UN Women

Programme Analyst (Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund)

UN Women

Job Description

  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 Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) is a partnership between the United Nations, Member States, and the civil society, which supports women led and women’s rights organizations working to build peace and provide humanitarian response throughout the world. Since the end of 2016, the WPHF has supported over 300 Civil Society Organizations and is present in 20 countries or group of countries.

UN Women hosts the Secretariat of the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund. The WPHF Secretariat provides support to the Funding Board, mobilizes resources from Governments, companies, foundations and individuals, provides day to day support to Country Offices implementing WPHF programmes, ensures timely and quality monitoring and reporting. The Secretariat’s mandate is also to strengthen stakeholders’ knowledge of and engagement with women, peace and security issues through proper internal and external communications, advocacy and outreach. Finally, the Secretariat provides knowledge management services for the WPHF, and has been mandated to establish a Community of Practice (CoP) for WPHF partners and grantees.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the WPHF Secretariat, Policy Specialist – Peace and Security (P4), the Programme Analyst is responsible for coordinating the WPHF regular funding cycle portfolio as well as its Covid-19 Emergency Response Window.  This includes coordinating relationships with national partners and stakeholders, and the monitoring and reporting, knowledge production and management of the portfolio. The Programme Analyst will also be responsible for ensuring programmatic and operational coherence across WPHF’s funding mechanisms.

Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinate the Regular WPHF Regular Funding Cycle and COVID-19 Emergency Response Window Portfolios:

  • Coordinate the overall Programme/Portfolio development and implementation according to WPHF’s priorities as defined by its Funding Board;
  • Liaise with Country offices on the establishment of national committees and the launch of WPHF calls for proposals in countries
  • Lead the technical review of proposals received under the portfolio;
  • Gather inputs and coordinate the preparation of work-plans, periodic narrative progress reports and reports to the WPHF Board;
  • Establish systems for grant-making planning, implementation and monitoring, in collaboration with partners;
  • Record and maintain documents on relevant Programme activities, issues, and risks, including the WPHF risk management strategy;
  • Ensure programmatic and operational coherence across all WPHF’s funding mechanisms.
Guide Coordination with Country Offices and other stakeholders:

  • Coordinate relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the portfolio, raise potential problems and suggest solutions;
  • Identify support needs through technical assistance, mentoring, training and Capacity Development initiatives, as needed.
Coordinate the monitoring and reporting on the WPHF Regular Funding Cycle and COVID-19 Emergency Response Window Portfolios:

  • Gather and compile all information necessary for monitoring and reporting on programmes and projects from the planning to the evaluation stages;
  • Monitor the implementation of activities; conduct regular monitoring visits, as required;
  • Draft country or thematic briefs, background documents, briefs and presentations related to the WPHF or to women, peace and security and humanitarian issues;
  • Lead drafting of the WPHF consolidated annual report;
  • Draft other annual and quarterly reports/updates as needed and provide inputs to Country reports.
Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:

  • Provide inputs to the development of partnerships and resource mobilization strategies for the WPHF Regular Funding Cycle and COVID-19 Emergency Response Window;
  • Provide substantive inputs to WPHF’s #1000WomenLeaders Campaign;
  • 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.
Advocate and facilitate knowledge building and management and communication:

  • Document the programme implementation process and products, lessons learned, best practices, etc.;
  • Contribute to the exchange of information (WPHF peer exchange programme) and provide inputs to the development of knowledge products internally and externally of the programme.
Key Performance Indicators: 

  • Timely and quality implementation of portfolio activities against set workplans, timelines, and budgets, in line with the Strategic Note;
  • Quality and timely reporting;
  • Strong relations with partners and stakeholders;
  • Regular and timely monitoring of activities;
  • 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 budget and finance skills;
  • Good knowledge of Results Based Management;
  • Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings and recommendations;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Knowledge of UN programme Management Systems.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in public Administration, law, human rights, gender equality, management, social sciences or other related areas 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 (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage.

  • At least 2 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in managing complex and multi-component programme interventions with national partners, preferably related to thematic area;
  • Experience in coordinating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating development programmes and projects is an asset.

  • Fluency in English and French is required;
  • Working knowledge of Arabic or Spanish 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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