quinta-feira, agosto 26, 2010

PNUD contrata especialista em processos eleitorais, Guiné-Bissau


Location :Guiné-Bissau, Guinea Bissau
Application Deadline :26-Aug-10
Type of Contract :FTA International
Post Level :P-5
Languages Required :English   Portuguese
Duration of Initial Contract :1 Year
Expected Duration of Assignment :2 Years

UNDP has established a partnership on electoral assistance with the European Commission and EU member states. The European Commission (EC)-UNDP Partnership on Electoral Assistance mobilized more than 450 million EURO since 2004 for financial and technical support to transitional democracies and post conflict countries in order to promote and contribute to the organization of genuine and sustainable electoral processes. For this an EC-UNDP Joint Task Force (JTF) on Electoral Assistance composed of the EC, UNDP BDP and PSO was established to further strengthen and facilitate the already existing EC-UNDP partnership in the field of electoral assistance and improve the overall efficiency and adherence of the projects to the common EC-UNDP strategic approach.

Funded up to 6.1 million Euros for a three years’ budget, the Project in Support of the 2010-2012 Electoral Cycles in the PALOP and Timor Leste has a regional scope and is financed by the EC as sole donor. The project implementation will be ensured by UNDP Guinea Bissau through direct execution modality (DEX). Building on past and ongoing support in the electoral domain to the PALOP and Timor Leste, the strategy follows a project based approach, compatible with the nature of a multi country initiative.

The project is a good example of coordination and harmonisation and is in line with the principles of the Paris and Accra Declarations on Aid Effectiveness in the sense that a) it is clearly demand-driven and is being designed as a result of extensive consultation among the relevant actors, b) it involves a strong coordination among its stakeholders and resources for the implementation of the project will be applied to finance regional harmonized activities, in line with the project’s multi country strategy, c) aims to support the capacity building of national institutions and to provide support based on partner countries’ national strategies, institutions and procedures; d) should complement and strengthen existing efforts in the different sectors and avoid duplication of efforts and rationalise activities.


  • Background and experience in electoral processes, especially voter registration, training of electoral officials and voter education. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of approaches, tools and methodologies related to planning, executing and monitoring the implementation of technical assistance projects. 
Planning and Organization:
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills required; ability to plan own work, manage conflicting priorities, report on work progress and deliver outputs in a punctual manner.
  • Ability to effectively interact and coordinate with donors and senior officials;
Technological awareness:
  • Fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications, e.g. word processing, PowerPoint or equivalent, internal databases, Internet, etc.
  • Knowledge of information technology systems and applications in electoral management would be an asset. 
  • Strong communication (spoken and written) skills and ability to articulate ideas in a clear, concise style.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Advanced University Degree (Masters or equivalent) in Political Sciences, Law, International Relations or related field; Post graduations, Specific study and publications in governance and electoral matters are an asset.
  • 10 years relevant work experience, at least 7 of which involve programming, formulation, management and advice on electoral assistance activities
  • Experience in planning and formulating election observation missions and/or electoral assistance projects for international organizations is an asset;
  • Experience in donor coordination, donor government relations and managing a multi-donor basket fund is an asset;
  • Experience in working with transnational and emerging democracies and post-conflict environments, particularly in the PALOP-TL, are an asset;
  • Computer proficiency, including working knowledge of MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Front Page, Adobe In-Design; web-based management systems.
  • Knowledge and experience in UNDP electoral assistance and electoral cycle approach – UN/UNDP guide on electoral assistance/ Joint EC-UNDP guidelines on electoral assistance.
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in both Portuguese and English required.
  • French is an asset.