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Vacancy Announcement No: 09 - 2017

Job Title: Program Analyst -Gender Coordination
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Position Number: 00120757
Grade Level: NO-B
Duty Station: Khartoum
Duration: One year
Closing Date: 01 July 2017


The Sudan Country Programme (2013-2017) combines emergency preparedness, humanitarian response, conflict recovery, resilience and development support in an extremely complex political, logistical and security-compromised environment. The CP is designed around six integrated and inter-related outputs with an overall goal of improving maternal health in Sudan. Attention to population dynamics and gender are supportive strategies and the programme targets the most underserved populations, especially women and youth/adolescents. In the Sudan context, this means special attention to the displaced, conflict and environmentally affected communities, nomadic groups, refugees and urban migrants. It is operationalized through one head office in Khartoum, three sub-offices in Darfur and staff presence in other states. The Programme Analyst Gender Coordination directly reports to the Gender, Cultural & Human Rights Program Specialist under the coordination of the Assistant Representative and overall leadership of the Representative and Deputy Representative


Work Relations:

The Programme Analyst interacts and works closely with implementing partners, other programme units, UN agencies and donor organizations to ensure efficient and effective delivery of the programme. 


Job Purpose:

Under the direct supervision of the Gender, Cultural & Human rights Program Specialist, the Programme Analyst Gender coordination is in charge of the coordination of FGM Projects in close collaboration with the Gender team and other Program units and operations (Procurement, Finance, Logistics, HR and Travel) units, and ensures consistent service delivery. S/he will contribute to the design, planning, monitoring and implementation of GBV/FGM related interventions.

  Duties and responsibilities:

  • Analyzes political, socio-economic,  population and health situation relevant to gender with special focus of FGM/C aspects in order to identify strategic areas for coordination among IPs, stakeholders, UNFPA and other relevant UN sister organizations;
  • Brings FGM/C to the attention of various segments of the population at  local, national and international levels through effective coordination of all of those who play a part in the abandonment of FGM/C – from frontline staff to those with responsibility for commissioning and setting the strategic direction of the social and health system;
  • Analyzes, overseeing and report on implementation of the Taskforce activities assigned program activities, monitor program expenditures and disbursement to ensure delivery is in line with approved budgets;
  • Provides input and follow up for financial monitoring and conduct of quarterly and annual reviews in coordination with Gender Programme Assistant and Finance Monitoring Officer and any other relevant staff;
  • Designs innovative interventions in facilitating the abandonment of FGM/C and aligning the various efforts and interventions on FGM/C, through national coordination, advocacy and awareness promotion focusing on physicians, midwives, health personnel, community leaders, youth and media personnel;
  • Enhances coordination efforts for maintaining functional gender-based referral pathways at state, locality and community levels including in humanitarian settings
  • Liaises between National Taskforce partners to ensure they  act as an ‘open’ forum and field coordinating body on national interventions and efforts on combating FGM/C and Provides strategic guidance to, and ‘act on’ operational issues identified by the other Sectoral plans pertaining to combating FGM/C;
  • Contributes to the achievements of results through primary analysis and robust monitoring of programme implementation;
  • Generates an experience of knowledge sharing on gender concerns among all partners of DFID-supported projects and programmes;
  • Significantly contributes to the planning process and implementation of AWPs  and review of the  DFID project with particular focus on  strengthening the coordination aspects and support the effort to establish and sustain national reporting mechanism;
  • Explores areas of Good Practices and Success Stories arising from the program implementation and coordination at national, state and community levels and provide the necessary support for documentation;
  • Conducts mapping – using different methods of analysis - of partners working on FGM/C and identify priority capacity development areas for effective partnership, coordination and networking.
  • Performs any other task as may be required by the direct supervisor or the UNFPA Management Team.
Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:


Master Degree on Social and Economic sciences and other relevant disciplines.



At least 3 years of relevant professional experience in area of FGM/C, gender and women empowerment Not less than one year of experience in gender in development programme design and implementation. Experience with projects or a programme implemented by multinational or bilateral donors is an asset. Experience in the United Nations system is an asset; Willingness and capability to undertake duty travel.


Fluency in both written and spoken English and working knowledge of Arabic is a requirement.

Computer Skills:

Proficiency in current office software applications. Knowledge of ATLAS is an advantage.

Required Competencies:

Values: (Exemplifying integrity, Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system, embracing Cultural diversity, embracing change)


Core Competencies: (Achieving results, Being accountable, Developing and applying professional Expertise/business acumen, Thinking analytically and strategically, Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships, Communicating for impact)


Functional competencies:(Advocacy/Advancing a policy-oriented agenda, Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/building strategic alliances and partnerships, Delivering results-based programmes, Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization)

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life.  We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process.  UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status

UNFPA offers an attractive compensation package commensurate with experience