UN Women: Programme Analyst, Economic Justice and Rights Action Coalition

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Application Deadline :01-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :5d 11h 15m
Type of Contract :TA International
Post Level :P-2
Languages Required :
Expected Duration of Assignment :364 days

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.

The Generation Equality Forum (GEF) is a civil society–centered, multi-stakeholder, global gathering for gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France. The Forum will kick off in Mexico City, Mexico (7–8 May 2020), and culminate in Paris, France (7–10 July 2020). The outcomes of the Generation Equality Forum will be: 1. Compelling feminist multi-lateral agenda for gender equality 2. Action Coalitions.

Action Coalitions are global, innovative, multi-stakeholder partnerships that will mobilize governments, civil society, international organizations, and the private sector to: catalyze collective action, spark global and local conversations among generations, drive increased public & private investment, deliver concrete, game-changing results across generations for girls and women. These Action Coalitions will develop a set of concrete, ambitious, and transformative actions that Coalition members will take between 2020 and 2025 to achieve immediate and irreversible progress towards gender equality.

In UN Women, the work on Action Coalitions will be carried on by a Task Team – Secretariat – which will be under the management of the Director of the PPID. Reporting to the Programme Manager/Coordinator.   The Programme  Analyst will provide support to the Thematic-Leads of the Action Coalitions in coordination of all work among the Action Coalitions Task Team members, in coordination of the working group meetings as well as providing internal communication support to the Co-Leads of the Action Coalitions with relevant offices within UN Women, Generation Equality Forum Secretariat, and the working group members.

Under the supervision of the Thematic Lead, Economic Justice and Rights, the Programme Analyst will give analytical and research support  on key social, economic and political trends globally affecting the Subthemes of the Action Coalition, liaise with the Action Coalition’s stakeholders; directly support the Action Coalition governance structures to ensure efficiency of their operations; and support the operational aspects of managing the Action Coalition, e.g., close liaison with administration colleagues to ensure the efficient implementation of the programmatic work, communications and knowledge management.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide research analysis and knowledge building support to Action Coalition:

  • Gather data, research and analyze information on Coalition’s partnerships to ensure the work of the Coalition is consistently anchored in evidence and their dissemination.
  • Provide research and analytical support on economic justice and rights for women and girls through the production of policy documents, factsheets, data repositories, etc.
  • Draft briefing materials for Action Coalition Co-Leads and Thematic Lead on issues to be discussed  Action Coalition meetings.
  • Draft  documentation and coordinate their finalization with the Action Coalition Secretariat.
  • Disseminate information among the Leadership Structure and other relevant partners; manage an online repository of Action Coalition documents.

Provide coordination support to Action Coalitions:

  • Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies and products on economic justice and rights for women and girls.
  • Coordinate and organize events, (team) meetings and  workshops for information and knowledge sharing. Take minutes of meetings as needed.
  • Provide coordination support to the development of the Action Coalition’s “Blueprints and Delivery” and establishing “Action Coalitions Partnerships”.
  • Coordinate team meetings, organize updates and reporting sessions by the Thematic Lead to the Action Coalition Secretariat and partners.
  • Provide coordination and documentation support to Action Coalition Working Groups.

Provide operational support for the Action Coalition:

  • Draft a bi-weekly update for the Action Coalition’s work for the Action Coalition Co-Leads, the UN Women Executive Leadership team (ELT) and the GEF Secretariat.
  • Monitor the Action Coalition’s communications with its Leadership Structure and relevant stakeholders, keep track of responses to the inquiries; and maintain an organized filing system for the requests/questions and inquiries received.
  • Follow up on required action/outstanding issues and report on outcome/ result. Alert the Action Coalition Thematic Lead on critical issues to be addressed.

Provide coordination support to the development of strategic partnerships and resource mobilization efforts:

  • Coordinate with the Partnerships Task Team in managing activities and other promotional events designed to engage bilateral and multilateral institutions/donors, private sector and civil society to expand and/or sustain interest and resources for Action Coalitions.
  • Coordinate the preparation of strategic partnership background documents and analysis.
  • Liaise closely with administrative staff to ensure efficient implementation of the Action Coalition, in collaboration with the Action Coalition secretariat.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely gathering and analysis of data on the Action Coalition’s partnerships.
  • Timely and quality coordination of the Action Coalitions Task Team/ Secretariat meetings and events.
  • Action Coalition documents are well managed and disseminated.
  • Quality inputs and technical support for Action Coalition meetings and events.
  • Timely and quality coordination of Partnerships Task Team meetings.


Core values:

  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism;
  • Respect for Diversity.

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 Values and Competencies Framework: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637

Functional Competencies:

  • Knowledge related to current policies and practices in the thematic area of women’s economic empowerment.
  • Knowledge on the Beijing Platform for Action, the Sustainable Development Goals and other associated processes.
  • Ability to conduct research and policy analysis in the area of gender equality, women’s economic empowerment, and rural development.
  • Familiarity with international organizations.
  • Familiarity with the UN system and UN Women’s mandate.
  • Good writing skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to synthesize and analyze documents.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in gender studies, international development, economics, social and/or environmental sciences is required.
  • A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • At least 2 years of progressively responsible experience in coordination and planning processes.
  • Experience in contributing to normative and policy processes related to gender equality and sustainable development.
  • Proven expertise in writing policy documents for development practitioners.


  • Fluency in English 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 https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558. 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.


In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.


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