The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance — International IDEA is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. Its objective is to strengthen democratic institutions and processes. 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’s notable areas of expertise are: electoral processes, political parties, constitution-building processes, democracy and gender and democracy assessments. International IDEA works worldwide. It is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has offices in Brussels, New York, Latin America, Africa and Asia.
|Senior Programme Officer - Democracy and Gender|
International IDEA’s West Asia and North Africa programme began in 2011 and has been working to support women in politics since as the objective of gender equality is indivisible from International IDEA’s goal of sustainable democracy worldwide. This is of particular importance in the context of the transitions to representative democracy throughout much of the West Asia and North Africa Region.
While many political developments have occurred throughout the WANA region over recent years, great strides still need to be taken to ensure that women see an equal place in the processes of representative democracy. This half of society still has a long struggle ahead to achieve equal rights and opportunities. Nevertheless, the on-going wave of political change across the region presents a unique opportunity for women and men in this region to engage in serious and constructive discussions on women’s political participation and representation. The time for empowering Arab women and for identifying, discussing and for overcoming institutional barriers for women’s political participation and representation, has never been more opportune.
The primary objectives under this assignment are to:
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the immediate supervision of the WANA Acting Director/ Programme Manager, the incumbent performs the following duties:
Operational Knowledge, skills and experience
Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Education and Experience
Terms of Contract:
Two (2) Year Fixed Term Appointment. Salary entry point TND 4 807 per month.
Please note that this is a local post, International IDEA will bear no costs relating to relocation of the selected candidate to the duty station. This position is open to those legally authorized to live and work in Tunisia.
Deadline for Applications:
Applications should be submitted online no later than 19 April 2015
International IDEA is an equal opportunity employer which seeks to further diversify its staff in terms of gender, culture and nationality.
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