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Office/Unit/Project Description   

UNDP is the knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP's policy work carried out at HQ, Regional and Country Office levels, forms a contiguous spectrum of deep local knowledge to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy. In this context, UNDP invests in the Global Policy Network (GPN), a network of field-based and global technical expertise across a wide range of knowledge domains and in support of the signature solutions and organizational capabilities envisioned in the Strategic Plan.

Within the GPN, the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP's Strategic Plan. BPPS's staff provides technical advice to Country Offices, advocates for UNDP corporate messages, represents UNDP at multi-stakeholder fora including public-private dialogues, government and civil society dialogues, and engages in UN inter-agency coordination in specific thematic areas. BPPS works closely with UNDP's Crisis Bureau (CB) to support emergency and crisis response. BPPS ensures that issues of risk are fully integrated into UNDP's development programmes.  BPPS assists UNDP and partners to achieve higher quality development results through an integrated approach that links results-based management and performance monitoring with more effective and new ways of working. BPPS supports UNDP and partners to be more innovative, knowledge and data-driven including in its programme support efforts.

UNDP has achieved significant progress in making gender equality and women’s empowerment integral to its work on human development. It’s Gender Equality Strategy 2022-2025 builds on the lessons of the previous strategies and has established as the main goal to help governments to shift systems and power structures that generate gender inequalities and women’s disempowerment. It will work through its six signature solutions on poverty and inequality, governance, resilience, environment, energy and gender equality; and promote integrated approaches in each thematic area, stronger investments in data and analysis, the implementation of innovative solutions to transform social norms, and stronger partnerships with UN agencies and with civil society.  The Gender Team (BPPS) has the leading role in the implementation of the Gender Equality Strategy 2022-2025, including through the implementation of the Gender Equality Global Program 2023-2025.

Scope of Work 

The Gender Analyst- Inclusive economies and the economic empowerment of women, under the supervision of the Gender Specialist-Inclusive economies and the economic empowerment of women, will:

1.           Facilitate the effective implementation and day-to-day management of the Gender Team’s work on inclusive economies and the economic empowerment of women.

  • Provide technical guidance to strengthen the programmatic priorities on inclusive economies and the economic empowerment of women reflected in the Gender Equality Global Program 2023-2025 (Outcome 1), including on social protection and public care systems; decent jobs for women through digital technologies and policy reforms; public and private finance for gender equality; and data for rapid gender-responsive measures to overcome global socio-economic crisis.
  • Facilitate the preparation and monitoring of the annual work plan, budget and procurement plan for all activities related to the Gender Team’s work on these topics.
  • Coordinate the procurement of services including the development of terms of references and procurement strategies, the timely submission for procurement of goods and services (UNALL) and the quality assurance/approval of the deliverables; and the recruitment of personnel if needed. 
  • Monitor and process (if required) financial transactions in UNDP ERP System-Quantum, including but not limited to e-requisitions, receipts, and budget revisions.

    2.           Ensure effective implementation of the EQUANOMICS Flagship Initiative, including on expanding care, making fiscal policies work for gender equality, and the Global Learning Lab on Gender Equal Economies.

    • Develop and maintain the workplans of the different service lines on expanding care, fiscal policies and the Learning Lab, ensuring timely and smooth implementation of activities.
    • Coordinate and support the implementation of the specific recruitment/procurement processes, including webinars, podcasts, and other activities as needed.
    • Coordinate and oversee the development and update of the EQUANOMICS Website, and other communications material related to the initiative.
    • Support the development and implementation of a Global Survey on feminist economics, including liaison with partners.

      3.           Promote partnerships and resource mobilization efforts.

      • Provide support to strengthen strategic partnerships to advance UNDP strategic agenda on inclusive economies and the economic empowerment of women.
      • Contribute to the resource mobilization efforts for the expansion of the Gender Team’s work on inclusive economies and the economic empowerment of women, including identifying funding opportunities, preparing funding proposals, donor briefings, etc.
      • Ensure timely and high-quality reporting to management and donors against work plans. 
      • Attend meetings, prepare concept notes, presentations, briefs and talking points as needed.

        4.           Facilitate the implementation of the Gender Equality Strategy 2022-2023 and the Gender Equality Global Programme 2023-2025.

        • Support dissemination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Gender Equality Strategy 2022-2025 and the Gender Equality Global Programme 2023-2025.
        • Attend management meetings, prepare Agendas, follow up of workplans, as needed.

          5.    Facilitate knowledge and capacity building, knowledge sharing and advocacy relevant to the Gender Team’s work on inclusive economies and the economic empowerment of women.

          • Organize training, workshops, and capacity building activities in a consultative manner, involving technical experts and stakeholders.
          • Identify, synthesize and document best practices and lessons learned that are generated from the different initiatives.
          • Participate in and ensure sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice on project related issues. Support establishment of knowledge platforms for the project, facilitate innovative mechanisms for dissemination of knowledge and develop knowledge resources and products. 
          • Promote advocacy on development trends and opportunities to collaborate in coordination with the project partners, stakeholders, and UNDP communications staff. 

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

            Institutional Arrangement

            The incumbent will report to the Gender Specialist-Inclusive economies and the economic empowerment of women.

            Competencies Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements  Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible  Act with Determination:  LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination 

            Cross functional and technical competencies Thematic Area Name Definition 2030 Agenda: People Gender Gender mainstreaming 2030 Agenda: People Gender Gender issues and analysis 2030 Agenda: Engagement and Effectiveness. Effectiveness RBM standards and practices for programming 2030 Agenda: Engagement and Effectiveness. Effectiveness Performance and data analysis and sharing lessons 2030 Agenda: Engagement and Effectiveness. Effectiveness Development Partnership Architecture Business Direction and Strategy System Thinking Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system Administration & Operations Events Management (including retreats, trainings and meetings)

            Ability to manage events, including venue identification, accommodation, logistics, catering, transportation, and cash disbursements, etc.

            Minimum Qualifications of the Successful IPSA

            Min. Education requirements   

            • Advanced University Degree (master’s or equivalent) in International Development, Business Administration, Social Sciences or related disciplines is required. or
            • A first-level university degree (bachelor’s degree in the above fields of study, in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree.

              Min. years of relevant work experience              

              • Minimum 2 years (with master’s degree) or 4 years (with bachelor’s degree) of relevant experience on gender and development with a special focus on inclusive economies and the economic empowerment of women.

                Required skills  

                • Demonstrated experience in managing projects/initiatives on gender and development. 

                  Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section

                  • Demonstrated experience on gender equality in multilateral organizations, including UNDP and/or other UN Agency at the global, regional, or national level is desirable.
                  • Proven experience in partnerships and resource mobilization is desirable.
                  • Proven experience in learning and knowledge management is an asset.
                  • Proven experience in supporting the development and/or implementation of strategies/actions plans to advance gender equality at the global, regional or local level is desirable.

                    Required Language(s)   

                    • Fluency in English (written and spoken) is required.
                    • Fluency in another UN language is an asset.   Disclaimer
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