Programme Analyst, Women’s Economic Empowerment

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Location : Cairo, EGYPT
Application Deadline :17-Jun-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :FTA International
Post Level :P-2
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :One Year

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.


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 support of the National Strategy for the Empowerment of Egyptian Women (2030) and Egypt’s Vision 2030, under the “Closing the Gender Gap Accelerator” platform and as per UN Women’s commitments taken in the United Nations Development Partnership Framework (UNPDF 2018-2022) for Egypt, KOICA, UN Women and the Government of Egypt have recently launched a Women’s Economic Empowerment Project. The aim of the UN Women/KOICA project is to economically empower women through interventions including social norms/perceptions change in the stereotypes around women’s work (especially in non-traditional sectors), as well as providing internship and job access to young women graduates, and finally, advocating for the adoption of Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) in the private sector, will be an effective intervention to support the empowerment of Egyptian women.

Reporting to the Deputy Country Representative, the Programme Analyst contributes to the effective management of UN Women/KOICA project in UN Women Egypt Country Office by providing substantive inputs to project implementation and evaluation. The Programme Analyst guides and facilitates the delivery of UN Women/KOICA-supported project by monitoring results achieved during implementation and ensuring appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary. The Programme Analyst works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women Regional Office and HQ personnel, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful implementation of the project. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the UN Women/KOICA Women’s Economic Empowerment project

  • Provide technical inputs to the annual workplan and budget;
  • Lead the implementation of project activities;
  • Lead the coordination of the call/request for proposals, including the organization of technical review committees, and capacity assessment of partners;
  • Review, coordinate and monitor the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Train partners on Results Based Management and monitor implementation.

Provide technical assistance and capacity development to project partners

  • Coordinate and provide technical support in the implementation of project activities; develop technical knowledge products; 
  • Maintain relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the UN Women/KOICA Women’s Economic Empowerment project;
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners, as needed.

Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the project

  • Monitor progress of implementation of activities and finances using results-based management tools;
  • Draft reports on monitoring missions, project results, outputs and outcomes;
  • Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports.

Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of people and finances of the UN Women/KOICA Women’s Economic Empowerment project

  • Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary;
  • Coordinate and supervise the work of the UNV supporting the UN Women/KOICA project;
  • Provide substantive inputs to financial reports.

Provide substantive inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies

  • Provide substantive inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyze and maintain information and databases;
  • Prepare relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles;
  • Participate in donor meetings and public information events, as delegated.

Provide technical support to inter-agency coordination on Women’s Economic Empowerment to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in the country

  • Provide substantive technical support to the Representative and Deputy Representative on inter-agency coordination related activities by drafting background reports and briefs;
  • Coordinate the work of the project with other projects under UN Women Egypt’s broader Women’s Economic Empowerment portfolio.

Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts

  • Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to Women’s Economic Empowerment;
  • Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products on Women’s Economic Empowerment. 


Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality implementation of Project activities against set workplans, timelines, and budgets, in line with the UN Women/KOICA Financial Arrangement;
  • Timely and quality technical assistance;
  • Quality and timely inputs to reporting;
  • Strong relations with partners and stakeholders;
  • Enhanced best practices and lessons learned documented and circulated.

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.

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Functional Competencies:

  • Good programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills;
  • Good knowledge of Results Based Management;
  • Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions, and present findings and recommendations;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Good knowledge of Women’s Economic Empowerment technical area;
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and Certification:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/women's studies, international development, or a related 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 would be an added advantage.


  • At least 2 years of progressively responsible work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building, are required;
  • Experience in the Women’s Economic Empowerment is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required.


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  • Copies of credentials as per education requirements stated above.
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