Researcher – Gender Mainstreaming – EIGE

eige-logoThe European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) is organising a call for applications with a view to establishing a reserve list for a Researcher – Gender Mainstreaming.

The Institute

Based in Vilnius, Lithuania, EIGE is a regulatory agency of the European Union (EU) entrusted with specific objectives envisaged to contribute and strengthen the promotion of gender equality.

To achieve its goals, the Institute collects and analyses comparable and reliable information at EU level and develops appropriate methodological tools for the integration of gender equality into all EU policies. It fosters the exchange of good practices and dialogue between stakeholders and raises EU citizen awareness of this policy area by providing technical assistance to EU institutions, in particular the European Commission, as well as the authorities of the Member States.

In the course of its work to promote and strengthen gender equality, EIGE strives to eliminate gender discrimination.


As a crucial part of all policy-making and reporting, supporting the incorporation of gender into various policy areas is a key element in the process for the development and implementation of gender equality strategies.

Reporting to the Head of Operations, the jobholder shall carry out gender mainstreaming related research and will contribute to identifying and processing effective gender mainstreaming practices in support of EU policies and programmes. The jobholder shall strengthen the Institute’s research capacity to analyse the effects of social, political and economic development on women and men through the application of suitable quantitative and qualitative research techniques.


The responsibilities of the post include the following tasks and activities:

  • engage in the planning and implementation of research projects in addition to the interpretation and formulation of results;
  • run assigned research activities and projects, including economic analysis, qualitative and quantitative studies and analyses of sex-disaggregated data;
  • collect, analyse and disseminate timely information relating to gender mainstreaming and gender equality including legislation and data as well as qualitative and quantitative research;
  • plan, implement and monitor activities within selected priority areas in order to support the Institute’s work on gender mainstreaming;
  • prepare reports, briefing notes and responses to enquiries;
  • initiate and maintain statistical information exchanges with national/international/ EU services;
  • draft technical specifications for the procurement of thematically relevant studies;
  • coordinate and network with other gender mainstreaming practitioners, researchers, experts and specific institutions working on gender mainstreaming and economic issues in Europe and globally, in addition to providing expert support to stakeholders on related matters;
  • on the basis of collected information, initiate and support the production of publications in cooperation with other EIGE colleagues, other external experts as well as external contractors;
  • organise and coordinate meetings, workshops and seminars in cooperation with established networks  in the field of gender equality.

 Qualifications & experience required

Formal requirements

To be considered eligible for selection, an applicant must meet by the closing date of this call, the following formal requirements:

  • completed a university education attested by a diploma;
  • nationality of an EU Member State;
  • a good command, both spoken and written, of at least two official EU languages;
  • entitlement to full rights as a citizen;
  • have fulfilled any obligations imposed by national laws concerning military service;
  • be physically fit to perform duties linked to the post.

Selection criteria


  • at least six years professional experience following the award of a diploma, in quantitative and/or qualitative research;
  • at least four years  experience in the field of gender equality, including theory or practice, preferably in the area of gender mainstreaming, and in-depth understanding of related key issues and debates;
  • demonstrated commitment to women/gender equality issues and previous experience in carrying out gender analyses;
  • at least four years’ practical experience and excellence in preparing, implementing and/or  managing research projects;
  • proven competence in using statistical software, including Excel, SPSS, and/or Stata in addition to MS  Office;
  • excellent command of both oral and written English which is the working language at the Institute;
  • the capacity to conceptualise and structure information and to communicate effectively both technical and specialised information, for example, through drafting and editing textual materials;
  • evident organisational skills including the ability to manage priorities, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.


  • professional experience of producing gender statistics and indicators on gender equality;
  • proven track record of work in economic research;
  • experience of working with international official data sets such as those provided by EUROSTAT or the UN;
  • knowledge of developments in economics related to gender inequalities and the evaluation of gaps, existing indices and indicators on an international level;
  • knowledge of the EU institutional framework and policies especially those related to gender equality;
  • author or co-author of at least one article/report/book on gender equality published in English, in international academic journals or at an academic publishing house;
  • previous work experience in an international context.

Conditions of employment

The place of employment shall be Vilnius, Lithuania. For reasons related to the Institute’s operational requirements, the chosen candidate will be expected to be available at short notice. An AD 6 Temporary Agent contract under Article 2f pursuant to the conditions of employment of other servants of the European Communities shall be offered, subject to a nine month probation period. The duration of the contract will be three years and may be renewed.

The pay of the Temporary Agents consists of the basic remuneration as well as various allowances depending on personal situation of the jobholder. For information, the current gross basic salary of the first step in the applicable first grade, before deductions and the correction coefficient weighting of 71.4% for Lithuania, is approximately €4,960. The applicable grade could be higher depending on the length of experience of the chosen candidate. Remuneration will be paid in € (Euro). Salaries are subject to tax at source but are exempt from national taxation. Deductions are also made for medical insurance, pension and unemployment insurance.

The job holder shall work in a multicultural environment where social dialogue between management and staff, including representatives of the staff, is regarded as vital. The Institute is fully computerised and working time is based around flexitime and core working hours.

The registration of applications will close on 5 February 2015 at 23:00 Eastern European Time.

Read more and apply here.

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