NOTE: This is a consultancy assignment (15 working days).
The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina continues to play a vital role in strengthening the country’s ability to foster a sustainable and stable security environment, to strengthen Bosnia and Herzegovina’s governance, and to encourage its consolidation as a democratic society. The Mission supports political and education reform and works to promote and protect human rights of all citizens of BiH.
Assessment of implementation of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) projects in BiH reveals a deficit in gender mainstreaming of such projects. There is moreover an absence of a gender monitoring framework for SALW projects in BiH. Such a circumstance hampers collection of gender-disaggregated information, inclusion of persons of different genders, and due reflection on the ways in which project activities and results differently affect men and women.
Efforts to mainstream gender in the SALW Projects in BiH and to have project activities and results contribute to gender equality moreover support advancement of security sector governance in BiH and promote implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda (i.e. UNSCR 1325 et al.).
(1) Develop a gender monitoring framework for SALW projects in BiH, and (2) Provide guidance on introducing and integrating the framework into SALW projects and activities in BiH.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Arms Control Project Officer, should you be selected for the position, you will perform the following tasks:
1. Conducting an assessment of existing SALW projects in BiH in terms of gender mainstreaming, including by considering relevant legislation and project documentation;
2. Organizing and conducting interviews to gain insight on the current state of gender mainstreaming of SALW projects in BiH;
3. Developing a gender monitoring framework for SALW projects in BiH, finalizing the proposal in line with guidance and feedback received from relevant Mission members;
4. In the form of a document, providing effective guidance to the BiH SALW CCB on how to optimally introduce and integrate the gender monitoring framework into SALW projects and activities in BiH;
5. Effectively presenting to the BiH SALW CCB and to the Mission the gender monitoring framework as well as the guidance on how to operationalize it in BiH.
You will work remotely and will be expected to hold regular online meetings with Mission members, BiH SALW CCB members, and representatives of BiH MoS and BiH MoD. In co-ordination with the Mission, you will present the assessment and the gender monitoring framework at the BiH SALW CCB meeting.
For more information on the work of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, please see: https://www.osce.org/mission-to-bosnia-and-herzegovina.
- A first-level university degree in security and/or defence studies, gender studies, or a related field;
- A minimum of four (4) years of experience in project management, with expertise in planning, monitoring and evaluation as well as in gender mainstreaming of projects - preferably in the area of arms control;
- A minimum of four (4) years of professional experience working on gender equality and gender mainstreaming;
- Effective analytical and organizational skills;
- Experience in drafting narrative and financial reports that effectively capture and convey substance;
- Ability to provide high-quality written assessment based on multiple official sources and inputs;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and local languages;
- Pronounced interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to effectively present to and advise high-level counterparts;
- Computer literacy, including proficiency in Windows applications and Microsoft Office (i.e. Power Point, Word, Excel);
- Prior experience working with international organizations would be an asset.
Remuneration will depend on the selected consultant’s qualifications and experience and be in accordance with OSCE established rates.
How To Apply
This position is open to citizens and permanent residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina only.
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under http://www.osce.org/employment. Please note that offline applications submitted via email, fax, or mail will not be considered.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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.
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.