Technical Specialist Electoral Administration and Gender


Location : Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Application Deadline :05-Sep-13 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :FTA International
Post Level :P-3
Languages Required :
English   French  

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Background

The intervention strategy of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Elections Project in Haiti is part of the overall objective of UNDP and the international community in Democratic Governance. It is specifically designed to support the national ownership of the Transient College of the Permanent Electoral Council (CTCEP) through a process of transfer of electoral knowledge and skills, in order to meet internationally recognized quality standards.

This intervention strategy incorporates an important element on the promotion of full participation of women in the electoral process, based on an analysis shared by key actors on the barriers and drivers of participation of women in elections as voters, candidates and actors of the electoral process.

The 2013-2014 Elections Project is centered on the capacity development and transfer of knowledge to the CTCEP. The Technical Specialist on Electoral Administration and Gender will assist the Elections Chief Technical Advisor in strategic planning, gender mainstreaming, and administrative tasks related to management of the Basket Fund, in a particularly complex political and operational context


Duties and Responsibilities

Effective management of the Project:

  • Provide support and expertise for project management, including supervision/mentoring of staff;
  • Contribute to the day-to-day management of project activities;
  • Prepare terms of reference, progress reports and other relevant documentation in relation to project activities;
  • Contribute to the project’s regular communication with international and national counterparts;
  • Contribute to preparations related to audits, reporting, and evaluations;
  • Ensure compliance of project activities with UNDP rules, regulations and policies.

Electoral administration and strategic planning:

  • Support the implementation of the project’s annual strategic programme goals;
  •  Provide advice and expertise to the Electoral Council on electoral administration and strategic planning in line with international best practices and national context;
  • Promote national appropriation of a strategic perspective on the electoral cycle;
  • Promote the strategic participation of the Electoral Council in international conferences, exchanges with other countries, and international networks of electoral management bodies. 

Gender mainstreaming:

  • Contribute to the implementation of the project’s gender and elections component;
  • Provide advice and expertise to the Electoral Council on gender mainstreaming in line with international standards and national context;
  • Promote the appropriation of a gender awareness strategy at the Electoral Council;
  • Organize training activities for national stakeholders on gender and elections, using BRIDGE and other internationally accepted methodologies;
  • Contribute to documents to be published on gender and elections in Haiti.

Capacity development of the Electoral Council:

  • Contribute to the implementation of a capacity development plan on all aspects of electoral administration for the Electoral Council, in line with international best practices and national context;
  • Provide advice and expertise to the Electoral Council on electoral administration in line with international best practices and national context;
  • Organize training activities for national stakeholders on electoral administration, using BRIDGE and other internationally accepted methodology.


Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity and impartiality;
  • Demonstrates cultural sensitivity and gender equality.
Functional Competencies:
  • Ability to work under pressure of deadlines and results;
  • Ability to work in a team in a multicultural environment;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the team.

Managerial Competencies:

  • Ability to focus on impact and results;
  • Ability to analyze problems leading to solutions;
  • Ability to transfer technical knowledge;
  • Ability to contribute to an environment conducive to learning.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Masters’ degree or equivalent in political science, international relations, law, social sciences, public administration, governance or related field.

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience specifically in the field of electoral administration and management of electoral processes;
  • Proven experience in electoral assistance;
  • Proven knowledge and experience in gender mainstreaming on electoral processes.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in French, both written and oral, is essential;
  • Working knowledge of English is required.


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