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Anti-Trafficking and Gender Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Moldova
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Human Rights
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of issue


General Minimum Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:

  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:

  • University education in political sciences, international relations, public policy, law, international human rights law or other human rights related fields
  • Experience working with human rights, minority or gender issues
  • Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in drafting reports
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


Advanced degree in a relevant field


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Minimum two years international field work experience in human rights, including specific experience with anti-trafficking, gender or children-related issues
  • Familiarity with international and regional human rights treaties, jurisprudence and best practices related to human trafficking and gender issues, in particular the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children (Palermo Protocol); the European Convention on Human Rights; the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, and the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence
  • Experience in project and programme management, including the strategic design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, advocacy, diplomacy, and mediation/facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a broad network of contacts with governmental agencies, NGOs and international partners to consolidate co-ordination and co-operation
  • Professional fluency of the English language
  • Working knowledge of Romanian and/or Russian languages
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work both as a member of a team and to lead a small team of people from different cultural, religious, and linguistic backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political and social views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Knowledge of the regional political and social situation and the legal system of the Mission area
  • Experience in participating in press and public events, including launches of activities in the media and press interviews
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Mission, the Anti-Trafficking and Gender Officer:

  1. Serves as the Mission's Senior Adviser and representative on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings, preventing and combating domestic violence, promoting gender equality and women¿s rights, enhancing identification, protection, and assistance to victims and vulnerable persons, and otherwise supporting the observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms;
  2. As the Mission's Anti-Trafficking Focal Point and Gender Focal Point, supports the Mission's senior and middle management to mainstream a gender perspective into all Mission's programmes and activities. Promotes and reports on the implementation of key OSCE commitments in these fields, including the OSCE Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings, the OSCE Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality and other OSCE decisions related to human trafficking, domestic violence, women's participation in political life and gender issues in the security sector;
  3. Liaises with the Secretariat's Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and Gender Section, and with relevant colleagues for promoting gender equality and combating trafficking in human beings and discrimination within the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), and other OSCE counterparts as required;
  4. Serves as the Programme Manager of the Mission's Anti-Trafficking and Gender Programme, and ensures strategic direction, planning, management, co-ordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects, including by contributing to the press coverage of programme activities;
  5. Mainstreams international expertise, good and innovative practices into the Programme's activities on capacity-building, prevention and protection based on European and international human rights standards related to combating trafficking in human beings, domestic violence, and promoting gender equality, women and children's rights, and victim's rights;
  6. Monitors the situation in the country vis-à-vis trafficking in human beings, gender equality, and all forms of gender discrimination, with a view to offering advice and recommendations to the relevant actors within governmental institutions to enhance the promotion and protection of European and international human rights standards;
  7. Builds relationships with and represents the Mission on topics related to anti-trafficking and gender with relevant representatives of the Government, Parliament, other state agencies, regional and local authorities, embassies, international organizations, civil society, media, and donors;
  8. Leads and facilitates technical and international co-ordination efforts of the anti-trafficking and gender actors in Moldova;
  9. Supervises 4 local mission members in the Anti-Trafficking and Gender Programme;
  10. Fulfills all planning and reporting requirements for the Mission and the Secretariat, including budget preparation and documentation;
  11. Performs other tasks as assigned or required.

The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. The nomination of female candidates is particularly encouraged.

Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered.

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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