International Criminal Environmental Expert At Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Closing date: Saturday, 15 April 2023


The OSCE Presence in Albania (hereinafter “the Presence”) is implementing an Extra Budgetary project on “Enhancing environmental governance and security in Albania”. The project aims at (i) strengthening institutional and operational framework at the central and local level: (ii) enhancing technical capacities, skills and resources of law enforcement authorities, and (iii) increasing wider society commitment toward environmental governance and security.

The Presence is collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders and institutions dealing with environmental law enforcement chain in Albania that are pivotal partners in the promotion of environmental law compliance and enforcement. Therefore, enhancing the capacity of inspection, police, prosecutors, and judges is critical to effectively address environmental enforcement.

To this end, the Presence will support the School of Magistrate to develop a comprehensive curriculum supported by respective course modules pertaining to environmental crime, environmental law enforcement and current response; developing effective prosecution of environmental crimes; interagency co-operation, jurisdiction issues, developing and trying cases (civil versus criminal lawsuits); duty of care and attitude of prosecutors, the attitude of Judges; EU directive on environmental crime. The new curriculum will be introduced to the initial training program of the School of Magistrates. The modules shall be designed and tailored in alignment with the national context of environmental crime, legal framework and institutional set-up.

Objective of Assignment:

The Governance in Economic and Environmental Issues Department seeks to engage the services of one international criminal environmental expert to support the development of a new syllabus and course modules on environmental law for the School of Magistrates of Albania.

Duration of Assignment:

This consultancy is envisaged to take place during the period April 2023 to September 2023.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of National Program Officer on Local Government and Environmental Governance, the consultant will perform the following tasks: Task 1: Drafting the scope, duration and thematic areas of the new syllabus. The, international criminal environmental expert will work together with a team of national and international experts to identify relevant course modules that will be included in the new syllabus such as, but not limited to foundation of environmental law, prosecution and adjudication of environmental cases, case management. The expert shall ensure that the modules are coherent and fulfil the specific objectives in alignment with the SoM syllabus. This task shall be completed within the first week of the contract signature.

Task 2: Presentation and consultation of the scope of modules with the team of experts, the Presence and School of Magistrate. The expert will attend a technical meeting to present the syllabus and the respective modules, to the school of magistrates, the Presence and the respective department within the SoM for this activity. The technical meeting will be facilitated by the Presence. The expert will elaborate on the inputs and comments addressed during the consultation. This activity will take place during the first month of contract signature.

Task 3: Develop full course modules on criminal aspects of environmental cases such as: i) foundations of environmental law; ii) procedural aspects in adjudication of environmental disputes; iii) principal subject areas of environmental adjudication. All modules will be associated with case studies, group exercises, presentations, role of science in environmental adjudication. etc. The exact course modules and titles will be identified as per Activity nr.1, and they will include introduction, methodology, respective chapters, references and case studies, in Ms. Word Format. This activity will be finalized within end of July 2023.

Task 4: Attend and deliver an expert presentation during the launching of the new syllabus at the School of Magistrates. The expert is expected to attend a physical event which will be held by the end of September (date tbc) and deliver a presentation that include his contribution of the new course modules to a larger audience of SoM staff and students.


D1. Delivery of a syllabus on environmental law for judges and magistrates composed of three (3) modules. April 2023 D2. Full development of three course modules on: i) foundations of environmental law; ii) procedural aspects in adjudication of environmental disputes; iii) principal subject areas of environmental adjudication. July 2023 D3. Submission of list of exercise, study cases, power points, training materials and resources consulted and physical attendance in the final launching workshop. September 2023

Necessary Qualifications:

  •  Advanced degree in environmental/criminal law (mandatory);
  •  A minimum of 7 years of work experience on environmental crime, environmental law, investigation and prosecution.
  •  Previous proven experience in delivering training programs and developing course modules for judges and prosecutors, analyses or research on environmental criminology;
  •  Excellent communication, drafting and presentation skills in English

Remuneration Package:

Remuneration will be based on the selected consultant’s/expert’s qualifications, experience, the tasks and deliverables for this position and in accordance with the OSCE established rates.

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment 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.

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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

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Additional Information

  •  Issued by: OSCE Presence in Albania
  •  Requisition ID: ALB000022
  •  Contract Type: Special Service Agreement (SSA) / Consultant
  •  Grade: No grade
  •  Job Type: Consultant
  •  Number of posts: 1
  •  Location: ALB – OSCE Presence in Albania, Tirana
  •  Issue Date: Mar 23, 2023
  •  Closing Date: Apr 16, 2023


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