Gender Mainstreaming Analyst-National Resilience Programme - Dhaka, BANGLADESH

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Location : Dhaka, BANGLADESH
Application Deadline :18-Mar-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-4
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :One Year (extendable based on the performance and availability of fund)


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.

Since 2012 UN Women Bangladesh Country Office (BCO) has been working on Disaster Risk Reduction/Climate Change Adaptation (DRR/CCA) supporting disaster and climate vulnerable women from the most disaster-prone parts of the country and generating knowledge through series of research and studies to create evidence on how gender inequality drives vulnerability and marginalization and determine ways in which achieving gender equality can lead to a more resilient and empowered Bangladesh. UN Women’s efforts to mainstream gender in DRR/CCA & humanitarian policies strategies and actions, with the belief that such gender responsive DRR/CCA & humanitarian programmes and policies will lead to resilience building and empowerment of women and girls, is acknowledged by the stakeholders.  UN Women has been able to motivate some of the concerned parties through knowledge generation and sharing, advocacy and field operation as show case, to strive for achieving gender targets in Sendai framework.

UN Women together with UNDP and UNOPS have jointly developed a 3-year programme, the “National Resilience Programme”, combining its technical fields of expertise – notably in risk governance, disaster risk reduction, gender mainstreaming in policies and programmes, and infrastructure resilience. The National Resilience Programme aims to sustain the resilience of human and economic development in Bangladesh through inclusive, gender responsive disaster management and risk informed development. It will address national capacity to manage risks from natural hazards and achieving resilience against disaster and climate shocks and stresses. The programme will be implemented by 4 government agencies namely Department of Disaster Management (DDM), Department of Women Affairs (DWA), Programming Division of Planning Commission and Local Government and Engineering Department (LGED) with technical support from UN Women, UNDP and UNOPS.

Under the supervision of Programme Specialist, DRR-CCA-HA (UN Women) and overall guidance from National Programme Coordinator, the Gender Mainstreaming Analyst based in Programme Coordination and Monitoring Team (PCMT) within the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief will provide technical leadership to all the five sub-projects on issues relating to gender mainstreaming. 

Duties and Responsibilities

1.    Provision of top quality advisory and programme development services:

  •  Provide analysis and advice to the National Programme Coordinator (NPC), Project Directors of Sub-Projects, and PCMT on the gender dynamics and opportunities to support leadership and inclusive engagement of women in the National Resilience Programme;
  • Identify and advise on entry points for Sub Projects to strengthen capacities for gender equality;
  •   Provide policy support to NPC/MoDMR/MoWCA/UN Women in the context of negotiations/discussions on gender in Disaster Risk Reduction and Gender Responsive Resilience;
  •  Development and application of gender responsive tools, methodologies and knowledge products to enhance the capacity of NRP staff as well as government officials on gender mainstreaming, with particular focus on DRR;
  •  Provide technical inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives related to gender mainstreaming in DRR-CCA activities.

2.    Coordination and Programme Management Support:

  • Conduct gender assessments, and ensure gender mainstreaming in NRP implementation;
  •  Provide inputs to the joint Annual Workplan and budget as required;
  • Develop the Joint Gender Mainstreaming Work Plans in cooperation and consultation with all the five Sub Projects;
  • Review and provide feedback on Joint Work Plans of Sub projects from gender perspective;
  •  Monitor and ensure timely and proper implementation of the gender – specific activities within the Joint Annual Work Plan;
  •  Develop training modules and conduct training for project personnel and implementing partners on the gender dimensions in programming and methodologies to ensure gender mainstreaming in programme implementation;
  •  Provide support to the collection and analysis of sex-disaggregated data for implementation, monitoring and evaluation of NRP ;
  •  Provide advisory support to the Gender and DRR Analyst of the sub-project of MoWCA to ensure MoWCA’s leadership in gender mainstreaming throughout NRP .

3.    Advocacy support and facilitation of knowledge building and management:

  • Promote a learning environment (i.e. knowledge building and management), including producing a package of knowledge products to support gender mainstreaming (e.g. tools, checklists, brochures) and developing a community of practice within the Sub Projects in close collaboration with other UN agencies, and Sub-Project of MoWCA;
  •  Promote knowledge sharing amongst gender focal points of the government agencies involved in NRP and other relevant departments and agencies and government programmes/projects as required;
  •  Establish and maintain strong partnerships with the UN entities (particularly the Gender Thematic Group), key national and international partners/networks on gender equality and women’s rights  and advocate for gender sensitive programming;
  • Support for development of the gender mainstreaming capacity at different levels: from basic knowledge to advanced expertise in specific thematic areas;
  • Proactively and substantively support UN Women/MoWCA/NPC in designing and implementing relevant, high-impact advocacy initiatives and campaigns on gender mainstreaming in DRR



  • Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct;
  • Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work;
  • Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.


  • Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity;
  • Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
  • Development and Innovation: Take charge of self-development and take initiative;
  • Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication;
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others;
  • Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution;
  • Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge;
  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:


  • Demonstrated development/programming skills particularly those that are pertinent to UN Women strategic priorities on gender issues and women’s rights;
  • Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of disaster management programmes;
  • Ability to develop detailed operational plans, budgets, and deliver on them for development results;
  • Good knowledge of Results Based Management principles and approaches;
  • Ability to establish and maintain broad strategic networks and partnerships with UN agencies and other international partners to promote partnership and build alliances to advance organizational interests and competencies CORE VALUES / GUIDING PRINCIPLES (applies to all) ;
  • Ability to advocate and provide policy advice;
  • Demonstrated good oral and written communication skills ;

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.


  • Minimum 2 years relevant experience at the national or international level with women’s NGOs, UN Agencies, Development Partners;
  • Ability to provide leadership and take responsibility for mainstreaming gender perspectives into Disaster Risk Reduction or development programme;
  • Proven experience integrating gender at a project and institutional level, including specific skills in conducting gender assessment and analysis, gender sensitive training and monitoring and evaluation;
  • Demonstrated analytical, programming and advocacy skills on gender issues.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of official national language essential.


  • 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.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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