UN Women: Programme Analyst – Intergovernmental Support

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Application Deadline :30-May-23 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :FTA International
Post Level :P-2
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. 

The Policy, Programme and Intergovernmental Division (PPID) provides global support to UN Women offices at Headquarters and in all field locations to deliver results in support of UN Women’s Strategic Plan 2022-2025 and internationally agreed goals on gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, including the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Division provides intellectual and strategic leadership on normative support and the delivery of integrated policy and programme advice, including through policy analysis and gender mainstreaming. The Division leverages innovation, knowledge management, and cutting-edge technical expertise to support UN Women programmes and to build the capacity of partners to deliver results on gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls and their human rights.

The Intergovernmental Support Section in PPID is responsible for leading UN-Women’s strategic engagement with, and support for intergovernmental bodies and processes towards ensuring that a comprehensive, effective and gender-responsive set of global norms, policies and standards on gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls and human rights is strengthened and implemented. It manages and coordinates the Entity’s substantive engagement with intergovernmental bodies on gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls and drives the process of integration of normative frameworks into UN Women’s operational and UN system coordination functions.

Under the direct supervision of the Policy Advisor at the Intergovernmental Support Section and the overall supervision of the Chief of the Intergovernmental Support Section, the Programme Analyst – Intergovernmental Support ensures that UN Women provides substantive support by engaging with Member States and other stakeholders towards strengthening attention to gender perspectives in intergovernmental processes, particularly those related to sustainable development. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide substantive and technical support to UN-Women’s engagement with intergovernmental processes with a particular focus on follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development:

  • Keep track of ongoing and planned intergovernmental processes and events, including informal meetings, and maintain schedule of UN Women involvement and activities;
  • Cover intergovernmental meetings, discussions and negotiations, prepare notes on deliberations, propose action points for UN Women and undertake follow up as directed.

Undertake research and analysis on gender perspectives in regard to assigned areas of work, in particular in relation to dimensions and areas of sustainable development:

  • Keep track of national trends and policy approaches, academic and UN system work in regard to gender perspectives in areas of the Sustainable Development Goals and interlinkages across SDGs, and synthesize findings and lessons learned to share with the respective substantive teams;
  • Draft substantive papers, background and briefing notes, talking points and key messages, and inputs to reports of the Secretary-General, including on the normative aspects of UN-Women’s work;
  • Review draft work of others and provide comments and inputs towards strengthening gender perspectives. 

Organize expert group meetings, panel discussions, side events, briefings and other alliance building activities:

  • Prepare concept notes for UN Women events in conjunction with intergovernmental processes, and identify possible speakers;
  • Make all necessary organizational and logistical arrangements, including draft budgets;
  • Work with UN Women at Headquarters and Regional/Country Offices, as applicable, to publicize events and attract participation and press coverage;
  • Draft summaries of meetings;
  • Provide technical inputs to information dissemination, including through UN Women’s website and social media.

Provide substantive and technical support to the servicing of intergovernmental bodies:

  • Prepare in-session analytical summaries of deliberations, for internal and external use;
  • Support negotiations, including by compiling proposals of Member States and providing technical inputs pertaining to gender perspectives of issues under consideration;
  • Compile and regularly update reflection of gender equality in intergovernmental outcomes, such as resolutions, in the area of sustainable development.         

Provide other support to the effective functioning of the Division, as required:

  • Draft articles and newsfeeds for UN Women websites and Intranet sites;
  • Participate in UN Women cross-organizational and thematic working groups to represent the Section;
  • Provide technical inputs, including collection of data and drafting of results for UN Women reporting requirements in the framework of the UN Women Strategic Plan and related processes.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Timely tracking and covering of intergovernmental processes and events;
  • Timely and quality research and analysis, and drafting of documents and reports, as requested by supervisor;
  • Timely organization of meetings, panel discussions, side events, briefings and other activities as per office workplan;
  • Information pertaining to intergovernmental issues on intranet and internet are up to date.


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.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf

Functional Competencies

  • Knowledge of issues on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls and thir human rights
  • Produces qualitative, accurate outputs with considerable attention to detail, in a timely manner;
  • Manages complexities, shifting priorities, and is able to work effectively without constant supervision;
  • Maintains constructive, effective business relationships with clients and partners;
  • Adheres to deadlines and follows up on time-bound issues;
  • Maintains diplomacy, tact and strict confidentiality with internal and external partners and clients;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication (verbal, listening, writing) skills;
  • Organization skills (time management, efficient administration, multi-tasking and fast-paced);
  • Ability to work under pressure within strict deadlines;
  • Ability to adapt quickly to work demands, and changing deadlines;
  • Willingness to “inter-change” work functions with other staff within the Unit, when required.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in the field of gender studies, international development, law, political science, economics, public administration or other relevant/similar field.
  • 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 2 years of specialized professional experience in gender equality, economic empowerment, law, public policy, international development or related field at the national and international level;
  • Experience working for the United Nations in support of normative intergovernmental processes is an advantage.
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and in handling web-based management systems.


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


All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-P11-Personal-History-Form.doc. Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will 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.

Diversity and inclusion:

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.

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