The Legal Officer reports to the Deputy Specialist Prosecutor through the Legal Officer Team Leader.
Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
· To assist the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) in pre-trial, trial or appellate proceedings, under the day to day supervision of the Legal Officer Team Leader; primarily in the preparation of written legal submissions, including indictment, briefs, motions, responses, replies and communications with other parties in the proceedings in the course of investigations and prosecutions;
· To conduct legal research using multiple research sources and provide advice on the applicable law, international human rights principles and humanitarian law concerning cases of serious crimes;
· To assist SPO Prosecutors in fulfilling pre-trial and trial obligations towards the other parties in the proceedings including first level pre-disclosure review of evidence;
· To assist SPO Prosecutors as a Legal Officer under the supervision of a Prosecutor in pre-trial, trial or appellate proceedings;
· To conduct witness interviews and proof witnesses prior to trial;
· To coordinate with the Chambers and Registry Court Management officials, as required;
· 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 in Law;
· Professional understanding and experience in research and analytical tools/applications and specialised court management software;**
· Demonstrated sound judgement;**
· Excellent legal drafting and reporting skills;**
· Ability to prioritise and manage a high workload independently when required;**
· 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, 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.**
· Substantial experience in the investigation and prosecution/defence of war crimes or organised crime in a national jurisdiction, hybrid national and/or international court and international tribunal;
· International experience, particularly in crisis areas with multi-national and international organisations;
· Knowledge of the functioning of the EU and in particular CSDP Missions.
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.