Legal Assistant, Tirana

OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

OSCE Tirana


A vacancy has arisen in the Headquarters of the OSCE Presence in Albania for a Legal Assistant (G5) within the Rule of Law and Human Rights Department.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The incumbent will be under the direct supervision of the Legal Officer. The incumbent performs the following duties: 1. Gathers and analyses information on events that have legal or human rights implications relevant to the Presence’s mandate and reports accordingly; 2. Supports the supervisor in drafting, implementing and supervising projects on human rights and/or other legal topics run by the Department; 3. Collects information, conducts documentary research and drafts documents and reports on legal issues in general and human rights issues in particular; 4. Provides interpretation and translation services to the supervisor and other members of the Department as necessary; 5. Organizes meetings, conferences and seminars as required by the supervisor and other members of the department as necessary; 6. Provides written summaries (minutes) of meetings; 7. Maintains liaison with authorities and institutions subject to activities undertaken by the Department; 8. Provides administrative, clerical and secretarial support as necessary; 9. Distributes, files and archives documents (including electronic documents) within the department;

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Secondary education supplemented by specialized studies in law or political science;
  • At least four years of relevant previous work experience;
  • Experience in and familiarity with the Albanian domestic legal system, human rights system, and international organizations active in Albania;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Computer literate with practical experience with Windows applications;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Albanian, including translation and interpreting abilities;
  • Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds;
  • Must be an Albanian resident.

Remuneration Package:

According to the fixed OSCE salary scale, the monthly remuneration for G5 is approximately 836.81 EURO, subject to National Social Security deductions as per Albanian Law. Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under (link)

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

Only those candidates who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.

Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see (link)-states.

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.

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 (link)-competency-model.

Please note that for this position the OSCE does not reimburse expenses such as travel in connection with interviews, tests, visas and relocation.

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.

Additional Information

  • Issued by: OSCE Presence in Albania
  • Requisition ID: ALB000011

  • Contract Type: Local Contracted
  • Grade: G5
  • Job Level: General Services
  • Job Type: Contracted
  • Number of posts: 1
  • Location: ALB – OSCE Presence in Albania, Tirana
  • Issue Date: Jan 20, 2023
  • Closing Date: Feb 10, 2023
  • Employee Status: Fixed Term
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Education Level: High School Diploma / (GED)
  • Job Field: Human Rights
Tags: human rights, political science, rule of law, translation