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Job Title: National Post-Programme Analyst, Gender/GBV, Iraq-Baghdad-NOB

Job ID: 27410

Location: Arab States

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Rotation: This post is non-rotational.


Post type: Fixed term appointment

Grade (Classified): NOB

Closing date: December 16, 2019

Duration: One year renewable (*)

(*) No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN Staff Regulations

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Background Information

Organizational Location: The Programme Analyst, Gender/GBV is located in the Iraq Country Office in Baghdad.

Under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Representative, Deputy Representative and the Humanitarian Programme Coordinator GBV and direct supervision of the Programme Specialist GBV, the Gender/GBV Programme Analyst is responsible for supporting the implementation of UNFPA’s Programme on Gender/GBV as stipulated in the Country Programme.

The Gender/GBV Programme Analyst analyzes and assesses political, social and economic trends, leads the formulation, management and evaluation of programme activities within his/her portfolio, and provides policy advice both in humanitarian and development contexts.

Job Purpose: Working within a large and complex Country Office (CO) environment, you will support the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of population and development, reproductive health and gender. Through substantive analysis and assessment of political, social and economic trends, you will contribute to project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks.

You will monitor results achieved during implementation, guiding the appropriate application of systems and procedures, and developing enhancements as required.

You will also ensure direct coordination with governmental and non-governmental implementing partners to achieve to goals and targets defined under the 2020-2024 Country Programme.

Organizational Setting

The Programme Analyst, Gender/GBV works in close collaboration with the other Programme and Operations teams, staff in other UN Agencies and Government, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society organizations, ensuring successful UNFPA programme development and implementation.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with Government counterparts, NGOs and other partners, contributing to the design and implementation of the Country Programme and its component projects, aligning with Government priorities and UNFPA programme policies and procedures.
  • Keeping abreast of new policy developments and strategies analyzing policy papers, strategy documents, national plans and development frameworks and prepares briefs and inputs for policy dialogue, technical assistance coordination and development frameworks.
  • Ensuring appropriate monitoring and oversight mechanisms and systems are established and implemented.
  • Managing and building the capacity of local humanitarian and development implementing partners to ensure effective and efficient implementation of Gender and GBV programming.
  • Analyzing and reporting on programme and project progress in terms of achieving results, using existing monitoring and evaluation tools and introducing new mechanisms and systems; identifying constraints and resource deficiencies and recommend corrective action.
  • Monitoring projects workplans, expenditures and disbursements to ensure delivery is in line with approved project budgets and to realize targeted delivery levels.
  • Analyzing and interpreting the political, social and economic environment relevant to UNFPA activities, and identifying opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention.
  • Analyzing policy papers, strategy documents and national development plans; preparing briefs and inputs for policy dialogue, technical assistance coordination, and development frameworks.
  • Assessing implications of new policy developments and strategies on programme execution, and ensuring their integration.
  • Establishing collaborative relationships with executing agencies, experts, government counterparts and other UN agencies to facilitate timely and efficient delivery of project inputs.
  • Assisting in implementing knowledge management strategies to capture lessons learned and best practices, sharing these with management for future planning supporting training needs of project personnel
  • Supporting the evadvocacy and resource mobilisation strategy of the CO, by ensuring preparation of relevant documentation, i.e. project summaries, conference papers, speeches, donor profiles, and participating in related meetings and public events.
  • Any other related tasks requested by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience


Master’s degree in Social Science, Gender, Social Work, Development or related field.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Two years of professional experience in programme and project management, including international development assistance in the field;
  • Understanding of gender and human rights and women’s human rights is essential;
  • Broad experience in gender analysis, policy and programming is essential;
  • Experience in culturally sensitive programming is essential;
  • Experience in advising and supporting initiatives to promote gender equality and eliminate harmful practices;
  • Demonstrated expertise in the substantive area of work, including programme/project planning design, follow-up, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Strong track record of technical leadership and proven ability to produce demonstrable results
  • Experience using office software packages and web-based management systems.


Fluency in English and Arabic.

Required Competencies


Exemplifying integrity Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system Embracing diversity in all its forms Embracing change Core Competencies:Achieving Results Being Accountable Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen Thinking analytically and Strategically Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships Communicating for Impact

Functional Competencies:

  • Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Delivering results-based programmes
  • Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilisation

Managerial Competencies:

  • Providing strategic focus,
  • Engaging in internal/external partners and stakeholders,
  • Leading, developing and empowering people, creating a culture of performance
  • Making decisions and exercising judgment

UNFPA Work Environment

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.


Important applicant information

All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment.

Applicant information about UNFPA rosters

Note: UNFPA reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNFPA at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

Workforce diversity

UNFPA is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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