SDGs data and Partnership Coordinator (Open to Kyrgyzstan Nationals Only)

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Location : Bishkek, KYRGYZSTAN
Application Deadline :07-Aug-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-5
Languages Required :
English   Russian  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :1 year, extension subject to performance
Expected Duration of Assignment :1 year, extension subject to performance

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 was established by GA resolution 64/289 of 2 July 2010 on system-wide coherence, with a mandate to assist Member States and the UN system to progress more effectively and efficiently towards the goal of achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women. Since 2001 UN Women (previously as UNIFEM) in Kyrgyzstan has implemented catalytic initiatives on promoting women’s economic, political and social rights. In 2012, a full UN Women Country Office (CO) was established.

Under the supervision of the Representative, the SDGs Data and Partnership Coordinator is responsible for implementing key elements on SDGs data, in particular in relation to leading the monitoring of gender-related SDGs indicators, provide support to and advise UN Women colleagues on matters related to strengthen data collection, generation of evidence and knowledge on SDG monitoring and reporting. In addition, the SDGs Data and Partnership Coordinator will be responsible for management and implementation of the national component of Women Count Progamme Phase II, and for building high-impact partnership with Kyrgyz government and private sector to maximize SDG’s implementation.

Duties and Responsibilities

UN Coordination on SDG monitoring and reporting:

  • Lead the work on SDGs initiatives and serve as UN Women focal point with UNCT and other national mechanisms related to SDG localization efforts and implementation.
  • Support UN Women engagement with national counterparts and International Financial Institutions, including through scoping and mapping the national priorities, contributing to strategies and value propositions, and process support.
  • Participate and/or represent UN Women in inter-agency working groups, meetings and forums on SDG data.
  • Provide analytical support on drafting documents, statements, talking points, briefing notes on SDGs related topics.

Coordination of the Making Every Women and Girl Count (Women Count) Programme – Phase II:

  • Manage the implementation of the Programme: development of annual workplan and budget; oversee and review the budget, procurement plans, and proposed activities as needed to ensure the consistency with the objectives of the Women Count.
  • Build and manage the relationships with national counterparts, implementing/responsible parties to ensure timely and quality implementation of the programme.
  • Lead the annual and quarterly reporting on programme implementation, including donor reporting using results-based management tools.
  • Establish and maintain a repository of all relevant Programme activities and products, including best practices and lessons learned to guide and expand project implementation.
  • Strengthen UN Women’s partnership with key national stakeholders: National Statistical Committee, Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Migration, Ministry of Natural Recourses, Ecology and others, UN agencies, CSOs, media, private sector and academia to identify synergies and common priorities in relation to SDG gender data production, analysis and use.
  • Co-lead the work on advocacy and resource mobilization strategies in the area related to data, evidence and knowledge on GEWE.
  • Ensure effective coordination and communication with other UN agencies, Government, development partners and donors so that the projects’ interventions are harmonized and aligned with other in-country efforts.
  • Support the development of knowledge management strategy, products and methodologies on Gender Data and Statistics.
  • Regularly update the Country Representative and RO Data Advisor on the progress and developments within the National Statistical Committee and overall, in the Government on issues related to SDG monitoring and reporting, implementation of the national commitments on GEWE;
  • Ensure effective information flow, communication and coordination across the CO office, RO office, between programmes, projects and operations.

Build high-impact multi-stakeholder partnership (government institutions, private sector, IFI’s) to maximize value creation towards Data and GEWE.

  • Provide strategic direction and advisory services to the Country Representative in terms of strengthening UN Women’s relationship with the Government and positioning as a key actor in the development space on GEWE and SDGs.
  • Contribute to complex negotiations on strategic partnership agreements in line with UN Women corporate norms, processes and external regulations, in order to reach advantageous outcomes for UN Women, with government and other development actors, including IFIs.
  • Support in mobilizing resources from private sector partners and other donors, including in consultation and guidance with the relevant regional and headquarter colleagues.
  • Lead initiatives and campaigns related to capacity building of companies on WEPs: signatory process, trainings and capacity building, etc.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Timely and quality programme delivery in line with Women Count budget and workplan;
  • Timely and quality monitoring and reporting of activities, including best practices and lessons learned documented and circulated;
  • Quality of advocacy, communication and knowledge management initiatives;
  • Adherence to UN Women rules, regulations, policies and procedures in all operations;
  • Strong relationships with various partners and stakeholders;
  • Effective initiative and participation in further resource mobilization;
  • Promote teamwork and team spirit;


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

  • Ability to communicate sensitively, effectively and creatively across different constituencies
  • Strong programme formulation, implementation and monitoring skills
  • Good knowledge of gender statistics
  • Ability to gather and interpret data, analyse trends and present findings
  • Knowledge of gender and human rights issues desirable


Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • Master’s degree in social science, human rights, international development or related field is required.


  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, donor reporting and capacity building.
  • At least 3 years coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors.
  • At least 2 years of experience in the area of gender data and/research at the national level.
  • Excellent negotiating skills is an advantage.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Russian is required.
  • Working knowledge of the Kyrgyz language is an asset.


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