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Adviser on Gender Issues


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Secretariat
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Economic and Environmental Affairs
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of issue

This position is open for secondment only and participating States are kindly reminded that all costs in relation to assignment at the Secretariat must be borne by their authorities.

Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered. Seconded staff members in the OSCE Secretariat and Institutions are not entitled to a Board and Lodging Allowance payable by the Organization.

The Gender Section of the Office of the Secretary General (OSG) supports the efforts of the OSCE Secretary General to promote a continuous and sustainable gender mainstreaming process across the Organization and the full implementation of the 2004 Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality, as well as other gender-related commitments undertaken by the OSCE participating States.  It assists and advises the OSCE structures in the implementation of the Action Plan by providing technical assistance for the mainstreaming of gender in all activities, policies, programmes and projects.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Senior Adviser on Gender Issues, the Adviser on Gender Issues will provide programmatic expertise and follow-up in the thematic area of mainstreaming gender in OSCE programmes, projects and activities, in particular those dedicated to environmental and economic security. More specifically, the Adviser on Gender Issues:

  • Providing knowledge and expertise to departments at the OSCE Secretariat, Institutions and field operations on the development of a consistent and systematic approach to integrating a gender perspective in their programmes and projects, especially in the environmental and economic area;
  • Preparing and proposing benchmarks for achievements and a comprehensive monitoring framework;
  • Raising awareness and promoting the utilization of instruments for gender mainstreaming; co-ordinating and enhancing the exchange of information and best practices on mainstreaming gender in the three dimensions of OSCE's work and in the gender equality priority areas set by participating States;
  • Assisting the OSCE Secretariat, Institutions and field operations in designing and implementing gender equality projects; monitoring their activities in the framework of OSCE standards and for the implementation of the 2004 Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality and the 2005 and 2009 Ministerial Decisions;
  • Assisting the Training Section in developing training material for staff members and in planning, developing and facilitating training on gender mainstreaming;
  • Participating in the capacity building of gender focal points, promoting networking and the dissemination of good practices;
  • Contributing to drafting of technical documents and proposals for new extra budgetary (ExB) projects to be run by the Gender Issues Section; reviewing other ExB proposals in the environmental and economic dimension of security and suggesting adequate gender perspectives to be mainstreamed in them;
  • Assisting in the preparation of the annual progress report on gender equality in the OSCE, compiling data from various OSCE units and preparing analysis and recommendations;
  • Performing other related duties, such as representing the Senior Adviser in meetings and conferences, as required.
Necessary Qualifications
  • University degree in international relations, political science, economy, social sciences, gender studies or relevant related field;
  • A minimum of six years of professional experience in gender issues, human rights, economic or environmental issues;
  • Solid experience in programme management in bi- or multilateral development organizations, including field operations;
  • Awareness of international texts and conventions related to gender equality, concepts of technical co-operation;
  • Knowledge of economic and environmental fields;
  • Solid knowledge of the methodology of gender analysis, preferably with experience in gender mainstreaming in environmental and economic projects;
  • Conceptual and strategic skills with ability to analyse and evaluate critical matters pertaining to a broad spectrum of gender-related issues;
  • Experience in developing and delivering trainings is desirable;
  • Professional fluency in the English language, with excellent drafting skills, in particular of project proposals; knowledge of other OSCE working languages, especially Russian, would be an asset;
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and email;
  • Ability and willingness to travel outside the duty station;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds, whilst remaining impartial and objective.

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 the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

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

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

Please apply to your relevant authorities several days prior to the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered.



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