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.

UN Women Albania is implementing its Strategic Note (SN) 2022-2026, which aims to ensure that “All Women and girls enjoy and exercise their human rights in a gender equal society and meaningfully contribute to Albania’s sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development and EU integration”. To achieve such a result, UN Women will focus on three outcomes, which mirror verbatim the areas of focus of the United Nations Albania:

1. Increased and more equitable investment in people to remove barriers and create opportunities for those at risk of exclusion.

2. Innovative and integrated policy solutions that accelerate sustainable, productive and inclusive development.

3. Gender-responsive governance that strengthens equality and non-discrimination.

Across its Strategic Note, UN Women implements its triple mandate of normative support, UN Coordination, and operational activities to achieve results for gender equality and women’s empowerment in Albania. UN Women supports the Government of Albania on key normative and human rights reporting processes such as the CEDAW, Universal Periodic Review (UPR), Beijing Platform for Action, to name a few. It also supports the government to align national policies with international standards. UN Women in Albania chairs the Gender Thematic and Results Group (GTRG), an interagency group representing 12 UN Agencies in the country, which aims to ensure gender mainstreaming across all UN programming. applies rigorous planning, monitoring and reporting standards in accordance with the principles of Results-Based Management (RBM) and it applies gender-responsive approaches across all stages of programme cycle. As part of this role, UN Women leads the regular reporting processes against the UNCT System-Wide Action Plan (UNCT SWAP Scorecard) for gender equality. Finally, across all its programme and projects, UN Women applies rigorous monitoring and reporting standards based on the principles of Results-Based Management (RBM) and adopts gender-responsive approached across all stages of the programme cycle.   Finally, since 2022, UN Women Albania also engages with the UN Country Team in Montenegro as a non-resident agency, supporting the UN Gender Theme Group in implementing its annual workplan and supporting normative processes such as the CEDAW. 

Reporting to the Head of Programmes, the RBM and Coordination Analyst will provide support to the Country Office colleagues in incorporating planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting into programmes implementation as well tracking against Strategic Plan targets and the reporting of results to internal and external audiences. The incumbent will also support the UN Women Country Representative in its UN Coordination role.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide strategic planning and RBM-related guidance and technical support to the Country Office across key corporate planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting processes.

  • Coordinate and substantively contribute to the CO strategic planning processes, by liaising with the Programme/Project managers and other relevant CO, RO and HQ staff;
  • Facilitate and substantively contribute to the development of monitoring indicators, monitoring calendars, and field monitoring plans and quality assurance processes;
  • Coordinate and contribute to annual work plan monitoring, reviews and reporting processes as per corporate requirements;
  • Lead the annual reporting process and prepare relevant summary data on results to be used for communication purposes;
  • Coordinate with Programme Team to ensure that data collection and analysis from field visits are coordinated and standardized across programmes;
  • Monitor data from partners on a quarterly basis and provide substantive inputs to regular management briefs to inform decision making;
  • Visit partners, along with the Programme Team, to support monitoring of results and planning processes as required;
  • Monitor the spending of donor funds and other programme expenditures and disbursements;
  • Draft and monitor the CO Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research Plan (MERP);
  • Contribute to project development processes with RBM related inputs.
  • Facilitate the process of the CO meeting internal and external reporting requirements and deadlines, including annual reporting process;
  • Draft/review donor and programme reports;
  • Identify relevant evaluation findings, lessons, conclusions and recommendations and input them into programme/CO reporting;
  • Review progress reports submitted by partners and provide feedback to improve quality and timeliness of reporting;
  • Collect and maintain data for country, regional and global corporate reports, mid-term reviews, and final evaluations;
  • Serve as the CO evaluation focal point and contribute to decentralized and other corporate or regional level thematic/programme evaluations as needed;
  • Update the CO’s evaluation plan and evaluations management responses in the UN Women GATE.??

2. Contribute to knowledge building and capacity building

  • Identify and disseminate good practices, lessons and knowledge, as identified through programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation activities;
  • Contribute to the development of RBM capacity development tools, including training materials and packages;
  • Facilitate capacity building opportunities for staff and partners in the country in the areas of Results Based Management (RBM), Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation;
  • Promote the awareness and understanding of the shared responsibility of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) among all staff members through communication, training, learning and development activities.

3. Support the Representative in UN Coordination related functions and activities of the CO including as responsibilities as NRA.

  • Coordinate the Gender Thematic and Results Group meetings, develop reports, meeting minutes and follow up actions;
  • Develop and lead the implementation of the GTRG AWP;
  • Lead on the Gender Equality Marker (GEM) review of JWPs as well as use of other gender mainstreaming tools developed by GTRG;
  • Lead and coordinate the UNCT SWAP annual and comprehensive reporting process;
  • Conduct and coordinate capacity development activities to the UNCT and UN personnel on GEWE including on the GEM, gender mainstreaming, gender analysis and other capacity needs identified including through the UNCT SWAP assessment;
  • Support normative processes such as human rights review mechanisms (CEDAW, UPR) and others that entail UN system-wide approach;
  • Provide guidance and technical support to UN Women CO in the areas of strategic planning, RBM, monitoring, evaluation and reporting related to UNSDCFs, Joint Workplans and the UN Info platform;
  • Coordinate and provide substantive input to the Common Country Analyses (CCA) process, UNSDCF evaluation and new common programming planning phase in coordination with relevant programme colleagues;
  • Support the Representative to participate and contribute as relevant in UN coordination and other related activities in Montenegro as non-resident Agency;
  • Prepare and provide regular input to the Corporate Community of Practice on UN Coordination on Gender.
  • Provide technical and secretarial support for the coordination of the Donor Coordination Group on gender (coordination for the regular meetings, agenda setting, follow-up actions and related work).   

Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor. 


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

  • Good knowledge of programme formulation and implementation and Results Based Management
  • Good knowledge of gender responsive monitoring and evaluation, evaluation design, data collection and analysis, and reporting
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports
  • Knowledge on normative standards on GEWE and their application into programming
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills
  • Knowledge of UN system standards on GE.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Political or Social Science, Economics, International Development Studies, Gender/Women's Studies 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 (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage.


  • At least 4 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in monitoring and reporting of development projects/ programmes;
  • At least 2 years in developing and/or implementing projects on gender equality and women’s empowerment at the country or international level;
  • Experience in the United Nations systems or similar organisations in an asset;

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Albanian is required.

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  • The consultancy post is open to local (Albanian) individuals or foreign individuals with valid temporary or permanent residence in Albania.
  • The individual consultants should take the mandatory learning security course prior to commencement of assignment– details will follow before the issuance of contract.

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