You are here


UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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 United Nations Joint Programme for Gender Equality in Georgia Phase II (UNJP or the programme), funded by the Government of Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), is implemented jointly by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) – jointly, these entities are referred to as the Participating UN Organizations (PUNOs).

The current phase (Phase II) is a continuation, building on the modality, results and implementation mechanisms of Phase I, which ran from 2012-2015. Phase I had a final evaluation that concluded it was largely successful and noted that there was greater opportunity for impact through joint activities including advocacy and training. Phase II began on 20 November 2015 and through cost-extensions will end on 30 June 2022.

The overall goal of Phase II of the programme is to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment by means of strengthening capacities of government at both central and local levels and across the executive, legislative and judicial branches, engaging civil society and raising public awareness about gender equality.

There are three outcomes:
  1. Enhanced women’s political and economic empowerment (the work under this outcome is led by UNDP);
  2. Enabling environment to eliminate violence against women and girls, especially sexual and domestic violence, created in Georgia (the work under this outcome is led by UN Women);
  3. Advanced gender equality and reproductive rights, including for the most vulnerable women, adolescents, and youth (the work under this outcome is led by UNFPA).

The programme takes a holistic approach with three interrelated levels (national, local and grassroots) and multi-tiered programming based on policy advice, strengthening national systems and strengthening public advocacy.

The geographic area of the UNJP work is Tbilisi and the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti and Kakheti regions. The target population of the programme is: society at large, women, men and youth and especially excluded groups of women such as IDPs and conflict-affected populations, ethnic and religious minorities, female-headed households, victims/survivors of gender-based violence (GBV).

Duties and Responsibilities

Overall responsibilities: 

Under the overall supervision of the Program Analyst/Gender, Programme Associate will provide programmatic support to the UN JP for Gender Equality in compliance with all relevant UNFPA Policies, Procedures, Rules and Regulations.

Specific responsibilities: 

Some specific tasks of the Project Associate will include:

Program Implementation Support:

  • In collaboration with relevant counterparts, contributes to the implementation of the programmatic activities as outlined by the Programme Document and assigned by the Programme Analyst.
  • Assists Program Analyst/Gender to plan and implement programmatic interventions to achieve the UNJP programmatic outputs.
  • Assists Program Analyst/Gender to identify opportunities for UNFPA’s assistance and intervention. Prepares briefs and inputs for policy dialogue, technical assistance coordination, and development frameworks.
  • Expedites and coordinates project implementation establishing collaborative relationships with experts, implementing partners, and other UN agencies within the frameworks of the UNJP, through facilitating timely and efficient delivery of project inputs.
  • Substantially contributes to preparation of relevant reports, documentation, i.e. project summaries, conference papers, speeches, agendas, concept notes, and participating in donor meetings and public information events.
  • Participates in field visits, review meetings and evaluation missions as instructed by the Program Analyst/Gender
  • Undertakes continuous monitoring of the progress of project activities implemented under UNFPA’s component within UNJP. Participates in field visits, review meetings and evaluation missions as instructed by the Program Analyst/Gender.
  • Implements other activities as reasonably assigned by the Program Analyst/Gender for the implementation of the UN Joint Program for Gender Equality.

Administrative Support:

  • Provides support to the Administrative Associate, when necessary, as assigned by the Program Analyst to ensure the smooth implementation of the project.
  • Negotiates with relevant service providers to organize training, seminars, workshops, conferences, etc.
  • Supports Program Analyst/Gender in future arrangements/financial planning of the UNJP for Gender Equality.
  • Assists Program Analyst/Gender in supervising and directing implementing partners. Provides necessary support to the partners to ensure their alignment with UNFPA Rules and Regulations.
  • Provides backstopping support, as necessary, to the Administrative Associate and/or Program Analyst.
  • Performs other duties, as required.


Required Competencies:


  • Exemplifying integrity, 
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system, 
  • Embracing cultural diversity, 
  • Embracing change

Functional Competencies:

  • Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Delivering results-based programs
  • Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization

Core Competencies: 

  • Achieving results,
  • Being accountable,
  • Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
  • Thinking analytically and strategically,
  • Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,
  • Communicating for impact 

Required Skills and Experience


Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Public Policy Administration, Law, Education, Gender Studies.

  • Minimum 3 years of work experience in project implementation;
  • Experience in providing project support and/or coordination of activities with NGOs, UN agencies and/or EU institutions, or other donor or international organizations is required;
  • Significant experience in online search engines, contributing to report writing and undertaking desk research.
  • Experience in preparation of presentations, meetings and administrative documentation for projects;
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications, high proficiency in the use of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in written and spoken Georgian and English


Important applicant information

All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

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 descriptions, experiences and educational requirements.

Scam warning

The United Nations does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fees in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web.