Job Title: Electoral Reporting and Coordination Specialist (Home-Based)
Location : Home-Based
Application Deadline : 26-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category : Management
Type of Contract : IPSA (Regular)
Post Level : IPSA-11
Languages Required : English
Duration of Initial Contract : 1 year
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.
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Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.
A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.
Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.
In accordance with UNDP procedures and regulations, the Project will cover the costs of travel for official mission expected to be associated with performing the functions, including flight, DSA, PCR tests.
a. Organizational context
The United Nations Security Council Resolution 2009 established the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) in September 2011. In February 2012, the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) was put in place and a joint UN electoral team has been supporting the HNEC since, in particular for the organization of the elections of the General National Congress which took place on 7 July 2012 and were widely praised as credible. The team also supported the February 2014 Constitutional Drafting Assembly elections and the June 2014 House of Representatives elections. Under Libyan leadership, UNSMIL and UNDP are jointly supporting the electoral process based on their comparative expertise to ensure uniform decision-making and effective planning. The Promoting Elections for the People of Libya (PEPOL) has been designed to provide a comprehensive range of electoral support through the integrated UN Electoral Support Team.
As per the roadmap agreed during the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum in Tunis in November 2020 that calls for national elections on 24 December 2021, and which was confirmed in the LPDF in Geneva in February 2021, HNEC is currently working on the planning and preparations for elections in 2021
PEPOL Scope: The UNDP Libya’s national elections project ‘Promoting Elections for the People of Libya’ (PEPOL) is integrated with UNSMIL as part of the UN’s Electoral Support Team (UNEST). UNEST/PEPOL provides technical electoral assistance to the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) in support of its capacity and readiness to prepare and hold national elections. The Project was initially designed in 2017/18 for a three-year scope and has been extended until end of 2021 to maintain HNEC’s technical readiness for elections and prepare for national elections on 24 December 2021, and possibly a referendum if decided so.
b. Job purpose
In coordination with UNSMIL Electoral Support Team (UNEST), the Electoral Reporting and Coordination Specialist reports directly to the UNDP PEPOL Chief Electoral Advisor/Project Manager.
The Specialist is responsible to prepare all regular and ad hoc donor reporting in support of the CTA/PM, prepares donor meetings, assists in the coordination of international electoral assistance providers, follows-up with donor partners, and supports the project’s M&E framework, data gathering and communication.
Under the guidance and supervision of and reporting to the PEPOL CTA/ Project Manager, the Electoral Reporting and Coordination Specialist is responsible to deliver high-level electoral reports and to provide the necessary coordination amongst key partners in support of UNEST/PEPOL and the HNEC, in a coordinated, systematic, client-oriented, and timely manner, for the project to deliver quality work, achieve better development results, and retain trust from partners.
a) The incumbent will be supervised by and reports to the UNDP CTA/Project Manager.
b) The assignment will be home based with envisaged missions to Libya (Tripoli) or Tunisia (Tunis).
c) The incumbent may be required and should be ready to travel for missions to Libya and other regions upon request when required for the functions.
d) The incumbent will work full-time from Sunday to Thursday from 8:00-17:00 Libyan time (UTC +2).
e) The incumbent will be directly responsible to reporting to the designated PM.
f) All reports and documents provided to UNEST/PEPOL and UNDP Libya will be in English, to facilitate review and feedback by UNDP Libya.
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Required Skills and Experience