Programme Analyst - EmPower( Only Bangladeshi Nationals are eligible to apply) - Dhaka, BANGLADESH

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Location : Dhaka, BANGLADESH
Application Deadline :19-Jan-19 (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 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 has been working on Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR), Climate Change Adaptation (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 jointly with UNEP is currently implementing a regional programme “EmPower” to strengthen gender equality in disaster risk reduction and climate change actions in the Asia and Pacific region. It is a 5 year project (2018- 2022) supported by Swedish International Development Agency. The project envisions women and marginalized groups in Asia and the Pacific becoming more resilient to the adverse impacts of climate change and disasters.

Reporting to Programme Specialist, DRR-CC-HA, the Programme Analyst will provide support to the regional programme “EmPower” by contributing in delivering programmes by analyzing results achieved during implementation and supporting appropriate application of systems and procedures.  S/he will also extend technical assistance to “Strengthening Governance of Climate Change Finance to Enhance Gender Equality” project of UNDP.  

S/he will work in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women Regional staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful implementation of both the UN Women and UNDP ‘s regional projects in Bangladesh.       

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of climate change

  • Provide technical inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives related to climate change;
  • Support integration of the Climate Change issues in the national gender planning and policies

2.    Support management, implementation and monitoring of the regional projects  

  •  Coordinate regularly with Regional Office and support implementation of the projects; 
  •  Provide inputs to the annual workplans and budget as required;
  •  Coordinate and monitor the implementation of project 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;
  •  Monitor budget implementation and programme activity expenditures and perform budget revisions when required;
  •  Provide inputs to narrative and financial reports;
  • Monitor progress on programme activity, results and indicators.

3.    Provide technical assistance and capacity development support to project partners

  •  Provide technical support to and technically oversee the implementation of project activities with GoB and NGO partners;
  •  Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and coordinate and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners as needed;
  • Train partners on Results Based Management;
  • Strengthening of capacity of government officials on Gender Responsive Budgeting in the area of CC (through such tools as manuals for budget practitioners and training courses);
  • Technical support in Public investment reform efforts in the Agriculture sector to ensure the integration of the CC and GE concerns;
  • Pilot applications at the district level of the climate-proof gender sensitive budgets.

4.    Provide technical inputs to inter-agency coordination on climate change to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners  

  •  Support Programme Specialist – DRR, CC, HA on inter-agency coordination related activities by providing inputs to background reports and briefs;
  •  Participate different climate change forums and coordination structures in order to support mainstreaming gender in the climate change efforts;

5.    Provide inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts

  •  Provide technical inputs to background documents, briefs and presentations related to regional Empower project;
  • Coordinate and support the organization of advocacy activities and campaign events, training, workshops;
  • Provide inputs to the development of knowledge products on climate change.

Key Performance Indicators

  •  Timely and quality inputs to programme design;
  •  Timely and quality inputs to workplans and budgets;
  • Timely and quality inputs to project reports;
  • Adherence to UN Women standards and rules;
  • Timely monitoring and tracking of programme results and finances;
  • Timely organization of events;
  • Number of knowledge products developed


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
•    Project 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 on climate change;
•    Report writing 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;
  • 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 year of relevant work experience in development project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • Experience in the climate change related project is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.

Language Requirements:    

  • Fluency in English and Bangla is required;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset;


  • 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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