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 East and Southern Africa region (ESAR) experiences multiple humanitarian crises including drought leading to food insecurity, cyclones, floods and conflict. In 2022 & 2023, the region particularly the Horn of Africa faced one of the worst droughts after five consecutive failed rain seasons rendering over 33 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. In the Southern Africa region, a number of countries are increasingly experiencing cyclones whose magnitude and intensity continues to increase, while protracted and recent conflict is displacing millions of people both internally and externally. All these disasters have continued to deepen gender inequality including loss of livelihoods and to weaken protection particularly for the most vulnerable groups including women and girls. 

 To address some of these challenges UN Women ESAR is implementing strategies and programmes that seeks to strengthen and support gender responsive humanitarian interventions and inclusive resilience building across the region. To achieve this, UN Women is seeking to hire a Programme Analyst Humanitarian and DRR.

Reporting to Humanitarian and Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist, the Programme Analyst contributes to the effective management of UN Women programmes in the ESAR by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation of humanitarian and DRR interventions. The Programme Analyst guides and facilitates the delivery of UN Women programmes by monitoring and reporting of results achieved during implementation and ensuring appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary. The Programme Analyst works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ personnel, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under her portfolio.

Deberes y responsabilidades

Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of humanitarian action and DRR: 

  • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project concept notes, proposals and initiatives at national and regional level;
  • Identify opportunities, areas for support and intervention related to humanitarian and DRR programmes.

Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the humanitarian and DRR programmes:

  • Coordinate the development of project workplans, tracking matrix and budget monitoring;
  • Monitor implementation of humanitarian and DRR programme activities and projects;
  • Provide technical support to Country offices during call for proposals, procurement processes through reviews and feedback of critical documents;
  • Review, coordinate and monitor the submission of Country Offices financial and narrative semiannual and annual reports;
  • Organize training for UN Women and partners on Results Based Management and monitor implementation;
  • Support evaluation of humanitarian and DRR projects.

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

  • Provide technical advice, guidance, and tools to country offices to support effective implementation of humanitarian and DRR activities;
  • Build and manage relationships with partners and country offices to support implementation of humanitarian and DRR interventions;
  • Conduct surveys and research to identify capacity building needs of Country Offices and partners and coordinate capacity building and training efforts;
  • Contribute to development of tools and strategies for capacity development of stakeholders and support in organizing and facilitating trainings.

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;
  • Organize quarterly review meetings for regional projects to exchange and share information on current progress on implementation process and identify areas of support;
  • Coordinate the development, consolidation, review, and submission of narrative reports to the donor focusing on results, outputs and outcomes;
  • Support capacity development on quality reporting;
  • Monitor and update projects in UN Women systems.

Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of people and finances of the humanitarian programme:

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

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;
  • Support Country Offices to prepare for donor visits.

Provide technical support to inter-agency coordination on humanitarian action to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in the region:

  • Provide substantive technical support to the Humanitarian Specialist on inter-agency coordination related activities by drafting background reports and briefs;
  • Participate in inter-agency coordination meetings as delegated.

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

  • Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to humanitarian action and DRR;
  • Coordinate the development of knowledge products, documentaries and best practices;
  • Organize for knowledge sharing events and activities including knowledge exchange visits and south to south learning;
  • Participate and contribute to UN Women humanitarian meetings and forums;
  • Participate in key regional and global forums as delegated.

The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization.


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

  • 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 analystical skills;
  • God Knowledge of Humanitarian and programming in the region 
  • Ability to identify and analyse trends, oppotunities and threats to fundraise

Habilidades y experiencia requeridas

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;
  • Experience in the in humanitarian and disaster risk reduction is required;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is desirable;
  • Experience in handling of web-based management systems is desirable;
  • Knowledge of results-based management is desirable.


  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of another official UN language is desirable (French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish.)

All applications must include (as an attachment) a completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from

Please note that the system will only allow one attachment and candidates are required to include in the P-11 form links for their previously published reports and articles completed within the last two years. Applications without the completed and signed 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.

Diversity and inclusion:

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.

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