UN Women

Programme Analyst (Institutional Capacity Development and Networking)

UN Women

Job Description

  UN Women (the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of 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 Turkey, in line with its global Strategic Plan 2018-2021, UN Women works towards three overarching goals: 1) Women lead, participate in, and benefit equally from governance systems; 2) All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence; 3) Women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and humanitarian action.

Towards these goals, UN Women implements programmes and projects that aim to advance gender equality, improve women’s access to opportunities, rights and services in political, social and economic life and combat gender stereotypes, discrimination and violence, as required by international and national legal and policy commitments. UN Women collaborates with numerous partners – central and local level government authorities, Civil Society Organizations, including women’s organizations and platforms, academia, private sector companies, other UN agencies. It commits itself to the Leaving No One Behind principle, by supporting targeted actions to remove the obstacles that marginalized and vulnerable groups of women face in accessing their rights and to promote them as agents of change.

Globally and in Turkey, UN Women engages with and supports civil society organizations (CSOs), in particular women’s organizations, as key advocacy and knowledge partners, as well as implementing partners in operational activities in advancing women’s economic, political and social rights. UN Women’s work with civil society encompasses facilitating and expanding spaces for CSOs to come together for coordinated actions and to engage in dialogue with duty-bearers and decision-makers at local, national, regional and international levels, and in the context of inter-governmental processes. UN Women is focused on convening multi-stakeholder partnerships and engaging a wide variety of stakeholders, including men and boys and young people, to bring forth transformative change towards gender equality, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

Under this framework, UN Women will embark on a new three-year project `Strengthening civil society capacities and multi-stakeholder partnerships to advance women’s rights and gender equality in Turkey`, funded by the European Union. The Project aims to reduce gender inequalities by enhancing the ability of civil society organizations to be agents of transformative change towards gender equality and women’s rights.

Under this project UN Women will work with civil society actors as knowledge partners, implementing partners, and advocates for normative advancements and accountability, and will support civil society through convening and networking, knowledge exchange, capacity development, funding, including through its small grants mechanisms. The intervention will address the challenges faced by CSOs and the women’s movements, especially in the context and aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic which is expected to have adverse mid- and long-term impacts on the social and economic status of women. It will seek to foster strategic and innovative partnerships between organizations and individuals working to advance women’s empowerment with a wide range of stakeholders, including men and boys advocates, youth groups, academia, disability rights activists, climate justice activists and other key constituencies, as well as across generations and sectors.

Reporting to Programme Specialist (NOC), the Programme Analyst (Project Officer/ Institutional capacity development and networking) contributes to the effective management of the above project by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. Programme Analyst will be mainly responsible for institutional capacity development and networking/dialogue building related activities under the project and is expected to work closely with the other Programme Analyst responsible for technical assistance and research in successful delivery of all outputs of the Project. Programme Analyst guides and facilitates the delivery of UN Women programmes by monitoring 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 Regional Office and HQ staff as needed, the donor and all relevant national partners towards successful UN Women programme implementation under the portfolio.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide substantive Technical Support to the implementation and management of the project ‘Strengthening civil society capacities and multi-stakeholder partnerships to advance women’s rights and gender equality in Turkey”

  • Coordinate the implementation of programme activities related to institutional capacity development and network/dialogue building activites under the project
  • Monitor the work of implementing partners and external consultants to ensure timely and quality realization of the expected outputs under area of responsibility.
  • Provide technical inputs to the annual workplan and budget;
  • Lead the coordination of the call/request for proposals, including the organization of technical review committees, and capacity assessment of partners;
  • Train implementing/responsible parties on UN Women standard rules and regulations
  • Provide technical support to partners on Results Based Management and monitor implementation.
  • Maintain relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of UN Women’s work in the areas covered under the project
2. Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the project including the finances

  • Monitor progress of implementation of activities and finances using Results-based Management tools;
  • Draft reports on monitoring missions, programme results, outputs and outcomes;
  • Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports.
  • Oversee the financial and narrative reporting process of implementing partners/responsible parties and the grantees.
  • Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary;
  • Provide substantive inputs to financial reports;
3. Provide substantive inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies

  • Provide substantive inputs to partnership building strategies of the Country Office, based on the project experience
  • 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.
4. Provide technical support to inter-agency coordination on the programmatic areas covered under the project to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in the country

  • Provide substantive technical support to the Office management on inter-agency coordination related activities by drafting background reports and briefs.
  • Participate and substantively contribute to inter-agency groups on behalf of UN Women, as delegated
5. Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts

  • Develop background documents, briefs, presentations and other external or internal materials related to the project and its programmatic focus;
  • Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products related to the project and its programmatic focus
Key Performance Indicators

  •  Timely and quality implementation of Programme/Portfolio/ activities against set workplans, timelines, and budgets, in line with the Strategic Note
  •  Timely and quality technical assistance
  •  Quality and timely inputs to reporting
  •  Strong relations with partners and stakeholders
  •  Enhanced best practices and lessons learned documented and circulated


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 gender equality and civil society landscape in Turkey
  •  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.

  •  At least 2 years of progressively responsible work experience in project implementation related to institutional capacity development, networking/dialogue building in the field of strengthening CSOs.
  • Previous experience in working in the field of gender equality is an asset.
  • Experience in management of grant schemes for CSOs is an asset.
Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Turkish is required
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  • CV
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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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