29. March. 2019. | 04:51

DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 05.04.2019: Legal Advisor to the Office of the Language Commissioner and NGO AKTIV (2 Positions)



Legal Advisor to the Office of the Language Commissioner and NGO AKTIV (2 Positions)

Terms of reference

In order to increase the efficiency of the Office of the Language Commissioner (OLC) in protecting the use of all Kosovo’s official languages the project will support the OLC’s Legal and Compliance Section to review compliance of newly proposed draft laws and draft subsidiary legislation with the Law on Use of Language, and Complaint section to process complaints submitted to OLC by the individuals and institutions. This will be achieved through the recruitment of two (2) Legal Advisors who will also assist the OLC and NGO AKTIV with legal matters related to Law on Use of Language within all project activities.

For the purpose of this action, NGO AKTIV will recruit a legal advisor, to provide support and advice the OLC and project implementation team for a period of approximately 18 months.


Under direct supervision of the Project Manager the legal advisor is expected to:

  • Provide legal advice and assistance to the OLC to implement an effective remedy strategy on handling complaints and legal drafting;
  • Provide legal advice on deficiencies of proposed legislation published on the online platform for public consultations.
  • Draft and propose to the LC submissions for the process of prior consultations and public consultations.
  • Identify the legal gaps in the current complaint forms used by the OLC and propose immediate measures for redress.
  • Provide advice on legal drafting of recommendations submitted by the OLC to the public institutions;
  • Assist the research and project implementation team in legal matters related to desk research into legal and normative basis for the use of languages in Kosovo;
  • Arrange and conduct meetings with municipal language focal points
  • Assist the project implementation team in production on annual monitoring reports


The local consultant will be co-based in the offices of the NGO AKTIV and Office of the Language Commissioner in Prishtinë/Priština.

Required Qualifications:

  • University degree in law (mandatory); Post-graduate degree related to human rights and proven knowledge in this field is an asset;
  • At least two years of experience in the field of legal drafting, including work within the rule of law/human rights institutions, report writing and research;
  • Proven ability to work according to a set methodology;
  • Good IT skills and data management experience;

Professional fluency in Serbian and/or Albanian is mandatory, excellent knowledge of English languages is strongly desirable.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Desirable: good range of working contacts with the key local in Kosovo in the field of language;
  • Good IT skills and data management experience;
  • Basic knowledge on how to mainstream gender into day-to-day work and demonstrated gender sensitivity in interpersonal relations;
  • Sound organizational and administrative skills;​​​​​​​

Proposed Remuneration and Duration of Contract:

The remuneration of the consultant is 850 euro gross monthly with a three-month probation period leading to an 18 months engagement.

To apply:

Interested applicants should send their CV and cover letter to office@ngoaktiv.org.


Applications should be submitted no later than by 23:00 on 5th of April, 2019.