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Gender Adviser

Pristina (Kosovo)

  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Pristina (Kosovo)
  • Grade: S-3, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: 2018-09-20

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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:

  • Second-level university degree in political sciences, international relations, public policy, law, international human rights law or other human rights related fields
  • Experience working with human rights, minority or gender issues
  • Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in drafting reports
Level of Professional Competence Requirements    

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


Advanced education/certified training course in a relevant field desirable


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:


  • Second-level university degree in gender studies, social or political sciences or other related fields;
  • At least six years of professional experience in the area of gender mainstreaming;
  • International field work experience with gender equality issues in the OSCE region;
  • Knowledge of methodologies for promoting gender equality and women empowerment;
  • Knowledge of existing online self-learning modules on gender mainstreaming particularly in the areas of security, democratization, rule of law and conflict prevention;
  • Understanding of participatory development processes and appreciative inquiry;
  • Ability to facilitate complex learning exercise with aspects of research and knowledge management, networking skills and advocacy experience;
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited timeframes;
  • Proven experience in drafting, developing, devising and providing trainings;
  • Professional fluency in the English language, as well as excellent drafting skills;
  • Demonstrable communication and problem-solving skills, as well as initiative;
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing, PowerPoint and email;
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment.


  • Previous experience in South Eastern Europe;
  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the Mission area.
Tasks and Responsibilities    

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Office of Central Co-ordination and the Deputy Head of Mission (DHoM), the Gender Adviser will perform the following duties:

1.  Initiating, recommending and supporting necessary policy advice to the HoM/DHoM and senior management on how to best incorporate gender and gender mainstreaming in the Mission’s activities to ensure compliance with the OSCE gender commitments;

2.  Creating an in-depth Baseline Situation Analysis on gender and gender mainstreaming in the Mission;

3.  Developing a Gender Mainstreaming Policy specific for the Mission;

4.  Assisting in the creation of a Mission specific Gender Action Plan, monitoring its implementation and reporting to the HoM on the status of its implementation;

5.  Supporting the Gender Focal Point Support Network (GFPSN) with participation from every department/unit in the Mission and Regional Centre;

6.  Administering day-to-day activities on gender matters, including mandatory review of all projects from a gender equality perspective;

7.  Identifying training needs on gender mainstreaming, and preparing briefing and training sessions for Mission staff;

8.  Providing technical support on gender matters to the HoM and all the Mission’s departments;

9.  Preparing briefing materials, reports and updates on the implementation of the OSCE gender commitments;

10. Facilitating knowledge building on gender issues and providing the Mission with regular updates on any developments in the area of gender both within the OSCE and outside;

11. Performing any other duties as required.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, please see:


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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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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