performing analysis of relevant data, and drafting reports on compliance with applicable framework provided by law and best practices; Monitoring and drafting reports on the work of relevant Judicial and other institutions responsible for the investigation and processing of corruption and organised crime related offenses before courts; Conducting media analysis and supporting the organization of consultations and discussion forums to ensure awareness of recommendations by key stakeholders; Supporting the Project Officer to prepare and conduct interviews with selected stakeholders; Supporting the Project Officer to design and organize peer learning events; Performing preliminary analysis of data collected through case monitoring and stakeholder interviews; Drafting quarterly project implementation reports, as well as "country chapters" for Inception, Mid-term, and Final Reports; Performing other duties required as part of the project implementation.

Necessary Qualifications

Citizenship of or permanent residence in the Republic of North Macedonia;
First-level university degree in law;
Minimum two years of practical courtroom experience;
Proven experience in drafting legal analytical reports;
Experience and knowledge of international fair trial and human rights standards;
Experience and knowledge of international anti-corruption conventions;
Experience and knowledge of international standards and OSCE commitments in the field of rule of law reform processes;
Experience and knowledge of the domestic political situation and local judicial structure, including the framework pertaining to the processing of corruption and organised crime crimes;
Computer literate with practical experience with Microsoft applications;
Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English and local languages;
Ability to work with people of different nationalities, ethnicities, religions and cultural backgrounds;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
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Holding a valid driving license.

Required competencies

Core values

Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals

Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions

Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles

Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work

Core competencies

Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization

Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment

Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner

Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions

Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects

Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances

Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)

Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment

Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them

Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities

Remuneration Package

Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions, is approximately EUR 1,915.00.

Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna medical insurance 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

All candidates must apply online, using the OSCE online application link, found under //">https: //

Please note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Online Application Form or in other languages than the English language would not be considered.

The recruitment procedure may take up to two months and we will be in further contact with you only if you are selected for an interview. The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, or offer the position with modified terms of reference or 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 be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.