Technical Advisor (Liberia)



Technical Advisor


Recruitment Notice: TECHNICAL ADVISOR


The Carter Center is planning a long-term project to support partner organization the Liberian Election Observation Network (LEON), a coalition of civil society organizations, to conduct a range of election observation and democratic strengthening projects. The project entitled “Strengthening Citizen Voices to Advance Electoral Reform and Democratic Governance” will focus on six main areas of activity: advocacy on electoral reform; engagement on constitutional reforms; observation of legislative by-elections as and when they occur; monitoring the legislative branch to improve transparency, accountability, and citizen engagement; conducting surveys and discussion groups to ensure citizen input on legislative and government programs; and using surveys results to assess the effectiveness of government programs.

Pending approval of funds, the Center is now recruiting a highly qualified, interested individual for a Technical Advisor (TA) position.  To read more about the Carter Center’s current and past work in Liberia, please visit:

Details of Position:

The Center is seeking a highly-qualified individual for a technical advisor position to provide technical support to our civil society partner to design, manage, and implement a range of activities in Liberia. The TA will serve in the partner organization’s headquarters office and may travel throughout the interior of Liberia. This independent contract position is contingent on availability of funds, initially assigned for 18 months from October 2018 to April 2020. Salary is commensurate with experience.  The position deploys in early October 2018.

Applicants should have 7-10 years of senior level experience implementing civil society support projects, including domestic election observation missions and democracy and governance programs, ideally in sub-Saharan Africa. Knowledge of program design, election observation methodology, and organizational capacity building is required. English language proficiency is essential. Background in Liberian politics and culture highly desirable, as is experience with states in the ECOWAS region. Leadership skills, cross-cultural understanding, and the ability to provide advice and guidance regarding democracy promotion and sustainable peace as well as organizational strength and project implementation are strongly encouraged.

Responsibilities in Brief:

  • Manage the Center’s planned civil society support project with LEON.
  • Manage programmatic, operational and logistical project needs for the project, in coordination with other Carter Center staff supporting other TCC projects
  • Supervise procurement of contracts, equipment, services, and other needs in order to facilitate implementation of the project.
  • Recruit and manage national staff team members, including a financial officer
  • Conduct an organizational assessment, and provide technical assistance on identified areas to strengthen the capacity of LEON and its member organizations
  • Conduct workshops on substantive programmatic areas, including The Carter Center’s Democratic Election Standards (DES) methodology
  • Support implementation of project work-plan, including activities in advocacy for election reform, observation of by-elections, design and implementation of surveys on key issues, and district-level surveys related to legislative performance.

Please send cover letter, CV, and a list of references with subject line “Liberia Technical Advisor”:

The Carter Center

453 Freedom Parkway

Atlanta, Georgia 30307


Note: Due to the large volume of applicants, the Center is not able to respond to all candidates.  No phone calls or in-person contacts will be entertained.