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19 September 2019
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
General Minimum Requirements
The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:
Excellent physical condition
Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements
The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:
Work experience in either public administration, relevant international organizations, civic associations (including NGOs), political parties/affairs, or economic and political development
Demonstrable organizational, communication, analytical and interpersonal skills
Level of Professional Competence Requirements
Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:
Second-level university degree in gender studies, social or political sciences or other related fields
Minimum 6 years of relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 3 years at the management level relevant to the actual position
Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
At least six years of professional experience in providing both strategic and technical advice with regard to gender mainstreaming peace and security efforts, preferably with a particular working experience in a monitoring mission(s), with at least three years of experience at the managerial level;
International field work experience focused on promoting gender equality in the OSCE region;
Knowledge of methodologies for promoting gender equality, women's empowerment and the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security;
Proven experience with developing and promoting gender parity strategies in large institutional settings;
Proven experience in drafting, developing and facilitating trainings on gender mainstreaming and thematic areas such as gender-based violence issues;
Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited timeframes;
Proven resilience to high stress environments;
Professional fluency in English;
Solid communication and problem-solving skills and initiative;
Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different genders, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing, PowerPoint and email.
Previous working experience in the region;
Working knowledge of Ukrainian and/or Russian language(s).
Tasks and Responsibilities
If applicable, deployment is subject to attendance to and successful completion of pre-deployment training and assessment.
Applicants are hereby notified that the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) is designated by the OSCE as a nonfamily duty station. This designation is based on the fluid and dynamic working environment in the SMM. The currently prevailing working conditions in the duty station may include working in a hazardous location with extended hours of service, and possibly curtailed freedom of movement. Successful candidates who are appointed to locations deemed by the OSCE as hazardous will receive hazard pay. In addition, all successful candidates will be required to participate in the OSCE accident and life insurance scheme in accordance with the OSCE Staff Regulations and Staff Rules.
Under the guidance of the Chief Monitor (CM) and direct supervision of the Deputy Chief Monitor (DCM), as Senior Gender Adviser, Head of Unit you will be responsible for the following:
Initiating, recommending and supporting necessary policy as well as technical advice to the Chief Monitor (CM) and senior management in order to ensure a gender perspective is integrated in the Mission's activities in compliance with the OSCE's gender equality commitments;
Managing the Gender Unit within the SMM Head Office, including from a human resource and budget responsibility perspective;
Co-ordinating and providing day-to-day guidance to the Gender Focal Point network which has been established on the field level;
Is responsible for SMM Gender Equality Action Plan development/reviews and for monitoring and reporting on progress in implementation efforts, in co-ordination with Heads of Unit and Team Leaders;
Preparing briefing materials, speeches, reports and updates on the implementation of the OSCE SMM's gender equality commitments, including with a particular focus on UNSCR 1325 and related Resolutions;
Facilitating information sharing and knowledge management on gender equality issues and providing the Mission with regular updates on developments in the area of gender equality in Ukraine and the wider OSCE region;
Leading in analysing relevant SMM observations and reports accordingly, such as through publishing an updated Thematic Report on Gender Dimensions of SMM Monitoring (to include a focus on issues such as conflict-related trends in gender-based violence, freedom of assembly of gender equality activists, gender perspective on security and defence reforms, etc.);
In co-operation with the Learning and Development Unit, identifying training needs on gender mainstreaming and preparing briefing and training sessions for Mission staff including specific target groups such as Patrol Leaders, Gender Focal Points and Field Managers;
Maintaining a network of national and international interlocutors in the area of gender equality and UNSCR 1325 and participating in the relevant co-ordination fora to share SMM observations and practices;
In co-ordination with the Press and Public Information Unit, taking the lead on relevant gender-related outreach and awareness raising events such as in the context of the global 16 Days Campaign to End Gender-Based Violence;
Functioning as the Mission's focal point on human trafficking issues and acting as the liaison to the office of the OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings;
Supporting the Human Resources Unit in the development and implementation of a Mission-specific gender parity strategy, in line with Secretariat guidance as provided;
Liaising with the OSCE Secretariat, the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and relevant other OSCE counterparts involved in promoting gender equality and combating discrimination;
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. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.
Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered.
Please apply to your relevant authorities several days prior to the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered.
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