JPO – Gender Analyst, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment and Communication – Congo

organizational context

UNDP’s regional service center for Africa is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. With additional offices in Dakar, Senegal and Nairobi, Kenya, it oversees 45 country offices in Sub-Saharan Africa, develops quality knowledge and policies, and is the organization’s primary interface with regional and continental organizations such as the African Union and the Regional Economic Communities. The Center also implements a continent-wide regional program that supports Africa’s transition agenda by: 1) promoting inclusive and sustainable growth, 2) expanding political participation and giving a voice to all, and 3) developing responsive institutions that deliver desired services and are inclusive Processes promote state-society dialogue.

UNDP has been present in the Republic of the Congo since October 23, 1976 and, through its network of partners in 177 countries, aims to support the Republic of the Congo’s development efforts and promote sustainable development through institutional capacity building, advisory services, strong and sustainable development strategic Partnerships and support for national implementation. As part of the 2021-2023 cycle of the Gender Seal Initiative, UNDP Congo intends to have the capacity to oversee efforts to promote gender equality and full gender integration in all its activities. In addition, it seeks to support the Regional Office for Africa’s gender initiative by working to implement gender equality through a two-pronged approach (i) mainstreaming gender equality into all core practices; and (ii) targeted interventions that empower women and promote gender equality, thereby assisting the Administrator and senior management to address gender equality and the empowerment of women in their convening and representational roles.

The JPO staff will be part of the gender team of the Congo office. The JPO will support the positioning of the country office’s gender work and contribute to the overall implementation of the UNDP and country office gender strategy.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1.) Supports gender inclusion in UNDP program activities from design to implementation, with a focus on achieving the following outcomes: (40%)

  • Providing substantive input into the design and formulation of program/project proposals and initiatives
  • Provided substantial technical support for the implementation and management of gender programs
  • The support carries out in-depth analysis and research of the gender dimension in the political, social and economic situation in the country and collaborates in the preparation/revision of project documents, AWP and other documents in the work area.
  • Facilitate the assessment of country policies and their impact on gender equality and women’s empowerment

2.) Supports effective management of the CO portfolio: (40%)

  • Supports the mainstreaming of gender priorities in all programmatic activities of the CO and the follow-up of the gender marker
  • Assist in timely reporting of projects and timely submission of IWP (Integrated Work Plan) with appropriate indicators and targets.
  • Contribution to the activities of the program unit, in particular at kick-off events, preparation of annual and quarterly reports, updates to the CO ROAR, CO Annual Workplan, UN Annual Progress Reports, Midterm Reviews, etc.
  • Supporting and contributing to the identification of strategic partnership opportunities for UNDP CO both at the level of policy dialogue and funding and supporting the CO in developing an integrated program and financial support solutions
  • Effectively applying RBM (Result Based Management) tools, setting goals and monitoring results.

3.) Provide substantive input into partnership building and resource mobilization strategies (20%)

  • Providing substantive input to resource mobilization strategies; Analyzing and maintaining information and databases.
  • Prepare relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches and donor profiles.
  • Participate in donor meetings and public information events as delegated

core competencies

  • Getting Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to detail, delivers quality work on time
  • Think innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is a pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements
  • Continuous learning LEVEL 1: Open-minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, seeks feedback
  • Adaptation with agility LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, deals constructively with ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible
  • Act with determination LEVEL 1: Demonstrates drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in the face of adversity, confident
  • Engaging and Partners STAGE 1: Shows compassion/understanding towards others, builds positive relationships
  • Enabling diversity and inclusion LEVEL 1: Appreciating/respecting differences, being aware of unconscious biases, countering discrimination

Technical/functional competencies

  • Communication – Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Leadership – Ability to build strong and lasting relationships and ability to interact at all levels within the organization
  • Autonomy – Self-motivated and able to work with a high degree of autonomy
  • Technical Writing – Strong niche knowledge to create accurate documentation about the products and services such as press releases, speeches, reports
  • Teamwork – Ability to build and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relationships in a multicultural, multiethnic and mixed environment, while respecting the principles of diversity
  • Integrity – Demonstrate UN and UNDP values ​​and ethical standards in daily activities and conduct, and act without regard for personal gain



Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/women’s studies, international development or a related field is required

skills and experience

  • A minimum of 2 years of increasingly responsible paid work experience in development programs/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building.
  • Experience in promoting the mainstreaming of gender equality and women’s empowerment in contexts of conflict and emergencies
  • Experience in coordinating and working with authorities is an advantage.
  • Experience working on gender and conflict programming

language requirements

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required


  • This position is held under the Government of Canada sponsored Junior Professional Officer (JPO) program and is open to Canadian nationals only.

age of the applicant

  • The applicant will be 32 or younger on December 31, 2022

Attachments needed:

  • Short letter of motivation
  • Copy of your passport
  • Copy of your master’s degree

How to apply

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