The Senior Investigative Advisor reports to the Deputy Specialist Prosecutor through the Head of Investigations (Prosecutions).
Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
· To advise the Head of Investigations (Prosecutions) and Senior Prosecutor regarding specific investigative strategies and actions undertaken by the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office (SPO), including the methodology, timing and sequencing of their execution, with the aim of contributing to the achievement of the SPO prosecutorial objectives;
· To provide expert advice regarding the examination, interpretation and evaluation of material gathered by the SPO;
· To assist in preparing, planning, developing and coordinating activities relevant to the SPO investigations, including interviewing of victims, witnesses and insiders and the gathering of evidence, as directed and supervised by the SPO Prosecutors;
· To offer specific expertise in locating and engaging with and handling persons of interest, in particular witnesses and insiders, in a manner that preserves the security and integrity of the SPO investigations;
· To advise on the implementation of risk management strategies and methodologies across the full range of the SPO investigations and missions;
· To present findings and advice/feedback to the SPO Management in the form of clear, concise and well-supported briefs or reports that assist in developing prosecutorial strategy;
· To advise, guide and coordinate information collection, collation and analysis tasks undertaken by the SPO Investigators and Analysts, where appropriate, and to participate in periodic review of their progress and findings in order to present relevant material to the SPO Prosecutors;
· To develop, implement and train/mentor other team members in respect of relationship and trust-building techniques to be employed, when seeking and maintaining cooperation from sensitive testimonial sources;
· 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 OR equivalent and attested police or/and military education or training or an award of an equivalent rank
· 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 in at least one of the following fields of expertise: Law, Criminology, Social Sciences or other related university studies;
· At least ten (10) years of professional experience in conducting, coordinating large-scale and complex investigations with a transnational character related to war crimes, organised crime, trafficking or serious human rights abuses, ideally through work in an international criminal tribunal or inquiry mechanism;
· At least three (3) years of managerial experience in leading investigative operations in an international environment, including in training, mentoring and otherwise developing investigative skills;
· Substantial experience in drafting investigative reports, evidential summaries and other related documents, with excellent research, analytical and legal drafting skills;
· Significant background in working with informants, covert human intelligence sources and/or insiders, and in generating leads and evidence from such individuals, in particular in cases with extensive cross border and/or international dimensions;
· Significant background in risk management and risk mitigation of investigation operations, in particular on missions involving contacts with informants or sources in international settings;
· Experience working in diverse legal systems;
· 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 carrying out complex investigations related to the Western Balkans Region;
· Knowledge of the functioning of international criminal courts and other investigative instances, as well as 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.