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Job Description


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP:  we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a ‘leave no one behind’ approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

The Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean established the Regional Hub to bring corporate and regional policy, and advisory support, closer to where they are needed on the ground, and to make those services more responsive to country programme needs. The Regional Hub serves 26 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, offering technical support, and a trustworthy source of knowledge, experiences, and resources provided by a group of experts and professionals. It works through its COs with governments and people to develop customized solutions to development challenges and thus helps to strengthen local capacities.

The Gender Area of the UNDP Regional Hub leads the implementation of the corporate Gender Equality Strategy in the region through the implementation of regional projects and technical assistance to other areas and regional teams, the country offices and counterparts to mainstream the gender approach in their results and development strategies. The Team is formed by the following thematic sub-areas: governance and gender; environment; inclusive growth and social protection; private sector and Small Medium Enterprises and Ending Violence Against Women and Girls.

The Project Analyst on Governance and Gender will provide support to develop and implement policies to the recognition of Gender Equality in Public Administration as a tool to support and recognize the efforts made by public institutions towards the achievement of substantive equality between men and women. The Gender Equality Seal in Public Administration is the culmination of the efforts focused on the implementation of Public Management Systems for Institutionalization and Gender Mainstreaming.

The Recognition of Gender Equality in Public Administration grants the efforts made by institutions at three levels. First, in the commitment and political management expressed in the degree of political engagement to gender issues inside and outside the institution. Second, in the management of the public policy cycle in all its phases, from planning, execution, monitoring and evaluation. And third, in its own organizational and institutional management, enabling the integration of the gender perspective in all its areas and levels.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Project Analyst is responsible for performing and contributing to the following:

Policy Research and Development

  • Support the development of data and situation analysis on gender issues at regional level.
  • Perform analysis and research to support the implementation of regional partnerships strategies with UN, academia, civil society, private sector, NGOs and CSOs.
  • Support team’s engagement in UN interagency coordination in relevant policy areas by providing research insight in specific thematic area, especially when country-focused.

Support Project and Programme implementation.

  • Pro-actively contribute to day-to-day project implementation and ensure conformity to expected results and project work-plans.
  • Provide technical assistance to the UNDP country offices.
  • Provide support to national and international consultants in the implementation of their tasks for the achievement of project results.

Knowledge Management and Communication

  • Collect, register and maintain all information, lessons learnt, experience on project and programme activities.
  • Contribute to the development and review of knowledge products in close coordination with the Regional Hub teams by analyzing and sharing lessons learnt and programme evaluation results.

Institutional Arrangement

The Project Analyst will work under the overall guidance of the Regional Hub Manager in the Regional Hub and the direct supervision of the Regional Gender Team Leader.


Core Competencies

  • ACHIEVE RESULTS – LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline.
  • THINK INNOVATEVELY – 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 Competencies

    • 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.
    • EFFECTIVE DECISION MAKING: Ability to take decisions in a timely and efficient manner in line with one’s authority, area of expertise and resources.
    • KNOWLEDGE GENERATION: Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for content, or responsive to a stated need.
    • COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE DESIGN: Ability to bring together diverse groups of people, data, information or ideas, and technology to design services or solutions.
    • COMMUNICATION: Ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience. • Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels.

Technical Competencies

    • GENDER: Gender Corporate Reporting.
    • GENDER: Gender Mainstreaming.

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Required Skills and Experience


  • Advanced university degree (Masters’ degree or equivalent) in Economics, Gender in development, Business Administration, Social Sciences, or other related fields is required or
  • A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s degree) in the above disciplines in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of Master´s degree.


  • Minimum two years (with Master´s degree) or four years (with Bachelor´s degree) of experience in the implementation of projects and programmes aiming at gender equality and women’s empowerment and experience in developing country settings.
  • Experience in the use of computers, office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and web-based management systems.

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Relevant experience in gender equality, gender mainstreaming, gender and development and other related areas of work is an asset.
  • Experience designing, implementing, and facilitating training programmes and participatory methodologies, particularly on gender equality and women’s empowerment-related topics is an asset.
  • Experience in liaising and coordinating with field offices/ projects across countries and regions is an asset.
  • Familiarity with the UN system or other development organizations is an asset.
  • Experience with UNDP gender equality work at the global, regional or country office level is an advantage.
  • Knowledge and use of databases as well as data visualization are assets.
  • High proficiency in research, data analysis, and synthesizing large amounts of information are assets.
  • Experience in mainstreaming strategies is an advantage.


  • Fluency in English and Spanish is required.
  • Working knowledge of a third UN language preferably relevant to the region in which this position is based, is an asset


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