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Regional Electoral Officer

Baghdad (Iraq)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Baghdad (Iraq)
  • Grade: International Specialist - Internationally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • International Relations
    • Elections
    • Democratic Governance
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-25

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Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Description of task

Within delegated authority, the Regional Electoral Operations Advisor will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Support the Regional Operations Advisor (ROA) by ensuring the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) implement operational plans;
  • Provide advice to the IHEC Governorate Election Offices on all electoral operational activities.
  • Support the development and capacity building of the IHEC Governorate Elections Offices (GEOs);
  • Establish and maintain professional and productive partnerships with the IHEC GEOs ;
  • Establish effective communication mechanisms with the national officers embedded with the IHEC GEOs;
  • Provide regular reports to the ROA about the GEO’s progress in operational preparations for elections;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:
  • A first-level university degree, in Political Science, International Relations, Law, Public Administration, or a related field.
Required experience: 24 Months Experience remark:
  • A minimum of two years progressively responsible experience in electoral assistance; supervising, implementing, supporting or advising on Field and Operations processes is required;
  • Experience in developing countries is required, and experience in post-conflict situations is desirable;
  • Experience providing services to or in a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is an advantage;
  • Knowledge of UN rules, regulations, policies and procedures an asset;
  • Previous experience of managing a team of different backgrounds and the ability to manage and coordinate complex projects is desirable;
  • Have affinity with or interest in UNAMI’s mandate, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development and the UN system.
Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise: Election support activities, Election management Area of expertise details:

Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point;

Driving license: Yes Competencies values:

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of
your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly,
select the special call to which you would like to apply.
* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage
and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 13 April 2021

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