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Gender Adviser*


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
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, social sciences, international relations, public policy, law or equivalent professional experience
  • Work experience in either public administration, relevant international organizations, civic associations (including NGOs), political parties/affairs, or economic and political development
  • Demonstrable organizational, communication, analytical and interpersonal skills
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:


  • Advanced university degree in gender studies, social or political sciences or related field
  • At least six years of professional experience in the area of gender mainstreaming
  • International field work experience knowledge preferably with gender equality issues in the OSCE region
  • Knowledge of methodologies for promoting gender equality and women empowerment
  • Knowledge of existing on-line self learning modules on gender mainstreaming, in particular in areas of security, democratization, rule of law and conflict prevention
  • Understanding of participatory development processes and appreciative inquiry
  • Ability to facilitate a complex learning exercise with aspects of research and knowledge management, networking skills and advocacy experience
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limitred timeframes
  • Proven experience in drafting, developing and in devising and providing training
  • Professional fluency in English, including excellent drafting skills
  • Demonstrable communication and problem-solving skills, as well as initiative
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including Word, PowerPoint and email
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and relegious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment


  • Working knowledge of the Russian language
  • Previous experience in Central Asia
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Head of Centre (HoC), the Gender Advisor:

  1. Initiates, recommends and supports necessary policy advice to the HoC and senior management on how to best incorporate a gender perspective and mainstream gender in all the Mission's programmatic and non programmatic activities to ensure compliance with the OSCE gender commitments and increase their effectiveness;
  2. Creates an in-depth Baseline Situation Analysis on gender and gender mainstreaming in CiB;
  3. Develops a Gender Mainstreaming Policy specific for the for the CiB as fit to the local context;
  4. May assist CiB in creating a Gender Focal Point Support Network with participation from every department/unit in the Centre in implementing the Gender Action Plan (GAP);
  5. Provides mentoring support at all stages of project cycle management including at development, monitoring, reporting and evaluation stages;
  6. Administers day-to-day actvities on gender matters;
  7. Identifies capacity building needs on gender mainstreaming and prepares briefings and training sessions for CiB staff;
  8. Provides technical support and assist programme staff in integrating gender in all programmes and projects, including through the development and implementation of tools for gender-sensitive analysis, gender specific indicators and methodologies for gender-sensitive monitoring and evaluation;
  9. Prepares briefing materials, reports and updates on the implementation of the OSCE gender commitments, including preparing the input for the SG¿s Annual Evaluation of the 2004 GAP;
  10. Facilitates knowledge building on gender issues and provides the CiB with regular updates on any developments in the area of gender both within the OSCE and outside;
  11. Provides a comparative in-depth situation analysis completed by 1 March 2014.
  12. Performs other related duties as required within the scope of recruitment.

* Note: This post is extra-budgetary funded. The initial secondment will therefore be for twelve months, with a possible extension pending funding availability.


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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