Following an official invitation to observe the parliamentary elections in Georgia, scheduled to take place in October 2012, and based on the findings and conclusions of the OSCE/ODIHR Needs Assessment Mission deployed from 11 to 15 June 2012, the OSCE/ODIHR is preparing to deploy an Election Observation Mission (EOM) for this election. In this respect, the OSCE/ODIHR is currently looking for external consultants to fill the following positions:
All assignments are temporarily contracted positions and their duration will be for approximately eight weeks. Candidates should be available from the last week of August, contingent upon the confirmation of the date of elections, and be prepared to depart on short notice. Candidates must be citizens of OSCE participating States, excluding citizens of Georgia. 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:
1. Register in the OSCE/ODIHR's election experts database. If you have already registered, please move on to the next steps.
2. 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.
3. 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 female 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 OSCE/ODIHR, in accordance with OSCE travel policies.
Long-term and short-term observers
OSCE participating States will also be requested to second 28 long-term and 350 short-term observers. Should you wish to become a long-term or a short-term observer, please contact your respective OSCE delegation in Vienna or your Ministry of Foreign Affairs.