Electoral Analyst (Tunisia)

The Carter Center

Consultant – Electoral Analyst

 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.  Through this call for applications, we are seeking qualified candidates to serve as Electoral Analyst in an anticipated Tunisia 2019 international election observation mission. This consultancy position, contingent on funding, is tentatively scheduled from May 1 through January 2020; applicants must confirm their availability for deployment for the entire duration of the project. The consultant will report to the Tunis-based Mission Director and Atlanta-based Associate Director of the Carter Center’s Democracy Program.

The Electoral Analyst should have demonstrated experience working on election observation missions, in election administration or providing technical assistance to an EMB. Five to 10 years of experience in democracy and/or elections is required. Advanced degree in political science, law or another relevant field is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who speak French or Arabicand demonstrate experience in Tunisia and/or the region.


 The Electoral Analyst will be responsible for engaging with key electoral stakeholders to assess Tunisia’s electoral law and regulations, and their application. S/he will:

  • Act as the mission’s primary technical expert on electoral regulations and practice, including liaising with the Independent High Authority on Elections (ISIE) and other stakeholders as necessary;
  • Assess the electoral environment throughout the electoral process and identify key electoral and political concerns. Gain an understanding of the laws and regulations governing electoral administration, including voter and candidate registration, campaigning, voting, counting, tabulation, and transmission of results;
  • In coordination with the core team and Atlanta director, assess the ISIE’s implementation of the elections in accordance with Tunisia’s commitments to democratic election standards;
  • In coordination with the core team, apply the Center’s election observation methodology and contribute to the development of reporting tools (written/verbal reports, checklists, etc.) for long-term and short-term observers;
  • Meet with political party representatives, NGO and civil society leaders, and representatives from other observer groups, to share views on the electoral process and political environment;
  • Contribute to Carter Center press releases, public statements, and project reports as necessary, including weekly reports, and draft final report section concerning the electoral environment for the elections, and the preparations and administration of the polls vis-à-vis Tunisia’s electoral framework; and
  • Brief mission members and Atlanta staff on electoral dynamics and provide training to long-term observers and short-term observers regarding electoral regulations including voter registration procedures, candidates’ registration process, and election day procedures, among others.

To be considered for this position, provide your application details and upload a CV/resume and cover letter in support of your application in the following website: https://airtable.com/shrIheU6SEtvebC2c. Only applications received through this link will be considered.  As this is an international election observation mission, Tunisian nationals are not eligible for this role. Due to the large volume of applicants, only those candidates selected for an interview or additional consideration will be notified by the Center, no phone calls please. For questions, e-mail TUEOM2019@cartercenter.org. Application deadline: April 30, 2019.