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Issued by
OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
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 equality issues and 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
  • Experience in project and programme management, including the strategic design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects
  • Understanding of participatory development processes and appreciative enquiry
  • 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, including excellent drafting skills
  • 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 Ukrainian and/or Russian languages
  • Knowledge of the regional political and social situation and the legal system of the Mission area
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Monitor, the Gender Officer:

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Monitor, the Gender Officer:

  1. Serves as the Mission's Senior Adviser and representative in promoting gender equality and women's rights, and otherwise supporting the observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms;
  2. As the Mission's Gender Officer, supports the Mission's senior and middle management to mainstream a gender perspective into all Mission's activities. Supports Mission¿s staff to identify entry points for gender mainstreaming , as well as mapping relevant stakeholders, both governmental and non-governmental, to support the the Mission¿s outreach. Assists the Mission in gender mainstreaming its methodology. Promotes and reports on the implementation of key OSCE commitments in these fields, including the OSCE Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality and other OSCE decisions related to women's participation in political life and gender issues in the security sector;
  3. Liaises with the Secretariat's Gender Section and relevant colleagues for promoting gender equality;
  4. Ensures strategic direction, planning, management, co-ordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities;
  5. Mainstreams international expertise, good and innovative practices into the Mission¿s activities on capacity building, prevention and protection based on European and international human rights standards related to promoting gender equality and women and children's rights;
  6. Monitors the situation in the country vis-à-vis gender equality, and all forms of gender discrimination, with a view to offering advice and recommendations to the relevant actors within governmental institutions;
  7. Builds relationships with and represents the Mission on topics related to gender with relevant representatives of the Government, Parliament, other state agencies, regional and local authorities, embassies, international organizations, civil society, and media;
  8. Leads and facilitates technical and international co-ordination efforts of the gender actors in the Mission AoR;
  9. Performs other tasks as assigned or required.

A secondment for an initial period of up to six calendar months is foreseen, subject to extension.


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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