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  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Rabat
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • International Relations
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Democratic Governance
  • Closing Date: 2019-02-22

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UNWOMEN Programme Analyst, Gender Sensitive Governance (FTA-NOB)

Rabat (Morocco)


In September 2015, governments united behind the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which features 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets that aim to end poverty, combat inequalities and promote prosperity by 2030 while protecting the environment.

The 2030 Agenda sets out a historic and unprecedented level of ambition to “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030” (SDG 5) as well as including 37 gender-related targets in 10 other SDGs. It commits to addressing core issues of gender equality such as increasing women’s participation in decision-making, eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls, eradicating discriminatory laws and constraints on sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recognizing and valuing unpaid care and domestic work.

To successfully track the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, a robust and equally ambitious monitoring framework is needed. Significant investments in gender statistics are necessary to ensure that evidence-based policies are devised, the impacts of these policies are assessed and the accountability of policymakers and governments to deliver on these commitments is promoted. Robust indicators and quality data are of critical importance and will determine whether policy efforts are marshalled and whether the goals and targets are achieved or missed.

UN Women, is the United Nations agency for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment. It supports the UN member states to implement the 2030 Agenda.

As part of this support, UN Women’s Flagship Programme Initiative “Making Every Woman and Girl Count” aims to effect a radical shift in the production, availability, accessibility and use of quality data and statistics on key aspects of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

In Morocco, UN Women has concluded a 2-years partnership with the High Commissioner for Statistics on three areas:

  1. Putting in place an enabling environment for gender-responsive localization and effective monitoring of national and international policy commitments;
  2. Filling gender data gaps by ensuring that quality and comparable gender statistics are produced regularly; and
  3. Ensuring that data is accessible and used to plan, monitor and evaluate gender sensitive and responsive public policies and budgets.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the MCO Representative and the direct supervision of the Programme Management Specialist, the Programme Analyst ensures effective and efficient management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the “Making Every Woman and Girl Count” Project in Morocco.

1.       Provide techinal and advisory support in the enhancement of Gender Sensitive Statistics production, dissemination and use mainly with in Public Planning and Budgeting (50% of dedicated time):

  • Provide technical and advisory support to implement and support partners of the MEWGC-Morocco in using Gender Sensitive Statistics for planning and budgetingAnalyze, assess and model based on Sensitive Statistics the impact of gender inequalities;
  • Strengthen capacity for processing, dissemination and analysis of gender statistics for monitoring gender-specific targets of the SDGs and GEWE policies and plans.
  • Develop and manage partnerships needed to implement MEWGC-Morocco activities, particularly with the High Commissioner for Statistics, the Ministry of Economy and Finance and all the sectoral Ministries.

2.       Provide technical and coordination support in the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the Making Every Woman and Girl Count (MWEGC) project in Morocco (30% of dedicated time):

  • Develop , coordinate and overseethe implementation of detailed and budgeted annual workplans consistent with the Project Document and the objectives of the MEWGC ;
  • Monitor periodically project results, ensuring performance indicators are incorporated and reported on in UN Women’s Results Management System (RMS) ;
  • Produce quarterly updates and provide inputs to the MEWGC Annual Reports ;
  • Liaise with implementing partners for the submission of financial and narrative reports ;
  • Organize Project Steering Committee, project review and/or evaluation meetings, as needed.

3.       Manage advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts on the MEWGC programme (20% of dedicated time):

Develop knowledge products on Gender Statistics for MEWGC-Morocco in line with the branding and publication guidelines provided by MEWGC-HQ

  • Develop capacity building materials as needed
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategy planning
  • Develop and review background documents, briefs and presentations related to Gender Statistics
  • Represent UN Women in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to Gender Statistics as necessary.

4. Provide any other support to the supervisor as needed

Key Performance Indicators

  • Timely and quality implementation of activities against set workplans, timelines, and budgets, in line with the Strategic Note
  • Strong relations with partners and stakeholders
  • Quarterly reports and timely submission
  • Regular communication with other agencies and partners
  • Quality of advocacy and communication initiatives
  • Enhanced best practices and lessons learned documented and circulated


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies

  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
  • Strong knowledge of coordination, production, analysis, and use of gender statistics and indicators in a national statistical system
  • Knowledge of programme management with an ability to deliver on time with high standards of quality
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to contribute to team success and cooperation
  • Ability to prioritize, work under pressure with colleagues at all levels, and deliver tasks on time

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in statistics, economics, public administration, business administration or other related fields is mandatory
  • A minimum of two years of experience in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and management of development projects and/or complex and multi-stakeholders programmes. Experience in analyzing/modeling/interpreting disaggregated statistics ideally with a view to develop national strategies/public policies and/or to improve programme efficiencies and effectiveness
  • Experience in International Consultancy would be an asset
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset;
  • A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage
  • Fluency in French and English is required
  • Knowledge of Arabic is an asset
  • Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset


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