The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance - International IDEA is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. International IDEA’s mission is to support sustainable democratic change by providing comparative knowledge, and assisting in democratic reform, and influencing policies and politics.
International IDEA acts as a catalyst for democracy building; by providing knowledge resources, policy proposals and supporting democratic reforms in response to specific national requests. It works together with policy makers, governments, UN organizations and agencies and regional organizations engaged in the field of democracy building.
International IDEA develops, shares and enables the use of comparative knowledge in its key areas of expertise: electoral processes,constitution building,political participation and representation, democracy and development and democracy assessments.
It also addresses the important issues of gender, diversity, and conflict and security as they relate to democracy.
International IDEA is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and works worldwide through offices in New York, Brussels, The Hague, Latin America, Africa and Asia.
International IDEA supports inclusive, democratic elections through capacity assistance to the Union Election Commission (UEC), political parties, civil society, media and other democratic stakeholders. This position is a key part of the Support to Electoral Processes and Democracy (STEP Democracy) project, funded by the European Union.
In the STEP Democracy programme, International IDEA, as the lead implementing organization, works with four national and four international partners in order to implement the programme’s mission to contribute to a greater awareness of, and adherence to, democratic values and principles and increased inclusive participation in democratic practices. This mission builds on a larger vision to create a society founded on broad engagement in democratic institutions and processes.
STEP’s partners include the Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy (DIPD), Democracy Reporting International (DRI), and the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD)/DemoFinland, Hornbill Organization, Scholar Institute, Paññā Institute and Naushawng Development Institute. STEP Democracy has a strong commitment to a flexible approach to democratic reform which is mindful of the rich history and cultural diversity of Myanmar.
STEP Democracy is looking for a Senior Programme Manager with expertise in electoral assistance and advice to electoral management bodies. S/he will strategically lead International IDEA's growing electoral programe in Myanmar within the Union Election Commission (UEC), based in the capital city of Nay Pyi Taw. The incumbent will have extensive experience in working with Election Management Bodies, election reform processes and stakeholder relations. S/he will provide intellectual leadership to a team of local staff and visiting consultants who will work directly with the UEC on behalf of International IDEA. Key to the role is the incumbent's ability to build relationships with the UEC, international implementers within the UEC, and implementing partners and more broadly,with the election support community in Myanmar.
Contract duration: Fixed term appointment until 30 November 2021.
EUR 6, 817 NET + benefits
International IDEA is an equal opportunity employer which seeks to further diversify its staff in terms of gender, culture and nationality.