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 Political Analyst
Under the supervision of the Field Office Director, the Political Analyst will have the following duties and responsibilities:
- Acquires knowledge of the political situation and landscape in the country;
- Establishes and maintains contacts with representatives of political parties, candidates, civil society groups, political analysts, think tanks, and other organizations relevant to the election process, including women’s groups and national minority representatives;
- Follows and reports on campaign events;
- Monitors the media (electronic and print) for political news and prepares summaries
- Arranges various meetings representatives of political parties, candidates, civil society groups, political analysts, think tanks, and other organizations relevant to the election process, including women’s groups and national minority representatives where relevant;
- Drafts minutes of meetings;
- Review and provide information on electoral violence incidents that occur during the pre and immediate post-election period and on election day
- Assist Core Team members with political analysis and developing recommendations
- Prepares presentations for briefings, as required and;
- Undertakes research as instructed;
Education and Experience:
- Degree in political science, social sciences, or related field;
- Six years of relevant working experience. Experience in national election administration, international organizations or non-governmental organizations in the country is an asset;
- Tact, discretion and diplomacy;
- Ability to work long hours and under pressure;
- Proven analytical and research skills;
- Good computer skills;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English;
- Demonstrated ability to work with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.
- Analysis on political situation;
- News summaries and reports;
- Minutes of meetings;
- Presentations; and