Gender Adviser

UNDP, Geneva, Switzerland

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
17th November, 2020

Job Description

The Gender Analyst will be funded through UN Women’s Syria progamme and seconded to the Office of the Special Envoy (OSE) for Syria. There will be a reporting line to UN Women, the Regional Women, Peace, and Security Advisor. At the OSE, the Gender Analyst will report to the Gender Advisor, Office of the Special Envoy for Syria, under the overall supervision of the Chief of Political Affairs. in the Arab States. The Gender Analyst is responsible for a range of functions, including supporting gender mainstreaming in the mediation process, providing analysis in the area of gender conflict analysis of Syria, maintaining relationships across a range of national interlocutors, and other tasks required by the Gender Adviser- OSE.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide technical inputs and support to the gender mainstreaming of the political process

  • Provide technical support to Gender Adviser-Office for of the Special Envoy for Syria (OSE) with regard to gender mainstreaming the mediation process and operational issues on the basis of UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security and Security Council resolution 2254 (2015), which encourages the meaningful participation of women in the UN-facilitated political process for Syria;
  • Provide technical support in implementing strategies and drafting relevant papers on gender mainstreaming all aspects of peace and security processes and provides support on the operationalization of the policies and guidance in all mission components;

Undertake relevant research and analysis on the gender aspects of the political process

  • Research and analyze data and information in support of policy briefs in the area of gender conflict analysis of Syria, including the experience of the conflict by women and girls and by men and boys, drawing on existing research in Arabic and relevant consultations;
  • Conduct mapping of key Syrian women’s groups and participate in identifying new interlocutors to strengthen diversity and inclusivity of UN outreach to civil society;
  • Collect, systematize and summarize internal papers and documentation of the Women’s Advisory Board;
  • Undertake gender analysis of political and legal developments in Syria;

Provide coordination and communication support in relation to national stakeholders

  • Liaise with key constituencies in Arabic, including Syrian women’s groups and women’s rights leaders;
  • Maintain ongoing communication with Syrian interlocutors in Arabic including drafting correspondences and translation;
  • Provide coordination and logistical support for meetings of the Women’s Advisory Board and other meetings of women’s groups;
  • Provide coordination and knowledge-sharing support in relation to the Civil Society Support Room (CSSR), as requested;
  • Undertakes other duties as required.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality technical inputs in the gender mainstreaming the political process;
  • Timely and quality coordination;
  • Strong relations with partners and stakeholders;
  • Regular and timely monitoring of activities;
  • Enhanced best practices and lessons learned documented and circulated.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in international relations, Human Rights Law, social science or related field;
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in gender policy development is required;
  • Experience in the promotion of gender equality and gender mainstreaming is required;
  • Experience in integrating gender perspectives into policies or programmes in or on conflict or post-conflict contexts is required;
  • Experience in the Arab states region is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required;
  • Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.


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