Recruitment for the Limited Election Observation Mission to the United States of America
Following an official invitation to observe the forthcoming general elections, based on the findings and conclusions of the Needs Assessment Mission deployed from 23 to 27 April 2012, and in accordance with its mandate, OSCE/ODIHR is preparing to deploy a Limited Election Observation Mission (LEOM) for these elections. In this respect, OSCE/ODIHR is currently looking for external consultants to fill the following positions:
- Head of Mission
- Deputy Head of Mission
- Political Analyst
- Legal Analyst
- Election and Voter Registration Analyst
- Campaign Finance Analyst
- Media Analyst
- New Voting Technology Analyst
- Co-ordinator of Long-Term Observers (3 positions)
All assignments are temporarily contracted positions and their duration will be for approximately six weeks. Candidates should be available from 1 October 2012 and be prepared to depart on short notice. Candidates must be citizens of OSCE participating States, excluding citizens of the United States of America. For more information about the responsibilities and requirements of each post, please read the terms of reference in the "Overview of Core Team Positions", under the links to the right. Please complete the following steps in order to apply:
- Register in the OSCE/ODIHR's election experts database. If you have already registered, please move on to the next steps.
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating the position for which you are applying. Please note that you may apply for a maximum of two positions.
- Attach a motivation letter and a completed application form or recent Curriculum Vitae.
The deadline for applications is 12:00 CET, 17 July 2012. Applications received after this date, as well as applications of those individuals who have not registered in the OSCE/ODIHR election expert database and who did not attach all required documents, will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The OSCE is an equal opportunity organization and encourages applications from women candidates.
Remuneration will depend on qualifications and experience, and will be in accordance with established OSCE rates. Coverage of travel expenses and a standard per diem will be provided by the OSCE/ODIHR, in accordance with OSCE travel policies.
OSCE participating States will also be requested to second 100 long-term observers. Should you wish to become a long-term observer, please contact your respective OSCE delegation in Vienna or your Ministry of Foreign Affairs.