|IFES is an international, nonprofit organization that supports the building of democratic societies. IFES provides targeted technical assistance to strengthen transitional democracies. Founded in 1987 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, IFES has developed and implemented comprehensive, collaborative democracy solutions in more than 120 countries. IFES is recruiting candidates for a potential project in support of Sierra Leone’s upcoming elections, through July 2018.
The Elections Management Specialist/Project Director will manage the IFES program in Sierra Leone. Primary responsibilities include program management and implementation, and management of IFES field staff in Freetown. The Elections Management Specialist/Project Director is also responsible for identifying new funding opportunities for IFES within the existing program and beyond. The ideal candidate will have previously managed projects in post-conflict environment that promote democratic development, and will have had extensive experience in developing and delivering trainings on a range of elections-related subjects, to diverse audiences. The Elections Management Specialist/Project Director represents IFES in-country as the organization’s primary representative and on-site coordinator of programming with local and international actors. S/he is responsible for maintaining pro-active contacts with Sierra Leonean leaders-both governmental and non-governmental, IFES’ funders and the international donor community.
|Technical Direction and Program Implementation
Serve as IFES’ senior election technical advisor in Sierra Leone, providing technical support and advice to various non-government stakeholders;
Perform other duties as assigned.
Ensure, in conjunction with IFES HQ team, compliance with IFES and donor rules and regulations, particularly with respect to fiscal management;
|The Elections Management Specialist/Project Director must be engaged – a dynamic leader, flexible, adaptable and a team player who demonstrates leadership under challenging conditions.
In addition, the Elections Management Specialist/Project Director is required to have the following expertise:
M.A. in international politics, development, or related field;Minimum of 10 years’ experience with election administration and international program management.