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 for women as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.  Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, the UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors. 

In Viet Nam, UN Women contributes to the development objectives of Viet Nam’s Socio-Economic Development Plan and the National Strategy for Gender Equality. Its Country Strategy Note for 2022-2026 is aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2022-2026 and is focused on supporting Viet Nam’s fulfilment of Gender Equality commitments under The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and the promise of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda to “leave no one behind”. The key priorities of UN Women in the 2022-2026 period are: 

  • By 2026, people in Viet Nam, especially those at risk of being left behind, will benefit from and contribute to safer and cleaner environment resulting from Viet Nam’s effective and gender responsive mitigation and adaptation to climate change, disaster risk reduction and resilience building, promotion of circular economy, the provision of clean and renewable energy, and the sustainable management of natural resources. 

  • By 2026, people in Viet Nam, especially those at risk of being left behind, will contribute to and benefit equitably from more sustainable, inclusive and gender-responsive economic transformation based on innovation, entrepreneurship, enhanced productivity, competitiveness, and decent work. 

  • By 2026, people in Viet Nam, especially those at risk of being left behind, will have benefited from and have contributed to a more just, safe and inclusive society based on improved governance, more responsive institutions, strengthened rule of law and the protection of and respect for human rights, gender equality, and freedom from all forms of violence and discrimination in line with international standards.  

Over the last decade, increasing natural hazards, climate-related emergencies, mounting insecurity and crises in Asia and the Pacific are eroding development gains, posing significant challenges in the transition to low-carbon, resilient societies. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the world was off-track to meet the transformational environmental, social and economic changes required to achieve gender equality, address climate change and realize human rights for all. The pandemic set back sustainable development progress while further increasing inequalities. Women and girls, especially those facing multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination, have faced disproportionate fallout.  

Environmental degradation and climate and disaster impacts are unequally felt across the region. For women, people in poverty and other marginalized groups, pre-existing discriminatory social norms and pervasive gender inequalities increase exposure to risks while undercutting the ability to cope and recover from shocks. Women’s livelihoods are often the first to decline due to climate-related hazards and disasters. Further, inequalities in access to resources, finance and technologies leave women with greater challenges in coping and rebuilding after a crisis.  

The low-carbon transition and social transformation required to solve the climate crisis pose significant opportunities to redress gender inequalities and promote human rights. By placing women and other marginalized groups at the centre, this transition can advance gender justice and occur more quickly with empowered women and marginalized groups acting as change agents.  

Reporting primarily to the Gender and Climate Change/Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist (SB5), the Gender and Climate Change/Disaster Risk Reduction Analyst, is responsible for the implementation of programmes under the climate change, disaster risk reduction and humanitarian portfolio. S(he) will lead in programme management, partnership building and work closely with various partners and stakeholders, to ensure the performance of the programme assigned under the portfolio.  

The Gender and Climate Change/Disaster Risk Reduction Analyst will also work closely and under guidance of his/her supervisor to develop strategy for the growth of the portfolio and to identify opportunities to build synergies with other relevant initiatives implemented by UN Women and key relevant stakeholders at the country level.   

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide substantive technical support to design, implementation and monitoring of programmes in the area of gender in disaster risk reduction and climate change 

  • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives; 

  • Identify areas for support and intervention related to the programme; 

  • 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; 

  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners, as needed;  

  • Train partners on Results Based Management and monitor implementation; 

  • Monitor progress of implementation of activities and finances using results-based management tools in close collaboration with the M&E officer; 

  • Lead the drafting and consolidating of the reports on monitoring missions, programme results, outputs and outcomes at the country level;   

  • Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports, including quarterly and annual results reporting in RMS, narrative and financial reports; 

  • Record and maintain documents on relevant Programme activities, issues, risks and risk mitigation plans. 


2. Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of human resource and finances of the DRR/CC porfolio 

  • Coordinate development and preparation of financial resources of the project including budgeting and budget revisions, and expenditure tracking and reporting; 

  • Oversee and monitor the allocation and disbursement of funds to participating partners, along with the purchasing processes for goods and/or services; 

  • Oversee recruitment processes, as necessary; 

  • Supervise Programme Associate. 


3. Build partnership and support resource mobilisation  

  • Develop and manage partnerships with, relevant cooperating partners to the programme, UN and multilateral agencies, government and civil society partners and experts at the country level to ensure timely and efficient delivery of activities and design of strategies; 

  • Identify resource mobilisation opportunities to advance country-level results of the regional programme; 

  • Identify potential programmatic areas of cooperation, based on strategic goals of UN Women, country needs and donors’ priorities and develop the relevant partnerships;  

  • Engage in high-level dialogue at country level with the government, CSOs and private sector  to create and/or strengthen their commitment to gender integration in DRR/CC policies and programmes;  

  • Identify key partners to co-finance and co-organize workshops, trainings and/or activities based on UN Women global methodologies and tools.  


4. Manage advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts at the country level  

  • Lead the documentation of the programme implementation process and ensure products produced are in accordance with UN Women guidelines; 

  • Manage advocacy strategies and support relevant, high-impact advocacy activities and campaigns with key partners and their implementation;  

  • Collect knowledge on current and emerging trends by gathering relevant information on programme, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices;

  • Coordinate exchanges of information and knowledge products internally and externally of the programme at country level; 

  • Organize major advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products; 

  • Contribute to the elaboration and implementation of the knowledge management strategy.  


5. Contribute to inter-agency coordination on disaster risk reduction, climate change and humanitarian to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in the region and countries 

  • Represent UN Women in inter-agency coordination mechanisms within the UN and with other stakeholders by attending meetings, events, and participating in groups and committees as needed; 

  • Act as alternative secretariat for the Working groups on Protection and Gender in Humanitarian; 

  • Coordinate with other UN agencies, government departments, donors and NGOs to ensure the projects to be developed are harmonized and aligned with other in-country efforts. 


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: 


Functional Competencies  

  • Timely and quality implementation of Programme at country level against set workplans, timelines and budgets, in line with the programme document

  • Thought leadership on gender, climate action and disaster risk reduction

  • Quality and timely reporting

  • Excellent relations with partners and stakeholders and generation of shared-value partnerships

  • Regular and timely monitoring of activities

  • Enhanced best practices and lessons learned documented and circulated

  • Increase in resources mobilized to co-finance programme activities

  • Increase awareness of UN Women and funding partners at country level

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 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building; 
  • At least 2 years work experience on the issue of gender equality and human rights in disaster risk reduction, climate change and humanitarian response. 

  • Experience in setting priorities, managing budgets, and work plans, participating in programme development and programme writing.

  • Excellent written and communication skills.

  • Experience in applying the Results-based Management (RBM) principles and approaches in programme planning, monitoring/reporting and implementation.

  • Experience in managing government and donor relations in Vietnam.

  • Previous experience working in the UN system is an advantage. 


Language Requirements: 

  • Fluency in English and Vietnamese is required. 
  • Knowledge of another official UN language is desirable (French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish).