Gender and Inclusion Analyst (NPSA-9) - UNDP Moldova Country Office - 16903

Gender and Inclusion Analyst (NPSA-9) - UNDP Moldova Country Office - 16903

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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.

Context: UNDP Moldova’s current Country Programme Document, CPD, focuses at assisting the country on four main outcomes areas supporting a vision for a more cohesive, inclusive, just and resilient society, and a better quality of life for everyone:

  • Just and inclusive institutions and equal opportunities for human development – institutions deliver human rights, evidence-based and gender-responsive services for all, including the most vulnerable people in Moldova;
  • Participatory governance and social cohesion – more accountable, transparent, human rights-based, and gender-responsive governance empowers all people in Moldova to participate in and to contribute to all spheres of life;
  • Enhanced shared prosperity in a sustainable economy – all people in Moldova benefit from inclusive, competitive and sustainable economic development and equitable/equal access to decent work and productive employment;
  • Green development, sustainable communities, and disaster and climate resilience – all people in Moldova and institutions benefit from and contribute to green and resilient development, sustainable use of natural resources and effective climate change and disaster risk management.

UNDP Moldova Country Office (CO)’s portfolio consists of three areas (Clusters) – effective governance, inclusive growth and energy, environment and climate change. The gender equality and inclusion cut across all UNDP Moldova programmatic and policy work, in line with national priorities and the 2030 Agenda. The successful candidate is expected to work across the three thematic areas (Clusters) to advice and guide mainstreaming the gender equality and inclusion agenda into all areas of UNDP work. 

Rationale background and the objectives 

UNDP’s approach to Gender Equality and Inclusion: UNDP is the integrator for collective action of the UN System to advance the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, including implementation of the Leave No One Behind principle. Gender Equality and Inclusion agenda are seen as goals in their own right and central to the achievement of UNDP’s development mandate. 

Gender Equality and Inclusion has been also translated into UNDP Socio-Economic Inclusion and Social Cohesion Plan for Refugees, Return Migrants and Host Communities in Moldova 2023/2024, which seeks to advance the socio-economic inclusion of refugees and the resilience of host community. 

UNDP’s work on Gender Equality and Inclusion is guided by numerous UNDP corporate, UN and global commitments, including (not limited to) the Gender Equality Strategy 2022-2025, UN Disability Inclusion Strategy, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), National Development Strategy Moldova 2030, Regional Refugee Response Plan for the Ukrainian Situation, Global Compact for Refugees and others. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Advance the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) agenda of UNDP Moldova, with focus on gender mainstreaming in compliance with UNDP’s accountability frameworks and UNDP Gender Equality Strategy 2022-2025

  • Coordinate and guide advancement of the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) agenda of UNDP Moldova:
    • Coordinate and support analysis and substantive inputs to the UNDP Moldova strategic documents, particularly UNDP Moldova Gender Equality Strategy 2023-2027 to be developed in line with Moldova CPD 2023-2027 and UNDP Gender Equality Strategy 2022-2025.
    • Provide advice on adaptation, implementation of UNDP Moldova CO gender mainstreaming corporate tools and corporate reporting and accountability frameworks, including the gender markers and allocation of resources for gender. 
    • Review current programmes and projects across the CO portfolio and provide recommendations on amendments/adjustments for effective GESI mainstreaming and reporting, in line with corporate and national policies and priorities.
    • Support on the strategic design, programme development, and implementation of CO programmes for  effective GESI mainstreaming. 
    • Lead CO contribution to tracking and reporting on gender results and evidence through periodic and annual reports (ROAR).
    • Contribution to sub-regional, regional and inter-agency initiatives related to gender equality and social inclusion agenda.
    • Provide technical assistance to partners on how to best achieve results, particular on issues related to gender equality, inclusion of vulnerable groups, governance, international good practices, and the SDGs.
    • Participate and contribute to thematic reports of the UN in Moldova on issues of inclusion and gender and lead UNDP’s contribution to the reports.
  • Capacity development support to UNDP Moldova on GESI mainstreaming, in compliance with UNDP’s accountability frameworks and UNDP Gender Equality Strategy 2022-2025.
    • Support UNDP Moldova HR to improve gender parity, gender equality, PSEA and inclusion in the CO.
    • Provide guidance and technical support to the CO’s effective participation in the corporate programmes, ex. Gender Seal Certification Programme.
    • Coordinate CO Gender Theme Group on Gender Seal and serve as gender seal focal point for the CO.
    • Advice on strengthening partnerships with government institutions, civil society organizations and women’s networks relevant to advance GESI agenda of the CO.

Advise UNDP Moldova on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) agenda, especially in designing and implementation of gender responsive projects

  • Guide effective management of Gender Equality and Inclusion programmes and projects: 
    • Guide UNDP Moldova thematic teams (Clusters) and projects on effective mainstreaming of GESI.
    • Guide UNDP Moldova thematic teams (Clusters) and projects on application of result-based management (RBM) tools that advance GESI in programmes and projects.
    • Establish M&E and reporting frameworks, that they are gender responsive and track results based on evidence and disaggregated data.
    • Guide and support UNDP thematic teams (Clusters)and projects on donor reporting that incorporate GESI. 
  • Advice on formulation of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion programmes and projects that advance partnership engagement and resource mobilization:
    • Assist in implementation of the CO’s Partnerships and resource mobilization strategies, focusing on project formulation to mobilize funds from external and sources on gender and inclusion.
    • Work closely with UNDP technical advisors and specialists in Moldova and in the region to identify opportunities for project development and mobilize resources and ensure linkage between programmes and projects in Moldova and those at regional and global levels. 
    • Contribute to project theory of changes as well as results framework to incorporate gender issues as well as needs of vulnerable groups.

Advice on and coordinate thought leadership, knowledge management, learning and strategic partnerships to advance Gender Equality and Social Inclusion agenda

  • Strengthen partnerships, coordination, knowledge management and learning to advance UNDP Moldova Gender Equality and Social Inclusion agenda:
    • Strengthen partnerships and coordinate with key national stakeholders, UN agencies, civil society organizations, academia, research institutions and other stakeholders to advance GESI agenda in Moldova.
    • Coordinate development of background documents, briefs and presentations related to GESI.
    • Identify best practices, lessons learned to guide project improvements and future strategic interventions.
    • Guide and support UNDP Moldova thought leadership on issues related to GESI.
    • Facilitate dialogue and experience sharing among UNDP Moldova teams and projects on GESI.
    • Organize and conduct training for CO staff on gender advancement, gender equality, women’s empowerment, women’s issues, and social development.

Coordinate UNDP Moldova response and partnerships in context of the socio-economic inclusion of Ukrainian refugees and social cohesion in host communities

  • Coordination implementation of the UNDP Socio-Economic Inclusion and Social Cohesion Plan for Refugees, Return Migrants and Host Communities in Moldova 2023/2024.
  • Coordinate the Livelihoods and Inclusion Working Group under the RCF as per the Working Group’s ToR and Work Plans, and in close coordination with other relevant Working Groups of RCF and the Government. 
  • Coordinate the implementation of the socio-economic assessment for refugees and vulnerable host community members, jointly implemented by UNDP and UNHCR, and translate findings and results into programmatic and policy recommendation to be implemented by national stakeholders, UNDP and other actors of the RCF. 
  • Strengthen partnerships with national and international stakeholders, positioning UNDP as a key actor in the refugee response. 
  • Facilitate learning and knowledge sharing on refugee-related issues both in UNDP and in the Livelihoods and Inclusion Working Group, and guide interventions based on identified challenges and gaps, best practices, and lesson learnt. 

Coordinate implementation of corporate requirements (going beyond programme) on sexual harassment, discrimination

  • Liaise with other UN in ensuring prevention and respond to sexual harassment and sexual exploitation and abuse at the country level.
  • Act as the focal point for Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA).
  • Conduct awareness and trainings to staff and support the UNDP Moldova management to respond to all forms of inappropriate conduct of a sexual nature committed. 
  • Act as focal point for discrimination and other gender matters going beyond the programme such as advising programme and projects team of addressing and management grievances from beneficiaries and partners as part of the SES.  

Institutional Arrangement

The Gender and Inclusion Analyst will work under the direct supervision of the Deputy Resident Representative, and overall strategic guidance by the Resident Representative. He/she will work closely with all UNDP Moldova teams. He/she will closely collaborate with RBEC Regional Gender Advisor and RBEC Gender Team in the Istanbul Regional Hub.


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:

  • 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/
  • Human-centered Design:              
    • Ability to develop solutions to problems involving the human perspective in all steps of the problem-solving process
  • Gender:
    • Gender Issues & Analysis 
  • Gender:                
    • Gender Mainstreaming
  • Gender:                
    • Women's Economic Empowerment, including labour issues
  • Gender:                
    • Women's Leadership (Political, Public Admin and Private Sector) 
  • Gender:
    • Sexual Gender-based violence (SGBV)

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master´s degree in social policy, public policy, gender studies, international development studies, law or a related area is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in combination with additional 2 years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of Master´s degree.


  • Minimum 2 years (with Master’s degree) or 4 years (with Bachelor´s degree) of progressive working experience in the areas related to governance, social development, gender or social inclusion focused program/projects, and/or gender equality and women’s empowerment, gender-based violence in a development context.


  • Fluency in Romanian and English is required.

Required Skills:

  • Previous experience in international development cooperation or related work for a development organization, governmental institutions, NGO or private sector / consulting firm is required.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Coordination and partnership experience in a humanitarian and/or development setting is an asset.
  • Experience in result-based management, project implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting is an asset.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in designing procedures and tools for effective project implementation, monitoring or reporting.
  • Excellent communication skills with a wide range of partners.
  • Ability to provide advice and guidance in a tailored and effective manner.
  • Understanding of the socio-political context in South-East and Eastern Europe, and preferably in the Republic of Moldova.


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Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.


UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.  

UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status. 

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