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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.

Women in East and Southern Africa represent the most deprived group of the population in spite of their paramount social and economic role. They have limited access to, and control over critical resources, as a result of social, cultural, and economic norms. UN Women’s work to support women’s economic empowerment in the region is centered around: (i) Improving women’s access to climate resilient agricultural value chains and green jobs in the context of the transition to the blue/green economy; (ii) Promoting and strengthening women entrepreneurship; and (iii) Advancing the care agenda, promoting decent work and social protection.

The East and Southern Africa Regional Office supports UN Women’s work in 25 countries including 13 where UN Women has a physical presence, and through the UN System in the remainder of the countries. The work of the regional office focuses on providing technical support to the country teams, supporting regional entities such as the Regional Economic Commissions, the African Union and regional civil society organizations. A key part of the RO’s work is on providing thought leadership and supporting or conducting research on issues related to women’s economic empowerment at both macro and micro levels.

Reporting to Regional Policy Specialist on Women’s Economic Empowerment, the Programme Analyst - Care Economy contributes to the effective management of UN Women Care Economy programmes in the RO by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. The Programme Analyst - Care Economy guides and facilitates the delivery of UN Women programmes by monitoring results achieved during implementation and ensuring appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary. The Programme Analyst - Care Economy works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ personnel, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.

Duties and Responsibilities

Contribute substantively to the development of programme strategies in the area of Care Economy:

  • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/project; proposals and initiatives with a focus on care economy at a macro-policy level as well as at programmatic levels;
  • Identify areas for support and intervention related to the care economy areas of work;
  • Identify linkages and synergies between the various projects under the WEE team and across UN Women thematic areas.

Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the Care Economy programming:

  • Provide technical inputs to the annual workplan and budget;
  • Lead the implementation of programme 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.

Provide technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners:

  • Coordinate and provide technical support in the implementation of programme activities in the care economy areas of work;
  • Provide substantive inputs to the research initiatives in their design, the review of methodologies, data, findings and conclusions at regional and country levels;
  • Develop technical knowledge products;
  • Maintain relationships with regional and continental partners to support implementation and expansion of the Care Economy programming;
  • 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 programme/project:

  • Monitor progress of implementation of activities and finances using results-based management tools;
  • Draft reports on monitoring missions, programme results, outputs and outcomes;
  • Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women 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 substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts:

  • Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to Care Economy;
  • Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products on Care Economy.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality inputs to programme development;
  • Timely and quality implementation of Programme/Portfolio/ activities against set workplans, timelines, and budgets, in line with the Strategic Note;
  • 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 

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 with excellent communication skills (oral and written);
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising;
  • Ability to formulate and manage budgets, manage contributions and investments, manage transactions, conduct financial analysis, reporting and cost-recovery.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in economics, social policy, development studies, gender studies, or a related field is required;
  • A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage.


  • A minimum 5 years (8 years with a Bachelors degree) of progressively responsible work experience in planning, implementation, coordinating, monitoring, and reporting;
  • Experience in gender equality programming, implementing women’s economic empowerment programmes;
  • Experience working in report writing, knowledge management and preparing communication materials;
  • Experience working in East and Southern African countries is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset;
  • Experience working within or with the UN system, Agencies, Funds or Programs is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Working knowledge of another official UN 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: 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.

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