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Institut National Démocratique

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08 Janvier 2023 Il y a 5 mois

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The National Democratic Institute 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 participation, openness and accountability in government. To read more about the organization visit our website www.ndi.org


The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking candidates for the position of an Elections Program Assistant (PA) for a duration of one year, based on the availability of funding, starting in January 2020. Position is based in Tunis.

The Elections program supports Tunisian civil society’s efforts to monitor electoral processes and issue recommendations that contribute to greater electoral integrity.

The PO will coordinate NDIs elections project with  the Tunisian domestic observation CSOs.  


More specifically, under close supervision of the senior program manager, the PO will ensure the following ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  (Other duties may be assigned) :


  • Staff lead for proper planning, implementation and evaluation of USAID-funded elections program. 


  • Coordinate organization of events and activities.


  • Oversees logistical arrangements for election day observations in coordination with the Program Assistant


  • Provide training sessions to partners according to their needs 


  • Monitor political and media news related to the program; share relevant information with the team. 


  • Team lead for M&E including data collection, reporting and coordination with MEL staff in Tunis and DC. 


  • Coordinate with partners and staff/consultants the planning, Implementation and execution of their communications strategy,


  • Evaluation of partners’ programs and activities;


  • Contributes to the planning, design and evaluation of the pre-election and post elections assessment, 


  • Produces regular analyses of the election environment.


  • Responsible for coordinating  orientation/briefing sessions and post-election debriefing.


  • Carry out any other potential tasks as needed. 




Critères d’éligibilité :



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.  



Experience with organizing international election observer missions and/or domestic election missions.  Substantial experience in political organizing and capacity building.  Demonstrated ability to work effectively with senior political leaders.    Previous work experience in cross-cultural settings outside of the person’s country of origin is desired.

Required education level :  4-year degree; masters degree, desirable 

Minimum experience requirements :  

  • 5 years experience with Tunisian civil society OR
  • 3 years experience working on USG- and/or EU-funded projects



Excellent analytical, written and oral communications skills to effectively present information and respond to questions before public groups and prepare and edit written reports. 

Arabic/French fluency; English language proficiency




Capacity to work as a team leader, independently and as a member of a team; possess negotiating and interpersonal skills, strong political acumen and the ability to analyze political events and assess their relevance to the elections.


Understanding of the political, social and economic environment of the region, ability to analyze multiple issues and develop project-specific recommendations.  


Appreciation for the particular role of non-governmental organizations, and NDI’s unique comparative advantages in assisting democratic development internationally.




  • Exceptional organization and management skills.


  • Ability to delegate to other members of the team. 


  • Ability to closely collaborate with other organizations.


  • Working knowledge of Google Workspace applications.


  • Working knowledge of grant funding, budget and accounting procedures. 


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