Programme Analyst, Gender in Humanitarian Action at UN Women

WEE Knowledge Management Assistant, Tanzania at UNWomen

UN Women – 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Programme Analyst, Gender in Humanitarian Action

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Duration of Initial Contract: 6 Months
Type of Contract: TA Local
Additional Category: Gender Equality
Post Level: NO-B
Languages Required: English
Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 30-May-2023

Duties and Responsibilities
Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the humanitarian and disaster risk programme:

  • Provide technical inputs to the annual workplan and budget development on humanitarian and disaster risk reduction projects
  • Support the coordination of the call/request for proposals, including the organization of technical review committees, and capacity assessment of partners as assigned
  • Review and evaluate proposals from partners, as assigned
  • Review, coordinate and monitor the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports as assigned
  • Support project partners through overseeing implementation and synergies between different elements of project implementation, while ensuring implementation are on track
  • Lead the planning of humanitarian and disaster risk reduction  project activities to ensure timely and comprehensive implementation
  • Provide technical assistance and capacity building to partners on key areas of project implementation, to ensure the impact of interventions.
  • Maintain records of all target achievements/indicators to monitor progress.
  • Support in the timely preparation and quality control of technical reports, briefs and required project documents.
  • Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/revisions, as necessary and provide substantive inputs to financial reports, as assigned

Provide technical assistance and capacity development to program partners:

  • Maintain relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the humanitarian and disaster risk reduction programme as assigned
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and facilitate technical/programming support and trainings to partners, as assigned
  • Identify capacity building needs of humanitarian and disaster risk reduction partners and lead the coordination of technical assistance, mentoring, training and capacity development initiatives to partners

Provide technical inputs to monitoring and reporting of programme/ project activities:

  • Provide technical inputs for the establishment of an effective monitoring system for the delivery of humanitarian and disaster risk project results as assigned;
  • Monitor progress of implementation of activities and finances using results-based management tools
  • Undertake field visits to monitor performance of commitments by implementing partners and ensure programme objectives are being met
  • Draft reports on monitoring missions, programme results, outputs and outcomes
  • Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports relating to humanitarian action and disater risk reduction

Provide substantive inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies:

  • Develop and maintain partnership at State level to support implementation and expansion of UN Women programming including in the fields of gender responsive humanitarian and women’s leadership;
  • Provide technical and coordination support to Minitry of Women Affairs and Women-led organizations across humanitarian programme implementation states
  • Provide substantive inputs to humanitarian and disaster risk reduction resource mobilization strategies;
  • Participate in donor meetings and public information events, as delegated

Provide technical support to inter-agency coordination on humanitarian action to systematically integrate gender and social inclusion:

  • Provide substantive technical support to the GiHA Programme Manager on inter-agency coordination related activities
  • Represent UN Women in inter-agency coordination related activities by attending meetings/events, participating in groups and committees, as needed
  • Advocate for the engagement and participation of Women Led Organizations and other Civil Society networks in humanitarian coordination mechanisms

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

  • Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to gender in humanitarian action and disaster risk reduction
  • Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products, as assigned
  • Contribute to the development of knowledge management strategies, methodologies, and products on gender in humanitarian action and disaster risk reduction
  • Support the development of advocacy strategies and implementation
  • Support UN Women’s participation in policy dialogues on issues related to humanitarian action and disaster risk rduction as necessary
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned on humanitarian and disaster risk reduction programme  to guide programme improvement and strategic planning

Key Performance Indicator

  • Timely and quality substantive inputs to programme development, workplans and budgets
  • Quality and timely inputs to tracking, monitoring and reporting of programme results and finances
  • Quality and timely technical assistance
  • Quality of knowledge and advocacy products
  • Adherence to UN Women standards and rules including security;
  •  Relationship with partners and stakeholders
  • Increased cooperation and communication between UN Women and the humanitarian partners in Borno and Yobe States
  • Enhanced best practices and lessons learned documented and circulated

Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:

  • Master’s Degree 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 the areas of humanitarian,  gender equality and women’s rights programming, project/programme implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation and donor reporting and capacity building;
  • Technical experience in inter-agency coordination, preferably in humanitarian action
  • Experience in proposal drafting
  • Experience working in the Northeast humanitarian response;
  • Experience engaging diverse stakeholders, including civil society organizations and/or donors is an asset
  • Experience advocating on issues of women’s rights and gender equality;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies, donors and civil society organizations is an asset
  • Experience with UN Women or the UN system would be an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official language is an asset
  • Knowledge of Hausa will be an asset.

Core Values and Guiding Principles:

  • Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
  • Respect for diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies:

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

Functional Competencies:

  • Demonstrated technical expertise on gender equality, women’s empowerment, and social inclusion in humanitarian action
  • 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 recommendation
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good knowledge of gender in humanitarian action
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to manage and maintain relationships with different levels of stakeholders effectively and strategically;
  • Ability to advocate and provide policy advice

Application Closing Date
5th May, 2023 (Midnight New York, USA)

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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