You are here

Programme Analyst


Job title:                                       Programme Analyst-Gender                  

Level:             NO-A      

Position Number: To be established

Location: Damascus

Full/Part time: Full

Fixed term/Temporary: Temporary Appointment

Rotational/Non Rotational:             Non Rotational

Duration: One year


The Position:

The position is located in Country Office (CO) Damascus.

Programme Analyst will report directly to the Gender Programme Officer.


How Programme Analyst-Gender can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in Programme results.

Job Purpose:

The Programme Analyst assists in the design, planning and management of UNFPA’s country Programme by analyzing relevant political, social and economic trends and providing inputs to project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks. The Programme Analyst assists with Programme/ project implementation by using and developing appropriate mechanisms and systems and ensuring compliance with established procedures, as well as by monitoring results achieved during implementation.


Programme Analyst would be responsible for:

Participates in the identification and formulation of the country Programme and component projects by compiling and analyzing information in the subject area of gender and Human Rights, drafts project documents and work plans, and prepares tables and statistical data.

Evaluates gender projects and Programme activities, establishing and implementing mechanisms to systematically assess the achievement of results, conducting field visits to the Community Well-Being Centers (CWCs) in the governorates, participating in review meetings and evaluation missions and preparing regular inputs to status and progress reports. Analyzes factors affecting the achievement of results, recommends corrective actions and follows up on recommendations.

Contributes to creation and sharing of knowledge by synthesizing and documenting findings and lessons learned, success stories and best practices, strategies and approaches of the CO, and drafting relevant materials for dissemination.

Supports advocacy and resource mobilization strategy of the CO by compiling and synthesizing relevant background material for use in discussions and public events. Establishes and maintains network of donor and public information contacts and provides assistance in organizing and conducting donor meetings and public information events.

Contribute in GAM (Gender & Age Marker) vetting for the HRP project sheets.

Liaise with field coordinators for continuous monitoring of the CWCs and reporting back to the Country Office.

Analyzes and interprets the political, social and economic environment relevant to gender and Human Rights, in cooperation with other programmes, and identifies opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention. Keeps abreast of new policy developments and strategies analyzing policy papers, strategy documents, national plans and development frameworks, and prepares briefs and inputs for policy dialogue, technical assistance coordination, and development frameworks.

Represent Gender unit in the GBV sub- sector, Protection sector and gender working group if needed.

Assist in providing training in the field of gender and human rights for the Implementing Partners and UN agencies as required.

Follow up of the gender and human rights issues with the relevant government counterparts including treaties, conventions and resolution ratified by Syrian government.  

Contribute to the assessment and research (quantitative and qualitative) conducted by the government or national NGOs for the gender unit.


In close cooperation with M&E unit contributes to collection of data for gender program implementation form IPs and its analyses.

Other duties as deemed necessary.

Work Relations:

The Programme Analyst maintains collaborative relationships with all Programme and project staff at the CO. Internal contacts include the Syria CO management, Assistant Representative, and the CO’s Programme/ technical teams. External contacts include other UN agencies in country and counterparts in Country Programme activities.

Qualifications and Experience




Advanced degree in sociology, economy, business administration and/or other related social science field. Or Bachelor’s degree with two years’ professional experience in the field of GBV/gender and human rights

Knowledge and Experience:

Prior experience in the field of gender and women’s issues.

Experience in research (qualitative and quantitative) and assessments as well as data collection and analysis.

Familiarity with the international conventions and resolutions related to gender and Human Rights.

Strong verbal and written communications skills



Fluency in both written and spoken English and Arabic.


Required Competencies


Exemplifying integrity,

Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,

Embracing cultural diversity,

Embracing change

Functional Competencies:

Results-based Programme development and management Managing data

Innovation and marketing of new approaches.

Leveraging the resources of partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships.

Advocacy/ advancing a policy oriented agenda.

Resource mobilization

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

Managerial Competencies (if applicable):

Providing strategic focus

Engaging internal/external partners

Leading, developing and empowering people/ creating a culture of performance

Making decisions and exercising judgment


Compensation and Benefits

This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus cost of living adjustment, rental subsidy, education grant, home leave, health insurance and other benefits as applicable.


UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline

In accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment.