Election Security Consultant

IFES Nepal

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) promotes democratic stability by providing technical assistance and applying field-based research to the electoral cycle worldwide to enhance citizen participation and strengthen civil societies, governance and transparency. Every IFES project is staffed by national and international staff while partnering with local organizations. This homegrown approach ensures that the expertise offered by IFES fits…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 8+ Years
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    Job Category Development & Project
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Sep 20, 2021

Job Description

IFES Nepal is seeking an Electoral Security Consultant tosupport the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) and IFES Nepal to draft electoral security guidelines. This consultant position is under the supervision of the Country Director and will be based in Kathmandu.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with the ECN and IFES Nepal field team to outline and review the key sections of the guidelines;
  • Review previous ECN electoral security guidelines and conduct desk research on electoral security best practices;
  • Coordinate with IFES headquarters technical experts to ensure guidelines adhere to international best practices for electoral security;
  • Produce draft electoral security guidelines; and
  • Revise, update and finalize draft guidelines based on feedback

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in international development, political science, international relations or a related field, Master’s degree preferred;
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant experience supporting conflict mitigation and security programming, experience supporting democracy, governance and elections preferred;
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office Programs, Excel, Internet) are required;
  • Fluency in English and Nepali, both written and verbal; and
  • Ability to work independently in support of a team

How to Apply

This position is open to Nepali nationals only. Qualified and interested candidates are requested to send an application and updated CV with two professional references to: ifesnepalvacancy@gmail.comincluding the position title in the subject line. The application submission deadline is at 4:00 PM on Friday, October 01, 2021.  

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for selection processes. Women, people with disabilities, marginalized and disadvantaged communities are highly encouraged to apply.