Election work involves organizing, implementing and overseeing the full range of elections-related matters, which can include drafting of legislation and election regulations, identification and registration of eligible voters, registration of political parties and candidates, political party development, campaign and finance regulations, voter education, domestic observer training, media monitoring, establishment of polling stations, the supervision and monitoring of balloting and counting, and post-election activities. It may also involve the implementation of election results if so mandated.
- Experience in election administration, supervision or voter registration;
- Good understanding of basic legal documents (constitutions, election laws and regulations);
- Good understanding of various electoral and political systems;
- Experience in liaising with government agencies and NGOs;
- Experience in management or supervision of subordinate staff;
- Ability to work under tight deadlines and in a difficult and politically sensitive environment;
- Negotiating and diplomatic skills.
- Legal background (may be required for certain positions);
- Knowledge of specific elections and political issues, especially of the mission area, including: international and OSCE standards for democratic elections, public administration, civil and voter registration, political party training, voter education, media and elections, international and domestic election observation, political representation of national minorities, legal appeals and election dispute resolution;
- Familiarity with the use of communications systems, including single sideband radio and satellite telephone systems;
- Knowledge of electronic database systems.