Senior Electoral Advisor

Location: Kathmandu
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2019-01-17 Deadline: 2019-01-22
  • Location : Kathmandu
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
Job Description

1.    Coordination with election stakeholders including civil society, donors, media sources and international partners.

  • Design, lead, supervise, coordinate and contribute to the implementation of electoral assistance in the following areas, as required: legal drafting and reform, complaints and dispute resolution, overall process management, planning and budgeting, information and communications technology, data processing and analysis, procedures, training, graphic design, gender mainstreaming, capacity-building, and institutional reform and development;
  • Assist the ECN and Chief Electoral Advisor (CEA)  with the project reporting and preparation of proposals and progress report for submission to donor agencies.
  • Assist CEA to lead UNDP's resource mobilization efforts in the area if electoral support.
  • Provide support to the ECN to coordinate donors in the area of electoral assistance.
  • Assist CEA in maintaining external relation with donors and international partner agencies such as IFES, International IDEA and others
  • Assist to coordinate field operations, including monitoring and evaluation (M&E), reporting and communication with field teams
  • Lead, coordinate and supervise the provision of support, technical assistance and advice to national counterparts and their institutions in the above areas and provide high-level assistance and advice as required;
  • Support in conducting necessary training and interactions on the electoral reform;

2.    Support implementation of project and in mainstreaming GESI.

  • Design, lead, coordinate, supervise and contribute to the implementation of strategies and programmes to build the capacity of national counterparts and strengthen national institutions;
  • Monitor the impact of domestic and international norms and processes on female participation and provide advice to the Electoral Management Bodies on appropriate corrective measures;  
  • Assist CEA in designing and implementing public outreach activities.
  • Supervise and manage the performance of staff and consultants under the project;
  • Support CEA to mainstream GESI into all the programming, implementation and reporting.

3.    Liaison with the civil society organisations, major media sources and domestic/international electoral groups and review political developments as well as emerging electoral issues and public information

  • Establish and maintain professional and productive partnerships with national counterpart institutions and other key stakeholders in the electoral process.
  • Act as CEA in her or his absence.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Job Specification


  • Completion of  Master’s degree in Political Science, International Economics, International Relations, Law, Public Administration, or  related field.


  • A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in elections and related areas.
  • At least five years of experience in supervising, implementing, supporting or advising on electoral processes is required.
  • Excellent knowledge of electoral processes in Nepal and their context is required.
  • United Nations electoral experience in a peacekeeping operation, political mission and/or a UN agency is desirable.
  • Previous experience of managing a team of different backgrounds at the senior level and the ability to manage and coordinate complex projects are desirable.

Language Requirements:      

  • Fluency in oral and written English and Nepali is required.


  • Good knowledge of office computer application such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required.
  • Accreditation as facilitator under the Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) system would be an advantage.

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UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Kathmandu
Organization Size 100+
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