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IFES takes affirmative action with respect to the employment and promotion of women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. IFES will also take affirmative action on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.”

Voter Education Specialist

Location: Nepal, Kathmandu

Division: Program Management

Status: Consultant

Position Number: C17:67

Project Description:

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is an international, non-profit organization that supports the building of democratic societies and the strengthening of transitional democracies. Founded in 1987 as a nonpartisan organization, IFES has implemented and developed comprehensive, collaborative democracy solutions in more than 120 countries.

Job Responsibilities:

Under the guidance of the IFES Nepal Country Director, the Voter Education consultant will support IFES’ voter and civic education efforts in Nepal, including:
• Review past and current civic and voter education activities in Nepal
• Provide expertise and comparative international examples on voter education strategies for addressing the barriers to participation of marginalized groups with a focus on gender-related challenges
• Identify innovative methods and mediums that can be used to effectively disseminate voter education messages in Nepal
• Provide technical assistance and international best practice on strategies to build public awareness, message development, and civic/voter education activities.

Qualifications:

• A bachelor’s degree in communications, political science, public relations, or related field; advanced degree preferred
• 5-7 years of experience in civic/voter education and communications strategies, and a strong understanding of the electoral process
• Experience working in remote communities
• A high level of self-motivation and ability to work autonomously within a fast-paced environment.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
• Regional experience is preferred

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