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15 Jun 2017

Senior Election Management Advisor, Mogadishu, Somalia

Job Description

Requisition Number: 17-0162

Post Date: 6/14/2017

Title

Senior Election Management Advisor

City: Mogadishu

Description

Senior Election Management Advisor

Communities in Transition Division

Position Location:           Mogadishu, Somalia

Background:

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic development and post-crisis stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Position Summary:

Creative Associates seeks a Senior Election Management Advisor for BUILD, an ongoing USAID-funded elections project, in Mogadishu, Somalia. Employee will provide ongoing on-site (as security permits) technical and capacity development, training and mentoring support to the Somalia National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC) on the full range of topics related to election administration.

Reporting & Supervision:

The Senior Election Management Advisor will report to the Chief of Party (COP).

Primary Responsibilities:

In close collaboration with and with guidance from the BUILD Chief of Party, provide technical expertise, capacity development and mentoring to the small and relatively new staff of the Somalia NIEC as they establish it as a fully functioning independent Election Management Body (EMB) under the terms of the 2015 law regarding the Establishment of the National Independent Electoral Commission of the Somali Federal Republic;
Support and advise on day-to-day activities of the Board of Commissioners and the senior staff of the NIEC;
Provide targeted formal and informal training and mentorship to NIEC staff on topics related to the design and delivery of a full range of election-related activities;
Support the NIEC in the coordination of capacity development and support activities of BUILD, IESG-UNDP and other implementers as necessary;
Support the conduct of strategic planning with the NIEC Commissioners and staff;
Facilitate and coordinate with the UN IESG on the range of technical assistance activities described in the draft NIEC Strategic Plan as well as those that may arise via coordination with the UN IESG; and
Provide a conduit for BUILD relations with other critical stakeholders including: Ministry of Interior and Federal Affairs (MOIFA), NIEC Commissioners and Secretariat staff, key members of Parliament, the Ministries of Constitutional Affairs, Women and Human Rights and the Offices of the President and Prime Minister
Required Skills & Qualifications:

Experience with election and democracy strengthening in high risk and volatile work locations.
At least ten years of relevant work experience, including experience with a Contractor or international NGO managing an office or program on elections management and operations;
At least 10 years of experience providing technical assistance to complex, high-speed, and challenging elections support projects in developing countries;
Knowledge of operating procedures in security in high-risk environments, and basic knowledge of operations procedures in a high-risk environment;
Experience in conflict, post-conflict, or transitional state environments;
Proficient oral and written communication skills in English;
Strong organizing skills; and
Previous experience working with USAID strongly desired.
Only finalists will be contacted.  No phone calls, please.

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