Jobs: Adviser on Gender Issues, OSCE, Warsaw

2009-06-29 07:47:20 / News read 2236 reading


Under the overall supervision of the Head of the Democratization Department, and the direct supervision of the Chief, Democratic Governance and Participation in Public Affairs, the incumbent will advise on issues relating to gender equality and women’s participation in public affairs and provide guidance and assistance in respect of developments affecting the above-mentioned issues throughout the OSCE region.



More specifically, the incumbent will perform the following duties:


  • Identifying, developing, implementing and evaluating specific programmes and activities to promote increased participation of women in public and political life, in line with the tasks assigned to the ODIHR in the OSCE Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality, to foster equality between women and men and to increase the level of compliance of domestic policies with international instruments for the promotion and protection of women’s rights;
  • Analyzing and monitoring public policy, legislation and State practices affecting areas of gender equality, women’s human rights and other human dimension activities to identify areas where improvement/remedial action is required;
  • Designing assistance programmes aimed at facilitating implementation and assessment of national strategies and action plans on measures to promote gender equality and gender-mainstreaming;
  • Identifying and evaluating more effective means to advance the equality of women and men through OSCE ODIHR’s technical assistance programmes;
  • Co-ordinating and working with the OSCE Senior Adviser on Gender Issues at the OSCE Secretariat as well as gender focal points in the OSCE field operations;
  • Representing the ODIHR at international conferences and meetings on women’s participation and gender equality issues;
  • Reporting to the ODIHR management and, as required, to the ODIHR partners and donors on the progress in implementation of the projects and activities conducted in the field of women’s participation and gender equality;
  • Preparing analytical reports and providing briefings on activities related to women’s rights, gender equality and other human dimension issues;
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.


Necessary Qualifications:


  • University degree in law, sociology, social and political science, public administration or another related field;
  • Six years of increasingly responsible related professional experience in government, an international organisation or an NGO of which three years at the international level;
  • Proven experience in designing, planning and implementing project activities that support gender equality and promote equal participation of women and men in public affairs; demonstrated experience in project management;
  • Good understanding of the international environment in which gender related activities are being discussed, promoted and implemented as well as an excellent knowledge of the functioning of international institutions and bodies entrusted with the task of promoting and overseeing the implementation of gender-related treaties, conventions and other instruments;
  • Political intuition and tact with ability to advise high-level officials; organizational, networking and strong analytical and drafting skills; resourcefulness, initiative and maturity of judgement;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision. Experience in working as part of a team would be highly desirable;
  • Excellent working knowledge of English; knowledge of other OSCE working languages, especially Russian would be an asset;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds is required.


Remuneration Package:

Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions as well as monthly changes of the post adjustment multiplier and exchange rate, is approximately EUR 4,050 (single rate) and approximately EUR 4,350 (dependency rate). OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Poland.

Social security will include participation in the Vanbreda International medical insurance scheme and OSCE Provident Fund maintained by the OSCE. The Organisation contributes an amount equivalent to 15% of the employee's salary to this Fund and the employee contributes 7.5%. Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common System.


How To Apply:

If you wish to apply for this position, please use OSCE's online application link found under

In case of difficulties with applying on-line, optionally you may send the application by e-mail to or by regular post (so that it arrives by the deadline) to OSCE / ODIHR Human Resources, Al. Ujazdowskie 19, 00-557 Warsaw, Poland.

Only applications made on the OSCE application form, which can be found under the above link, will be accepted. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see

The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.


Closing date: July 14, 2009.


Job: IRC79607

Job Title: Adviser on Gender Issues

Organization Name: Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

Location: Warsaw,PL

Grade: P3

Closing Date of application: 14-07-2009

No. of Posts: 1



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