Programme Analyst, Women Peace and Security in Bangladesh

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Dhaka, BANGLADESH
Application Deadline :15-Feb-20 (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 evaluation and availability of fund)
Expected Duration of Assignment :Upto March 2021


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.

In Bangladesh, UN Women supports the government implement their commitments to international normative standards on gender equality and women’s human rights. The Country Programme focuses on strengthening the national structures and mechanisms for gender mainstreaming in policies, plans and budgets; supporting efforts to prevent and eliminate violence against women; promoting women’s access to decent and safe work; promoting policies and government investment in women’s empowerment and resilience building in the context of climate change as well as other threats to peace and security. UN Women works with a range of stakeholders in Bangladesh including the government, civil society and women’s organisations, UN agencies and donors, to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Building on the global experience of the organization, UN Women Bangladesh Office works on promoting peace and social cohesion, conflict prevention and resolution, peacebuilding, security sector reform and access to justice in line with Security Council Resolutions on Women Peace and Security. UN Women is supporting the implementation of the National Action Plan on Women Peace and Security, including through promoting gender sensitive and gender responsive approaches to understanding and preventing violent extremism, supporting women’s leadership and empowerment to build resilient, tolerant and peaceful communities, and working with the security sector.

Reporting to Programme Specialist, the Programme Analyst contributes to the effective management of UN Women programme portfolio in Bangladesh in the area of Women Peace and Security by providing substantive inputs to project design, formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. S/he facilitates the delivery of UN Women projects by working closely with implementing partners. S/he ensures appropriate application of UN Women systems and procedures and develops enhancements to the projects if necessary.  She/he works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team of UN Women Bangladesh office, UN Women Regional Office, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.      

Duties and Responsibilities

1.    Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of Women Peace and Security:

  • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives;
  • Identify areas for support and intervention related to the programme.

2.    Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the Women Peace and Security programme:

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

3.    Provide technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners:

  • Coordinate and provide technical support in the implementation of programme activities; Develop technical knowledge products;
  • Maintain relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the Women Peace and Security programme;
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners, as needed.

4.    Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project:

  • Monitor progress of implementation of activities and finances using results based management tools;
  • Draft reports on monitoring missions, programme results s, outputs and outcomes;
  • Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports.

5.    Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of people and finances of the Women Peace and Security programme:

  • Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary;
  • Provide substantive inputs to financial reports;
  • Supervise consultants when necessary

 6.    Provide substantive inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies:

  • Provide substantive inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyze and maintain information and databases;
  • Prepare relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles;
  • Participate in donor meetings and public information events, as delegated.

7.    Provide technical support to inter-agency coordination on Women Peace and Security to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in the country:

  • Provide substantive technical support to the Representative on inter-agency coordination related activities by drafting background reports and briefs.

8.    Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts:

  • Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to Women Peace and Security;
  • Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products on Women Peace and Security.


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.

Functional Competencies:
•    Good programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills;
•    Good knowledge of Results Based Management;
•    Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings and recommendations;
•    Good analytical skills;
•    Good knowledge of Women Peace and Security framework;
•    Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising.


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 years of progressively responsible work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building in the are of gender and development or women’s human rights;
  • Experience of work in the Women Peace and Security area 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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