Programme Analyst (Sustainable Development Goals)

UN Women
New York, NY, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Junior (0-4 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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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.

To support member states in implementing the 2030 Agenda, UN Women’s Flagship Programme Initiative “Making Every Woman and Girl Count” (MEWGC) aims to affect a radical shift in the availability, accessibility and use of data and statistics on key aspects of gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Programme envisions a multi-year and multi-country programme of work, supported by global and regional activities linking normative and technical work on gender statistics at the global level to the regional and national levels through three interlinked areas of work:

  • Building a supportive policy and institutional environment for the localization and effective monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
  • Increasing the quality, comparability and regularity of gender statistics to address national data gaps and meet reporting commitments under the SDGs; and
  • Ensuring that gender statistics are accessible to users in governments, civil society, academia and the private sector, to strengthen adequate demand for their production.

Under the supervision of the Programme Management Specialist, the Programme Analyst provides organizational and logistical support for the implementation of Making Every Woman and Girl Count, coordinates advocacy and public information activities, provides operational and coordination support, liaising as necessary on all matters related to procurement, HR, budget, vendors, travel; coordinates advocacy events and products under MEWGC; and contributes to the broader work of UN Women as it relates to the FPIs and provides limited administration support to the Chief Statistician, as needed.


Duties and Responsibilities

Provide logistical and analytical support for the implementation of Making Every Woman and Girl Count:

  • Organize meetings of the Steering Committee, prepare reports and ensure adequate follow-up;
  • Ensure timely communication with and provision of necessary materials to members of the steering committee;
  • Draft terms of reference, preparatory materials and meeting reports; 
  • Manage communications with external collaborators, including consultants;  
  • Review and comment on the work of project teams and consultants to ensure that they are adequate for external dissemination;
  • Provide technical inputs to the preparation of concept notes, research and funding proposals; as well as to the elaboration of outlines, chapters, boxes, infographics and related material.

Coordinate advocacy and public information activities for Making Every Woman and Girl Count:

  • Update the web portal and ensure that information on the implementation of the programme is publicly accessible; Serve as the knowledge management focal point;
  • Liaise frequently with UN Women’s Internal Communications Adviser to develop effective ways to communicate the status of the implementation of MEWGC to the broader organization, including contributing regularly to the Corporate Newsletter and Corporate Calendar;
  • Participate in brainstorming meetings and in-house discussions on various aspects of the FPI’s implementation;
  • Maintain and regularly update a calendar of events and activities that are relevant to the FPI’s implementation and advocacy opportunities;
  • Work with the FPI team to contribute to communications and outreach activities, including serving as the focal point for all advocacy-related events and other meetings.

 Provide operational and coordination support for the timely implementation of Making Every Woman and Girl Count:

  • Provide support to the implementation of the programme’s procurement plan, by undertaking request for proposals (RFP) processes for the print design, web design, and printing contracts for the project, as well as for the contract management for consultants, liaising with HR to prepare Terms of Reference and requesting contracts for consultants; and monitoring the budget;
  • Communicate and coordinate with the programme’s print and website design vendors on services, including ensuring that the vendors and the programme team are adhering to the deadlines established in the production schedule;
  • Draft and maintain the project timeline and production schedule, ensure that planning mechanisms are established to meet the deliverables for the programme; communicate and follow-up with all parties involved;
  • Provide operational support to the timely preparation of quality donor reports;
  • Prepare and review budgets and proposed activities of the different projects to ensure that they are consistent with the objectives of MEWGC and are in compliance the agreed timelines.

Contribute to the broader work of UN Women as it relates to the FPIs and provide limited administration support to the FPI Programme Coordinator, as needed:

  • Serve as the Research and Data team’s focal point as it relates to corporate discussions on FPIs;
  • Initiate online discussions and solicit inputs from UN Women staff and experts in the field in collaboration with the Research and Data;
  • Oversee e-discussions and other cross-unit collaboration activities on the corporate workspace;
  • Brief the Research and Data team on corporate knowledge management trainings, news and other developments as relevant; 
  • Provide limited administration support and perform other tasks as needed, as needed.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality production of print materials as well as digital products;
  • Projects are finished within budget and on time;
  • Timely updating of internal knowledge hubs and calendars;
  • Quality organization of advocacy activities.



Core Values:


  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.


  • 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:

Ethics and Values:

  • Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.

Organizational Awareness:

  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.

Development and Innovation:

  • Take charge of self-development and take initiative.

Work in teams:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Communicating and Information Sharing:

  • Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.

Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:

  • Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others.

Conflict Management:

  • Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.

Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:

  • Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge

Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:

  • Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.

Functional Competencies:

  • Exceptional organizational skills;
  • Strong skills in coordination and programme implementation;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to provide briefings on complex issues;
  • Client orientation with constructive approach to resolution of problems and dedication to providing timely support;
  • Good understanding of and commitment to gender equality and women's empowerment and its policy implications;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills in English; French or Spanish in addition will be an asset;
  • Strong knowledge and use of computer office tools (Word, referencing software, databases, spreadsheets, web content production, filing);
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team and in a cooperative and productive fashion both with internal and external colleagues;
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, and ability to work in multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environments; ability to build and promote partnerships across the organization and beyond;
  • Ability to work under pressure on multiple projects whilst maintaining high-quality and timeliness;
  • Sound judgment;
  • Ability to multi-task, handling a complex workload involving concurrent deadlines.


Required Skills and Experience


  • Master degree (or equivalent) in development related disciplines, gender, economics, statistics, development or other social science fields.


  • A minimum of 2 years of experience, relevant experience, particularly in providing operational support and/or supporting research and policy analysis related to gender equality and women’s rights;
  • Experience in advocating for the improved production and use of gender statistics;
  • Experience working with graphic designers, website designers, visual media producers, and other vendors;
  • Familiarity with UN Women.


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

Application Information:

  • All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from;
  • 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;
  • UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.


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.