NOTE: This is a short-term position for a period of 4 months.
Under the direct supervision of the National Programme Officer Gender and Youth, and in coordination with Heads of Section, Gender Focal Points, Head of Mission office, the Gender Sections in the Secretariat and ODIHR, the incumbent is tasked to implement and report on the implementation of the OSCE and the Mission’s Action Plans for Promotion of Gender Equality. The incumbent also designs, implements, coordinates the implementation of, monitors, evaluates and reports on gender equality projects in the Mission, in particular on the areas of the Units programmatic priorities, including gender based violence, political participation of women, implementation of UNSCR 1325, gender equality strategies and gender equality indicators at all levels of government. The gender and youth mainstreaming role in conflict prevention is ensured through an advisory role in design of the Mission’s activities in the areas of priorities for the Unit. Also, the incumbent supports gender and youth mainstreaming in the field conflict prevention activities across programmes through learning tools, planning exercises, guidelines and similar. Finally, the incumbent is expected to liaise with local authorities, in particular the gender institutional mechanisms, as well as international and local civil society organizations active in promotion of gender equality in BiH.
Tasks and Responsibilities
- Identifies, proposes, implements and evaluates specific programs and activities to promote gender equality in the OSCE, in line with the OSCE Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality and Missions Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality, in particular in the areas of non-discrimination, political participation, implementation of UNSCR 1325 and gender based violence or any other programmatic priorities of the Unit or Gender Equality Project;
- Designs, Organizes and delivers programmatic activities in the areas of women’s political participation, gender based violence and youth participation based on the information and in consultation with Field Offices; monitors and evaluates the field activities in accordance with the Mission procedures; supports gender and youth mainstreaming in mission programmes and the field conflict-prevention efforts, through the regular planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation processes;
- Contributes to the integration of Youth and Gender Unit in coordination with the staff in GYU, Mission’s departments/sections by proposing activities, analysing documents and providing substantive input in the strategic development of the unit. Monitors, evaluates, revises and proposes updates to the Mission’s Gender Action Plan and other strategic documents related to youth as necessary;
- Supports the Unit in the development of the additional programmatic portfolios, such as social and economic rights of women, by participating in Units planning processes, conducting desk research, monitoring public policies, legislation, and government practices affecting gender equality; identifies and proposes areas where improvement is required and develops concrete proposals for further involvement of the Unit;
- Supports the preparation of inputs to regular reports and as well as drafts inputs for the reports of the Unit, programmatic Sections or the Mission, as tasked by the Head of Unit;
- Promotes gender and youth mainstreaming in the Mission through regular communication with the Mission’s Gender Focal Points and Gender Liaisons in the field offices, Youth Focal Points, coordination with programmatic staff, including on the Mission’s strategies, programmes, projects, plans, budgets, ad hoc and regular working groups and initiatives;
- Identifies and proposes, through gathered information and developed forms of evaluation, including SG Gender Report, areas where enhanced gender and youth mainstreaming could be beneficial to the work of the Mission and, in cooperation with programmatic staff, suggests how to include gender and youth issues in daily work of the Mission;
- Contributes to the development of the Mission’s Gender Action Plan in coordination with the Mission’s departments/sections and with the support of the Gender Section in the OSCE Secretariat. Monitors, evaluates, revises and proposes updates to the Mission’s Gender Action Plan as necessary;
- Liaises with the international organizations, gender institutional mechanisms, other relevant institutions and NGOs through regular contacts, cooperation and meetings;
- Performs other related duties as required.
- University degree in social policy, gender studies, economics, law or humanities. Completed trainings on gender, human dimension, human rights;
- Minimum of two years of work experience in human rights/women’s rights, gender equality, social inclusion, youth issues in international, governmental or non-governmental organizations;
- Proven experience in project management, including design, implementation and evaluation of project activities that support gender equality and promote equal participation of women and men, boys and girls;
- Background (formal training and/or experience) in working on gender equality issues, strategies and/or indicators;
- Understanding the role and competencies of state, entity, cantonal and local jurisdictions, authorities, the civil society and the international community in strengthening gender equality in BiH;
- Knowledge of gender equality and women’s rights in the context of Bosnia and Herzegovina and knowledge of issues related to youth are an advantage;
- Thorough knowledge of human rights standards and international documents and domestic legislation in the field of gender equality and youth mainstreaming familiarity with key international commitments related to gender equality and youth;
- Computer literate, with practical experience with Microsoft packages, in particular Excel and Word, as well as social media;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and local languages;
- Possession of a valid driving license.
- Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
- Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
- Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
- Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work
- Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
- Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
- Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
- Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
- Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
- Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
- Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
- Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
- Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions is 3181.92 BAM/month. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna health insurance scheme.
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 https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies . Please note that offline applications submitted via email, fax, or mail will not be considered.
Only short listed candidates will 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.