Advertisment Mentoring Programme for Judges and Prosecutors

Advertisment Mentoring Programme for Judges and Prosecutors

The British Embassy, Pristina together with the Kosovo Judicial Council (KJC) and the Kosovo Prosecutorial Council (KPC) are delighted to announce the formal launch of the Mentoring Programme for Judges and Prosecutors. Applications are now invited from Judges and Prosecutors who wish to take part in a positive learning experience with a view to improving their skills and abilities in dealing with the most serious forms of criminal cases that come before the Courts in Kosovo

A key aim of the programme is to strengthen the professional skills, integrity and confidence of selected Judges and Prosecutors through tailored individual mentoring and training. The British Embassy will select three Prosecutors and three Judges for the mentoring programme through an open and merit-based selection process.

The programme will include intensive personal interaction with UK practitioners (Judges and Prosecutors) designed to enhance both technical and case management skills and helping to build career paths and prospects. Personal mentoring activity will take place in Kosovo and there will be a study visits to England, when the successful applicants will be able to meet Judges, Prosecutors and others working in the Criminal Justice Service of England and Wales, observe their ways of working, exchange ideas and gain valuable insights into best practice. There will also be an opportunity to visit key Criminal Justice Organisations such as the National Crime Agency, Financial Conduct Authority, Serious Fraud Office, a Police Force and Courts.

It is expected that having completed the programme participants will be able and willing to disseminate the benefits of their learning to their colleagues.

The programme will focus on management of cases of the greatest difficulty and seriousness such as high-level corruption, serious organised crime and money laundering.

Successful participation in the programme will:

 Support individual and career development;
 Help increase public confidence in the criminal justice system;
 Assist the participants in enhancing their skills and abilities in dealing with the most challenging criminal cases that come before the Courts.

You must meet the following eligibility criteria and must:

Be a Judge with a permanent mandate currently assigned to the Special Department of the Basic Court in Prishtina OR currently assigned to the Serious Crime Department of a Basic Court;

Be a Prosecutor with a permanent mandate currently assigned to the Special Prosecution of the Republic of Kosovo (SPRK) OR currently assigned to a Serious Crime Department of a Basic Prosecution Office;

Be willing to undergo any verification process which may be required by any of the UK Organisations involved in delivering the mentoring programme;

Have a valid passport or be able to apply for one and be willing and able to travel to the UK possibly for an extended period of time;

Obtain the consent of their Court President or Chief Prosecutor to participate in the project;

You will be assessed against the following criteria and selected based on merit:

Language requirement - A reasonable level of fluency in the English language ability is desirable but not essential. Should an applicant be selected who does not have the ability to speak English then they will be provided with language assistance.

You must demonstrate:

A high level of professionalism and personal commitment towards their own personal development and the mentoring process.

A willingness and ability to deliver training to others based on their own learning from the mentoring programme.

The following professional competences:
effective decision making;
effective problem solving;

You should explain how you meet these assessment criteria in the Application Form.

Submitting your application:

Judges and Prosecutors who wish to apply for this opportunity should complete the attached Application Form and ensure that it is submitted by email to Mark Dixon no later than the 14th September 2019. Interviews are currently planned for week commencing 23rd September 2019.

Further information may be obtained from Mark Dixon, Blerina Jashari or Miodrag Jovic, who will be delighted to assist.