Senior Gender Advisor At European Institute of Peace

The European Institute of Peace (EIP) is looking for exceptional individuals and companies who share our vision for a world where people live in safety and peace because conflicts and grievances are resolved through inclusive dialogue and lasting political agreements.

We provide practical experience, technical expertise, and policy advice on conflict resolution. We use a variety of tools to help us do this, including analysis, mapping and design of peace processes and agreements, facilitating policy discussions, and proposing practical engagement, for example through inclusive dialogue and mediation support.

Based in Brussels and active in over a dozen countries, the European Institute of Peace is an independent organisation working collaboratively with European decision-makers, the parties to the conflict, and those who represent people suffering from insecurity or at risk of violence, as well as the conflict prevention, resolution and mediation community.

Our innovative approach to peace enables us to be agile, creative, and effective in everything we do, and these are key qualities we look for in our team members. See for more information.

We are looking for a Senior Gender Advisor to support the Gender and Peacemaking Programme under the Peace Process and Innovation unit.

The Service Provider will be reporting to the Gender and Peacemaking Officer and the Director of the Peace Practice and Innovation Unit.

Terms of References

Duties and responsibilities

As the Senior Gender Advisor, the Service Provider will provide overall expert advice and support to the Gender and Peacemaking (GPM) programme including:

  • Providing country-specific and political analysis including on (but not limited to) Afghanistan;
  • assist the GPM Programme in producing various outcome documents, such as research analysis and policy briefs, on gender, peace and security;
  • providing technical and strategic support in the Institute’s implementation of its Gender and Peacemaking Strategy, including taking part in designing and implementing relevant activities throughout the Institute;
  • contributing to the overall strengthening of the Institute’s internal capacity and knowledge on gender responsive programming and practices;
  • upon agreement, engage with and provide support to other programme teams within the Institute in developing gender-sensitive/responsive peacebuilding projects.


  • At least 10 years of experience of providing practical gender advice and expertise to staff in developing and implementing gender-specific peacebuilding projects;
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of gender and peacebuilding theory and practice;
  • Extensive experience with formulating policies, giving advice and conducting high-level advocacy in the area of women, peace and security (WPS);
  • Previous work experience with and substantive knowledge about the gender dimensions of the crisis in Afghanistan;
  • Substantial analytical and problem-solving skills, including research and analysis skills in the areas of gender and power relations in conflict contexts and inclusive peace processes;
  • Knowledge of and experience in working with gender mainstreaming within an international NGO;
  • Understanding of the functional and strategic considerations facing an international NGO working with conflict-affected environments;
  • Perfect command of English, verbal and written;
  • Ability to work well under deadlines;
  • Meticulous attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a small team.

The Institute offers

  • Consultancy contract of 25 days from 25/03/2022 to 31/12/2022 with the possibility of extension.

How to apply

Please submit in English:

  • Your CV (Name_Surname*CV* Position),
  • One-page letter (Name_Surname_ML_Position) demonstrating your qualification according to the profile, and a fee proposal.

Submit to:

The deadline is 20/03/2022 COB. The successful candidate will be selected based on the most competitive offer, including technical and financial proposal.

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