Programme Analysts

United Nations Development Programme

New Delhi, India

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, men and diverse genders as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

All human development and human rights issues involve gender dimensions. UN Women globally focuses on key priority areas that are fundamental to women’s equality, and that can unlock progress across the board. UN Women’s priority areas include increasing women’s leadership and participation in political spaces, ending violence against women, enhancing women’s economic empowerment, engaging in all aspects of women peace and security processes, making gender equality central to national planning and budgeting through Gender Responsive Budgeting and advancing gender in intergovernmental processes.

UN Women’s work on Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) or Gender Budgeting (GB) involves ensuring that national planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation processes incorporate a gender perspective. UN Women’s GRB programmes at the regional and country level have made significant contribution towards this by building political support, developing technical resources and capacities, generating good practices for improving women's access to services and increasing accountability for Gender Equality and Women’s empowerment (GEWE).  At the forefront of global, regional and local advocacy for application of GRB, UN Women has built partnerships with diverse government, inter-governmental and non-governmental partners to further efforts and demonstrate GRB’s relevance to sustainable development, aid effectiveness, public sector reform and financing for development.

UN Women’s India Country Office, based in New Delhi is implementing a project with the objective of strengthening institutional mechanisms for GRB resulting in an increase of gender perspective in budgets, improved availability of data, and tracking of progress on gender equality initiatives across ministries and select states/UTs. It will aim to create a conducive policy environment and enhance institutional capacities on gender budgeting at the national and State/UT level.  It will identify strategies and operational approaches to strengthen on-going efforts in the area of GRB. Insights generated from this project will enable key stakeholders at the national and state level to accelerate their efforts to ensure that women’s priorities are adequately reflected in national and state budgeting processes, and to make concrete changes for adequate resource allocation towards women’s priorities.

UN Women through this programme will work with national ministries including Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), Ministry of Finance and line ministries to deepen anchoring of GRB across union ministries and sectors. It will create and strengthen institutional mechanisms for GRB and institute methodological changes in Planning-Budgeting and Auditing (PBA) systems for enabling gender responsive actions in select States. The project will aim to enhance capacities of government officials and other stakeholders to implement the gender responsive PBA measures, and leverage technology to advance gender budgeting

Within this context, UN Women seeks the services of 2 Program Analysts – Gender Responsive Budgeting to be based at UN Women, New Delhi. Reporting to the Team Lead & Gender Budget Expert, UN Women India, the 2 Program Analysts - GRB will be responsible for coordinating select components of the programme in specified geographies.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Team Lead and Gender Budget Expert, the 2 Program Analyst-GRB will be responsible for the technical deliverables of the project and ensuring quality control, along with finalising methodology for desk review, guidance and support for MWCD/state technical coordinators, consolidation of knowledge products, lead support in meetings with government and other stakeholders and content support for GRB trainings.

The 2 Program Analysts -GRB will have the following tasks:

Contribute technically to the development of programme implementation strategies for the Gender Budgeting Project:

  • Provide substantive inputs to the implementation plan, annual workplan and budget of GRB project;
  • Identify areas for support and intervention related to the project;
  • Lead the coordination of the call/request for proposals, including the organization of technical review committees, and capacity assessment of implementing partners;
  • Review, coordinate and monitor the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Train partners on Results Based Management and monitor implementation.

Coordination with government partners and stakeholders:

  • Maintain relations with national partners, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Finance, NITI Aayog and specific; line ministries (as allocated) for delivering project outputs;
  • Oversee relationship with nodal state GRB departments in select geographies;
  • Support Team Lead and GRB Expert in building partnerships and resource mobilization, and advocacy with government partners.

Provide technical assistance and capacity development support to project team:

  • Coordinate and provide technical support in the implementation of programme activities;
  • Support national consultants/ state coordinators in providing technical assistance to select ministries/ states on gender budgeting, and undertake capacity building trainings;
  • Develop training material for conducting trainings, and analysis of pre and post assessment to measures levels of learning;
  • Conduct technical trainings of internal team for knowledge building and learning-sharing;
  • Support IT specialist in strengthening design and content of the e governance tool.

Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the programme/project:

  • Document progress of implementation of activities and finances using results based management tools;
  • Draft reports on monitoring missions, programme results , outputs and outcomes;
  • Prepare relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles;
  • Consolidate donor and UN Women reports.
  • Support Team Lead and GRB Expert to monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary;
  • Supervise and guide technical consultants to deliver project results.

Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts:

  • Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to Gender Budgeting;
  • Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Develop/ consolidate technical knowledge products based on programme implementation, research;
  • Participate in donor meetings and public information events, as delegated.
  • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality programme design and inputs to Strategic Note.
  • Timely and quality of programme delivery in line with budget and workplans, and in line with all UN Women operational rules and regulations, including security.
  • Timely and quality monitoring and evaluation of programmes.
  • Relations with partners and stakeholders.
  • Quality reports and timely submission.
  • Regular communication with other agencies and partners.
  • Quality of advocacy and communication initiatives.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences/Economics/Social Work /Gender Studies/Public Administration/Policy or related fields.


  • At least 7 years of experience in programme management and implementation, research and trainings related to gender issues and women empowerment is required.
  • At least 2 years of experience of working on GRB directly with national/ state governments is preferable.
  • Wider sectoral expertise for dealing with gender issues as well as experience of training content and government capacity building is desirable.


  • Proficiency in English; good command over Hindi in reading and writing.