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Starting from 2018, the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine (the PCU) has been assisting the Central Election Commission of Ukraine (the CEC) in the development of IT tools for enhancing transparency and efficiency of election administration within the framework of the Project “Enhancing Cybersecurity and Transparency of Election Processes in Ukraine”, implemented by the PCU in partnership with the CEC. In 2019, the PCU in partnership with the CEC successfully developed and piloted web-based resource for territorial election commissions – electronic Cabinet (E-Cabinet). During 2020 local elections, the CEC recommended TECs to use the E-Cabinet as a supplementary resource. As a result, 58% of all TECs actively used the functionality of the E-Cabinet: collected and processed election data, established the election results and prepared reporting documents. Taken into consideration successful experience of using E-Cabinet during the regular 2020 local elections, the CEC requested the PCU to continue supporting the resource in 2021. Therefore, the PCU is seeking Co-ordinator of the group of experts on Election Data Collecting and Processing (Co-ordinator of the group of experts) to co-ordinate the group of experts on support and update of the E-Cabinet during 2021.
Please note that this is a consultancy assignment of a temporary nature. The consultant will be required to work from home with the ability to travel if necessary.
In close cooperation with the beneficiary and the OSCE PCU Project team, the selected Co-ordinator should coordinate the work of the group of experts on updating the E-Cabinet software, taking into account possible changes in election legislation, in particular, but not limited, by implementation of the following tasks:
• organize consultations with the CEC, TECs and other stakeholders on the outcomes of the E-Cabinet usage during regular 2020 local elections and prepare technical requirements for the E-Cabinet updates, as well develop proposals on embedding of E-Cabinet functionality for the modernization of the CEC’s Information and Analytical System "Local Elections";
• develop E-Cabinet’s administrative interface with the following minimal functions as: user’s log in / log out, logging user’s actions in the system; generation of statistical reports on the user’s work in the system; assign new elections in the system (e.g.: interim, repeated etc.) with attaching a relevant territorial election commissions (e.g.: rayon, town, districts of a town); improvement of the system of verification of authorized users in the E-Cabinet;
• update the functionality of the E-Cabinet in accordance with the changes in local elections legislation, in particular: to create the constructor of election documents submitted by election contestants (political parties, candidates, observers, etc.) and to update templates of election documentations for repeated and interim elections.
Co-ordinator should liaise with the PCU and the CEC during the whole period of the assignment and submit to the OSCE PCU Project team reports on the work performed.
• university degree in IT, cybersecurity, natural science (physics or mathematics), international relations, public administration; • at least five years of proven experience in development and implementation of IT solutions for elections in Ukraine; • substantial experience in development of IT-solutions for elections, election observing in Ukraine, understanding of the territorial election commissions work; • experience of work as an election commissioner or an election observer; working with international organizations and governmental agencies would be an asset; • excellent managerial and analytical skills; • Ukrainian language proficiency.
According to the PCU consultancy fees guidelines.
This position is for residents of Ukraine only. We strongly encourage applicants to use the online application system at https://jobs.osce.org; the Vacancy Number is VNUKRС00647. The deadline for applications is 11 March 2021. If you have difficulties with the online system, please use the Internet Explorer to find the vacancy or you may use the OSCE's off-line Application Form available at https://jobs.osce.org/uk/resources/document/anketa-na-vakansiyu; you should complete the Application Form and send it via e-mail to email@example.com indicating the title of the position on the Application Form and in the cover message subject. Applications received after the published deadline will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Details of the assignment and contract may be further discussed during the interviews.
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