Planning and Coordination Analyst

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Ankara, TURKEY
Application Deadline :15-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-4
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :1 year with possibility of renewal
Expected Duration of Assignment :1 year with possibility of renewal

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.



Organizational Context



UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.


In Turkey, in line with its global Strategic Plan 2022-2025 and Country Strategic Note (2022-2025), and the overall UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for Turkey (UNSDCF) (2021-2025), UN Women works towards the overarching goal of “Women and girls including those at greatest risk of being left behind fully exercise their human rights, enjoy a life free from violence and discrimination, and lead, influence and benefit from sustainable and inclusive socioeconomic development towards the advancement of gender equality in Turkey”. UN Women works in four thematic areas: (i) governance and participation in public life; (ii) women’s economic empowerment; (iii) ending violence against women and girls; and (iv) women, peace and security, humanitarian action and disaster risk reduction.


In line with its coordination mandate, UN Women promotes coordination and coherence across the UN system to enhance accountability and results for gender equality and women’s empowerment, including through joint programmatic and advocacy actions and initiatives, standardized tools and guidance and services to strengthen the relevant capacities of the UN system. UN Women is chairing the Result Group on Women’s Empowerment under the UNSDCF, which convenes 13 UN agencies and is responsible for implementation of targeted outcome on women’s empowerment in the USDCSF and driving forward gender mainstreaming across the Cooperation framework.



Reporting to the Country Director and in close coordination with the Deputy Country Director and relevant CO units, the Planning and Coordination Analyst will provide support to the Country Director in strategic programme planning, inter-agency coordination, resource mobilization and partnership building. The Analyst will support the CO’s efforts to ensure strengthened accountability of results for gender equality and women's empowerment, enhanced efficiencies, improved coherence, and joint action across the UN system in Turkey, and in partnership and coordination with national and international partners.

Duties and Responsibilities





1. Provide support to the Country Director in strategic planning for the Turkey Country Office

  • Provide substantive inputs on the formulation of concept notes for UN Women's intervention areas; as well as the office’s strategic note;
  • Provide inputs to the development of country programming processes and products, including the including the annual workplan, strategic note, and programme/ project documents, the preparation of United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDF) and other UN system joint programming documents;
  • Follow up on required action/outstanding issues and report on outcome/ result. Alert the Country Director on critical issues to be addressed.
  • Provide support to the programme teams in coordination of inputs for various reporting processes, including UN Women mid-term and annual reporting and UNSDCF reporting.


2. Provide technical support to the Country Director and Turkey Country Office on inter-agency coordination

  • Provide technical support to joint inter-agency UN planning processes and similar exercises as well as joint UN initiatives such as joint events and campaigns;
  • Provide technical and secretarial support to the UNSDCF Result Group on Women’s Empowerment, chaired by UN Women;  Support in the coordination and implementation of key UN System-wide initiatives, such as the UNCT-SWAP Gender Scorecard;
  • Prepare briefing materials for the CO on issues to be discussed in the UN and other events and meetings;
  • Prepare background materials and analysis for the Resident Coordinator (RC) and the UN Country Team (UNCT) on the gender dynamics and opportunities to support inclusive engagement of women in the development assistance provided by the UNCT;
  • Provide technical support to UNCT in monitoring and reporting and prepare analytical and regular progress reports on UN Women’s programme experiences, as necessary.

3. Provide technical support to the development of strategic partnerships and resource mobilization efforts

  • Provide support in managing activities and other promotional events to engage bilateral and multilateral institutions/ donors, private sector and civil society to expand and/or sustain interest and resources for UN Women programmes and joint UN system programmes;
  • Prepare background documents and analysis for the Country Director to forge and implement strategic partnerships to increase outreach on UN Women’s work in country;
  • Provide support to development partners and national counterparts on implementation of key UN frameworks and conventions on gender equality and women’s rights;
  • Compile information and analyze trends related to development assistance to gender equality and empowerment of women in Turkey; Maintain up to date information on donor-funded programmes in this area.


4. Facilitate knowledge building and sharing

  • Provide support to the development and dissemination of good practices and lessons learned; ensure incorporation into programme planning;
  • Contribute to capacity building exercises, as necessary.




Key Performance Indicators



  • Timely and quality contributions to the CO’s coordination efforts
  • Quality inputs and technical support provided to UN agencies
  • Quality inputs to planning processes and reports, and quality support to the Country Representative
  • Increased awareness of UN Women’s work
  • Increased resources mobilized and interest in GEWE among partners and donors







Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism


Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example


Functional Competencies

  • Good knowledge of gender equity and women’s empowerment issues
  • Good knowledge of UN system and understanding of inter-agency coordination processes
  • Good knowledge of results based programme planning and management
  • Ability to promote and monitor inclusion of gender-specific objectives, indicators, targets and activities in the UN agencies programmes
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to provide advice and support.


Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf (

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.  All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)

Required Skills and Experience


Recruitment Qualifications



Education and certification:


  • Master's degree (or equivalent) in international development, public administration, public policy, or other relevant social science field is required
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A project/programme management certification (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage.




  • At least 2 years of progressively responsible experience working with inter-agency coordination and strategic programme planning processes; 
  • Experience in the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of programmes;
  • Experience working in gender equality and women’s rights at the international level is a strong asset;
  • Experience working in developing countries within the UN system, Agencies, Funds or Programs is an asset.



Language Requirements:


  • Fluency in English and Turkish is required
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset;



The application package for the UN Women Planning and Coordination Analyst (SB4) position should consist of:

How to Submit the Application:

  • Download and complete the UN Women Personal History Form (P11)-  UN-Women-P11-Personal-History-Form.doc (
  • Merge your UN Women Personal History Form (P11), CV and Motivation Letter into a single file. The system does not allow for more than one attachment to be uploaded.
  • Click on the Job Title (job vacancy announcement).
  • Click 'Apply Now' button, fill in necessary information on the first page, and then click 'Submit Application;'
  • Upload your application/single file as indicated above with the merged documents (underlined above).
  • You will receive an automatic response to your email confirming receipt of your application by the system.


  • UN Women retains the right to contact references directly. Due to the large numbers of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
  • Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and may not be considered for further assessment.  

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.

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