Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Pristina
Position Title:
Open Period:
03/06/2020 - 03/20/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0105 8
EUR €20,898
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Pristina, KV
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section
+383 38 59 59 3000


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
•    Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


The work schedule for this position is:

  • Full Time (40 of hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


Basic Function - The primary function of this position is to oversee and serve as  the liaison between International Narcotics and Law (INL) rule of law, law enforcement, and corrections programs and local implementer of INL assistance.  S/he provides legal advice on Kosovo law and regulations relevant to INL, Embassy Pristina, and associated rule of law/justice sector programs.  S/he assists the INL Director and INL Specialist in financial and rule of law program reporting to Congress including the Annual Budget Review, Congressional Budget Justification, Bureau Budget Review, Performance Plan and Report, Mission Operational Plan, and Mission Strategic and Resource Plan. S/he oversees the implementation of INL programming and acquisitions, recommends changes in course when necessary, and serves as the lead person in monitoring progress toward program objectives.  S/he ensures the activities of Department of Justice (DOJ) and civil society organizations (CSO) implementing partners are in-line with approved work plans and project proposals and advises the INL Director on potential program development for rule of law program implementer. S/he also provides legal expertise and coordinates with INL at post and Washington, D.C. officials on judicial and law enforcement reform, countering justice sector corruption, civil society monitoring, and legal education.  S/he closely monitors the work of CSO, DOJ OPDAT and the INL corrections program implementer s, serving as Grants Officer Representative (GOR) for INL rule of law and anti-corruption grants and Agreement Officer Representative (AOR) for the DOJ OPDAT inter-agency agreement. 


Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: Three years of experience working in the legal sector in Kosovo. Knowledge of the U.S. Justice System and professional experience related to civil society, law, and the justice sector is highly desirable.

 JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Detailed knowledge of current legal, governance, and political issues in Kosovo, as well as familiarity with Kosovo rule of law institutions and structures and the challenges and opportunities faced in improving them, is required.  Knowledge of INL programs, budgeting, and operating procedures will be required for full performance of duties.  

Education Requirements:

EDUCATION: University degree in law is required.


LANGUAGE:  Level IV (fluent) English and level IV (fluent) Albanian or Serbian is required. 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact effectively with senior Government of Kosovo (GoK) officials, civil society leaders, representatives of international organizations, foreign donors, and USG official within and outside the Embassy.  Must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills. 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Kosovo may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


  3. FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given. 

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Clearance Certification clearance. 

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:

In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

  • Residency and/or Work Permit (Copy of Kosovo ID or Passport)

  • Degree (not transcript)

  • University Degree

  • DD-214 (if applicable)

  • SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email. 

For further information - the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Kosovo.