Recruitment of National Staff for The Carter Center Election Observation Mission Kenya 2017
The Carter Center is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.
The Carter Center was invited by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission of Kenya, to observe the General Elections scheduled for 8 August, 2017.
The Center is seeking qualified applicants for several different positions to support its Election Observation Mission (EOM) in Kenya.
Start date: As soon as possible
EOM Election / Legal Analyst
Under the supervision of the Election / Legal Analyst, the Senior Election / Legal Analyst Assistant assists the Election / Legal Analyst to perform her duties.
S/he reports directly to the Election / Legal Analyst.
Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Acquires knowledge of the electoral situation in the country and the judicial system;
- Establishes and maintains contacts with relevant courts, prosecutor office, national election authorities, relevant ministries, representatives of civil society;
- Drafts minutes of meetings and court hearings;
- Summarizes court cases, decisions and complaints used by the analysts;
- Drafts analysis of relevant texts as required;
- Arranges various meetings with relevant courts, prosecutor office, national election authorities, relevant ministries, representatives of civil society, as requested;
- Attends court hearings for the Election/Legal Analyst;
- Keeps records of complaints and appeals;
- Prepares presentations for briefings, as requested;
- Undertakes research as instructed; and
- Performs other duties as required.
- A degree in law, political science or related field with some knowledge of electoral law in the country;
- Six years of relevant working experience. Experience in national election administration, international organizations or non-governmental organizations in the country is an asset;
- Proven analytical and legal research skills;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Good computer skills;
- Tact, discretion and diplomacy;
- Ability to work long hours and under pressure;
- Ability and willingness to work as a member of a team; and
- Demonstrated ability to work with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.
- Draft minutes of meetings;
- Draft legal analysis and summaries;
- Research on related laws and election administration;
- Log of complaints and appeals; and