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UN Women: Programme Analyst – Commission on the Status of Women, Civil Society

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-10

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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.

In this role as the global voice and advocate for gender equality and the empowerment of women, UN Women must deliver to an ambitious agenda as a centre of excellence on knowledge, partnerships, advocacy and social mobilization, as well as a convener, thought leader and champion of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

UN Women will take a lead role in helping to drive commitment and action on gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment as the imperative of our time. Such leadership is especially urgent at a time when Member States of the United Nations and all stakeholders have committed to accelerated implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, in the context of the fact that no country has fully achieved gender equality and the empowerment of women;  It is also urgent at a time when Member States are committed to implementing a transformative Sustainable Development Goals agenda with gender equality and the empowerment of women as a stand-alone goal and with gender-specific targets integrated across the entire agenda. 

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. The CSW is instrumental in promoting women’s rights, documenting the reality of women’s lives throughout the world, and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women. UN Women supports all aspects of the Commission’s work, and UN Women’s Civil Society Division (CSD) is tasked to facilitate participation of civil society representatives in the CSW sessions.

Under the general guidance and direction of the Deputy of the Civil Society Division, the CSW Programme Analyst will be responsible for supporting the participation of civil society at the Commission on the Status of Women.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Facilitate civil society participation at the Commission on the Status of Women

  • Provide coordination and administration support to the Division's work on facilitating civil society participation at CSW, including registration and access.
  • Gather inputs and contribute to the preparation of CSW work plan and periodic progress reports on civil society participation at CSW.
  • Establish systems for project planning, implementation and monitoring, in collaboration with partners;
  • Record and maintain documents on relevant activities, issues, and risks.
  • Manage CSW consultants, interns and volunteers supporting civil society participation in the lead-up and during the CSW session.

2. Coordinate with implementing partners and other stakeholders

  • Coordinate relationships with relevant United Nations offices to support implementation and expansion of civil society participation in CSW;
  • Identify capacity building needs and support civil society through technical assistance and development of training materials for CSW participation;
  • Coordinate responses to relevant CSW-related requests from civil society, UN Women field offices, and other stakeholders.

3. Provide monitoring and reporting support

  • Gather and compile all information necessary for monitoring and reporting from the planning to the evaluation stages;
  • Monitor the implementation of activities and the expenditure of funds supporting civil society registration and access at CSW;
  • Draft and provide inputs to annual and thematic reports and lessons learned analysis.

4. Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies

  • Provide inputs to the development of partnerships and resource mobilization strategies.

5. Advocate and facilitate knowledge building and management and communication

  • Contribute to the exchange of information by maintaining/expanding relevant sections of the CSW website;
  • Provide inputs to the development of knowledge products internally and externally;
  • Produce training materials, tutorials and instructions pertaining to civil society participation in CSW;
  • Coordinate translations and publishing of relevant knowledge products and training materials.


  • Timely and quality implementation of portfolio activities against set workplans, timelines, and budgets
  • Quality and timely reporting
  • Strong relations with partners and stakeholders
  • Regular and timely monitoring of activities 
  • 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

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:


  • Strong knowledge of gender equality and women's rights issues
  • Familiarity with UN intergovernmental processes related to gender equality and related civil society participation modalities
  • Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings and recommendations
  • Excellent IT skills, including databases, web publishing, CRM and office software packages;
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, political science, international relations, global affairs, women's studies, public administration or a related field is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • At least 2 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in servicing, implementing, and monitoring multi-stakeholder participation and engagement at complex meetings and intergovernmental processes, preferably related to thematic area;
  • Familiarity with civil society organizations and international institutions;
  • Experience with MS Office, MS SharePoint, SiteCore web content management system, and Adobe Creative Suite image and video/audio editing applications is highly desirable;
  • Experience working in the UN system is an asset.

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in English is required
  • Knowledge of another official UN 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. 
  • 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.


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