Senior Legal Expert (m/f/d) Improving Chapter 27 planning and implementation – Climate Change, Environment

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    Climate and Disaster Resilience, Environment and Natural Resources, Legal Affairs
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Our model for success is a better life for everyone and purposeful tasks for our employees. For more than 50 years, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), as a company of the German Federal Government, has been supporting the implementation of development policy goals worldwide. Together with partner organisations in 120 countries, we are involved in a diverse range of projects. If you want to make a difference in the world and develop yourself in the process, you’ve come to the right place.

  • Job-ID: V000054406
  • Location: Belgrad
  • Assignment period: 09/01/2023 – 02/28/2025
  • Field: Climate Change, Environment
  • Type of employment: full-time
  • Application deadline: 04/16/2023


Job description


The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a state owned organisation. We work worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ International Services (InS) is an integral division of GIZ. We offer the experience, the regional and technical know-how of GIZ in the global market and provide international clients with expertise in terms of economic and result-oriented services.

GIZ International Services is shortlisted for the EU-funded tender: „Improving Chapter 27 planning and implementation” in Serbia.

The overall objective to which this action contributes is:

  • To assist Serbia in further aligning its environment and climate change policies formulated in Negotiating Positions in view of EU accession.

The impact of the action is:

  • Serbia achieved higher level of preparation for EU accession in the field of environmental protection and climate change.


Your tasks


Key Expert 2 will provide support to the Team Leader in the overall implementation of the project. The Legal Expert shall, in the absence of the Team Leader, be in charge of contacts and communication with the Contracting authority and for communication and negotiation with all key experts.
The legal expert will be responsible for identification and prioritisation of legal support activities, identification of needs for specific legal expertise, guidance of legal experts’ activities and quality assurance of legal activities’ results. The KE2 will be working closely with KE1.


Your profile


Qualifications and skills

  • University degree (where a university degree has been awarded on completion of minimum four years of study at a university) in law.

General professional experience

  • Minimum 10 (ten) years of postgraduate experience with harmonisation of legislation with the Union acquis.

Specific professional experience

  • Minimum 10 (ten) years of experience with development of environmental legislation in an EU Member State or candidate country. Knowledge of legal system of Republic of Serbia and its institutional framework will be considered as an advantage.
  • Experience in legal work related to transposition and alignment of EU environmental legislation (Chapter 27 of the Acquis) in a minimum of three EU-funded projects.


Location information


The project office will be located in Belgrade from where most project activities will be undertaken. Visits to local administration, installations and other will, however, require travel throughout Serbia.

Start date & period of implementation

The intended start date is the third quarter of 2023 and the period of implementation of the contract will be 30 months from this date (minimum 560 working days).




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