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UNDP Regional Bureau of Africa is looking to hire a Coordination Analyst for the African Young Women Leaders Fellowship Programme (AfYWL) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Apply for the Coordination Analyst role for the African Young Women Leaders Fellowship Programme (AfYWL) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia



Host Organization

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Application Deadline: 8 October 2022


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.


UNDP is the UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience, and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP is on the ground in about 170 countries and territories, working with national counterparts on solutions to global and national development challenges. The UNDP Renewed Strategic Offer in Africa 2020 aims to ‘strengthen UNDP’s position as Africa’s premier enabler and integrator for the Agenda 2030 and the AU 2063 Agendas.’

The Africa Promise and its Implementation Plan commits UNDP to support Africa’s people, its governments, and institutions as they seek to consolidate recent gains and effectively address the challenges that remain such as weak governance institutions, persistent inequality, rapid population growth, rising violence, stalled industrialization, and climate change.

UNDP through the Regional Programme promotes political participation and leadership among women; their economic empowerment; and their engagement in peace and security. UNDP works to advance gender equality and empower women as agents of change and leaders in the development processes that shape their lives towards a more inclusive, sustainable, and resilient world. Gender equality and women’s empowerment is integrated in the organization’s work in promoting sustainable development pathways, inclusive and effective governance systems and resilience building. 

UNDP’s framework for engagement is drawn from the four interconnected pathways identified in the Africa Human Development Report (2016) on accelerating gender equality and women’s empowerment in Africa: a) supporting implementation of existing legal reforms for improved gender equality; b) engaging women in decision-making at all levels, including in conflict resolution and peace consolidation; c) eliminating discriminatory social institutions that block women’s health and education; and d) providing equitable access to economic, financial and natural resources.

Position Purpose:

UNDP’s Regional Project (2022-2025) provides dedicated support to the African Union’s commitment to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in Africa including strengthening African Union Commission’s Institutional capacity to advocate and support members’ states to promote women leadership, participation, representation, and participation in decision making processes (Output 3). 

The UNDP’s Regional Service Centre in Africa (RSCA) has developed an AUC-UNDP Joint African Young Women Leaders Fellowship (AfYWL) Programme as part of, the UNDP’s Regional Project (2018-2021) on gender equality and women empowerment managed by a Project Coordinator (PC). A pilot initiative (2019-2020) under this programme, placed 22 African young women fellows in 15 locations in UNDP offices at headquarters, regional and country levels. In 2022, additional 40 African young women fellows embarked on a 12- months leadership journey as part of the AfYWL second Cohort (2022-2023).

UNDP Regional Service center for Africa through the Regional Programme seek to recruit a Coordination Analyst to support in the coordination and day-to-day implementation of the AfYWL fellowship programme. He/she will work under the direct supervision of the Regional Programme Coordinator and Advisor/Team Leader Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, and works closely with programme and operations team to ensure successful implementation of the AfYWL fellowship programme.


Provides support to the planning and design of internal and external strategies for communications and outreach:

  • Serves as a focal point for coordination and monitoring of programme implementation activities
  • Engage and coordinate with various RBA and UNDP units to follow-up on administrative actions and processes
  • Organize and prepare meeting with internal and external stakeholders on AfYWL programme and consolidate discussions and decisions.
  • Prepare comprehensive, analytical, and substantive briefs, reports, project summaries, statistics, work plans, budget, revisions, and other communications materials pertaining to AfYWL programme
  • Support preparation of materials and updates for HQ/RBA related to all aspects of programme administration

Contribute to planning and project management of the AfYWL Programme:

  • Contribute to the development of cross-project linkages with other relevant projects and programmes for mutually reinforcing contribution and impact
  • Provide substantive inputs to resource mobilization strategies for the programme
  • Support fundraising efforts for the AfYWL programme and work closely with the Progamme Management and Support Unit (PMSU) on the management of AfYWL resources
  • Act as liaison between UNDP HR in HQ, HR Copenhagen and fellows, and follow through relevant actions and processes
  • Provide support for onboarding related activities for subsequent cohorts of the AfYWL Fellowship programme

Support Knowledge management of the AfYWL Programme:

  • Prepare, maintain, and update files (electronic and paper) and internal databases for the AYWL programme.
  • Lead on planning and execution of AfYWL programme learning and development activities, coordinating with UNDP OHR Copenhagen, AUC focal points, leadership institutes and other stakeholders
  • Develop fellowship stories from current cohorts and work with RSCA communication team to successfully promote the visibility of the programme through different UNDP social media platforms, (Twitter, Facebook etc..) and the Fellowship website
  • Support the timely preparation of quarterly and annual reporting submissions for the programme as per UNDP guidelines
  • Develop Terms of Reference for consultants, project staff and other engagements needed within the portfolio
  • Carryout any other complementary duties and responsibilities which may be assigned by the supervisor


Core Competencies

Achieve Results: LEVEL 2: Scale up solutions and simplifies processes, balances speed and accuracy in doing work

Think Innovatively: LEVEL 2: Offer new ideas/open to new approaches, demonstrate systemic/integrated thinking

Learn Continuously: LEVEL 2: Go outside comfort zone, learn from others and support their learning

Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 2: Adapt processes/approaches to new situations, involve others in change process

Act with Determination: LEVEL 2: Able to persevere and deal with multiple sources of pressure simultaneously

Engage and Partner: LEVEL 2: Is facilitator/integrator, bring people together, build/maintain coalitions/partnerships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 2: Facilitate conversations to bridge differences, considers in decision making

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies:

Business Management- 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.

Business Management – Project Management: Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.

Innovation management – Innovation management: Ability to navigate uncertainty and ambiguity, is able manage projects based principles of adaptation and emergence.

Story telling – Digital and Innovation: Ability to present data, insights or information in compelling ways to mobilise resources, talent or action.

Relationship management – Partnership management: Ability to engage with a wide range of public and private partners, build, sustain and/or strengthen working relations, trust and mutual understanding



  • Master’s degree in  Development Studies, African studies, Economics or Political Science or related fields


  • Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience at national or international level.
  • Experience in project/programme management, administration, development-related areas, multi-stakeholder engagement, UN operational activities or other relevant settings
  • Experience in preparing reports, concept notes and other pitching documents
  • Highest-level communication skills, including engaging and informative formal public speaking and writing

Language Requirements

  • Proficiency in oral and written English.
  • Working knowledge of other UN language desirable.



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