National Legal Officer (NP1) - OSCE Mission to Moldova



  • Issued by: OSCE Mission to Moldova
  • Requisition ID: HUM000068
  • Contract Type: Local Contracted
  • Grade: NP1
  • Job Level: National Professional
  • Job Type: Contracted
  • Number of posts: 1
  • Location: OSCE Mission to Moldova, Chisinau
  • Issue Date: Sep 28, 2022
  • Closing Date: Oct 18, 2022
  • Employee Status: Fixed Term
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (First-level university degree or equivalent)

The OSCE Mission to Moldova is looking for a NATIONAL LEGAL OFFICER (NP1). 
Under the direct supervision of Human Dimension Officer, who primarily is responsible for the general areas of the rule of law and human rights, the incumbent serves as a National Legal Officer on human dimension and other legal issues, and assists the Human Rights Programme Manager with advising, planning and implementing projects in these fields. 

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  1. Providing legal advice on human dimension issues, including the justice system, courts, prosecution, investigation and law enforcement, defense lawyers, civil lawyers, relevant criminal and civil law and procedure, and a broad spectrum of human rights issues;
  2. Serving as legal expert for the Mission;
  3. Serving as a project officer in implementation, monitoring, and supervision of human dimension projects;
  4. Maintaining contacts with governmental officials, NGOs, and international organizations;
  5. Participating in meetings and thematic Working Group meetings within the settlement process;
  6. Serving as the Mission’s co-ordinator and focal point for the OSCE/ODIHR issues on hate crimes;

Providing legal advice on human dimension issues: 

  • Legal research in parliament, laws, Internet, and analysis of applicable national laws, international laws and conventions, and comparative approaches to human dimension issues (in accordance with the mandate of the Mission);
  • Preparing written memoranda, briefings, and comments on legal and policy matters in the human dimension field, including noting any areas for amendment in the national laws;
  • Monitoring legal reform in Moldova, as well as the functioning of the entire judicial system, including the courts, prosecution, investigation, law enforcement, defence lawyers, court administration;
  • Monitoring legislation in the human dimension field and informs Mission Members about draft laws and new legislation in this field; analyses and prepares legal memoranda on same, including, where relevant, comparative analyses between national and international legal frameworks.



Serving as legal expert for the Mission: 

  • Providing legal review and analysis on areas of interest for the Mission and its mandate;
  • Monitoring human dimension situation throughout Moldova, and maintaining accurate, up-to-date information, especially with respect to any politically sensitive matters.

Serving as a project officer in implementation, monitoring, and supervision of human dimension projects:

  • Identifying and/or suggesting priorities for projects for the Mission’s support;
  • Conducting meetings with potential Implementing Partners (IPs) and other relevant stakeholders for implementation of the Mission projects;
  • Developing and monitoring implementation of a timeline for projects.

Participating in meetings and thematic Working Group meetings within the settlement process:

  • Preparing and participating in meetings and thematic Working Group meetings in the settlement process format through meetings with the Sides, including co-chairs, and conducts analysis on priority issues as required; 
  • Attending meeting and taking minutes, sending updates, preparing reports and briefings in accordance with the Mission’s Standard Operating Procedures;
  • Contributing to legal analyses involved in reviewing the positions of the Sides.

Serves as the Mission’s co-ordinator and focal point for the OSCE/ODIHR issues on hate crimes:

  • Maintaining contacts with the National Focal Point, relevant national authorities and international organizations;
  • Following/gathering information on hate-motivated crimes;
  • Maintaining and updating the information on changes in the national legislation related to hate crimes, analyses the international framework.


Performing other duties as required.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Mission to Moldova, please see: https://www.osce.org/mission-to-moldova.


Necessary Qualifications:

  • University degree in law, human rights or equivalent;
  • Minimum two (2) years of professional experience in dealing with  international human rights standards and of the national and international human rights network; rule of law, criminal law or legal reform is desirable; established  knowledge of rule of law/human rights situation and development in the Republic of Moldova; 
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, Romanian and Russian;
  • Ability and willingness to work as a member of team, with people of different cultural, and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Holding a valid driving license;
  • Resident of the Republic of Moldova.
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability and willingness to work as a member of team, with people of different cultural, and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Computer literate with practical experience using Microsoft applications.


Remuneration Package:

Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deduction is EUR 1333. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Moldova. Social benefits include participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.


If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://vacancies.osce.org/.

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration. 

Only those candidates who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.

Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see https://www.osce.org/participating-states.

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.

Candidates should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE. The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/our-competency-model.

Please note that for this position the OSCE does not reimburse expenses such as travel in connection with interviews, tests, visas and relocation.

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.

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