Programme Analyst - Ending Violence Against Women

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Location : Nairobi, KENYA
Application Deadline :19-Jul-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :FTA Local
Post Level :NO-B
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :1 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. UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s work in advancing gender equality, and in all deliberations and agreements linked to the 2030 Agenda. The entity works to position gender equality as fundamental to the Sustainable Development Goals, and a more inclusive world.

UN Women East & Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) maintains a large presence in the Eastern and Southern Africa region, covering 22 countries, with country offices in 12 countries and a Programme Presence in Somalia. In accordance with the UN Women Strategic Note, which is in line with the Africa Strategy, UN Women works to advance social, economic, and political rights and protection of women and girls from violence, including harmful practices. Women and girls in East and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) face significant rates of past year physical and sexual violence, as documented in prevalence surveys across the continent. The WHO 2018 prevalence estimates show that 20% of ever-married/partnered women aged 15–49 in Sub-Saharan Africa have experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence (IPV) in the past 12 months, the highest compared to other regions, while 33% have experienced violence in their lifetime, which is higher than the global estimates of 27%. The ESARO also focuses on those from marginalized, excluded, and underrepresented groups, including rural women, women with disabilities, women living with or affected by HIV, women survivors of violence, women migrants, elderly women among others.

Given the high levels of violence in the region, UN Women East and Southern Africa is working to consolidate and deepen its investments in the prevention and response to violence against women and girls (VAWG) in the region and as part of UN Women’s work across Africa. This will build upon and strengthen existing programming in the region, such as the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative and other joint UN and collaborative efforts working to scale up VAWG prevention alongside sustained support to other elements of multi-level and multi-sectoral programming for ending violence against women and girls.

Reporting to UN Women ESARO Policy Specialist for EVAW, the Programme Analyst is responsible for contributing to the implementation of UN Women’s ESARO Biannual Workplan as it relates to the EVAW portfolio, which includes support to: coordination with and provision of technical assistance to country offices and presences, including where UN Women serves as a non-resident agency, EVAW trend analysis and strategic engagement to emerging opportunities and as part of resource mobilization, coordination of relationships with regional partners and stakeholders, monitoring and reporting, and assisting in managing the finances and personnel within the portfolio.

The Programme Analyst will play a key role in supporting the successful delivery of UN Women ESARO’s Strategic Note as it relates to the EVAW Portfolio, which includes support to disability mainstreaming and regional efforts on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. The Analyst will be responsible for monitoring results achieved during implementation and ensuring appropriate application of systems and procedures in line with UN Women rules and regulations. The Programme Analyst will work closely with the EVAW Programme Specialist, EVAW Unit consultants, Regional Office and Country Office colleagues, sister UN agencies, civil society, development partners as well as other stakeholders across the region, ensuring successful UN Women ESARO implementation of its EVAW portfolio. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Contribute technically to the development of EVAW portfolio in the ESA Region;

  • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives;
  • Identify opportunities for ESARO and CO interventions on EVAW in the region based on emerging trends and practices;
  • Provide technical support to inter-agency coordination on EVAW to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women efforts with other partners across the ESA region, including support to disability mainstreaming and regional efforts on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, among other areas.

Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the EVAW Portfolio;

  • Provide technical inputs to the development and monitoring of the biannual workplan and budget;
  • Lead the implementation of programme activities as per the biannual workplan and Strategic Note;
  • Manage communication and documentation of engagement with the EVAW Reference Group, including through timely sharing of minutes from meetings, preparation of presentation and resource materials for periodic sharing with members and maintaining files;
  • Coordinate as relevant the establishment and management of partnership agreements, including development of calls for proposals, the organization of technical review committees, and capacity assessment of partners, and review and monitoring the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Coordinate the selection and engagement with UNTF Grantees in ESA region.

Provide technical assistance and capacity development to country offices, programme presences and partners as relevant;

  • Manage communication and documentation of engagement with the EVAW Community of Practice, including through timely sharing of minutes from meetings, preparation of presentation and resource materials for periodic sharing with members and maintaining files;
  • Coordinate and provide technical support to country offices as requested in support of the implementation of programme activities;
  • Develop technical knowledge products on EVAW;
  • Coordinate provision of technical assistance, oversight and quality assurances to the Spotlight Initiative Africa Regional Programme and Country Programmes in ESA;
  • Facilitate roll-out of EVAW capacity development initiatives (e.g. related to the RESPECT Framework or Essential Services Package for Survivors of Violence), in line with the EVAW ESA region capacity development plan and emerging needs;
  • Identify opportunities and facilitate regional capacity development efforts with partners as relevant.

Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the EVAW Unit;

  • Monitor progress of implementation of activities and finances using results-based management tools;
  • Draft inputs for quarterly and annual monitoring, in line with results-based reporting standards on results and indicators at activity, output, outcome and impact levels;
  • Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports.

Provide substantive support to the management of people and finances of the ESARO EVAW Unit;

  • Monitor budget implementation and prepare budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary;
  • Track progress against planned expenditure, including support for procurement processes;
  • Contribute to recruitment and supervise consultants, as relevant.

Provide substantive inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies;

  • Provide substantive inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyze and maintain information and databases;
  • Prepare inputs for relevant documentation such as issue summaries, meeting papers, briefing notes, talking points, and donor profiles;
  • Prepare inputs for donor briefings, partner and other public events, as delegated.
  • Draft concept notes and proposals, plan, co-facilitate and document consultative co-creation processes, as relevant.

Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts

  • Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to EVAW in ESA region;
  • Coordinate and organize advocacy events, dialogues, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of EVAW knowledge management, from generation and co-creation of knowledge on EVAW, exchange and uptake of knowledge on EVAW across ESA.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality substantive inputs to EVAW portfolio activities;
  • Timely and quality substantive inputs to workplans and budgets;
  • Adherence to UN Women standards and rules;
  • Timely monitoring and tracking of EVAW portfolio results;
  • Collaborative relationships within ESARO, with country offices, partners and stakeholders nurtured;
  • Timely organization and documentation of events and activities;
  • Quality knowledge and advocacy products developed and shared.


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 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 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 2 additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. 


  • At least 2 years of progressively responsible work experience in EVAW programme/project development, implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity development;
  • Demonstrated understanding of evidence-based approaches to EVAW;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with regional bodies, CSOs and/or donors is an asset;
  • Experience with preparation of research and analysis on EVAW is an asset;

Language and other Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset;
  • Demonstrated comfortability in the usage of computers and office software packages, online facilitation and experience in handling of web-based management systems.

Please attach a completed P11 to your application. Kindly note that applications without a completed and signed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

UN Women Personal History form (P-11) can be downloaded from .

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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.) 

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