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NATIONAL POST: Programme Analyst, Gender Based Violence(GBV), Multiple Locations, Myanmar Country Office, NOB

Yangon (Myanmar)

  • Organization: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
  • Location: Yangon (Myanmar)
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Gender-based violence
  • Closing Date: 2017-02-21

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*Duty Stations: Multiple (Maungdaw/ Myitkyina/ Sittwe/ Yangon)

Closing Date: 21 February 2017 (5 pm Yangon time)

Position Summary:

The Programme Analyst (GBV) is located in the country office in Maungdaw/ Myitkyina/ Sittwe/ Yangon and reports to the GBV Specialist in respective states.

Job purpose:

UNFPA expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV and AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.  Advancing gender equality and promoting the empowerment of women is a key programme priority of UNFPA defined in UNFPA Strategic plan (2014-2017).

 UNFPA manages the “Women and Girls First Initiative” (2016-2018), a 14 million USD multi-year UNFPA-donor joint trust fund. Under the Women and Girls First programme, UNFPA is committed to leading the international community and supporting national stakeholders in addressing gaps in gender equality, improving reproductive health (RH) services, responding to and preventing gender based violence (GBV) and integrating gender equality and women's rights perspectives into national policies, development frameworks and laws. Through these key outcomes, UNFPA will also be seeking to achieve improved and strengthened access to justice and increased participation of women in the peace process, through economic and political empowerment. The programme focus areas include Rakhine, Kachin and Northern Shan States and Kayin state with additional technical support to other areas in the South Eastern region including Kayah and Mon States.

Emergency preparedness and humanitarian assistance is integrated in UNFPA’s third country programme and remains an important function of the organization. UNFPA in line with global strategy contributes to strengthening national capacity to provide sexual and reproductive health services, gender based violence prevention and response and data issues in humanitarian settings. The Programme Analyst (GBV) is required to support the development and implementation of programs to support humanitarian responses for GBV, while ensuring linkages with on-going peace building efforts and development programme in close coordination with the UNFPA programme team as well as national and international partners and Government Ministries.

Under overall guidance of the UNFPA Deputy Representative, with direct supervision from Programme Specialist (GBV), and in close coordination with UNFPA CO in Yangon, the incumbent provides technical, operational and coordination support to UNFPA’s GBV programme. The Programme Analyst (GBV) will work in close collaboration with national authorities, non-state actors, humanitarian and development agencies (UN, NGOs and INGOs) and civil society organizations to provide GBV coordination and technical assistance as appropriate. The Programme Analyst (GBV) will also work to support the sub offices in the field locations in Kachin, Northern Shan, Rakhine and Kayin to ensure quality and timely programme design and implementation. The Programme Analyst (GBV) will also work closely with the UNFPA Gender Programme to ensure the streamlining of programme implementation and evidenced based policy development.


Qualifications and Experience 


Advanced university degree in social work or other social sciences, public/community health, gender, legal advice as it relates to gender and GBV, and development or related field.

Knowledge and Experience:

• A minimum of 2 years of increasingly responsible relevant professional experience

• Strong commitment to the mandate of the UN and UNFPA in Myanmar

• Field experience addressing/integrating gender, and/or reproductive health issues in emergency and post conflict contexts 

• Knowledge of gender issues in development, particularly GBV and/or RH, including relevant international human rights standards; and operational and advocacy experience implementing UNSC resolutions on Women Peace and Security (1325, 1820, 1888, 1889 and 1960)

• Knowledge of reproductive health, HIV and protection issues in humanitarian and post-conflict recovery settings

• Experience in utilizing the following internationals tools: GBV Standard Operating Procedures; GBV Information Management System; IASC Guidelines for Integrating GBV Interventions in Humanitarian Settings; IASC Gender in Humanitarian Action Handbook; GBV Coordination Handbook; and WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Researching Gender-based Violence in Emergencies

• Excellent computer literacy (windows environment, MS office applications including Word, Excel and Power-point and Internet skills) 

• Experience and capacity in development and delivery of GBV training components to government, NGO, and community level participants  


Fluency in oral and written English and Myanmar is essential with ability to write clearly and concisely and to compose correspondence and documents in both languages 

Other Required Skills

• Experience in application of conflict sensitivity and “do no harm” approaches programming 

UNFPA has established an electronic application management system. This allows applicants to create a candidate profile, which can be updated regularly and submitted for more than one vacancy.

Download the Step by Step Guide to Applying in the E-Recruit System of UNFPA at

Please print out the Guide for your reference during the registration and application process.

In the motivation section, kindly list the location (Maungdaw, Myitkyina,Sittwe,Yangon) in order of preference.

UNFPA, Myanmar Country Office will facilitate electronic application. For interested candidates who require assistance from UNFPA, you are kindly invited to the 2-day job fair at your suitable time on either 12 and 13 February 2017 (9 am to 5 pm) at Esperado Lake View Hotel; No. 23, U Aung Myat Street, Mingular Taung Nyunt Township, Yangon.




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