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Vacancy: Seconded National Expert: Gender-based Violence | EIGE

Deadline for applications: 13 May 2024 at 13:30

The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)invites applications with a view to establishing a reserve list for the post of Seconded National Expert (SNE) – Gender-Based Violence (GBV).

The registration of applications will begin on 5 April 2024 and will close on 13 May 2024 at 13:30 Eastern European Time (EET).

The Institute

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

It 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 awareness 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 supports policy makers with high quality data relevant to their work.

Job Description


Violence against women is one of the critical areas of concern of the Beijing Platform for Action and combating gender-based violence (GBV) is one of the European Commission’s policy priorities for the period 2020-2025, as set out in its document “A Union of Equality: Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025”.

The EU ratified the Istanbul Convention in June 2023. By acceding to the convention, the EU gains an important tool to combat violence against women and domestic violence. It paves the way for establishing a legal framework at a pan-European level to protect women from all forms of violence, and prevent, prosecute, and eliminate violence against women and domestic violence. This will be further strengthened and complemented by the approval of an EU Directive on combating violence against women and domestic violence.

There is thus an increased demand from EU institutions and the Member States for support in strengthening their institutional response to combating violence against women together with collecting comprehensive and comparable data to inform effective policies. EIGE is mandated to provide this support through evidence-based research, data collection and data-driven analyses.

Under the supervision of the Head of the Research and Policy Support Unit and the Gender-based Violence Team Leader, and working in close collaboration with other colleagues, the selected Seconded National Expert will enhance the Unit’s operational and research capacity on GBV.

The post requires a very good understanding of contemporary policies, research and data on violence against women in addition to analytical skills, project management, excellent writing skills in English and very good communication abilities.

Besides contributing to EIGE’s core GBV research (including administrative data collection and the analysis of institutional response to combat different forms of violence against women), the jobholder is expected to contribute to EIGE’s emerging themes and topics of interest, including the new digital dimension of violence, and GBV in times of crisis, among other aspects.

More information regarding selection criteria on EIGE’s website.