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. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. UN Women provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
UN Women in Bangladesh supports the government to implement commitments to international normative standards on gender equality and women’s human rights. The new UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for 2022-2026 was launched in 2021 and the corresponding UN Women Bangladesh Strategy Note (2022-2026), defining UN Women’s strategic engagement in Bangladesh, has also been finalized. The country strategy focuses on strengthening the national structures and mechanisms for gender mainstreaming in policies, plans and budgets; supporting efforts to prevent and eliminate violence against women; promoting women’s access to decent and safe work; promoting policies and government investment in women’s empowerment and resilience building in the context of climate change, humanitarian crisis as well as other threats to peace and security. UN Women works with a range of stakeholders in Bangladesh including the government, civil society and women’s organisations, youth, UN agencies and donors, to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.
UN Women Bangladesh Country Office works on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) supporting disaster and climate-vulnerable women from the most disaster-prone parts of the country and generating knowledge through series of research and studies to create evidence on how gender inequality drives vulnerability and marginalization and determine ways in which achieving gender equality can lead to a more resilient and empowered Bangladesh.
UN Women jointly with UNEP is implementing a regional programme “EmPower: Women for Climate-Resilient Societies” to strengthen gender equality in disaster risk reduction and climate change actions in Asia and the Pacific. The three year project (2023- 2025) aims for women and marginalized groups in three countries : Bangladesh, Cambodia, Vietnam to become more resilient to the adverse impacts of climate change and disasters. The approach is to generate knowledge on gender and climate change, enhance capacities of relevant government entities at national and local level through producing tools, and capacity building training. Also, the project will strengthen the leadership capacity of women led CSOs in locally led climate change adaptation.
Reporting to Programme Specialist, DRR-CC-HA, the Programme Analyst- Gender and Climate Change will support implementation of the regional programme ‘EmPower’: monitor the implementation progress, analyze results achieved during implementation, produce reports, and support the appropriate application of systems and procedures.
S/he will work in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women Regional staff, government officials, development partners and civil society organizations ensuring successful implementation of the project in Bangladesh.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide technical support to the implementation and management of the project: EmPower:
Provide technical assistance and capacity development support to project partners:
Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the project:
Provide inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of climate change and gender equality:
Key Performance Indicators:
Required Skills and Experience:
Education and certification