In order for Montenegro to fulfil all OSCE commitments and international standards for the organization and delivery of democratic elections, and to address outstanding OSCE/ODIHR recommendations, the OSCE Mission to Montenegro (Mission) is assisting the State Election Commission (SEC) with training, workshops and advice to advance institutional capacities and the general administration of elections.
The most recent OSCE/ODIHR election observation reports, as well as European Commission Progress reports, stress the need of strengthening the SEC and its ability to manage and administer elections in line with international standards. In addition, the last OSCE/ODIHR report recommends that, in order to ensure transparency and accountability in the election process, the SEC could consider to publicly tabulate results, as well as to regulate tabulation procedures for Municipal Election Commissions (MECs).
In light of this, and following consultation with the SEC, the Mission aims to strengthen the knowledge and professional capacities of the SEC members and staff through continued support. In particular, the Mission organised a two-day workshop on the Introduction of New Technology in the Electoral Process for SEC members, service staff and representatives of MECs. Furthermore, the Mission plans to continue supporting the development of the SEC throughout 2017 and in 2018 to consolidate the current efforts.
The Mission will recruit an international Electoral IT Expert who will assess the potential cost of electoral management software.
Objective: The analysis will further support the SEC in its efforts to improve the general administration of elections.
Deliverables: Field visit successfully conducted; written report (in English) that analyses the costs related to the introduction of IT software in the electoral process submitted electronically.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
In consultation with the Mission and the SEC, the international expert will:
1. Identify suppliers of electoral management software which includes the electronic transmission of results from the each of the MECs in Montenegro to the SEC;
2. Establish estimated costs for the purchase of software and any hardware required;
3. Produce a written report in English on the outcomes of his/her findings prior to the end of the 10-day contract.
• University degree in the area of information technology or related fields;
• Minimum of four years’ experience in the field of IT or elections;
• Have experience of procurement of IT software and/or software;
• Knowledge of existing use of new technology in the region;
• Have experience of working with election management bodies;
• Have experience of working within the region;
• Excellent communication, organizational and co-ordination skills;
• Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
• Co-operation with other international organizations would be considered an asset;
• Previous experience of working within the OSCE system would be considered an asset;
• Ability to work with minimal supervision.
|How To Apply|
|If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under Contracted Positions http://www.osce.org/employment, deadline for applications is 19th August 2017.|