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National Consultants on Elections and Electoral Reform in North Macedonia (Roster)

Skopje (Macedonia)

  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Skopje (Macedonia)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • International Relations
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Elections
    • Democratic Governance
  • Closing Date: 2021-11-03

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OSCE field operations are the front line of the OSCE’s engagement on the ground, supporting host authorities in fulfilling OSCE commitments and implementing a comprehensive approach to security. 

The OSCE Mission to Skopje is the Organization's longest-serving field operation working on inter-ethnic relations, early warning, the rule of law, democratic governance and transnational threats and organized crime.

As part of its democratic governance programme, the OSCE Mission to Skopje supports the electoral reform in the Republic of North Macedonia and institutional strengthening of the electoral administration.

The Mission is updating its roster of potential candidates to provide temporary expert/consultancy assistance for the needs of its ongoing and future programmatic activities, within the following areas:

•    Advancing professional competencies of the electoral management bodies in North Macedonia;
•    Gender mainstreaming in both electoral processes and the electoral management bodies operations; 
•    Inclusiveness of the electoral reform in the country, focusing on women, young voters, persons with disabilities and communities; 
•    Inter-institutional co-operation and civil society engagement in the electoral processes and reform; 
•    Accountability and transparency in the electoral process;
•    International standards and national electoral legislation;
•    Financing of the elections;
•    Media and elections.

Applicants’ successful placement on the Consultancy Roster is subject to their meeting the minimum qualification and skill level for the position, and does not express or imply any guarantee of engagement with the OSCE Mission to Skopje.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Tasks and responsibilities of the consultant are specific to separate engagements and to the nature of the project in question. Typical assignments may include, but are not limited to:

  • Provision of expertise, technical and strategic advice and assistance in the development and implementation of the elections related legislation, policies, programmes, projects and similar; 
  • Conceptualization and drafting of policies, strategic documents, action and operational plans; 
  • Carrying out research and analysis in the area of election and electoral processes;
  • Developing education programmes (trainings, seminars, workshops, informative sessions), including preparation of instructive materials.  and delivery of trainings;
  • Contribution to thematic knowledge resources; 
  • Planning, facilitation and participation in events organized by the Mission.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Citizenship of or permanent residence in the Republic of North Macedonia;  
  • University degree in Law, Political Sciences, International Relations, Humanities and similar;
  • Minimum of five (5) years practical experience in related fields (elections, electoral processes, electoral legislation and similar);
  • Proven record of successful projects/consultancy services in the related fields of expertise;
  • Proven experience with project implementation in the public sector and/or government institutions;
  • Experience with OSCE or other International Organization in the country is an asset;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Fluency in English would be an asset, but will depend on the requirements for a specific activity.

Remuneration Package:

Remuneration shall be based on established OSCE rates, depending primarily on the nature of required services (e.g. complexity, difficulty and amount of work to be performed and the level of expertise required).

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under

Please note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Online Application Form or in other languages than the English language would not be considered.

We will be in further contact with you only if you are considered for further assessment. The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy or to cancel the recruitment.

Candidates meeting the requirements will be subject to assessment of specific skills, which may include test and interview. Successful candidates will be placed on the Consultancy Roster and may be contacted when an operational need arises.

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process. 


Additional Information
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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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