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 private sector is a key contributor to the inclusive and sustainable national economic growth, and it constitutes an essential component in the alleviation of poverty as a mean of providing more and diverse economic opportunities. At the same time, we recognize the need for a better inclusion and retention of women within the private sector and for a better representation in all economic sectors and different levels of responsibilities and leadership. Building on its ongoing engagement with the private sector companies and the support on the Women's Economic Principles, UN Women Jordan aims to strengthen private sector's role in gender equality and women's economic empowerment and to ensure better women inclusion within national frameworks for economic growth. Reporting to WEE portfolio lead and under the overall guidance of the Deputy Country Representative, the Programme Analyst contributes to the effective management of UN Women programmes in the CO by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. The Programme Analyst guides and facilitates the delivery of UN Women programmes on the engagement with the private sector by monitoring results achieved during implementation and ensuring appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary. The Programme Analyst 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

1.Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of private sector engagement and WEPs

  •  Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives.
  • Identify areas for support and intervention related to the programme.

2. Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the private sector engagement and WEPs programmes 

  • 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.
  • Train partners on Results Based Management and monitor implementation.

3.Provide technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners 

  • Coordinate and provide technical support in the implementation of programme activities; Develop technical knowledge products.
  • Maintain relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the engagement with the private sector in Jordan.
  •  Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners, as needed.

4.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 s, outputs, and outcomes.
  • Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports

5. Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of people and finances of the private sector engagement and WEPs programmes

  •  Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary.
  •  Provide substantive inputs to financial reports.

6.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.

7. Develop and strengthen partnerships with the private sector:

  • Continue the growth of the WEPs Signatories network in Jordan.
  • Engage with WEPs signatories to introduce sustainable reforms at their respective institutions to promote women's empowerment with a focus on institutional policies for women's access to recruitment, retention, and professional progression.
  • Engage with potential partners on coordinating initiatives on financing for gender equality with both supply and demand sides.
  •  Develop M&E framework and work closely with WEP signatories to document the change to showcase the positive effect of women's economic empowerment on development and growth (i.e. reduction in staff turnover, less absenteeism, increased productivity, etc.);
  •  Engage private sector partners to promote gender equality through their supply chains, procurement practices, and other marketplace interactions.

8. Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge-building, and communication efforts.

  • Develop background documents, briefs, and presentations related to the engagement with the private sector and WEPs.
  • Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops, and knowledge products.
  • Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies and products on private sector engagement and WEPs.


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

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Functional Competencies:

  • Good programme formulation, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation skills.
  • Good knowledge of Results Based Management
  • Good knowledge of gender equality and the empowerment of women issues
  • Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions, and present findings and recommendations.
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good knowledge of the private sector in Jordan and of tools to promote gender equality in the workplace.
  • 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 two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage


  • At least 2 years of progressively responsible work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with the private sector engagement on gender equality. 
  • Demonstrated experience in providing technical support and training on gender equality to a range of partners including the private sector;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset

Language Requirements:

  •  Fluency in English and Arabic is required


  • Interested individuals must submit the following document to demonstrate their qualifications. Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment.

  • UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from;
  • Any application without submitting the above-mentioned document will be a ground for disqualification.
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