Legal Analyst- Liberia

TCC Eagle

The Carter Center, Democracy Program
Consultant – LEGAL ANALYST
Monrovia, Liberia 

The Carter Center is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.  The Center may deploy a long-term international election observation mission to monitor the presidential elections in October 2017 in Liberia. We are currently recruiting a highly-qualified individual to serve as a Legal Analyst. This position would require travel to Liberia for approximately 3 months around election day.

Applicants should have 5-7 years of legal and electoral analysis experience on democracy and governance issues, including experience serving on election observation missions. Experience in Liberia and/or the region is desirable. Fluency in English is required. Strong writing and communication skills and competence with technology are required. Demonstrated ability to conduct electoral assessments and/or provide elections technical assistance is required.

The Legal Analyst would become fully familiar with the legal, constitutional, and regulatory framework for elections in Liberia, including assessing the legal provisions for citizen, political party, and other groups’ participation in elections, and is responsible for engaging with key electoral stakeholders. The Legal Analyst conducts a legal framework assessment, documents relevant legal complaints and appeals in the pre and post-election period, and briefs mission members and Atlanta staff verbally and through written reports. The expert prepares a written legal framework assessment including analysis of all current and pending national legislation related to the conduct of elections and political participation in Liberia, the Constitution of Liberia, and Liberia’s international human rights commitments. The legal analyst contributes to public statements and reports. The Legal Analyst may conduct training or orientation sessions for staff and observers, and may prepare or contribute to briefing materials.

Please send cover letter, CV, contract requirements, and list of references with subject line “Liberia Legal Analyst” by July 10 to:

Email: Liberiarecruitment@cartercenter.org

Note: Because this is an international election observation project, Liberia nationals are not eligible to serve as members of the core team. Due to the large volume of applicants, only those candidates selected for additional consideration will be notified by the Center.