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  • Posted: May 15, 2014
    Deadline: May 23, 2014
  • NDI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that has supported democratic institutions and practices in every region of the world for more than three decades. Since its founding in 1983, NDI and its local partners have worked to establish and strengthen political and civic organizations, safeguard elections, and promote citizen participatio...
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    Senior Program Officer (Election)

    Position Summary

    • The Officer will support the Election team in improving CSOs observation of the 2015 electoral process and increasing citizens' awareness of election observation.
    • The ideal candidate will have significant knowledge of the Nigeria electoral system, election observation and citizen participation.
    • Understanding statistics would be an advantage.

    Primary responsibilities

    • Support NDI work with domestic election observation groups;
    • Ensure programmatic goals are achieved and reporting requirements are adhered to;
    • Draft program support documents and regular internal reports, as needed;
    • Provide technical expertise and support partners on election observation;

    Required skills and experience

    • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in civil society development and election observation:
    • Bachelor's degree, preferably in political science, international development, management or related field; graduate degree preferred.
    • Practical experience in supporting citizen election observation groups;
    • Significant training experience and workshop facilit.ation skills;
    • Substantial knowledge of Nigeria electoral system;
    • Ability to communicate skills and experience t.o others as a trainer and advisor;
    • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact effectively with staff. donors and local partners;
    • Capacity to work both independently and as a member of a team.

    Method of Application

    The position is based in Abuja and available immediately. Please, send all applications to this address: Applications without cover letters will not be considered. Application deadline is May 23rd 2014.

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