Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Analyst (nationals only)

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  • Jakarta
  • Posted 2 weeks ago

UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP is the leading United Nations organization fighting to end the injustice of poverty, inequality, and climate change. Working with our broad network of experts and partners in 170 countries, we help nations to build integrated, lasting solutions for people and planet. 

UNDP Indonesia has a complex and challenging Country Programme covering a wide range of environment related issues, including climate change mitigation and adaptation, environmental governance and natural resource management, pollution, protecting biodiversity, renewable energies and waste management. The Programme also pursues linkages with other projects and programmes addressing issues such as disaster risk reduction, poverty eradication and inequalities under the framework of Sustainable Development Goals. 

The UNSDCF and UNDP Country Programme Document (CPD) are designed in full alignment with the 2030 agenda, The strategic priorities of UNDP Indonesia for the next five-years are encapsulated under four outcome areas: 1) Inclusive Human Development; 2) Economic Transformation, 3) Resilience to Climate Change and Disasters, and 4) Innovations for accelerating the achievement of the SDGs. 

Within the Indonesia Country Office (CO), the Operations Team provides programme with backbone support and services related to finance, procurement, human resources, digital services, travel, and logistics, as well as common services and CO transactions support. The team further provides demand-driven Common services to the UN agencies (per agreed procedures). In addition, the team will provide administrative support to UNDP Staff including project personnel on areas such as protocol, visa facilitation, travel, and others. 

Within the Country Office (CO), the Programme team has a responsibility of developing, providing oversight, and ensuring adherence to the quality standards of UNDP’s projects and programmes in full alignment with the priorities set out in the CPD and UNSDCF. Programme staff provide high level advice on programming, technical issues covered under the CPD, advocate for UNDP Corporate messages and engage partners including governments, private sector, development partners, civil society organizations, UNDP corporate bodies including regional and Headquarters to coordinate and catalyze knowledge, lessons learning and partnerships to design effective and innovative programmes. Programme team further oversees effective implementation of the country programme and its outcomes and strategic direction of UNDP, contribution to UN cooperation framework.  The team further ensures that quality principles as per the UNDP policies and guidelines are adhered to during the entire cycle of programming and across management of portfolios. Strategic partnerships support resource mobilization and identify strategic programme areas of cooperation for new initiatives, including joint programming opportunities. Programme team is responsible to maintain effective partnerships with relevant development partners and government, UN Agencies, IFIs, government institutions, bilateral and multilateral donors, private sector, and civil society in the designated support areas.

The CO also comprises of the Management Performance and Oversight team that provides strategic guidance entrusted with the corporate alignment, programme finance management, and quality assurance. It works closely with programme teams in target-setting, and results monitoring/reporting.

The strategic communications team provides knowledge management and communication support to all programme interventions.

Position Purpose

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Resident Representative, and the overall guidance of the Resident Representative, the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Analyst is responsible for guiding and facilitating effective integration of gender equality and social inclusion perspectives in the programmes and operations of the Country Office (CO). They act as a coordinator and ensure that the CO plays a very active role with the Governments and civil society partners in promotion of gender equality, the empowerment of women and girls, and social inclusion. The Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Analyst will be responsible for coordinating the office’s participation in the UNDP Gender Equality Seal certification process. 

The Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Analyst will provide guidance, technical support, and oversight for the implementation of the existing gender- and social inclusion focused projects and for the implementation of the gender equality and social inclusion commitments of the CPD, in collaboration with the three programme outcome areas, i.e., (i) Nature, Energy, and Climate, ii) Risk, Resilience, and Governance, and iii) Financing for Development, in alignment with the Gender Equality Strategy. They will also support the CO’s efforts to maintain respect, inclusivity, diversity, and gender equality as core values of the workplace culture. The Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Analysis works closely with the UNDP programme and operations teams, programme staff in other UN agencies, UNDP HQ and Regional Hub staff and Government officials, technical advisers and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors.

UNDP adopts a portfolio approach to accommodate changing business needs and leverage linkages across interventions to achieve its strategic goals. Therefore, UNDP personnel are expected to work across units, functions, teams, and projects in multidisciplinary teams in order to enhance and enable horizontal collaboration.

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensure gender equality and social inclusion programming and gender and social inclusion integration within the office by focusing on achieving these results:

  • Ensure and coordinate CO management, programme, operations, and project staff on the implementation of the UNDP Gender Equality Strategy and the development of the gender-transformative and social inclusion focused areas of the Country Programme Document through analysis, monitoring, reporting, and capacity building.
  • Advise and communicate with senior management in a timely manner on gender- social inclusion-related issues, trends, challenges and risk to enable timely remedial actions.
  • Monitor and support the assessment of political, environmental, economic, and social development trends and issues affecting gender equality, women’s equal rights, and social inclusion in the country, to help inform strategic response to opportunities and challenges, in the context of the Country Programme Document and government priorities.
  • Advise on effective application of gender mainstreaming and social inclusion throughout CO’s programme and project cycle, monitoring and evaluation frameworks, communication and advocacy, results reporting and quality assurance of results in line with the Leave No One Behind agenda.
  • Contribute to the inclusion of gender equality and social inclusion in strategic documents and reporting. Propose synergies for strategic and technical partnership in the joint implementation of social inclusion and gender-related activities in the field with stakeholders.
  • Support all efforts of the CO to mainstream gender at the project level and work closely with all UNDP units to ensure that gender is mainstreamed in programmatic and operational activities of the office.
  • Ensure quality assurance of the Gender marker for projects (whether correct GEN1, 2, 3 is assigned).
  • Provide technical advice to integrate gender considerations in all project design, concepts, M&E frameworks, and support proposal development for GEN 3 initiatives.
  • Coordinate the effective implementation of the roadmap, action plans and other strategic initiatives towards Gender Equality Seal Certification.
  • Coordinate regular communication and support concrete actions in the implementation of the actions/recommendations taken on Gender and social inclusion initiatives.
  • Monitor initiatives related to learning and engagement of staff and partners in the implementation of actions leading the office to the Gender Equality Seal Certification, or renewal of it as relevant.
  • Contribute and support the implementation of the country office action plans with specific analysis and actions assigned relevant to gender and social inclusion (lessons from QA reviews, audits, spot checks, evaluations, and other datasets).
  • Timely provision of inputs to corporate communications and reporting requirements relating to the implementation of the Gender Equality Strategy.
  • Ensure close follow-up for the effective implementation of a strategic partnership between UNDP, the Government and civil society organizations to promote gender equality in line with the office’s commitments for Gender Equality Seal certification.
  • Contribute to the strengthening of relations and collaboration in social inclusion and gender-related areas between the Government and UNDP.
  • Coordinate support to Government on issues related to social inclusion and gender promotion within institutions and assist in the dentification of relevant initiatives and partners to advance the gender and social inclusion agenda.
  • Facilitate gender promotion and social inclusion to key partners in collaboration with other development actors and United Nations System agencies.
  • Actively participate in the UN Gender Working Group and any other joint initiatives within the UN system aimed at promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. Actively represent UNDP in the UN Leave No one Behind group promoting gender equality. 
  • Contribute to gender and social inclusion learning among staff and ensure that gender and social inclusion is taken into account as a cross-cutting theme in programmatic and operational activities.
  • Organization and facilitation of training for CO staff on gender advancement, gender equality perspectives building, the development of gender equality culture at workplace, and social inclusion matters.
  • Contribution to regional initiatives, regional and global knowledge networks, peer to peer exchanges, communities of practices, and regional and intra-regional exchanges.
  • Support effective implementation of the office’s policy on abuse of authority and sexual harassment and ensure that this policy is known by partners.
  • Monitor and support follow-up of all office policies aimed at promoting a work environment conducive to the promotion of gender equality (Work life-Balance, Gender-Sensitive Recruitment, Conflict Resolution, Implementation of the GSS Survey Action Plan, etc.).

Support for collaboration and partnership building of UNDP with the United Nations system, Government, and other partners by focusing on achieving these results:

  • Contribute to the identification and facilitation of strategic partnership building opportunities for gender equality and social inclusion.

Facilitate knowledge management by focusing on achieving these results:

  • Ensure that lessons learned from UNDP’s experiences in the field of gender and social inclusion are well collected and documented, including for externally oriented communication and knowledge products
  • Work with programme team to map best practices to inform gender and social inclusion integration into pipeline of projects and programme reviews. 
  • Map partners for effective gender and social inclusion programming by the CO. 

Facilitate maintaining a culture of respect, trust, equality, inclusivity and diversity in the workplaces of CO by focusing on achieving these results:

  • Monitor CO KPIs relating to gender equality and social inclusion, and ensure the CO performs above satisfactory levels on all related KPIs.

The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization..

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibilities: Not Applicable 


Core Competencies

  • Achieve Results:  LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline
  • Think Innovatively:  LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements 
  • Learn Continuously:  LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback
  • Adapt with Agility:  LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible 
  • Act with Determination:  LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident
  • Engage and Partner:  LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion:  LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination 

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies 

  • Agenda 2030: People – Gender

    • Gender and Institutional Development
  • Business Management – Portfolio Management

    • Ability to select, prioritize and control the organization´s programmes and projects, in line with its strategic objectives and capacity; ability to balance the implementation of change initiatives and the maintenance of business-as-usual, while optimizing return on investment
  • Agenda 2030: People – Gender

    • Gender Issues & Analysis
  • Agenda 2030: People – Gender

    • Gender Mainstreaming
  • Agenda 2030: People – Gender

    • Women’s Economic Empowerment, including labor issues
  • Business Management – Results-based Management

    • Ability to manage programmes and projects with a focus at improved performance and demonstrable result
  • Business Direction & Strategy – System Thinking

    • Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system.
Required Skills and Experience
  • Advanced university degree (master’s degreeor equivalent) in gender studies, public policies, law, social sciences, economics, or related field is required. or
  • A first-level university degree (bachelor’s degree) in combination with an additional 2 years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the master’s degree.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience (with master’s degree) or 4 years of experience (with bachelor’s degree) in designing, managing and/or implementing development projects and initiatives addressing gender equality, women’s empowerment, and/or social inclusion.
  • United Nations experience on promotion of gender equality and/or social inclusion is desired.
  • Demonstratable experience in working and collaborating with state institutions for gender equality promotion, capacity building and gender-responsive budgeting approach is desired.
  • Demonstrable experience in applying gender and social inclusion analysis to policy development and policy review is desired.
  • Knowledge of and experiences related to gender equality challenges in the country are desirable.   


  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Fluency in the national language (Bahasa) of the duty station is required for local staff
Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period.
Please upload copies of your academic qualifications and 3 latest Performance Evaluations (if applicable)
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