25 April 2018
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Date of entry on duty
15 May 2018
The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine is looking for highly qualified, motivated and experienced Ukrainian professionals for the position of National Gender Officer with its main Office in Kyiv. The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization.
Initial duration of assignment for this post is for a period of 12 months, with a possibility of extension, subject to a subsequent OSCE Permanent Council Decision to extend the mandate of the Mission.
Under the direct supervision of the mission’s Senior Gender Adviser, and second level supervision of the Deputy Chief Monitor, the incumbent will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the SMM Gender Equality Action Plan with a particular focus on reporting, training and outreach activities in the sphere of gender mainstreaming, gender equality and UNSCR 1325 (women, peace and security) implementation. The incumbent will also be particularly involved in supporting the SMM Gender Focal Point (GFP) network by providing daily technical advice and feedback to the thirteen monitoring officers in the Monitoring Teams (MTs) acting as GFPs.
More specifically, the incumbent will perform the following functions:
Analyses inputs from monitoring teams and drafts regular report inputs (for the mission's daily and weekly reports) on gender equality issues and UNSCR 1325 (women, peace and security) priorities relevant to the Mission's mandate;
Analyses laws, policies and practices on compliance with international gender equality standards and with a particular focus on the implementation of Ukraine's National and Regional Action Plans on UNSCR 1325;
Drafts guidance notes, questionnaires, tracking tools and other means of implementing effective monitoring of gender priority issues (such as conflict-related gender-based violence trends), using inputs from teams;
Provides comments and feedback to monitoring teams (in person, by phone, in writing), in particular to the GFP Network, for consistent and accurate monitoring and reporting on gender equality and UNSCR 1325 issues, in line with the mission's internal Gender Equality Action Plan;
Presents SMM findings and practices on gender mainstreaming, gender equality as well as women, peace and security priorities in a variety of contexts through oral presentations, from internal briefings for senior management to external presentations to Ukrainian and international audiences, and sharing information in writing with partners and OSCE Secretariat;
Identifies options for outreach activities and social media publications (such as OSCE SMM Cafés and web stories) promoting gender equality and UNSCR 1325 implementation based on OSCE guidelines, publications and best practices, and plans implementation accordingly;
Supports the development and delivery of trainings on gender mainstreaming and UNSCR 1325 implementation to mission staff;
Performs other duties as required.
General Minimum Requirements
Citizenship of Ukraine;
First-level university degree in gender studies, law, political sciences, social science, international relations or human rights related field;
Minimum two years of practical professional experience in the promotion and gender equality, gender mainstreaming and UNSCR 1325 implementation, including monitoring and reporting. Experience at the international level would be desirable;
Experience in developing and delivering trainings in particular gender trainings;
Excellent oral and written communication skills, professional fluency in English, Ukrainian and Russian;
Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft packages, notably Excel;
Possession of a valid driving license would be an advantage;
Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions, and cultural backgrounds;
Ability to maintain a sense of professionalism and team work while working under pressure and with short deadlines;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure; proven resilience to high stress environments.
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions is 1,691.00 Euro/month. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna health insurance scheme and provident fund. Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.
All qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online, using the OSCE online application link.
Please note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form or in other languages than the English language will not be considered.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.
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