Adviser on Gender Equality
This position is open for secondment only and participating States are kindly reminded that all costs in relation to assignment at the Secretariat must be borne by their authorities.
Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered. Seconded staff members in the OSCE Secretariat and Institutions are not entitled to a Board and Lodging Allowance payable by the Organization.
The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. It addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status, and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis.
The OSCE Secretariat in Vienna assists the Chair-in-Office in its activities, supports the participating States in implementation of the Ministerial Council Decisions across comprehensive security issues.
The incumbent will be placed in the Gender Issues Programme within the Office of the Secretary General (OSG). The OSG plays a key role in supporting the Secretary General in the effective implementation of his/her mandate and specific tasks given to him/her by the OSCE participating States. This includes assisting the Secretary General in his/her activities, serving as a focal point for liaison and support to the Chairperson-in-Office, and co-ordinating tasks across the Secretariat. The OSG ensures effective co-ordination of policy advice provided to the Secretary General and the Chair-in-Office, and management decisions taken by the Secretary General. The Gender Issues Programme of the OSG supports the efforts of the OSCE Secretary General to promote gender equality through a continuous and systematic gender mainstreaming process within the Organization. It also ensures the full implementation of the 2004 Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality, relevant Ministerial Council decisions as well as commitments to gender equality of the OSCE participating States. It implements projects, assists and advises the OSCE executive structures in the implementation of the 2004 Action Plan by providing technical assistance for the mainstreaming of gender equality in all activities, policies, programmes and projects.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
Under the general supervision of the Senior Adviser on Gender Issues, and the direct supervision of the Senior Co-ordination Adviser on Gender Issues, the incumbent will provide programmatic expertise in the thematic area of the inclusion of women in conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation. More specifically, the successful candidate will be responsible for:
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the Department for Human Resources, please see: www.osce.org/secretariat
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies.
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Only those applicants who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/states.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.
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.