Programme Analyst, Research and Gender Data, UN Women

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UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

UN Women in Georgia supports state and non-state partners towards the achievement of substantive gender equality in Georgia. In line with national and international commitments, UN Women works on the levels of policies and legislation, institutions and grassroots, in order to achieve transformative results for increased gender equality and greater protection of the rights of women and girls.

Reporting to UN Women Deputy Country Representative in Georgia and the Gender Statistics Specialist at the UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, the Research and Gender Data Specialist (hereinafter referred to as “Data Specialist”) exercises overall responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women research and data work across all the relevant gender equality and empowerment of women thematic areas including Governance and Participation in Public Life (G&PPL), Women, Peace and Security (PS), Women’s Economic Empowerment, Violence against Women (VAW) at national and regional levels. The Data Analyst is expected to contribute to the effective implementation of the statistical regional project of Women Count Phase II. Specifically, s/he will be providing technical support in designing, planning, and implementing various data collection activities, and developing guidance and methodological research towards improving gender data collection, analysis and use. The Data Analyst is expected to manage relevant personnel and external researchers, as necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities of the Programme Analyst, Research and Gender Data under the overall supervision of Deputy Country Representative in Georgia, and UN Women ECA RO Research and Gender Data Specialist will be to:

1. Provide technical support and manage the development and production of research and data activities:

  • Identify and carry out pieces of research, data and policy analysis, to advance the global normative framework on gender equality and women’s rights with the focus on Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Oversee the conceptualization, design and production of research and data products on relevant gender equality and empowerment of women thematic areas in close coordination with UN Women RO for Europe and Central Asia
  • Commission and manage research on key cross-cutting issues and in order to help UN Women to forecast and respond to emerging research issues
  • Coordinate monitoring and reporting for research and data programmes/initiatives in collaboration with programme teams, including the uptake and use cases.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of peer review and quality assurance mechanisms for UN Women’s research products
  • Draft analytical products by following international statistical standards and coordinating with relevant data experts across the region

2. Provide technical assistance and manage the implementation of Women Count programme activities:

  • Build and manage relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of Gender Statistics work
  • Support data producers and users in mainstreaming and strengthening gender in data collection and reporting systems
  • Support the development of a national gender equality priority indicators to track progress and report on national and international commitments on gender equality and women’s empowerment
  • Support partners in strengthening gender data dissemination and communication strategies and building national capacity to enhance user-producer dialogue, to analyse and use data to inform actions and interventions
  • Support the work on exploring and testing non-conventional data sources to fill in specific data gaps and generate new data and evidence on cross-cutting gender issues

3. Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with stakeholders, regional/international actors and development partners

  • Build and maintain alliances and strategic partnerships through research and data programmes for the advancement of gender equality and empowerment of women including with donors
  • Maintain close contact with relevant staff in UN Women HQ and the Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia
  • Develop and maintain effective networks and partnerships with National Statistical office ministries and agencies, and other national stakeholders to build a robust gender data ecosystem
  • Work creatively with the UN System, civil society and academia to identify synergies and linkages in relation to research and data
  • Represent UN Women in inter-agency working groups and fora on research and data, as necessary
  • Serve as UN Women Georgia CO Knowledge Management focal point and develop UN Women Georgia Knowledge Management (KM) strategy and action plan
  • Facilitate the process of monitoring of the KM strategy and action plan implementation, including through the tasks and duties listed above

4. Perform any other job-related duties as assigned by the supervisor

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality monitoring and reporting of activities, including documentation of best practices and lessons learned.
  • Timely and quality substantive inputs to research and data activities managed/supported
  • Timely and quality substantive inputs to workplans and budgets
  • Adherence to UN Women standards and rules
  • Timely organization of events
  • Quality of advocacy, communication and knowledge management initiatives.
  • Strong relationships with various partners and stakeholders


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies:

  • Proficiency in IT skills demonstrated
  • Sound knowledge of gender equality and gender mainstreaming
  • Proficiency in academic writing and reporting demonstrated
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Knowledge and understanding of UN/UN WOMEN programme and operation processes and procedures will be an asset.
  • Familiarity with results-based management and human rights-based programming will be an asset.

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Excellent interpersonal and strong communication skills
  • Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment demonstrated
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Ability to approach work with energy, commitment and a positive, constructive attitude; Resourceful in finding solutions.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • At least Masters (or equivalent) in social sciences disciplines, gender/women’s studies, economics, statistics, or other related fields.


  • At least 2 years of progressively responsible work experience in research and analysis in a development policy and/or research context.
  • At least 3 years of previous experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and research on gender and development is required.
  • Experience in data analysis using statistical software packages (e.g., Stata, SPSS) is required.
  • Experience in coordinating projects and data collection initiatives on gender statistics and working with national statistical offices is a strong advantage.
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Georgian, knowledge of Russian is an asset

Application package for the position of Project Analyst for on SB4-Min level should consist of:

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