The Gender Unit (GU) is tasked to improve the adherence to principles of gender equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), in line with the Mission’s Gender Action Plan and the OSCE Gender Action Plan. In particular, the GU focuses on implementation of the Mission’s Gender Action Plan through following objectives: assisting BiH to meet its obligations in promoting gender equality, promoting gender equality and gender mainstreaming through the Mission’s policies and management practices, as well as strengthening gender mainstreaming in the design and implementation of the Mission’s programmes. The GU works closely with the responsible gender institutional mechanisms at all levels of government. The intern will assist GU with a number of activities. She/he will be primarily working on increasing the participation of women in public and political life, and on strengthening the capacity of domestic mechanisms to promote gender equality at all levels of government and to meet international obligations, including implementation of Istanbul Convention and UNSCR 1325. The intern is expected to contribute to realization of Mission’s promotional activities to highlight importance of gender equality and related issues. Intern will be directly reporting to the National Programme Officer, Gender Strategies and National Programme Officer, Gender Issues.
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The OSCE is not in a position to pay any remuneration or cover any expenses incurred by the intern during his/her stay in Sarajevo nor reimburse travel expenses. However, interns selected who are non-residents of Sarajevo may be eligible for some compensation towards their living costs in Sarajevo. The internship lasts up to six (6) months and does not constitute a commitment to future employment with the OSCE. The selected intern interns shall provide the OSCE with evidence that he/she has health insurance coverage which is valid for Bosnia and Herzegovina, otherwise he/she shall be obliged to join the OSCE group health insurance scheme for the period of their internship, at their own expense. The OSCE will cover life and disability insurance for the duration of internship.
If you meet the above requirements and wish to apply for this internship opportunity, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/. Please mention your availability dates in the cover letter. Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/states. The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, or offer an internship with modified terms of reference or a different duration. Only short-listed candidates 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. Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.