Gender Analyst - (Net USD 25,786~31,646 per annum) Myanmar National Only
(Those who previously applied need not apply again)
Myanmar has embarked on a major transition towards democracy, market style economy and peace. Myanmar has low middle-income status (LMIC) and is committed to lifting itself out of Least Developed Country (LDC) status within the next seven years. Following the implementation of the first ever UNDP Country Programme during 2013-2017 and as a key development partner of the government of Myanmar, UNDP will implement a new UNDP Country Programme for the period 2018-2022, striving to deliver on a large and relevant programme portfolio that is responsive to the main development challenges facing the country.
The UNDP Country Office in Myanmar is a key interlocutor and advisor to the union government on rule of law, civil service reform, parliamentary capacity and institution building, and expanding its programme at the state, region and township levels in order to ensure stronger institutions at all levels of government as well as broader civic engagement as part of the effort to build and sustain peace. The UNDP Programme Teams anchor UNDP’s programme portfolio in their areas and provide thought leadership on cross-cutting development issues in Myanmar, and globally, to ensure that UNDP’s mandate of convening development partners in support of the national development agenda, and overall discourse on the Sustainable Development Goals is amplified by internal knowledge, research, and stand-out policy advice. Priority issues include gender, social cohesion and conflict prevention and SDGs.
The Gender Analyst works under the guidance and supervision of the Deputy Country Director, and in close collaboration with Programme Units, Programme staff in other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff and Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society to help implement gender as a cross-cutting issue in the UNDP programme. S/he provides quality advice to Government and partners in his or her work area.
UNDP Myanmar is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
Duties and Responsibilities
Supports gender inclusion in UNDP Programme activities from design through implementation, focusing on achievement of the following results:
- Conducts thorough analysis and research of the gender dimension in political, social and economic situation in the country and collaborates in preparation/revision of project documents, AWP and other documents in the area of work;
- Identifies, in close collaboration with national and international partners, programme areas of cooperation on gender issues;
- Prepares gender strategy in cooperation with programme teams;
- Provides inputs for provision of policy options on specific to-be-defined development issues to governments and other development actors;
- Facilitates assessment of the country’s policies and their impact on women’s economic empowerment, social cohesion and SDG design;
- Researches and provides inputs to UNDP management and programme portfolio teams on cross-cutting issues and implications on UNDP programme and project design, policy advice, and collaborative approaches;
- Facilitates research and analysis on specific and topical human development issues, (e.g. social cohesion, women’s economic empowerment, SDG programme design and approaches);
- Designs and formulates gender components of UNDP programme translating gender priorities into local interventions and ensuring coordination and networking with clients, stakeholders and programme partners;
- Monitors gender implementation across projects, synthesizing progress against indicators and preparing reports
- Prepares and shares regularly contextual analysis.
Manages programme components on gender, focusing on achievement of the following results:
- Provides component leadership, technical guidance, oversight and quality control of program operations from planning, budgeting to implementation and monitoring and evaluation, ensuring that results are delivered in accordance with work plan, standards, allocations, framework and rules and regulations;
- Supports effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management targets and monitoring achievement of result, as quality assurance, ROAR, IWP etc.;
- Maintains regular contact with project and programme counterparts under his/her supervision in order to ensure monitoring of projects' progress, monitoring of unit work plans, programme effectiveness and achievement of results;
- Participates in recruitment, and is responsible for performance and supervision of project staff;
- Promotes cross component and cross programme collaboration
Represents UNDP, ensures creation of strategic partnerships and supports resource mobilization for gender mainstreaming, focusing on achievement of the following results:
- Represents UNDP at national events;
- Organizes and manages UNDPs role as co/chair in various gender working groups led by donors, government or other coordination mechanisms;
- Engages publicly by giving speeches and speaking in public forums; prepares and/or provides input to speeches by CO senior management;
- Provides input and supports engagement to policy dialogue on cross-cutting issues with the Government, donors, civil society, private sector and contributes to development of policies as relevant;
- Contributes to implementation to CO partnerships and resource mobilization strategy to support achievement of gender mainstreaming;
- Researches and analyses information on existing and new partners;
- Develops ideas and concepts for possible areas of cooperation;
- Establishes close working relationships and creates programmatic linkages with relevant government agencies; UN Agencies, IFI’s, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector and civil society as guided by the supervisor;
- Identifies funding opportunities for ongoing and new projects
Ensures provision of top quality advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building and management, focusing on achievement of the following results:
- Identifies sources of information related to gender issues; identifies and synthesizes best practices and lessons learned directly linked to gender mainstreaming goals;
- Coordinates and ensures gender integration in project design, inputs in development of policies, institutions and advocacy that will address the country problems and needs in gender, in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners;
- Supports the establishment of advocacy networks at national level and linked to international networks;
- Implements relevant, high-impact advocacy campaigns with key partners;
- Ensures that lessons learned are captured and recorded into the CO knowledge networks;
- Ensures provision of top quality advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building
Ability to make new and useful ideas work
Level 3: Adapts deliverables to meet client needs
Ability to persuade others to follow
Level 3: Proactively seeks and recognizes contributions of others
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
Level 3: Appropriately involves team in different stages of work and decision-making
Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
Level 4: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis
Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement
Level 4: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services
Gender and Institutional Development
Knowledge of systems for gender mainstreaming and capacity development and interagency collaboration and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
Gender Issues and Development
Knowledge of gender issues and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations, including analysis of projects from a gender perspective Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
Gender Corporate Reporting
Knowledge of corporate reporting, including skills to manage ROAR reporting and extractions, gender marker development and other tools, supporting and strengthening GSIC, reporting and ongoing feedback to Executive Board Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
Ability to engage with other agencies, donors, and other development stakeholders and forge productive working relationships Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
Ability to plan, organize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals t Management
Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work
Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
Ability to identify and organize programmes and projects to implement solutions and generate resources (definition is unclear and not well linked to the stated competency)
Level 3: Apply & Adapt (Recognized contributor with demonstrated ability)
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s or Bachelor Degree in Gender Studies; or Master’s or Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences, Political Sciences or related field and gender certificate.
- Minimum of 2 years with Master’s degree or 4 years with Bachelor degree of progressively advancing experience in gender programmes and project management in international development organizations and/or bilateral development agencies. Experience with the UN system is an asset.
- Demonstrated experience in developing gender projects and mainstreaming gender into programming.
- Experience in public speaking and representing organization in public forums, committees and other external partnerships.
- Demonstrated experience in monitoring gender achievements and reporting.
- Proven ability to work in multi-cultural teams.
- Programme/project management experience with sound knowledge of all aspects of the project cycle (design, implementation, monitoring & evaluation).
- Fluency in the written and spoken English and Myanmar
UNDP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
Women candidates are encourage to apply.
Only those candidates in whose qualifications and experience the Organization has further interest will be contacted for subsequent interview(s).
UNDP regrets its inability to reply individually or attend to telephone or e-mail queries on the advertised posts.