UN Women: Action Coalitions – Programme Analyst (Action Coalition)

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 26 February 2020
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 17 March 2020

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.

The Generation Equality Forum (GEF) is a civil society–centered, multi-stakeholder, global gathering for gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France. The Forum will kick off in Mexico City, Mexico (7–8 May 2020), and culminate in Paris, France (7–10 July 2020). The outcomes of the Generation Equality Forum will be: 1. Compelling feminist multi-lateral agenda for gender equality 2. Action Coalitions.

Action Coalitions are global, innovative, multi-stakeholder partnerships that will mobilize governments, civil society, international organizations, and the private sector to: ?catalyze collective action, spark global and local conversations among generations, drive increased public & private investment, deliver concrete, game-changing results across generations for girls and women. These Action Coalitions will develop a set of concrete, ambitious, and transformative actions that Coalition members will take between 2020 and 2025 to achieve immediate and irreversible progress towards gender equality.

In UN Women, the work on Action Coalitions will be carried on by a Task Team – Secretariat - which will be under the management of the Director of the PPID. Reporting to the Programme Manager/Coordinator.   The Programme  Analyst will provide support to the Thematic-Leads of the Action Coalitions in coordination of all work among the Action Coalitions Task Team members, in coordination of the working group meetings as well as providing internal communication support to the Co-Leads of the Action Coalitions with relevant offices within UN Women, Generation Equality Forum Secretariat, and the working group members.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide support to the Co-Leads of Action Coalitions in coordinating the work of the Action Coalitions Task Team:

  • Provide support to the Co-Leads of Action Coalitions in their work for developing “Action Coalitions Blueprints and Delivery” and establishing “Action Coalitions Partnerships” by coordinating their work with the Task Team members;
  • Coordinate team meetings, organize update and reporting sessions by the Programme Manager to the Co-Leads;
  • Follow up on required action/outstanding issues and report on outcome/ result. Alert the Action Coalition Thematic Lead, on critical issues to be addressed.

Provide support to the Co-Leads of Action Coalitions in coordinating working group meetings:

  • Draft the agenda of the working group meetings and coordinate the finalization with the Co-Leads, schedule the meetings, circulate agenda and relevant documents among group members, take meeting notes, create an online repository for all the documents,
  • Prepare briefing materials for Action Coalition Thematic Lead on issues to be discussed in the meetings;
  • Provide support to the Action Coalitions Task Team in coordinating their work directly related to the Action Coalitions Working Group Members.

Provide internal communication support to the Thematic-Leads of Action Coalitions:

  • Update weekly Generation Equality Forum – Action Coalitions Deck for the Executive Leadership team (ELT) in coordination with the GEF Secretariat, the Co-Leads and the Action Coalitions Task Team,
  • Coordinate the updating of the Generation Equality Forum – Action Coalitions presentation for internal and external partners in coordination with the GEF Secretariat and the Action Coalitions Task Team,
  • Coordinate the monitoring of the Action Coalitions e-mail account and responses to the inquiries; maintain an organized filing system for the requests/ questions and inquiries received,

Provide support to the Thematic-Leads of Action Coalitions in development of strategic partnerships and resource mobilization efforts:

  • Provide support to the Co-Leads of Action Coalitions by coordinating their work with the members of the Partnerships task team by assisting managing activities and other promotional events to engage bilateral and multilateral institutions/ donors, private sector and civil society to expand and/or sustain interest and resources for Action Coalitions;
  • Coordinate the preparation of background documents and analysis for the Co-Leads of Action Coalitions to forge and implement strategic partnerships to increase outreach on UN Women’s work in Action Coalitions;

Facilitate knowledge building and sharing:

  • Provide/ exchange information with relevant internal and external partners,
  • Maintain files, databases, and systems relevant to the Action Coalitions;
  • Coordinate and organize events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products; 
  • Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products on Action Coalition Thematic area.

Key Performance Indicators: 

  • Timely and quality contributions to the Action Coalitions Task Team/ Secretariat coordination efforts;
  • Quality inputs and technical support for working group meetings;
  • Timely support provided in managing activities for resource mobilization efforts;
  • Increased awareness of UN Women’s work.


Core values:

  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism;
  • Respect for Diversity.

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 Values and Competencies Framework: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637

Functional Competencies:

  • Good knowledge of gender equality and women’s empowerment issues;
  • Good knowledge of UN system and understanding of inter-agency coordination processes;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Ability to provide advice and support.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master's degree (or equivalent) in international relations, international development, public administration, public policy, or other relevant social science 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 working with Director level coordination and planning processes; 
  • Experience in the planning, organization and implementation of high-level meetings/ events;
  • Wide knowledge about international relations and state protocol is an asset;
  • Experience working in gender equality and women’s rights at the international level is an asset;
  • Experience working in developing countries within the UN system, Agencies, Funds or Programs is an asset.


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


All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558. 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.


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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