• Vacancy at International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Nigeria

  • Posted on: 10 June, 2015 Deadline: 1 July, 2015
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  • IFES, a reputable international NGO that supports the building of electoral democracies with support from USAID seeks qualified applicants to fill the below position in its Abuja office:

    TEI Consultant



    • The Electoral Institute (TEI) is an organ of the Independent National Electoral Commission, which is responsible for training for elections and also electoral research.
    • Two weeks consultancy to develop a strategic plan for The Electoral Institute (TEI) of INEC.


    • The overall objective of this consultancy is to work with the TEI and develop a five-years Strategic plan that ensures that TEI achieves its mandate.

    Scope of Work
    The scope of work for the Consultant will include but is not limited to:

    • Identify core activities, issues and projects for TEI;
    • Review current institutional structures and identify how to make them serve TEI well;
    • Undertake an examination of staff structure, in context of similar professional Electoral Institutes and recommend appropriate portfolios, offices and experts required;
    • Identify the facilities and infrastructure that will be required to operate an effective TEI;
    • Plan and facilitate a workshop with management staff and others to prioritize strategic directions;
    • Through a consultative process and application of an appropriate tool of analysis, identify focus areas and develop strategic objectives and key result areas for the same;
    • Take cognizance of the INEC Strategic Plan and activities contained therein in developing TEI Strategic plan;
    • Finalize Strategic plan and action plan and submit to TEI.

    Qualifications and Experience
    Academic Qualifications:

    • At least a Master's Degree in a relevant field in the area of planning, public policy, development studies.


    • At least five years professional experience in strategic planning and management.
    • Prior working experience with INEC on this is a plus.
    • Demonstrated experience in working with government partners and other stakeholders in public sector development programs especially in the area of capacity development.

    Skills and Competencies

    • Ability to work with minimal supervision;
    • High level written and oral communication skills in English
    • Must be result-oriented, a team player, exhibiting high levels of enthusiasm, tact, diplomacy and integrity;
    • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and professional skills in interacting with government and development partners;
    • Skills in facilitation of stakeholder engagements/workshops;
    • Evidence of having undertaken similar assignments;
    • Experience in research, policy development, management and programming-related work.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their type written cover letter and current resumes to: ifesnigeria@ifes.org

    Note: Only applications sent by email will be considered and short listed candidates will be contacted.

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