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Associate Programme Officer - Elections

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International IDEA
N'Djamena, Chad
Closing Date:
Thursday, 24 March 2022
Open

About the Organisation

International IDEA is managing a 18 months EU funded programme to support to the Democratic transition in Chad, and to contribute to SDG 16 to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

The programme seeks to support the democratic transition by supporting the establishment of mechanisms for an inclusive dialogue and consensus building on the transition process; strengthen stakeholders’ capacity for constitution building; enhance stakeholders’ capacity for electoral reform that will facilitate credible electoral processes; and strengthen citizens awareness on the transitional process and broader democratic governance practices. It is anticipated that Chad’s transition period and processes will provide an opportunity for Chad’s transition to democracy.

About the Job

The Associate Programme Officer will support planning and implementation of the Elections programme activities. The incumbent will also support analysis of the developments in the democratic transition in Chad and advise programme team members on the implications of such development to constitution building aspects of the programme.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supports the provision of technical assistance on Electoral processes and representation to partners, national institutions and other stakeholders;

  • Supports the design, implementation and monitoring of training programmes, conferences, seminars and workshops in accordance with the workplan and the project’s results framework;

  • Supports the team to identify synergies and partnership opportunities for the implementation of electoral processes related activities in the Programme;

  • Conducts basic research, analyzes and presents information on electoral issues and activities, to include collecting, analyzing and presenting data and information gathered from diverse sources;

  • Mantains a database and follows up on beneficiaries of International IDEA’s training on elections related work to document the implementation of learning from the training;

  • Contributes to the creation of mechanisms and opportunities that allow for the exchange of information and experiences in the region;

  • Supports the deployment of experts and consultants and liaises with partners to support the achievement of programme objectives.

  • Assists in identifying issues of common interest and supports the implementation of related activities for democracy promotion;

  • Contributes to the design and development of knowledge products; supports the team in the research and development of papers and articles;

  • Supports the promotion of dialogue and consensus building among political actors on Elections in Chad;

  • Contributes to the monitoring and evaluation of the programme, through the collection of data from the Ministry of National Reconcilliation and other stakeholders, and the documenting of outcomes and impact of International IDEA’s work in Chad;

  • Contributes to preparation of periodic project reports in line with the project results framework, while ensuring disaggregation and profiling of gender, youth and other vulnerable persons;

Requirements

  • University degree in political science, law sociology, international relations or other related subject

  • A minimum of three (3) years of relevant professional experience working in the field of Elections, democracy and governance, political participation and representation and gender;

  • Experience of working in an international context, e.g. in an intergovernmental organization, considered an advantage

  • Proven experience in engaging, cultivating and influencing stakeholders is essential;

  • Previous experience of managing donor funded projects will be considered an asset.

  • Integrates a results-based approach into the design, management and evaluation of all his/her programmatic activities;

  • Has a good understanding of the key geographical zone where his/her work is implemented – which may imply field/international experience at some point

  • Contributes to the research of information on donors and partners, and all other activities related to resource mobilization and partnership building;

  • Illustrates integrity, a collaborative spirit, a sense of achievement, and an understanding of risk management.

  • Fluency in written and oral in French. Good knowledge of English; Knowledge of Arabic considered an asset.

To apply

In order to apply, send through your full application by Friday 25th March 2022 to melissa@actionappointments.co.za. Send your completed AA bio form, letter of motivation and updated CV (all in MS Word format).


This is a fixed term appointment until 04 May 2023.


Please note as this is a local post, International IDEA will bear no costs relating to relocation of the selected candidate to the duty station. This position is open to those legally authorized to live and work in Chad for the duration of the contract.


International IDEA is an equal opportunity employer which seeks to further diversify its staff in terms of gender, culture and nationality.

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About the Organisation

International IDEA is managing a 18 months EU funded programme to support to the Democratic transition in Chad, and to contribute to SDG 16 to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

The programme seeks to support the democratic transition by supporting the establishment of mechanisms for an inclusive dialogue and consensus building on the transition process; strengthen stakeholders’ capacity for constitution building; enhance stakeholders’ capacity for electoral reform that will facilitate credible electoral processes; and strengthen citizens awareness on the transitional process and broader democratic governance practices. It is anticipated that Chad’s transition period and processes will provide an opportunity for Chad’s transition to democracy.

About the Job

The Associate Programme Officer will support planning and implementation of the Elections programme activities. The incumbent will also support analysis of the developments in the democratic transition in Chad and advise programme team members on the implications of such development to constitution building aspects of the programme.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supports the provision of technical assistance on Electoral processes and representation to partners, national institutions and other stakeholders;

  • Supports the design, implementation and monitoring of training programmes, conferences, seminars and workshops in accordance with the workplan and the project’s results framework;

  • Supports the team to identify synergies and partnership opportunities for the implementation of electoral processes related activities in the Programme;

  • Conducts basic research, analyzes and presents information on electoral issues and activities, to include collecting, analyzing and presenting data and information gathered from diverse sources;

  • Mantains a database and follows up on beneficiaries of International IDEA’s training on elections related work to document the implementation of learning from the training;

  • Contributes to the creation of mechanisms and opportunities that allow for the exchange of information and experiences in the region;

  • Supports the deployment of experts and consultants and liaises with partners to support the achievement of programme objectives.

  • Assists in identifying issues of common interest and supports the implementation of related activities for democracy promotion;

  • Contributes to the design and development of knowledge products; supports the team in the research and development of papers and articles;

  • Supports the promotion of dialogue and consensus building among political actors on Elections in Chad;

  • Contributes to the monitoring and evaluation of the programme, through the collection of data from the Ministry of National Reconcilliation and other stakeholders, and the documenting of outcomes and impact of International IDEA’s work in Chad;

  • Contributes to preparation of periodic project reports in line with the project results framework, while ensuring disaggregation and profiling of gender, youth and other vulnerable persons;

Requirements

  • University degree in political science, law sociology, international relations or other related subject

  • A minimum of three (3) years of relevant professional experience working in the field of Elections, democracy and governance, political participation and representation and gender;

  • Experience of working in an international context, e.g. in an intergovernmental organization, considered an advantage

  • Proven experience in engaging, cultivating and influencing stakeholders is essential;

  • Previous experience of managing donor funded projects will be considered an asset.

  • Integrates a results-based approach into the design, management and evaluation of all his/her programmatic activities;

  • Has a good understanding of the key geographical zone where his/her work is implemented – which may imply field/international experience at some point

  • Contributes to the research of information on donors and partners, and all other activities related to resource mobilization and partnership building;

  • Illustrates integrity, a collaborative spirit, a sense of achievement, and an understanding of risk management.

  • Fluency in written and oral in French. Good knowledge of English; Knowledge of Arabic considered an asset.

To apply

In order to apply, send through your full application by Friday 25th March 2022 to melissa@actionappointments.co.za. Send your completed AA bio form, letter of motivation and updated CV (all in MS Word format).


This is a fixed term appointment until 04 May 2023.


Please note as this is a local post, International IDEA will bear no costs relating to relocation of the selected candidate to the duty station. This position is open to those legally authorized to live and work in Chad for the duration of the contract.


International IDEA is an equal opportunity employer which seeks to further diversify its staff in terms of gender, culture and nationality.