Senior Electoral Advisor

Senior Electoral Advisor

IFES - International Foundation for Electoral Systems


Job Responsibilities:

Technical Direction and Program Implementation:

  • Serve as IFES’ senior project advisor for assigned project, providing technical support and advice to various civil society, government and non-government stakeholders.
  • Prepare and manage the implementation of the project(s) annual work plans in fulfillment of the project’s strategic objectives and goals, and within the allocated budget.
  • Establish and maintain close working relationships with local government and non-government stakeholders, including high-level officials in government ministries.
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with international NGOs and the donor community to ensure successful implementation of the project and avoid duplication of efforts.
  • Coordinate closely with consultants and field experts on program components.
  • Lead the drafting and timely submission of internal and external program reports to IFES HQ and ensure that they meet all donor and IFES reporting requirements.
  • Lead and/or contribute to written technical reports and briefing papers.
  • Represent IFES to Heads of Missions, Embassy staff and donor representatives.
  • Ensure the highest quality of program monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and communications.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Ensure, in conjunction with IFES HQ team, compliance with IFES and donor rules and regulations, particularly with respect to fiscal management.
  • In coordination with IFES/HQ assist in the identification, recruitment, and hiring of in-country office staff, as well as local and international technical consultants.
  • Provide general supervision and mentoring of field staff, including performance appraisals, staff development and other management issues.
  • Provide oversight and management of technical consultants, including review of all consultant reports and deliverables.
  • Assist in program development for IFES in the Pacific Islands region by identifying additional technical needs in-country, contributing to the development of project proposals and reaching out to the international donor community to diversify IFES funding sources.



Master’s degree in international politics, international development, public policy, or related field.


Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in international development, preferably in the area of democracy and governance. Minimum of 5 years of experience with USAID and non-US-funded activities in related program area, with at least 3 years of overseas living experience. Familiarity with political, economic and social context within the region a plus. Proven track record with delivering democracy and governance programming in developing countries. Technical knowledge and experience in area(s) of project focus including corruption prevention and transparency initiatives with government stakeholders and democratic citizenship initiatives with youth strongly desired. Familiarity with the international donor community and experience as an action-oriented interlocutor with democracy-development actors at all levels. Demonstrated knowledge of USAID and non-USAID regulations and the implementation of USAID and non-USAID funded project activities. Demonstrated knowledge in proposal and report writing and management of budgets.

Related Skills or Knowledge:

Demonstrated leadership and project management skills. Thorough knowledge of USAID and non-US financial regulations and compliance requirements. Detailed oriented and organized. Demonstrated ability to manage staff, prioritize and handle multiple tasks and consistently meet tight deadlines. Strong consultative, collaborative and participatory way of working. Strong interpersonal, presentation, and communications skills to meet the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the program and to effectively coordinate with a wide range of stakeholders.

Language Skills:

Fluency in written and spoken English required.

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