Inclusive elections, where all eligible citizens could exercise their right to vote and to be elected, are central to democracy. Inclusive elections should ensure, among others that women and men can participate equally, without barriers, in the electoral process. The OSCE Mission to Skopje (the Mission) took note of the State Election Commission (SEC) of the Republic of North Macedonia intent to improve the perspective of gender equality and mainstreaming in its work.
The SEC intends to review its activities and identify and address any shortcomings, and the Mission will support SEC in initial activities by conducting a gender assessment of the extent to which issues pertinent to gender equality are considered by the SEC in its activities. It is expected that the gender assessment will establish a baseline on the current state of practices to promote gender equality within the SEC’s work. Development of a gender strategy and action plan of the SEC for gender-responsive institutional and electoral management would be carried out as a next step in 2020. The gender assessment of SEC will be conducted in a consultative process, by a team composed of an international expert and a national expert, guided and supported by the OSCE Mission to Skopje team. The international expert with expertise in both areas – gender and electoral processes, engaged by OSCE/ODIHR, will work in a team with a national expert with expertise in gender equality, gender research and analysis, engaged by the OSCE Mission to Skopje.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
Under the guidance and input from the Mission’s Democratic Governance (DG) team, the national expert will conduct gender assessment of the SEC’s institutional structures, internal processes, rules, norms and organizational culture and will prepare an assessment document with concrete conclusions and recommendations for better gender equality-focused interventions for SEC. More specifically the expert will:
The team of experts, guided by the Mission’s DG staff will develop a gender assessment report of SEC in English language which will include: background, methodology, analysis, findings, conclusions, recommendations for gender mainstreaming, gender equality-focused interventions for SEC and international best practices. Once finalized the assessment report will be translated in the Macedonian and Albanian languages and will be presented to SEC representatives latest by 30 November 2019.
For the services provided, the National Expert will be remunerated a total of 1,400 EUR (lump sum).
The period of engagement is June to November 2019.
The payment will be done in one instalment after successful completion of the services requested for the respective period.
|How To Apply|
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