Head of Detention Management Unit At Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office

Reporting Line:

The Head of Detention Management Unit reports to the Registrar through the Head of Judicial Services Division (JSD).

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

· To perform functions and to provide advice to the Head of JSD and Registrar in connection with all aspects concerning the implementation of the operational, logistical and legal framework of the Specialist Chambers and Registry, as they apply to the detention function;

· To be responsible for the governance and management of the detention function of the Specialist Chambers and Registry;

· To make recommendations and to provide the Head of JSD and Registrar with advice on custodial and policy matters, conceptualization, development and implementation of policies and procedures, including recommending suitable provisions and mechanisms within the legal framework for the governance of the Detention Facility;

· To organise, plan, direct and supervise a suitable management and staff structure for the functions of the Detention Facility;

· To represent, liaise and negotiate for various prison management and administrative matters, with internal sectors of the Specialist Chambers, such as the Chamber, Registry Administration, as well as with external groups, including the Dutch prison and police authorities and ministries, diplomatic missions, other states Ministries of Justice and penal systems and other private and governmental entities, as necessary;

· To represent and liaise with the relevant external organizations tasked with inspecting and monitoring the Detention Facility, such as ICRC and CAT;

· To liaise and monitor the application of the Detention Facilities and Services Agreement and to raise the relevant issues via the appropriate channels;

· To liaise with the Host Prison, the Security and Safety Unit and the Dutch Transport Police (DV&O) on the operational application of any security protocols or procedures;

· To ensure that the Detention Facility operates within the relevant national and international jurisdictions and rules;

· To assist in developing and drafting internal administrative documents of the Detention Management Unit;

· To advise the Head of JSD and Registrar on the need for any amendments to the various agreements and protocols;

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

Essential Qualifications and Experience:

· Successful completion of University studies with a duration of four (4) years, attested by a diploma OR a qualification in the National Qualifications Framework which is equivalent to level 7 in the European Qualifications Framework OR a qualification of the second cycle under the framework of qualifications of the European Higher Education Area, e.g. Master’s degree


· A minimum of twelve (12) years of relevant professional experience, after having fulfilled the education requirements, out of which a minimum four (4) years of management experience.

Specification of Education and Experience

· The above mentioned University degree must be in in at least one of the following fields of expertise: Penology, Prison Management, Social Sciences, Sociology, Criminology, Psychology or other related university studies;

· Minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in Prison Management at the national or international level in custody and detention;

· Demonstrated knowledge and ability in an operational custodial setting;

· Absolute tact and discretion;

· Excellent managerial, analytical, planning and organisational skills;

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

· Excellent drafting and report writing skills;

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

· Ability to establish and maintain effective, constructive working relationships with people from different national and 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.


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

· Good understanding of the political, cultural and security situation of the Balkans, in particular Kosovo;

· 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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