British Embassy Prishtina

Legal Local Expert (Full-Time)



Job Description Legal Expert:

The British Embassy in Pristina in co-operation with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kosovo is seeking to recruit a legal expert to assist the Ministry in drafting key pieces of legislation, which will help close legal loopholes that facilitate impunity.

The successful candidate will apply his or her expertise in legal drafting to assist the Ministry in amending and adding to the current legislation. The key deliverables will include amendment of laws in accordance with the Ministry’s legislative agenda, contribution to drafting the civil code, supporting the process of functional review of the rule of law in Kosovo, supporting a potential reform of commercial justice and providing support to the International Legal Cooperation Department and State Advocacy Department. This is a fixed term position and we expect the contract to be renewed in March 2019, with the possibility of continuation.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Draft legal acts in line with the Ministry of Justice legislative programme;
  • Provide technical assistance through employing research and analysis techniques in drafting and/or revising legislation and codes, along with regulations, rules of procedure, and other instruments necessary for the administration of justice;
  • Ensure institutional capacity and professional development of to fulfil key MoJ functional (non-political) responsibilities by strengthening skills and knowledge related to EU standards and mechanisms;
  • Play a key role in the Functional Review initiative by supporting the MoJ in delivering its end-product, compliant with the highest European standards;
  • Provide technical support to MoJ strategic planning processes on justice sector reform, with a special focus in commercial justice;
  • Participate and assist the MoJ in all working groups in which justice related laws and other initiatives are being discussed;
  • Identify the learning and development needs of officers working in the Legal Department.

Essential qualifications and experience

  • Master’s degree in Law;
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant experience working on legislation;
  • Experience in drafting legislation;
  • Familiarity with European acquis communautaire requirements;
  • Excellent written and spoken Albanian and English;
  • Expert knowledge of rule of law and justice issues in Kosovo;
  • Ability to work closely with Kosovo and international institutions;
  • Positive and engaging communication skills, based on principles of honesty and integrity.

Application process

Interested candidates should send a CV, with a covering letter in English (maximum 500 words) setting out how they meet the job criteria and two letters of recommendation to by 17th February 2019.

The recruitment process will be based solely on knowledge and experience and will be conducted in an open and transparent manner. Only qualified experts will be selected for interview. Interviews will take place in Pristina at a location to be agreed in early February 2019. The local expert is expected to start work during March 2019.

Type of Position

  • Fixed Term, Full-time
  • Working hours per week: 40

Monthly salary (£)

Gross from £1,497 to £1,897, depending on level of experience (effective rate in Euros may vary according to the exchange rate)

Start Date

February 2019

Only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.

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