Programme Analyst, Humanitarian Action , UN Women – Sudan

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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.

Almost nine months after the fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) erupted on 15 April 2023 in the capital Khartoum, more than 7.4 million people, majority women and children, have fled their homes, taking refuge inside and outside Sudan. Sudan is now the country with the largest number of displaced people and the largest child displacement crisis in the world.

More than 6 million people have been displaced within Sudan, increasing by an estimated 611,000 people over the past month mainly due to new displacements from Aj Jazirah and other states since 15 December 2023. IOM DTM reported in its update on Aj Jazirah State displacement that about 509,800 people were displaced by fighting in Aj Jazirah. About 205,500 of them were displaced in other safe locations within Aj Jazirah, and another 304,336 IDPs fled to other states across Sudan, including Gedaref (64,551 IDPs), Sennar (60,000 IDPs), Red Sea (50,035 IDPs), White Nile (40,750 IDPs), River Nile (30,000 IDPs), Kassala (30,000 IDPs), Blue Nile (15,000IDPs), and Northern (14,000 IDPs) states.

The 6 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) are sheltering in 6,282 locations across all of Sudan’s 18 states, an increase of 343 locations over the past month. The highest number of IDPs were observed in South Darfur (12 per cent), East Darfur (11 per cent), River Nile (11 per cent), Aj Jazirah (8 per cent), White Nile (8 per cent), and North Darfur (8 percent). IOM DTM field teams report that the IDPs were originally displaced from 12 states, the majority of whom (about 3.7 million people or 61 per cent of the total displaced) were reportedly displaced from Khartoum State, followed by South Darfur (15 per cent), North Darfur (8 per cent), Aj Jazirah (5 per cent), Central Darfur (4 per cent), West Darfur (3 per cent), and the rest in other six states. In addition, more than 1.4 million people have crossed into neighbouring countries since 15 April 2023, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

Access to vulnerable people is difficult and many humanitarian activities have been suspended due to insecurity. This results in a vicious circle: violence drives up the need for humanitarian services, while at the same time, insecurity reduces the number of organizations that can continue their work and affected people face many more obstacles in accessing services. Even before the fighting broke out, humanitarian needs in Sudan were at an all-time high, with a third of the population – approximately 16 million people – in need of humanitarian assistance majority women and girls. At present, there are already more than 3.7 million internally displaced persons in the country, some of them multiple times. It is expected that these numbers will rise as fighting spreads and intensifies.

The conflict, combined with the effects of drought, floods and disease, threaten to push Sudan from a humanitarian emergency to a humanitarian crisis of major magnitude. The renewed fighting has aggravated an already fragile situation and negatively affecting delivery of humanitarian aid. The impact of the ongoing fighting on the lives of women and girls is particularly damaging, as they are disproportionately affected by violence, especially when they are forced to flee their homes and communities.

UN Women Sudan has received funds from Japan to respond to the current humanitarian crisis in Sudan to achieve the following objectives:


  1. Protection services availed and are accessible to women and young women IDPs and women in host communities for the respect of their human rights
  2. Women and young women IDPs and vulnerable women in host communities in target states are enabled to participate in peace initiatives.
  3. Women and young women IDPs and women in host communities, benefit from sustainable livelihood opportunities.

It is against this backdrop that UN Women SCO is seeking to hire a Humanitarian Programme Analyst, Humanitarian Action to support the team in delivering the aforementioned objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of Humanitarian Action in Sudan:

  • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives;
  • Support to translate the priorities of the Strategic Note into programme interventions in Humanitarian Action;
  • Identify areas for support and interventions related to the humanitarian programme.

Provide Substantive Technical support to the implementation and management of Humanitarian Programme:

  • Provide technical inputs to the annual workplan and budget;
  • Lead the implementation of programme activities in humanitarian action;
  • Review and evaluate partners proposals;
  • Support the coordination of the call/request for proposals, including the organization of technical review committees, and capacity assessment of partners;
  • Review, coordinate and monitor the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports.

Provide technical assistance and capacity development to Humanitarian programme partners:

  • Provide technical and policy support to country office in developing and strengthening projects/ programmes in humanitarian action;
  • Maintain relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the Humanitarian programme;
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and facilitate technical/ programming support and training to partners, as needed;
  • Participate in capacity assessment to identify capacity building needs of stakeholders;
  • Lead the coordination of technical assistance, mentoring, training, and capacity development initiatives to partners.

Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the Humanitarian programme:

  • Monitor the progress of implementation of activities and finances using results-based management tools;
  • Undertake field visits to monitor the performance of commitments by implementing partners and ensure programme objectives are being met, if the situation in Sudan permits;
  • Draft reports on monitoring missions, programme results, outputs, and outcomes;
  • Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports relating to humanitarian action.

Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of people and finances of the Humanitarian programme:

  • Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary;
  • Provide substantive inputs to financial reports.

Provide substantive inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies:

  • Provide substantive inputs to partnerships and resource mobilization strategies; analyze and maintain information and databases;
  • Analyze and research information on donors, prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost-sharing;
  • Prepare relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles;
  • Participate in donor meetings and public information events, as delegated;
  • Maintain regular contact with the Japan Focal Point at the Embassy of Japan in Sudan, UN Women’s Japan Liaison Office, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan on issues, developments, and priorities emerging from the implementation of the project at different levels.

Provide technical support to inter-agency coordination on Humanitarian Action to systematically integrate gender and social inclusion:

  • Provide substantive technical support to the Humanitarian Specialist on inter-agency coordination-related activities by drafting background reports and briefs;
  • Represent UN Women in inter-agency coordination-related activities by attending meetings, and events, and participating in groups and committees as needed;
  • Support in advocating for the engagement and participation of local organizations and civil society networks in humanitarian coordination mechanisms.

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

  • Develop background documents, briefs, and presentations related to gender in humanitarian action;
  • Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops, and knowledge products;
  • Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies and products on gender in humanitarian action;
  • Support UN Women’s participation in policy dialogues on issues related to humanitarian action as necessary;
  • Provide support to the development of advocacy strategies and support their implementation;
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned to support programme improvement and strategy planning;
  • Contribute to developing knowledge management strategies, products, and methodologies on the humanitarian action programme;
  • The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization.


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:

Functional Competencies:

  • Good programme formulation, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation skill;
  • Good knowledge of Results Based Management;
  • Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions, and present findings and recommendations;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Good knowledge of women’s economic empowerment, GBV and peace building among others;
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities, and threats to fundraising.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • Master’s degree in social sciences, Conflict Studies, Political Sciences, Policy, Humanitarian Action, Gender/Women’s studies, International Development, or a related field is required;
  • 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 project/programme management certification would be an added advantage.


  • At least 2 years of progressively responsible work experience in humanitarian or development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting, and capacity building;
  • Technical experience in humanitarian action and women, peace, and security is required;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies, CSOs, and/or donors is desirable;
  • Experience working within the UN System is desirable.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of another official UN language is desirable (French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish).

All applications must include (as an attachment) a completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from

Please note that the system will only allow one attachment and candidates are required to include in the P-11 form links for their previously published reports and articles completed within the last two years. Applications without the completed and signed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.


In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Diversity and inclusion:

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Port Sudan, Sudan
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