Programme Analyst on Human Rights-Based Approach

UN Women
  • Location
    Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Apr 24

Position description

Duties and Responsibilities

Programme Development and Management

  • Ensure substantive contribution to the analysis and research of the human rights, political, social and economic situation in the country and prepare substantive inputs to the UN Women country office programme planning;
  • Provide substantive input on human rights to new policy developments and strategies analyzing policy papers, strategy documents, national plans and development frameworks, and prepare briefs and inputs for policy dialogue and technical assistance coordination on human rights;
  • Design and formulate of programme initiatives translating UN Women’s mandate, policies, tools and strategies into local interventions and ensuring substantive rigor in the design and application of proven successful approaches;
  • Analyze quality of programme/projects design from human rights perspectives incorporating lessons learned, newly developed policies and best practices and establishing appropriate execution and monitoring mechanisms and systems;
  • Expedite and coordinate programmes/projects implementation establishing collaborative relationships with executing agencies, experts, government counterparts and other UN agencies facilitating timely and efficient delivery of inputs;
  • Ensure effective application of RBM tools and monitoring achievement of results;
  • Supervise, coordinate and monitor field level activities of portfolio.

Technical support in integration of human rights strategies into programming:

  • Provide leadership to support the project and the country office team to integrate human rights and rights-based approach principles into ongoing and envisaged projects in Ukraine;
  • Provide advice and guidance for the implementation of the Country Strategy by strengthening the human rights-based approach in programming and implementation;
  • Ensure, advice and guide integration of gender and human rights perspectives and attention to specific inclusion issues within all assigned activities;
  • Support the translation of UN Women interventions on relevant root causes of compound discrimination into longer-term programming to protect development gains;
  • Analyse degree of implementation by Ukraine of recommendations made by UN treaty bodies, Special Procedures and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Conduct substantive research and analysis of human rights issues/events and assess their impact on the human rights situation, provide recommendation to the management related to its mandate implementation;
  • Collect and analyse human rights monitoring data and indicators, including gender-specific data and indicators at the national and sub-national/oblast level;
  • Facilitate organization of the project events, studies and the other activities by providing leadership and substantive guidance on human rights, prevention and elimination of a compound discrimination;
  • Write and/or provide expert input into a variety of reports, communications, briefings, statements, etc. Prepare analytical reports/overviews on human rights.

Advocacy support and facilitation of knowledge building and management

  • Manage the establishment of advocacy networks at national level and linkages to international networks on human rights;
  • Proactively and substantively support and implement relevant, high-impact advocacy activities and campaigns with key partners;
  • Ensure awareness about current and emerging trends by analyzing programme, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices, and share with management for use in knowledge sharing and planning future strategies;
  • Contribute to the articles and social media materials on the project activities as well as the thematic materials about human rights;
  • Proactively contribute to human rights knowledge networks and communities of practice;
  • Organize capacity building of staff and partners on human rights-based approach and human rights strategies;
  • Develop knowledge products on human rights, gender equality, women’s and minority rights, inter-sectional discrimination in Ukraine.
  • Facilitate formulation of lessons learned and their application.


  • Full and appropriate implementation of project activities in Ukraine;
  • Results, experiences and lessons learned during implementation of the project are shared with the project management;
  • Programme initiatives are designed and formulated for translating UN Women’s priorities into local interventions;
  • Reporting and quality monitoring activities completed.


  • Timely and quality inputs to programme’s annual work plan, project monitoring framework, reports;
  • Timely monitoring and tracking of programme results
  • Adherence to UN Women standards, procedures and rules
  • Number of progress, annual and thematic reports contributed to
  • Timely organization of events/meetings
  • Number of knowledge products developed
  • Partnership is established with regional and local authorities and key stakeholders



  • Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
  • Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.


  • Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity;
  • Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
  • Development and Innovation: Take charge of self-development and take initiative;
  • Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication;
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others;
  • Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution;
  • Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge;
  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making;

Functional Competencies

  • Demonstrated development/programming skills particularly those that are pertinent to UN Women strategic priorities on gender issues and women’s human rights;
  • Ability to lead implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes;
  • Ability to develop strategies, plans, methodologies and tools for effective implementation of the human rights-based approach;
  • Good knowledge of Results Based Management principles and approaches;
  • Ability to establish and maintain broad strategic networks and partnerships with UN agencies and other partners to promote partnership and build alliances to advance organizational interests and competencies; CORE VALUES / GUIDING PRINCIPLES (applies to all)
  • Demonstrated strong coordination, facilitation and communication skills.

Required Skills and Experience

Education :

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Human Rights, Law, Gender Studies and Social Sciences or related field.


  • A minimum five (5) years (with Masters’ degree (or equivalent)) of relevant progressively responsible experience at the national and/or international level in human rights, gender equality or other related fields.
  • Experience and understanding of implementing human rights, gender equality and women's empowerment projects/initiatives. Experience in advocacy for gender equality and women's empowerment is desirable
  • Experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of human rights projects and establishing inter-relationships among international organization and national governments is an advantage.
  • Experience of working with relevant stakeholders from the governmental and non-governmental institutions involved into human rights issues at the national and sub-national levels;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Office, Outlook, etc.).

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Ukrainian;
  • Working knowledge of one or more additional languages relevant for Ukraine, including Russian, Romani, sign language and the others is an asset.

Application instructions

Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on

follow us on Twitter