Saturday, August 23, 2008

Consultant, Prishtinë / Pristina

Consultant, Prishtinë / Pristina
Closing Date: Sunday, 31 August 2008

Tags: Civil Law; ERP; Human Rights; Human Rights Monitoring; Institution Building; Legal Drafting; Property Rights; Public Administration

If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to:
If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to:
Job Title
Organization Name
OSCE Mission in Kosovo-Monitoring Department
Prishtine / Pristina,CS

Closing Date of application
No. of Posts

According to UN Security Council Resolution 1244, the OSCE Mission in Kosovo (the Mission) is responsible for human rights monitoring and institution building. It is further mandated by the OSCE Permanent Council Decision 305 to serve as the leading agency �in matters related to institution-building, democracy-building and human rights.� In this context, the Mission is monitoring the impact of privatization on property rights, with a particular focus on the rights and interests of local communities.

In light of this, the Mission is seeking an expert whose primary task will be to draft a report that analyses the impact that the current legal and institutional reform on the area of privatisation is having on the protection of property rights in Kosovo. The expert will collect Kosovo wide information through interviews with all relevant stakeholders with support of the OSCE field presence in Kosovo. This information should form the basis of the report which will draw particular attention to the impact of privatization on property rights and contain conclusions and recommendations. Furthermore, it should sketch options and alternatives with a short term and mid term perspective. The expert would also assist in reviewing legislation, provide internal training and give general support and advice to Mission members on privatization issues.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Chief of the Property Section, the consultant is requested:

  1. To assess the impact of the legal and institutional transformation of the privatization process on the protection of property rights with a view to addressing protection gaps, particularly the protection of the interests of community members and the prevention of discrimination;
  2. To assess the de facto situation on the ground as well as the difficulties in implementing privatization;
  3. To provide an overview on international and comparative standards with regards to privatization and property rights in former Yugoslavia;
  4. To analyse available data and write a report that outlines the situation on the ground and contains recommendations;
  5. To give presentations and support OSCE activities involving international and local stakeholders;
  6. To strengthen internal monitoring capacity in the area of privatization and property rights.
Necessary Qualifications

  • Advanced university degree in Law, Public Administration and/or other related field
  • Minimum six years of work experience
  • Proven experience in areas of property rights protection
  • Background in a multi-national legal environment
  • Demonstrated ability to learn a new legal system, sound knowledge of a civil law system and/or the applicable law in Kosovo
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Ability to draft reports logically, clearly and concisely
  • Good interpersonal skills: ability to interact and maintain effective and harmonious relationships with colleagues, subordinates and supervisors of diverse backgrounds
  • Fluency in English with strong legal drafting ability
  • Previous involvement in the region or on issues pertaining to the region preferred
  • Knowledge of Albanian or Serbian is an asset.
Remuneration Package

Remuneration will depend on the qualifications and experience of individual experts as well as the detailed work plan to be agreed upon and will be based on the current OSCE consultancy rates. In addition, travel costs to and from the duty station will be paid, if applicable.

Period of consultancy: two months.

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