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.

One of the key areas of UN Women work in Ukraine is implementation of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. UN Women supported Ministry of Social Policy (MoSP) of Ukraine with development of the second National Action Plan 1325 (NAP) for Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security for 2021-2025. NAP 1325 was revised on 16 December 2022 to reflect the new war related challenges. UN Women is committed to provide technical support with development of tools and capacity of the staff of the all-line Ministries to implement and localize their WPS commitments.

To support the consolidated efforts of the Parliament, Government, women’s groups and civil society organizations (CSOs) to meet the state commitments on gender equality and women’s rights, including United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325, Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Violence Against Women (CEDAW) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), through governance reforms and security processes, UN Women has been working in enhancing gender responsive security sector reform and localization of NAP 1325 aiming at women’s to meaningfully participate in and equally benefit from security processes at all levels in Ukraine.

The overarching goal of the UN Women’s support to the Government of Ukraine is to ensure that women, particularly the most vulnerable, equally benefit from the law enforcement reforms in Ukraine. 

Reporting to Programme Specialist, the Programme Analyst contributes to the effective management of UN Women programmes in the Ukraine Country Office (CO) by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. The Programme Analyst 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 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 technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of Women, Peace and Security with a strong focus on gender-responsive security sector reform (GR SSR) that includes women in military, in law enforcement agencies and women veterans and their families

  • Provide technical inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives related to GR SSR and especially to the WPS work with the Ministry of Interior Affairs, Ministry of Defence, National Police of Ukraine and Ministry of Veterans Affairs in line with the National Action Plan 1325 and its respective sectoral action plans.

Provide technical support to the implementation and management of the Women, Peace and Security programme

  • Provide inputs to the annual workplan and budget as required;
  • Coordinate and monitor the implementation of programme activities;
  • Coordinate the call/request for proposals, including the organization of technical review committees, and capacity assessment of partners;
  • Review and coordinate the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Train partners on Results Based Management.

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

  • Provide technical support to and technically oversee the implementation of programme activities with partners;
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and coordinate 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 on programme activity, results and indicators;
  • Monitor the implementation of proposals by responsible partners;
  • Provide inputs to quarterly reports, donor reports and other reports on outputs, results outputs and outcomes.

Provide technical inputs to the management of people and finances of Women, Peace and Security programme

  • Monitor budget implementation and programme activity expenditures and perform budget revisions when required;
  • Provide inputs to financial reports;
  • Oversee the work of Programme Associates and Assistants as needed.

Contribute to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies

  • Provide inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyze and maintain information and databases;
  • Provide inputs to relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles.

Provide technical inputs to inter-agency coordination on Women, Peace and Security to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in Ukraine

  • Provide technical support to the WPS Programme Specialist on inter-agency coordination related activities by providing inputs to background reports and briefs.

Provide inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts

  • Provide technical inputs to background documents, briefs and presentations related to WPS and GR SSR;
  • Coordinate and support the organization of advocacy activities and campaigns events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Provide inputs to the development of knowledge management products on WPS and GR SSR.

The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organisation.


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

  • Programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Knowledge of Results Based Management
  • Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good knowledge of Women, Peace and Security, women in security and defence sector as well as women in law enforcement and familiarity on women veterans thematic area.

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 (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage.


  • At least 1 year of relevant work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building is required.
  • Experience in the Women, Peace and Security is mandatory.
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with security and defence sector key governmental counterparts is required.

Language Requirements:

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

All applications must include a completed and signed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from

Applications without P11 may be treated as incomplete and may not be considered for further assessment.

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).