EXPERIENCE: Minimum 3 years' experience as a lawyer. Post Entry Training: Briefing on Embassy procedures and USG rules and regulations, particularly as relates to finance and procurement of services.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must possess a superior understanding of the Albanian legal system, the organizational structure of the three branches of government, and practices of the criminal justice system, as well as a solid understanding of the American and/or other European legal systems. Job holder must have a superior understanding of both criminal substantive law and criminal procedural law, and other related fields of law.
LANGUAGE: Must be fluent (level IV) in English and in Albanian. Must have an in-depth knowledge of legal, political, and criminal justice vocabulary in both languages. Must be able to interpret and translate from one language to the other as required (orally and in writing). This may be tested.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be able to conduct complex legal research and write legal memoranda. Must have skills to interact effectively with officials from governmental organizations and private sector. Must be able to communicate effectively and diplomatically with the public. Must be able to maintain strict professional confidentiality. Must be able to evaluate the quality of performance by service provider. Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Furthermore, must have experience in organizing courses, workshops, conferences, including project planning, oversight, and evaluation of performance by service providers, Must have some familiarity with budgeting and financial management controls. Analytical thinking is required when preparing, reviewing and interpreting legal documents and legislation.
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.