About International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES):
IFES advances democracy for a better future. We collaborate with civil society, public institutions, and the private sector to build resilient democracies that deliver for all. Our technical assistance and applied research develop trusted electoral bodies capable of conducting credible elections; effective and accountable governing institutions; civic and political processes in which all people can safely and equally participate; and innovative ways in which technology and data can positively serve elections and democracy. Since 1987, IFES has worked in more than 145 countries, from developing to mature democracies. In accordance with IFES’ approach: A society is able to reach its full potential in a world in which people of all genders are fully engaged as equal partners in their families, workplaces, and communities. Based on international human rights standards and best practices, IFES promotes political participation, justice, and equal rights around the world. IFES reflects these values in its programming and workplace culture.
The greatest assets of IFES are our team members. IFES offers competitive benefits and pay, as well as the opportunity to work in a dynamic and collaborative environment. Every member of the IFES team is responsible for carrying out the mission of IFES and integrating IFES values into their work every day: Commitment to Excellence, Effective Communication, High Quality Decision-Making, Accountability, Teamwork and Collaboration.
The Deputy Country Director/Senior Electoral Administration Specialist will provide technical support to key institutions in election activities including capacity building, legal reform, electoral operations, electoral dispute resolution, voter registration, inclusion, strategic communications, and voter education. Under the supervision of the Country Director, DCD/SEAS will support all aspects of program implementation, including managing partnerships with relevant government agencies, key stakeholders, and donor agencies.
Technical direction and program implementation:
Provides broad technical and organizational development expertise to assure successful achievement of goals and objectives. Monitors and evaluates interim results and develops contingency plans if objectives are off track. Demonstrates mastery of electoral administration, with comprehensive knowledge of professional best practices. Uses global/ industry outlook to determine impact on IFES’ strategy. Applies thought leadership and innovations to work approaches. Support Country Director in the technical implementation of IFES programming as it related to electoral technical assistance. Oversee varied activities and processes to support effective project implementation, reporting and compliance.
Decision making/Problem solving:
Identify risk factors with potential to disrupt achievement of operational goals. Consult with internal and external stakeholders to identify, propose, and build consensus around the best solutions. Complex decision-making subject to management review. Participate in the development and implementation of strategies to track and mitigate risk and its potential impact.
Maintain collaborative working relationship with senior-level stakeholders within and outside IFES to ensure timely and successful achievement of project goals and objectives. Represent IFES with external contacts at professional and government levels in the absence of the Country Director.
Provides oversight and management of host country national staff, consultants, and field experts, as assigned, or delegated by the Country Director, in order to complete the project’s work plan.
Fluency in written and spoken French required, fluency in English strongly preferred.
As the need arises to support the project.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Standard office work environment. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
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