Local Elections Consultant -- International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)

Local Elections Consultant - Cambodia
Location:Cambodia, Phnompenh
Division:Program Management
Status:Local National Consultant
Position Number:16:186 

IFES is an international, nonprofit organization that supports the building of democratic societies. IFES provides targeted technical assistance to strengthen transitional democracies. Founded in 1987 as a nonpartisan, non profit organization, IFES has developed and implemented comprehensive, collaborative democracy solutions in more than 145 countries.

IFES is seeking a Local Elections Consultant for a four- month project in Cambodia focused on providing targeted technical assistance to ongoing preparations for the 2017 and 2018 national elections. This position may be extended, contingent upon funding. 

Job Responsibilities:
Program implementation:
  • Support the Senior Elections Advisor in the execution of his/her responsibilities, including:
    • the provision of technical support to election organizers and stakeholders (government agencies, academia, civil society organizations),
    • the development of project voter education resources and campaigns;
  • Provide interpretation services for meetings with Commissioners, Secretariat members, and stakeholders from other organizations and civil society;
  • Assist in IFES experts in their liaising with other election assistance implementers and the donor and diplomatic community to coordinate activities and maximize the impact of collective technical assistance efforts;
  • Develop reports detailing progress and highlights of project activities, which may also entail:
    • analysis of interviews with key interlocutors;
    • media monitoring from local language sources;
    • targeted research on areas of interest to the project’s objectives, as needed;
  1. Five years of professional experience working for  international democracy and governance (DG) programs;
  2. An undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s Degree or higher preferred) in a field of study such as political sciences, social sciences, law, development economics, international development, public/business administration, or governance;
  3. Proven ability to communicate, coordinate and effectively work with diverse stakeholders, from government officials to civil society and academic organization specialists;
  4. Experience with reporting and strong writing and analytical skills;
  5. Two years of experience providing technical expertise in the area of elections. Experience in strategic and operational planning for elections is highly preferred;
  6. At least 1-2 years of experience in supporting or facilitating trainings and other capacity building activities on election topics desirable; and
  7. Fluency in English (oral and written) is required.

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