“WIN - Women and Men Innovating and Networking for Gender Equality” Project
This post is financed from the Extra Budgetary Project (ExB). The initial post duration is 12 months with a six months’ probation period.
The OSCE’s new three-year, comprehensive project “WIN - Women and Men Innovating and Networking for Gender Equality” will advance gender equality as a necessary prerequisite for achieving and maintaining stable, prosperous and peaceful societies in the OSCE area. The project aims to accelerate the implementation of the OSCE 2004 Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality and the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. It will do this by developing sustainable capacity in the area of gender equality and comprehensive security in selected participating States in close coordination and cooperation with ODIHR and other Executive Structures. Moreover, it will contribute to transforming harmful social norms, unequal power relations, traditional attitudes and behaviours of decision makers in favour of gender equality; strengthening women’s networks and networks of male allies; and empowering women to fully participate in conflict prevention.
This will be achieved through developing high-quality evidence on the nexus of gender and security and will focus on the women, peace and security agenda, the economic and environmental dimension and combating violence against women and girls (VAWG) with the aim of positively changing policy and practice in participating States. The project will strengthen existing and create new networks of female and male gender advocates in governments and civil society in order to foster and enhance an inclusive dialogue in the OSCE region, including in peacebuilding and mediation efforts. Finally, the project will increase participation of women in peace and development processes at all levels.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
The National Project Officer will work under the overall direction of the Senior Gender Adviser and daily supervision of the WIN Project Manager (based in Vienna). The National Project Officer will support the Project Manager and the WIN project team in ensuring that WIN is adequately developed, coordinated, managed and implemented. The National Project Officer will be part of the regional team of the WIN project composed of Project staff in the Secretariat’s Gender Issues Programme and in selected field operations (subject to availability of funding).
He/she will be based at the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine Office in Kyiv and will coordinate the implementation of the project activities covering Ukraine, as well as countries of Eastern Europe. A limited number of activities will involve Central Asia.
Under the immediate supervision of the WIN Project Manager, the National Project Officer is expected to:
Management of the sub-regional WIN project portfolio
• Manages the sub-regional WIN project portfolio through all steps of the project cycle, in accordance with OSCE performance based programming and budgeting and project management standards;
• Provides input to the entire and annual workplans of the WIN project on budget planning and expenditure and other tasks assigned by the WIN project manager;
• Supports and leads the drafting and compiling of reports for donors;
• Supports and leads the communication and PR activities, preparing presentations, press releases, social media and website’s outputs.
Implementation of planned activities
• Directly manages and organizes activities (including logistical arrangements), which can include events, consultations, meetings, seminars, study tours, training workshops, webinars, publications and others;
• Proposes/leads or assists with the development of background research;
• Drafts documents, reports and concept notes in the areas of Women Peace and Security, Eliminating Violence against Women, economic and environmental activities;
• Develops concept notes for capacity building on gender equality and use of mainstreaming gender with a focus on Ukraine and other countries of Eastern Europe;
• Assists in the selection of, supervision and oversight of consultants, implementing partners and vendors.
Establishment and maintenance of effective working relations with partners
• Establishes links and relationships with local NGOs in Ukraine and other countries of Eastern Europe and in Central Asia;
• Establishes links and relationships with local offices of international organizations in Ukraine, and other countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia;
• Assists with fundraising for the WIN project
• Completed university degree in gender studies, social sciences, international relations, law, public administration or other relevant field;
• Minimum of four years of relevant professional experience, preferably in an international environment and in the regions of Eastern Europe and/or Central Asia;
• Experience working on gender equality and empowerment of women;
• Proven experience in organizing conferences and events, particularly of capacity building nature;
• Project management experience;
• Experience and understanding of relationship building and fostering partnerships with broad range of stakeholders;
• Experience working in Ukraine.
• Computer literate with practical experience with Microsoft applications.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in Ukrainian, English and Russian.
Monthly remuneration subject to social security deductions is EUR 2,332. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.
This position is open for residents of Ukraine only. We strongly encourage applicants to use the online application system at https://jobs.osce.org; the Vacancy Number is VNUKRN00640. The deadline for application is 03 February 2021. If you have difficulties with the online system, please use the Internet Explorer to find the vacancy. Applications received after the published deadline will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Details of the assignment and contract may be further discussed during the interviews.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, 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 national, 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.