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National Consultants, Lawyer (SSA)

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In line with the Roadmap of the Digital Transformation Concept “Digital Kyrgyzstan 2019-2023”, specifically Task 3 on strengthening measures on personal data protection in the Kyrgyz Republic, in September 2021, the State Agency for Personal Data Protection was established through the Decree of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, which was further adopted by the Resolution #325 of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic “On the State Agency for the Protection of Personal Data under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic” in December 22, 2021.

Personal data protection is a crucial aspect of the Kyrgyz Republic’s efforts in digitalization and human rights protection, as it prevents the data of, inter alia, users of the state electronic portals and services from falling into the hands of third parties who could use the obtained data for fraudulent activities. In order to strengthen the work of the Agency, a lawyer is needed.

The work of the National Consultant, Lawyer shall be directly supervised by the State Agency for Personal Data Protection and the Economic and Environmental Department of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek.

Objective Of Assignment

The National Consultant, Lawyer should develop a package of draft regulations in the field of ensuring the protection of personal data for the Agency.

Tasks And Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the State Agency for Personal Data Protection and National Anti-Corruption Officer, EED/POIB the consultant will perform the following tasks:
  • Preparation of normative legal acts, concepts of laws, as well as evaluation of the effectiveness of legislative initiatives in the field of information technology and personal data protection;
  • Providing legal support to the Agency’s projects and activities;
  • Mentoring junior lawyers and trainees;
  • Performing other tasks assigned by the Agency management.
The consultant will work full time at the premises of the State Agency for Personal Data Protection.

  • Monthly activity report for the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek according to the special reporting form in the (deliverable #1);
  • Final report on the completed work for the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek (deliverable #2), according to the special reporting form. For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek, please see:
Necessary Qualifications
  • University degree in jurisprudence;
  • Citizen of the Kyrgyz Republic without a criminal record;
  • At least two years of professional experience as a lawyer;
  • Previous work experience in government agencies will be considered as an advantage;
  • Knowledge of the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic on personal information, electronic government, the law on normative legal acts;
  • Knowledge of the provisions of legislation in public procurement, civil and labor legislation.
  • Possession of knowledge of regulations of work with documents in the Presidential Administration and the regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers;
  • Skills in preparing procedural documents and business correspondence;
  • Skills in drafting and preparing examination of contracts;
  • Ability to carry out expert examinations of draft regulatory legal acts;
  • Taking personal responsibility for achieving successful results;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Fluency in Russian, knowledge of Kyrgyz language will be considered as an asset;
Remuneration Package

Remuneration will be based on the selected consultant's/expert's qualifications, experience, the tasks and deliverables for this position and in accordance with the OSCE established rates.

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under .

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

Only those candidates who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.

Candidates should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE. The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see .

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.
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