Digital Threats to Democracy and Elections Consultant – Political Advertising Monitor

The Carter Center (TCC) is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflict, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health. To these ends, The Center seeks a highly qualified and motivated consultant to serve as a Political Advertising Monitor and coordinate and manage a social media monitoring project in Bolivia.

Length of assignment: August 1 – October 31, 2020

Location: La Paz / remote. Assumptions regarding deployment may change contingent on Bolivia’s electoral calendar and developments related to COVID-19.


Subject to confirmation of funding, The Carter Center is seeking a highly qualified individual to serve as a political advertising monitor on its project to identify and mitigate digital threats on social media. The successful candidate will monitor and evaluate social media advertising activity and document violations of political advertising regulations.


Training and Capacity Building

  • Participate in trainings on how to use the web archive and how to document possible violations of political advertising regulations using a checklist

Monitoring and Analysis

  • With oversight by the Program Manager and support from headquarters in Atlanta, review social media political advertisements collected in an online archive
  • Assist in identifying social media accounts for political advertising purposes
  • Track main political and social discourses in the main social media platforms, prior to, during, and after specific election events. 
  • Flag any social media advertising content that may contain possible disinformation claims or hate speech 
  • Investigate possible disinformation claims and document findings of investigation efforts for verification purposes
  • Compile a summary report of key findings and analysis of possible violations, disinformation, or hate speech 
  • As requested, provide oral updates on monitoring activities 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Deep knowledge of, and interest in, political and electoral context is required           
  • Experience working with media / prior experience as a journalist is highly desired
  • Experience working with civil society organizations on democracy, human rights, election observation and/or information technology issues is an asset
  • Experience in projects related to the impact of information technologies and/or social media in the arena of democracy and elections is an asset                 
  • Fluency in Spanish; knowledge of other languages spoken in Bolivia is an asset   
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or corresponding years of relevant professional experience                                                                     
  • Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills                                         

Please send a CV/Resume, together with a cover letter explaining how your profile and experience match the job requirements, via email to with the subject line, Political Advertising Monitor.