Fixed term appointment

NATIONAL POST: Programme Analyst, Beijing, China, NOA

21 January 2019

Beijing, China

Background Information


Closing Date:  21 January 2019 (5pm, Beijing time)

Duration: One year (renewable)

Duty Station: Beijing, UNFPA China


[i] No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN Staff Regulations 4.5


Organizational Setting


The Position:

The Gender/Gender Based Violence (GBV) Analyst is located in the China Country Office (CO) and reports to the SRHR Specialist under the overall guidance of the Deputy Representative.

How you 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 Gender/GBV 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 gender and GBV-related project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks. S/he assists with gender/GBV 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.


Main Tasks & Responsibilities


You would be responsible for:

In collaboration with Government counterparts, NGOs and other partners, the Gender/GBV Analyst contributes to the formulation and design of the gender/GBV component of the country programme and its associated projects in line with Government priorities and according to UNFPA programme policies and procedures. S/he oversees achievement of gender/GBV programme results by ensuring appropriate policies and procedures are applied by the programme team, and appropriate monitoring and oversight mechanisms are established and implemented.

Undertakes analysis of national and subnational trends, gaps, challenges in addressing major gender and GBV issues in China, to identify strategic entry points for new initiatives, planning future strategies, or strengthening existing work to advance the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Agenda and Agenda 2030.

Supports the CO’s efforts in generating knowledge from country programme implementation by synthesizing and documenting key findings and lessons learned, success stories and best practices and drafting relevant materials for dissemination.

Contributes to the CO’s overall Monitoring and Evaluation framework, advising on measureable, reportable, and verifiable gender disaggregated data and indicators related to policy and advocacy efforts to improve national and subnational responses to key gender and GBV issues.

Identifies and develops key partnerships for international cooperation in creation of evidence and knowledge-sharing on South-South and triangular cooperation best practices that enhance gender programme impact for China and between China and collaborating developing countries.

Oversees gender/GBV project implementation, establishing collaborative partnerships with executing agencies, experts, government counterparts and other UN agencies for timely and efficient delivery of project inputs, and addressing training needs of project personnel.

Ensures the creation and documentation of knowledge about current gender/GBV issues, by the programme team through the analysis of programme, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, and uses this knowledge for information sharing, strategic communication and policy advocacy.

Participates actively in the resource mobilization efforts of the CO by ensuring preparation of relevant documentation, contributing to development of donor proposals, and participating in related meetings and public information events.


Qualifications and Experience



Advanced degree in gender studies, demography and/or other related social science field.

Knowledge and Experience:

Experience in the field of gender, GBV and reproductive health activities would be desirable.


Fluency in Chinese is required. A working knowledge of English is required.

Other Desirable Skills:

Proficiency in current office software applications.

Required Competencies



• Exemplifying integrity
• Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
• Embracing diversity in all its forms
• 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 Work Environment

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.


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