UA Programme Analyst - Turkish Nationals Only

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Location : Istanbul, TURKEY
Application Deadline :21-Sep-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
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.


I. Organizational Context

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (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 Turkiye, in line with its global Strategic Plan 2022-2025 and Country Strategic Note (2022-2025), and the overall UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for Turkiye (UNSDCF) (2021-2025), 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. UN Women contributes to three UNSDCF outcomes: 1) Women and girls have improved and equal access to resources, opportunities, and rights, and enjoy a life without violence and discrimination; 2) By 2025, Persons under the Law on Foreigners and International Protection are supported towards self-reliance. 3) By 2025, governance systems are more transparent, accountable, inclusive and rights-based with the participation of civil society, and quality of judicial services is improved.

Towards these goals, UN Women Turkiye has actively been implementing programmes and projects since 2012 that aim to advance gender equality, improve women’s access to opportunities, rights and services in political, social, and economic life and combat gender stereotypes, discrimination, and violence, as required by international and national legal and policy commitments. In particular, UN Women Turkiye focuses on initiatives in 1) Women’s leadership and political participation 2) Ending violence against women and girls 3) Gender-sensitive refugee response 4) Gender-responsive planning and budgeting 5) Private sector partnerships and male engagement and 6) UN System coordination. UN Women Turkiye collaborates with numerous partners – central and local level government authorities, civil society organizations, including women’s organizations and platforms, opinion-makers and activists from different sectors, academia, private sector companies, media, development partners and other UN agencies. It commits itself to the Leaving No One Behind principle, by supporting targeted actions to remove the obstacles that marginalized and vulnerable groups of women face in accessing their rights and to promote them as agents of change.

The Unstereotype Alliance is a thought and action platform convened by UN Women, that uses advertising as a force for good to drive positive change. It seeks to eradicate harmful gender-based stereotypes. The alliance is focused on empowering women in all their diversity (race, class, age, ability, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, language, education, etc.) and addressing harmful masculinities to help create a gender equal world. The Alliance brings together a powerful global coalition of industry leaders behind the common goal of eliminating gender bias and harmful gender stereotypes from their advertising. 

Recognizing the power of partnerships to accelerate progress, this industry-led initiative convened by UN Women unites leaders across business, technology and creative industries to tackle the widespread prevalence of stereotypes that are often perpetuated through advertising and content.  UN Women Turkey has supported the Unstereotype Alliance in initiating its Turkey Chapter with participation of the Turkish advertising industry and companies. 

The Unstereotype Alliance Turkey Chapter has been launched in December 2019 as an action coalition of gender equality champion advertisers, brands and companies. Convened by UN Women Turkey Country Office, the platform is under the leadership of Reklamverenler Dernegi (Advertisers Association). This is the second national chapter in the world.

Reporting to the Programme Analyst (Private Sector Partnerships) in UN Women Turkey office, UA Programme Analyst is responsible for supporting the planning, coordination and implementation of the Unstereotype Alliance Turkey Chapter to increase the standing and awareness of transforming gender-based stereotypes in media and advertising content.

Duties and Responsibilities

II. Functions

1. Coordinate the development and management of the UA Programme in Turkey:

  • Act as the focal point for the promotion of Unstereotype Alliance initiative in Turkey;
  • Develop a work plan of activities including list of stakeholders/ potential companies or organizations with interest in promoting gender equality and removing stereotype branding in advertisements/campaigns;
  • Coordinate the implementation of the various activities of the Turkey National Chapter
  • Manage effective member communications through meaningful knowledge exchange and support members/companies to keep a track of regular progress and follow up on agreed work plans, contributions and activities;
  • Support the governance of the Alliance by organising regular Board meetings, briefing sessions, member selection processes, review and evaluation meetings and other meetings as required;
  • Provide technical advice and guidance on building and managing partnerships and member interest;
  • Conduct due diligence assessments before admitting new members into the alliance;

2. Coordinate advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts:

  • Develop, promote and disseminate advocacy materials for UA;
  • Coordinate UA Turkey’s website content on a regular basis, by providing news, updates, resources;
  • Coordinate the translation/adaptation/rewriting of information received, printing and dissemination of publications and audio-visual materials;
  • Coordinate the development of advocacy and awareness raising campaigns and knowledge products;
  • Act as a liaison between local allies, members of the alliance, other country networks and UN Women HQ and ensure regular reporting to HQ;

3. Provide technical support and capacity development support to partners

  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and coordinate and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners as needed.
  • Independently plan and coordinate, on a day-to-day basis, potential activities with programme partners and other UN Women programme units (e.g. women’s economic empowerment, violence against women, governance). Also lead the activities/events in promotion and participation in Unstereotype Alliance with private sector.   
  • Support content development of sectoral awareness raising activities, workshops and employee engagement events
  • Support development of innovative and creative knowledge building and knowledge sharing activities for the members of the chapter
  • Attend and participate in monthly Learning Cafes with fellow UN Women National Chapters, and monthly All-Member Calls with global membership. 
  • Liaise closely with Unstereotype Alliance National Chapter network to share knowledge products, case studies, and best practices. 

4. Establish partnerships and support resource mobilisation strategies

  • Network with relevant stakeholders such as industry federations, entrepreneurs, creative agencies, networks, private sector companies, government and civil society organisations to identify areas of collaboration;
  • Represent Unstereotype Alliance Turkey in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to gender equality in media and advertising content;

5. Oversee the planning, monitoring and reporting of the programme:

  • Submit monthly narrative and statistical progress report of the activities under the Unstereotype Alliance;
  • Develop an online database of participating Turkey National Chapter Members & Allies, and share with Unstereotype Alliance Secretariat at HQ with regular updates;
  • Liaise with UN Women operations team on a day-to-day basis for administrative support in management of finances, procurement and travel arrangements;
  • Works with Unstereotype Alliance Secretariat at UN Women Headquarters to keep a track of regular progress, follow up on agreed work plans, contributions and activities.  

6. Support the growth of private sector portfolio

  • Provide support to the private sector and gender equality related work of the Office as required;
  • Build strategies to upscale the impact under WEPs, HeForShe and Unstereotype Alliance
  • Develop resource mobilization and fundraising strategies to grow the private sector portfolio
  • Contribute to development and drafting of private sector programme proposals
  • Support the Private Sector Programme Analyst on relevant private sector strategy and innovative partner engagement conceptualization efforts

III. Key Performance Indicator

  • Timely and quality results;
  • Partners and other stakeholder provide positive feedback on advisory services;
  • Quality reports and timely submission;
  • Quality monitoring and reporting;
  • Increased awareness of UN Women’s work and impact;
  • Quality knowledge products;
  • Resources mobilized for the Unstereotype Alliance and for UN Women;
  • Increased cooperation and communication between UA and other parts of UN Women;
  • Timely and quality advice and support to other UN Women offices
  • Strong relations with partners and stakeholders
  • Regular and timely monitoring of activities 
  • Enhanced best practices and lessons learned documented and circulated


IV. Competencies

  • Ability to think logically and work with great attention to detail 
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely 
  • Ability to communicate sensitively, effectively and creatively across different constituencies
  • Ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds 
  • Experience with communications and office software suites (Powerpoint, Word, Excel, Google Forms, Sharepoint – Canva or Photoshop are useful) 
  • Knowledge of UN programme management systems
  • Knowledge of gender and human rights issues

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: .

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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

V. Recruitment Qualifications



Education and certification:


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, political studies, human rights, gender/women's studies, international development, business, marketing, engineering or advertising-related studies 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.





  • At least 1 year of relevant work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • At least 1 year of experience in management consulting is a strong asset;
  • 2 years of experience in the area of gender equality and women’s empowerment is an asset;
  • Experience in the media/advertising and/or private sector engagement in gender equality an asset.
  • Prior work experience with UN is highly desirable;
  • Knowledge of gender stereotypes, equality, unconscious bias, diversity & inclusion an asset;
  • Experience in liaising with government agencies, private sector companies, civil society, public figures and/or donors is an asset
  • Experience in developing advocacy and awareness raising campaigns and conscious content is an asset



Language Requirements:


  • Fluency in English and Turkish is required


The application package for this position should consist of:

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  • Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and may not be considered for further assessment.  

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