The Prosecutor reports to the Deputy Specialist Prosecutor through the Head of Investigations (Prosecutions).
Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
· To supervise, manage, coordinate and direct the work of staff within the assigned team, as delegated by the Head of Investigations (Prosecutions);
· To conduct, under day to day supervision of the Head of Investigations (Prosecutions), 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 components of any trials;
· To coordinate and oversee daily investigative and prosecutorial tasks within the assigned team;
· In coordination with the Senior Legal Advisor, to assist the Head of Investigations (Prosecutions) in ensuring case management and legal filings, disclosure, assist in the drafting of indictments and other written submissions carrying out quality management for all written submissions;
· To assist in the indictment and evidence reviews;
· To communicate with the Defence, the Legal Representatives for Victims and external persons and entities, as appropriate;
· To ensure operational coordination with teams managed by the Senior Legal Advisor and the Head of Investigations (Prosecutions);
· 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 ten (10) 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 ten (10) years of experience as a full-time Prosecutor, Judge or Litigation Lawyer in complex case, of which at least seven (7) years in serious crimes and with substantial in-court advocacy experience in criminal proceedings;
· Experience working in diverse legal systems;
· Ability to coordinate the work of others, to work towards deadlines and handle concurrent activities;
· 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;
· International experience, particularly in crisis areas with multi-national and international organisations;
· Good understanding of the political, cultural and security situation of the Balkans, in particular Kosovo;
· Knowledge of the functioning of international criminal courts and tribunals and 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.