Programme Analyst, Ending Child Marriage; Gender & Human Rights Branch, Nairobi, Kenya, P-2

$65,440 - $88,959 / YEAR Expired 4 weeks ago
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This post will commence on 1 August 2024.

The Position:

The post will support UNFPA’s work on ending child marriage and the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to End Child Marriage by contributing to the smooth implementation and monitoring of HQ-led initiatives in the programme for Phase III (2024-2030). S/he will report directly to the Programme Adviser, Child Marriage of the Gender and Human Rights Branch.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

This post will primarily provide project management support to HQ-led initiatives on ending child marriage and adolescent girls’ programming including partnerships to advance comprehensive sexuality education for adolescent girls, engaging boys and young men to end child marriage, building the evidence base on child marriage, promoting the investment in feminist/women-led and youth-led organizations as well as partnerships for research dissemination and uptake, among others. Under the supervision of the Programme Adviser Child Marriage/UNFPA Lead for the Global Programme to End Child Marriage, the analyst will ensure project milestones are achieved and all deliverables are completed by partners on a timely basis. The candidate will also assist in various Global Programme-related events and communications, visibility and knowledge-management initiatives.

You would be responsible for:

1. Prepare partnership documents; review progress reports; provide and collate feedback to partners on deliverables; ensure quality finished products; manage overall project timelines and archive all the programmatic files.

  • Support partnership with selected implementing partners to achieve programmatic outcomes in key priority areas of the Global Programme to End Child Marriage’s Theory of Change
  • Support the partnership with selected implementing partner to ensure quality and timely completion of expected deliverables as well as archive relevant documentation
  • Support the implementation of work plans including through (a) planning, (b) monitoring and evaluation and (c) technical assistance
  • Support the quarterly and annual reporting through UNFPA systems of the child marriage portfolio
  • Support the compilation and analysis of data on child marriage and adolescent girls’ relevant indicators
  • Support the compliance and follow up on the recommendations from evaluations

2. Provide technical support to HQ-led implementing partners on ending child marriage

  • Support partnership with selected implementing partner for grantmaking to youth-led, feminist or women-led organizations
  • Support partnerships for advancing gender equality with boys and men on masculinities
  • Support the Strategic Technical Assistance for Research initiative (STAR) with the Innocenti Office of Research and relevant partners on evidence generation and dissemination
  • Support the partnership on the Child Marriage Research to Action Network with Girls Not Brides
  • Work closely with the GHRB team to support the integration of gender-transformative and human rights-based approaches through partnerships

3. Assist in knowledge management and communications

  • Organizing various webinars, clinics, and meetings on child marriage in collaboration with UNICEF and other relevant partners and stakeholders, the gender and human rights team, adolescents and youth team, and other branches in the Division
  • Compiling and making available knowledge products for regional and country offices
  • Synthesizing findings of relevant research and evaluations that can support programming at country or regional levels
  • Prepare posts on child marriage and adolescent girls for UNFPA intrasite communities listservs and social media
  • Review various Global Programme reports and communication products, such as newsletters, research digests, and human interest stories, among others, including coordination with the Media and Communications Branch and UNICEF’s KM focal point
  • Prepare publishing group applications and documents on adolescent girls and child marriage for posting on

4. Support monitoring, evaluation and learning

  • Contribute to the Global Programme’s and Ending Child Marriage Unit at the Gender and Human Rights Branch quarterly and annual reporting
  • Support monitoring and evaluation activities of the Global Programme to End Child Marriage
  • Support with data compilation and analysis relevant to ending child marriage indicators
  • Support learning activities on ending child marriage within UNFPA

Qualifications and Experience:


Post-graduate University Degree in public health, social sciences, public administration, population studies, demography, anthropology and related fields

Knowledge and Experience:

  • 2 years of relevant and progressively responsible experience in the coordination and management of international development projects;
  • Knowledge of adolescent girls, child marriage, gender and youth; population data;
  • Excellent written communications skills;
  • Demonstrated experience in programme management and support to civil society organizations; non-profit management;
  • Demonstrated experience in organizing webinars, meetings and knowledge management activities and technical support to country and regional offices;
  • Sound knowledge of the UN’s operational environment desirable;
  • Programmatic communications in the UN System;
  • Data collection and analysis and archiving relevant programmatic documentation


Fluency in English required; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French, is highly desirable.

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