Associate Prosecutor At Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office

Reporting Line:

The Associate Prosecutor reports to the Head of Investigations (Prosecutions) through a Prosecutor.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

· To conduct, under the overall direction of the Head of Investigations (Prosecutions) and the day to day supervision of a Prosecutor, the investigation and prosecution of cases within the mandate of the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office (SPO), including suggesting and contributing to the implementation of prosecutorial strategies and objectives, managing and supervising the preparation of cases/components of the trial;

· To assist in the coordination of daily investigative and prosecutorial tasks within the assigned Trial Team;

· To participate in indictment and evidence reviews;

· To conduct and participate in field activities, and when required to attend crimes scenes and exhumation sites;

· To prepare and assist in the preparation of legal submissions (including indictments, briefs, motions, responses, replies, correspondence, memoranda etc.) in the course of investigations and prosecutions;

· To communicate with the Defence, the Legal Representatives for victims and external persons and entities, as appropriate;

· In coordination with the Senior Legal Advisor, to assist the Head of Investigations (Prosecutions) and the Prosecutors in ensuring case management and legal filings and to assist in drafting of indictments and other written submissions and carrying out quality management for all written submissions;

· To assist in timely and fully compliant legal disclosure;

· To serve as a Trial Attorney in any resulting prosecutions, including appearing in court, examining and cross-examining witnesses and presenting oral arguments in proceedings, as appropriate;**

· To undertake any other related tasks as requested by the Line Managers.

Essential Qualifications and Experience:

· Successful completion of University studies of at least three (3) years attested by a diploma OR a qualification in the National Qualifications Framework which is equivalent to level 6 in the European Qualifications Framework OR a qualification of the first cycle under the framework of qualifications of the European Higher Education Area e.g. Bachelor’s degree


· A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant professional experience, after having fulfilled the education requirements.

Specification of Education and Experience

· The above mentioned University degree must be at least one of the following fields of expertise: Law or other related university studies;

· A minimum of seven (7) years of experience as a full-time Prosecutor, Judge or Litigation Lawyer in complex case, of which at least five (5) years in serious crimes;

· Experience working in diverse legal systems;

· Demonstrated sound judgement;

· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English, both written and oral;

· Ability to work productively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment and produce accurate work under pressure and in difficult circumstances;

· Ability to establish and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with people of different national and/or cultural backgrounds with respect for diversity;

· Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity; ability to promote an inclusive working environment and integrate a gender perspective into tasks and responsibilities.


· Experience in conducting prosecutions and complex investigations with a transnational character related to war crimes, organised crime or trafficking of human beings, ideally at an international criminal tribunal;

· Knowledge of the functioning of the EU and in particular CSDP Missions;

· International experience, particularly in crisis areas with multi-national and international organisations.

How to apply

1. For candidates from the EU Member States:

The online Application Form, including its Addendum (Annex 3 to be filled in manually and uploaded), shall be submitted via one of the following links:**

1.1. For candidates seconded by their EU Member State:**

1.2. For contracted candidates from the EU Member States:**

2. For candidates from the Third Contributing States:

The Application Form (Annex 2), available on both the EEAS website and the website of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office, shall be sent to one of the following email addresses only:

2.1. For candidates seconded by their Third Contributing State: **

Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC)

2.2. For contracted candidates from the Third Contributing States:**

Only one Application Form per candidate will be accepted, the latest received within the deadline or the one submitted through the National Authorities being given a priority.


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