National Post: RH, Gender and Social Norms Analyst, NOA, Cairo, Egypt, Cairo, Egypt At UNFPA – United Nations Population Fund

Job Identification : 12923

Locations : Cairo, Egypt Egypt

Posting Date : 08/10/2023, 06:17 AM

Apply Before : 08/31/2023, 06:17 AM

Job Schedule : Full time

Grade : NOA

Vacancy Type : Fixed Term

Rotational/Non Rotational : Non-Rotational

Contract Duration : 1 Year with Possibility for extension

Education and Work Experience : Master’s Degree – 2 year(s) experience

Other Criteria

Professional experience in the field of development and population activities, with experience in RH, gender and social norms

Required Languages : Fluency in English and Arabic

Desired Languages

French is desirable

Vacancy Timeline : 3 Weeks

Job Category : Gender Equality & Human Rights

Job Description

The Position:

The RH, Gender and Social Norms Programme Analyst assists in the analysis and assessment of relevant political, social and economic trends, guiding and facilitating the delivery of UNFPA’s programmes. The Analyst will also assist in the the delivery ofUNFPA’s programmes in the area of RH, Gender & Social norms and Women’s Empowerment in Egypt.

Under the overall supervision of the RH, FP and MH Specialist , He/She will dual report to the RH Specialist and Gender and Social Norms Specialist.

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 strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

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:

Working within the Country Office (CO) environment, you will support the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of reproductive health and gender and social norms. Through analysis and assessment of political, social and economic trends, you will contribute to project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks.

You will assist in monitoring results achieved during implementation, guiding the appropriate application of systems and procedures, and developing enhancements as required.

You would be responsible for:

  •  Participating in the formulation of the country programme and component projects, by compiling and analyzing information relevant to the UNFPA’s role in the country, drafting project documents and work plans; and preparing tables and statistical data.
  •  Evaluating project and programme activities, establishing ways to systematically assess achievement and recommending corrective action as required; conducting field visits; participating in review meetings and evaluation missions and preparing regular inputs to status and progress reports.
  •  Analyzing and interpreting the political, social and economic environment relevant to UNFPA activities especially in the field of RH, gender and social norms, and identifying opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention.
  •  Provide support in developing and implementing multi-sector and coordinated strategies and programmes that promote gender & social norms and women’s empowerment, including gender mainstreaming.
  •  Participate in coordination platforms, such as the UN Gender Theme Group, on mainstreaming RH, gender and social norms concerns, sexual, reproductive health , adolescent and youth programmes as well as assist in the follow-up of recommendations.
  •  Analyzing policy papers, strategy documents and national development plans; preparing briefs and inputs for policy dialogue, technical assistance coordination, and development frameworks.
  •  Assessing implications of new policy developments and strategies on programme execution and ensuring their integration.
  •  Build and maintain strong networks and ensure “buy-in” for RH/gender and social norms issues from government, civil society, non-government and development actors.
  •  Establishing collaborative relationships with executing agencies, experts, government counterparts and other UN agencies to facilitate timely and efficient delivery of project inputs.
  •  Assisting in implementing knowledge management strategies to capture lessons learned and best practices, sharing these with management for future planning.
  •  Assisting in advocacy and resource mobilization efforts of the CO, by establishing and maintaining a network of donor and public information contacts.
  •  Assisting with organizing and conducting of donor meetings and public information events, including preparing relevant background material for these events.
  •  Ensure the linkage among RH/gender, youth, and family planning activities and the integration of updated and evidence based knowledge related to Gender and social norms;
  •  Perform other duties as may be requested by direct supervisor and/or Assistant Representative.

Qualifications and Experience


Advanced degree in health, population, demography and/or other related social science discipline.

Knowledge and Experience:

Up to two years professional experience in the field of development and population activities, with experience in RH, Gender and Social norms programmes

Programme / Project management is desirable

Practical experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects

Proven experience in coordinating and working as multi-disciplinary team of staff, experts and consultants.

Experience using office software packages and web-based management systems.

Field Expereince is an asset

Prior expereince in the UN system is an asset


Fluency in English and Arabic is essential ; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is desirable.

Required Competencies:


Exemplifying integrity,

Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,

Embracing cultural diversity,

Embracing change

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 mobilisation

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



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