Long-Term Analyst, Gender and Inclusion: Georgia
The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking two (2) Gender and Inclusion Long-Term Analysts for the October 2020 Parliamentary Elections in Georgia. The Long-Term Analysts (LTAs) should be available to deploy to Tbilisi, pending an assessment of the safety and allowability of travel to and within Georgia, from September through November. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, deployment may not be possible, and candidates should be prepared to conduct remote analysis, if needed.
Primary responsibilities include monitoring and providing in-depth analysis on the gender and inclusion aspects of the electoral environment in Georgia, including issues related to the participation of women, youth, ethnic minorities, PWDs, and LGBTI communities in the election, either as electoral subjects or voters. The analysis will be carried out in line with the Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation, Code of Conduct for International Election Observers and relevant laws of Georgia. An additional focus will be on observing party compliance with mechanisms designed to increase equality and inclusion in the electoral campaign. The LTAs will report to the Mission Director, coordinate with the NDI Georgia Resident Country Director, assist in producing analytical documents on gender and inclusion issues ahead of the elections, and work closely with the Mission Director in developing regular reports and analyses. The LTAs will also coordinate with the other LTAs to issue findings and recommendations, and will share analysis with Short-Term Observers (STOs) on matters related to gender and inclusion.
- Provide a qualitative and quantitative analysis of key institutions’ adherence to the legal framework around gender and inclusion and analyze national legislation and laws as they relate to gender and inclusion;
- Become familiar with Georgia’s constitutional and legal framework for elections with an emphasis on legal requirements and guidelines for gender and inclusion;
- Assess the CEC’s voter education initiatives, using a gender and inclusion lens;
- Monitor statements of political parties and candidates related to gender and inclusion, in partnership with local partners;
- Analyze how women and LGBTI communities as well as gender equality and LGBTI issues are represented in the media and their use in disinformation campaigns;
- Prepare briefing materials and talking points on gender and inclusion during the election period, and other advice to LTAs and STOs as requested and as necessary;
- When relevant, attend meetings and sessions hosted by civil society organizations, political parties, and the CEC or related electoral administration bodies;
- Work closely with the LTAs to ensure the integration of various issues into the gender and inclusion analysis;
- Maintain regular relations with gender and inclusion analysts of other international observation missions;
- Prepare regular reports as stipulated by the Mission Director analyzing gender and inclusion in the electoral process;
- Ensure gender and inclusion analysis and questions are integrated into the STOs’ training materials and election day observation and forms;
- Collaborate with other LTAs to ensure thematic issues are streamlined through all reports, including the preliminary election day statements, final report and any other statements issued by the mission
- Travel to regions throughout Georgia if possible and as necessary; and
- Support the activity of the mission and of the international observers in any other aspect as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree preferably in international relations, law, political science, development studies or related subject;
- A minimum of five (5) years relevant professional work experience at the national or international level implementing programming in the field of democracy and governance, with experience during election processes (especially as as a long-term observer or long-term analyst on an international observation mission) preferred;
- Experience in analysis of gender and inclusion required;
- Demonstrated ability to work under pressure in a sensitive political environment;
- Demonstrated ability to work as a member of an internationally and culturally diverse team, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
- Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills and cultural sensitivity to effectively interact with all levels of local stakeholders and foreign government personnel;
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills to effectively present information in a clear and persuasive manner;
- Analytical skills for interpreting complex electoral and political issues;
- Experience working in Europe or Eurasia preferred;
- Capable with word processing and e-mail; and,
- Fluent written and spoken English required.
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