Local Researcher/Facilitator - Garowe, Somalia
About the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES): Together we build democracies that deliver for all. Our independent expertise strengthens electoral institutions/systems and builds local capacity to deliver sustainable solutions. As the global leader in democracy promotion, we advance good governance and democratic rights by providing technical assistance; empowering the underrepresented to participate in the political process; and applying field-based research to improve the electoral cycle. We believe that trusted electoral institutions deliver credible elections, effective governing institutions are accountable to the people they serve, all people safely participate in civic and political life on an equal basis and technology, information and data positively serve elections and democracy. Since 1987, IFES has worked in over 145 countries – from developing to mature democracies – to develop and implement comprehensive, collaborative democracy solutions.
IFES requires the services of a Local Researcher/Facilitator to support a remote assessment funded by the U.K. Department of International Development and Adam Smith International, through the Somalia Stability Fund. The Researcher/Facilitator will assist with conduct of research on local and state elections in Puntland, Somalia, and support coordination of remote, high-level discussions necessary to complete a technical assessment on this subject in Puntland State. This assignment is expected to last for approximately two weeks.
Please note: IFES is recruiting for two positions—this posting for a Researcher/Facilitator, and another posting for an Interpreter/Translator. A single candidate who can fill both roles is strongly preferred. IFES encourages qualified applicants to apply for both positions.
This support will include, but is not limited to:
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