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Senior Legal Expert

Policy and Legal Advice Centre (PLAC) for Montenegro 

Podgorica, Montenegro


Monday, March 6, 2023

Interested candidates should send their CV 

May 2023.

24 months.

GDSI Limited of Ireland has been shortlisted for the EU-funded project “Policy and Legal Advice Centre (PLAC) for Montenegro”. 

Overall objective:

The overall objective (impact) to which this action contributes is:

Montenegrin administration effectively conducts accession negotiations and successfully manages overall EU integration process geared towards EU membership.

Specific objective(s):

The specific objectives (outcomes) of this contract is as follows:

  • OUTCOME 1: Enhanced compatibility of national legislation with EU legislation and its effective implementation through fostering the process of accession negotiations of Montenegro by supporting the effective alignment of national legislation with the acquis and its implementation and
  • OUTCOME 2: Enhanced capacities of relevant national structures for successful carrying out of accession negotiations through further building of capacities of involved stakeholders responsible for the EU integration process in Montenegro.

To download the Terms of Reference for this assignment please click here.

Required Profile:

Key Expert 2: Senior Legal Expert

Expected Input: minimum 240 working days with at least 90% presence in Montenegro.

The senior legal expert is expected to provide own substantive assistance for the EU accession process, including but not limited to harmonisation of legislation and development of the national version of the acquis.

Qualifications and skills:

  • A university degree (where a university degree has been awarded on completion of three years study in a university or equivalent institution) in law.
  • A Master’s or a higher degree will be an s advantage
  • Knowledge of Montenegrin language will be an advantage.

General professional experience:

  • Minimum 6 years of experience with harmonisation of legislation with the Union acquis, including policy implementation and coordination among stakeholders.

Specific professional experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in law drafting in an EU Member State or candidate/ potential candidate country
  • Experience in legal harmonisation/transposition of EU acquis in national legislation in an EU Member State or candidate/ potential candidate country
  • Experience in the Western Balkans will be an advantage

All experts must bе independent and free from conflicts of interest in the responsibilities they take on.