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EU Exploratory Mission (ExM) to Mozambique

Project title: EU Exploratory Mission (ExM) to Mozambique

It requests: 3 senior experts  

Indicative starting date: 2/6/2014  

Deadline for submissions of candidatures: 1/5/2014

Three experts are needed for this mission:

1) Election/Legal expertise

Qualifications and Skills:
Academic degree (at least Masters level) in Law, Political Science, International Relations or any other discipline relevant to the assignment.

General Professional Experience:
Approximately 12 years of experience in the area related to Lot 12.

Specific Professional Experience:
The Expert (Senior) will have extensive experience in election administration and/or election observation and assistance (approximately 10 years).
S/he must have proven experience in election systems, legislation and administration, including voter/candidate registration.
S/he must be familiar with election-related legislation and international standards in the election field.
S/he must have experience in designing and drafting election-related projects. S/he must be familiar with planning and implementing election observation missions and election-related technical assistance projects. S/he must have previously been directly involved in the organisation of election observation by the EU or other organisations. Particular knowledge of the situation in the country and/or the region is an asset.

Language skills:
S/he MUST be fluent in PORTUGUESE and English (written and spoken).

2) Logistics expertise

Qualifications and Skills:
Academic degree (at least Masters level) in Economic Science, Management, Business Administration or any other discipline relevant to the assignment.

General Professional Experience:
At least 12 years of experience in the area related to Lot 12.

Specific Professional Experience:
The Expert (Senior) will have at least 8 years of experience in the field of logistics and approximately 4 years in election assistance/observation.
S/he must have participated, at co-ordination level, to the planning and implementation of election observation missions with the EU.
S/he must be able to assess logistics needs and costs and draft a tentative budget for an EU EOM.
S/he must have experience in designing and drafting a budget and Terms of Reference for the security and logistic component of (electoral observation) missions and related projects.
Demonstrated managerial skills would be beneficial as well as good interpersonal skills to work in a multicultural environment.
Work experience in Mozambique is an asset.

Language skills:
S/he MUST be fluent in PORTUGUESE and English (written and spoken).

3) Security expertise

Qualifications and Skills:
Academic degree (at least Masters level) in Management, Business Administration, or any other discipline relevant to the assignment.

General Professional Experience:
Approximately 12 years of experience in the field of security

Specific Professional Experience:
The Expert (Senior) will have approximately 8 years of experience in the field of security including related relevant experience of approximately 4 years in international missions.
S/he should have participated, at co-ordination level, to the planning and implementation of election observation mission or other monitoring/peace support missions with the EU or other organisations.
S/he must be able to assess security needs and costs and assist in drafting a tentative budget for an EU EOM. S/he must have experience in designing and drafting a budget and Terms of Reference for the Security component of (electoral observation) missions and related projects.
Work experience in Mozambique and/or region in particular is an asset.

Language skills:
S/he MUST be fluent in PORTUGUESE and English (written and spoken).

To apply, please send a complete curriculum tailored for the specific assignment in the EU format to francesca@eris.org.uk by 12:00 GMT on 1st May 2014, with the subject line "Mozambique ExM".
Please note that due to the high volume of applications, we will be able to reply only to shortlisted candidates.

IT and Software Expert - Yemen
ERIS is looking for an IT and Software Expert to assist in website upgrades for the Supreme Commission for Elections and Referendum (SCER).

Location: Sana'a, Yemen
Contract Period:
7 days
Deployment Period: 4 days
Tentative deployment date:
Mid June 2014
Full Terms of Reference can be found here.

Background

Electoral Reform International Services (ERIS) and Democracy Reporting International (DRI) are implementing an EU-funded project aimed at supporting the Supreme Commission for Elections and Referendum (SCER) to enhance institutional capacities and assist in the areas of electoral administration, communication, and transparency. As a part of the communications strategy, ERIS/DRI are currently looking for an IT and Software Expert to make specifications for the upgrade the websites of SCER.

Tasks and Responsibilities


- Audit and conduct an assessment of the current SCER website www.scer.org.ye;
- Develop and document detailed requirements for the redesign of the website, to be implemented over a 20-40 day project by a Junior Consultant in-country;
- Identify the required IT upgrades required for the website to provide:

  • A low resolution home page
  • A platform suitable for mobile phone access
  • A platform suitable for linking through social media sites; Facebook, Twitter, etc.
- Support ERIS/DRI in the selection of a candidate for the longer-term implementation and training role.

It is anticipated that these two tasks will take three to four days.Following the completion of the web development the Consultant will:

- Perform quality control and proofing;
- Ascertain the requirements are met;
- Advise on solutions to ensure sustainability;
- Certify the work of the long term (Junior) consultant.

Deliverables

Expected deliverables will include:

- A report on the technical specifications required for website upgrades
- A Terms of Reference for upgrade tasks
- A review report after upgrades have been put in place.

Profile

Required Qualifications:

- A degree in Information Technology, Graphic Design or related field.
Minimum 8-10 years of relevant experience in Graphic design and web development.
- Excellent skills in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash, Avid, Final Cut Pro and other graphic design software.
- Ability to produce technical reports and information in a clear and precise manner.
- Fluency in English.

Desirable Skills:

- Fluency in Arabic.
- Previous experience in Yemen or a similar environment would be an asset.
- Previous experience working with election management bodies would be an asset.

To Apply:
Please send a CV and cover letter to erisuk@eris.org.uk with "Yemen IT and Software Expert" in the subject line before 12:00am BST Sunday 27 April.