Programme Analyst HIV/AIDS, Human Rights And Gender in Abuja, Nigeria

Healthcare / Pharmaceutical
Minimum Qualification
Master's Degree
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:

  • Implementation of programme;
  • Effective management of the CO programme on HIV/AIDS, human rights and gender;
  • Technical/ programmatic support to the Government and other partners and serve as the Country Office lead on gender;
  • Contribution to DaO Initiative.

Ensure Implementation of programmes focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Conducting policy analysis on HIV/AIDS, human rights and gender issues;
  • Facilitating macro-economic and demographic HIV and AIDS modeling for long term sustainable development planning;
  • Preparing policy briefs for integration of HIV/AIDS, human rights and gender mainstreaming in development policy and budgetary frameworks;
  • Thorough analysis and research of the governance, social and economic situation in the country and preparation of substantive inputs to CCA, UNDAF, CPD, CPAP and other documents;
  • Facilitating continuous institutional capacity assessment for HIV and AIDS based development policy planning and implementation;
  • Identification of areas for support and interventions within the Governance thematic area;

Ensures effective management of the CO programme on HIV/AIDS, human rights and gender, focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation of the country programme achieving the following results:

  • Effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management targets (BSC) and monitoring achievements of results;
  • Design and formulation of CO programme within the Governance area, translating UNDP’s priorities into local interventions. Coordination of programme implementation with the Executing Agencies and introduction of performance indicators/success criteria, cost recovery, targets and milestones;
  • Initiation of projects, presentation of the projects to LPAC, entering projects into Atlas, finalization of contribution agreements; determination of required revisions, coordination of the mandatory and budgetary re-phasing exercises, closure of projects through reviews.
  • Participates in recruitment and procurement processes for projects;
  • Financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of projects, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions. Participation in audit of projects;
  • Follow up on audit recommendations and ensures that exceptions are timely reported;
  • Aggregate reports are regularly prepared on activities, outputs and outcomes;
  • Preparation of donor reports;

Provision of top quality technical/ programmatic support to the Government and other partners, toward the achievement of the following results:

  • Scanning the policy and political environments and advising on their implications for HIV/AIDS, human rights and gender programming;
  • Sound technical analysis on HIV/AIDS, human rights and gender to better support engagements with national partners and strengthen programme development;
  • Mainstreaming of HIV/AIDS, human rights and gender into the CPD, UNDAF and other UN-wide documents;
  • Technical support to the development of policies and institutions that will address the country problems and needs in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners;
  • Technical support for the establishment and effective functioning of advocacy networks at national level and linked to international networks;
  • Compiling and presenting advocacy papers to UNDP and Government planning and review forums;
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice;

Ensures effective gender mainstreaming in the work of UNDP and advocate for the promotion of women’s human rights, within the framework of the Gender IPA Programme, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Will be focal person, coordinate and be in charge of the UNDP Gender Seal initiative for the CO;
  • Initiates and assists in developing and implementing a UNDP strategy/programme for promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • Provides technical and policy support, guidance, practical tools and hands-on training to the Country Office staff to strengthen their capacities to mainstream gender in Programmes and Operations;
  • Trains and builds the capacity of UNDP staff and ensure better understanding of gender within UNDP team with focus on use of gender sensitive language;
  • Ensures gender mainstreaming across UNDP thematic areas of work;
  • In close cooperation and coordination with the Regional Gender Advisor, provides gender analysis and support in UNDP CO strategic planning (e.g. Annual Strategic Note, Country Programme Action Plan, UN Development Assistance Frameworks, Social Inclusion Strategy);
  • Reviews, monitors and evaluates CPD, SDG and other poverty reduction initiatives to ensure a gender perspective in the process, indicators, outcomes and reports (such as the Human Development Reports);
  • Strengthening the capacity of national gender equality mechanisms to actively monitor and support government commitments to women’s human rights;
  • Facilitating the implementation of CEDAW towards the realization of gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • Advocating for policies that will reduce feminized poverty, end violence against women, increase political participation of women, halt and reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS among women and girls, and achieve gender equality in democratic governance;
  • Providing strategic advice and guidance to the UNDP Nigeria Programme linking it with CEDAW and MDGs;

Effective contribution to the Delivering as One initiative and provision of substantive inputs to the UN Governance and Human Rights Component Coordinating Group:

  • Effective participation in the activities of the UN Governance and Human Rights Component Coordinating Group and provision of substantive inputs to the Theme Group's work;
  • Identification of joint interventions programming in the HIV/AIDS, human rights and gender areas;
  • Support to ongoing M&E processes within the framework of DaO;
  • Collaborative preparation and/or revision of CCA, UNDAF, CPD and other documents;
  • Contribute in the working sessions of the UN Thematic Groups (TG) and serve as the secretariat of the TG as necessary;
  • Provide synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices from programmes.



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