Programme Analyst, based in Gaziantep

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Location : Gaziantep, TURKEY
Application Deadline :26-Apr-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
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 :1 YEAR

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.


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.

By the end of 2018, 3.622.366 Syrian refugees were registered under Temporary Protection (SuTP) in Turkey. Only around 143.452 have been hosted in temporary centers or around 4% of all SuTP. Syrian women and girls in Turkey continue to face large-scale barriers to meet their basic needs and participate in Turkey’s social and economic life.

In 2018 UN Women published a comprehensive needs assessment of Syrian women and girls in Turkey, which revealed that many live below the poverty and hunger thresholds, isolated from their host community, and unable to engage in economic and social life, due to family burdens, lack of knowledge of Turkish, and basic and vocational skills. The study found that 70% of Syrian women do not speak any Turkish, blocking their access to rights and services and about 15% of women work in income-generating jobs (regular and irregular). Almost half of all widowed women have monthly incomes around $140 (700 TRY), as do 36% of divorced women and 32% of single women. Only 28% of women reported to leave their houses daily and 36% of women interviewed described their housing as bad or very bad.

UN Women in Turkey is working to strengthen refugee women and girls and their access to opportunities, rights and services, as required by international treaties and national legislation. In the context of its Refugee Response Programme (RRP) UN Women implements projects aiming to: (i) increase women and girls’ access to safe and sustainable life, through economic recovery and livelihood opportunities, protection, psycho-social support, and referrals for violence against women, (ii) create platforms for social cohesion, dialogue and co-existence women and girls from refugee and host communities.

Since September 2017, UN Women has been addressing the challenges faced by Syrian women and girls through the SADA Women´s Empowerment and Solidarity Centre in Gaziantep run in partnership with Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality, Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants (ASAM) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), providing protection and livelihood support to refugee and host community women. UN Women’s programmatic interventions also include strengthening gender responsive refugee response and services of municipalities, local authorities, government and civil society organizations and foster social cohesion and solidarity among the refugee and host communities through community level activities and strengthen the capacities of civil society organizations working with refugee women, women’s groups and platforms. UN Women’s response, together with partners’, aims to promote women’s leadership and participation of women to influence and equally benefit from resilience and recovery efforts.

UN Women plans to extend its operations to other cities, including Izmir, Sanliurfa, Adiyaman, Batman and other cities in the south-eastern region of Turkey, through strengthening the existing mechanisms of the local authorities, municipalities and civil society organizations with regards the women-only and gender-responsive outreach, protection, referral, livelihoods services, and establish safe spaces accessible to women and girls. The efforts to strengthen the capacities of the first-line responders and civil society organizations will also continue in additional cities.

Reporting to the Programme Management Specialist, the Programme Analyst based in Gaziantep-Turkey provides programme support to the effective management of UN Women programmes in the Turkey Office by contributing in the programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation.  S/he supports the delivery of UN Women programmes by analyzing results achieved during implementation and supporting appropriate application of systems and procedures. She/he works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio. 

Please note that this position requires frequent domestic travel.   

Duties and Responsibilities

Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of refugee response and other related programmes of UN Women

  • Provide technical inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives related to refugee response.

Provide technical support to the implementation and management of the refugee response programme and other related programmes of UN Women

  • Provide inputs to the annual workplan and budget as required;
  • Coordinate and monitor the implementation of programme activities at the field level;
  • 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 at the field level;
  • 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 programmes/ projects at the field level

  • 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 refugee response programme and other related programmes of UN Women

  • 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 refugee response to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners Turkey

  • Provide technical support 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 refugee response;
  • 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 refugee response.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Timely and quality inputs to programme design
  • Timely and quality inputs to workplans and budgets
  • 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

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

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 refugee/humanitarian response
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

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 1 year of relevant work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting or capacity building;
  • At least one year experience in the field of refugee or humanitarian response is an asset;
  • Experience in the field of gender equality and women’s empowerment is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset

Language Requirements:

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

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